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Top store recommendations from locals

Cheese Shop
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“Excellent gourmet store with an award-winning array of cheeses, charcuterie, desserts, international food, wine, beer, bread, as well as fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Fantastic cold brew and their back patio is a great place to get some work done.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Unique independent bookstore with a cute gift shop inside with very unique items. I highly recommend this book store”
  • 29 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Charming cafe featuring high-end coffee & espresso drinks, housemade pastries & sandwiches.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“My favorite cafe- great coffee and good pastries, also good for breakfast stuff and lunch. Not the usual tourist place, but a really cozy place. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Lovely independent bookstore with cafe. In same shopping area as supermarket, pharmacy and bank. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A little farther away, this has some of the best pizza in Cambridge (for the best pizza in the Boston area, you'll have to travel to East Boston for Santarpio's). The seasonal vegetable sides are pretty good too. Obama ate here once!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Amazing European style confections, chocolate-based and otherwise, amazing coffee. You feel like you are NOT in Harvard Square, but somewhere where time is not a commodity. It 's been here for a long time, relatively speaking, which speaks to its high standards. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Hearty gourmet sandwiches, 5 mins walk, just call them & pick up your sandwich. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Accessories Store
“Colorful shop owned by jeweler Phil Celeste offering bags, baubles, clothing & unique gift items.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“My go-to grocery store - has a good selection of organic and regular stuff. Prices tend to be a bit higher than Stop and Shop.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
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“Whole Foods has fresher produce, but I occasionally stop by Harvest to support local business. You can find gluten free things here, granola bars, drinks, etc. Check the dates on items you buy, they don't have as high of a volume as Whole Foods does.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Store
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“A Cambridge institution, this place has been serving up amazing breakfast at a great price for ages. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“24-hour CVS Pharmacy for anything you may need, including medicine, toiletries, or snacks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Much better than Starbucks, in my humble opinion, although there are plenty of Starbucks and Duncan Donuts within a quick walk. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“The ice cream is just "ok" but the plaza in front is a good place to hang out on a warm night. Lots of people watching to be done.”
  • 24 locals recommend