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L.A. Burdick

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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
+1 617-491-4340
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Burdicks forever and their chocolates are wonderful, especially the Harvard Square.

Thank Waynegourmet
Northbrook, Illinois
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to the restaurant after the regular lunch crowd, but we were served with friendly smiles. A nicoise salad, mussels, vicchysoise, and swordfish were all quite good. The liver was just OK, according to the one in our group who liked liver (the others did not even want a bite...). It was a pleasant lunch, though a bit pricey.

Thank Michael L
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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227 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Perhaps it is just me, but I find their hot chocolate too thick and too sweet. And their boxed chocolate is so expensive that I can't afford it. I guess the fact that it is expensive may make some think it is extra special, but I don't agree. I had a latte here recently that wasn't very good either and... More 

Thank packedlite
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

L.A. Burdick, in Cambridge (or Boston) is a one-of-a-kind chocolate store and "salon de the." One the plus side, the chocolates, pastries and beverages (hot and cold) look as good as they are delicious. Anything made of dark chocolate is rich and intense. Though pricey, their miniature chocolate penguins and mice are an original, elegant and tasty gift. Pastries and... More 

Thank Cedric H
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

You must try their cocoa in cold weather. It's very rich and thick, reminds me of hot chocolate in Spain. Probably it's a 1000 calories, but an awesome fall and winter treat. I also love the chocolate nice, the cutest ever!

Thank pinacolada2017
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Both my wife and I have travelled extensively for person trip and work trips to places that craft and serve some of the finest chocolates in the world - Belgium, Switzerland, France, etc. However, the hot chocolate they serve here (especially the milk chocolate version, as opposed to the white chocolate or the dark chocolate versions) is unlike any we... More 

Thank B0st0nTraveler100
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has really good sweets and a good atmosphere to seat and enjoy an afternoon snack. It is not cheap but sure it’s worthy.

Thank Mari Carmen F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a must visit if you're first time in Cambridge, especially in winter months. An inviting atmosphere with rich chocolate drinks and petite desserts. A bit on the pricey end, but worth a visit for the experience.

Thank Nicky L
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place for quiet cup of tea by myself or cappuccino for business meetings. Also, love the Copley Square location.

Thank TDBcam
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Amazing hot chocolate, single origin and delicious. The ginger-honey-lemon (not a tea) is also incredible and a perfect cure for a cold. The Cambridge location is a great date spot -- grab a coffee/tea and a pastry - they are also fantastic - macarons (good ones), tortes, and croissants. The atmosphere is cozy European cafe. Seriously - great date spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-4340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?