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Best cafes in Cambridge

Ice Cream Shop
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“This is the best ice cream in town, if you ask me. It's not easy to get to on public transportation. If you are visiting the Museum of Science or the Cambridgeside Galleria (a mall) stop by Toscanini's for their burnt caramel ice cream or early grey flavor or green tea or fresh peach or....”
76local recommendations
Donut Shop
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“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
62local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“American comfort food institution that's cafeteria-style for breakfast & lunch, full-serve at night. ”
53local recommendations
Bakery
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“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
70local recommendations
Café
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“Great stop for coffee or to spend some time and shoot pool. Free wifi and great specialty drinks with open-air seating in the warm months. Ashley's Favorite: Lime Rickey or Somerville Smog Brian's Favorite: Mocha and a Breakfast Sandwich ”
63local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Locally sourced light fare & coffee are served at this cafe in an old bank with a vault & patio.”
57local recommendations
Bakery
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“Best coffee and pastries in all of Boston - hands down. Terrific for breakfast and lunch. In the center of it all. Euro style.”
29local recommendations
Café
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“This place has some amazing breakfast which means it's usually crowded so make a reservation before stopping by.”
42local recommendations
Café
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“Hip place for great coffee, lattes, and breakfast food! Always a line out the door on weekends but it moves quickly. Next door is smoothies and salads.”
44local recommendations
Bakery
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“A hipster modern Turkish bakery with all the fun small dishes and to-die-for pastries. Highly recommend. A very high pace place. ”
36local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Top-notch coffee & sandwiches draw local creative types to this coffeeshop featuring a gallery.”
43local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“one of the most popular brunch spots in Boston, where you can get pumpkins waffles, apricot pancakes, ricotta french toast, and countless hearty breakfast delights. ”
30local recommendations
Café
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“Tatte is a fantastic bakery with some amazing choices. I recommend the pistachio tart; a bit pricey, but worth the indulgence. They also have great sandwich and brunch options.”
38local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Amazing coffee if you're willing to wait. (They do pourovers, it's not Starbucks) The pastries are okay.”
37local recommendations
Café
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“Great for a quick breakfast or lunch! Recommend walking because the place is usually very busy and it is hard to find parking. The staff is very friendly. I love it here because they bake their own delicious bread for their sandwiches. So yummy!”
35local recommendations
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. ”
37local recommendations