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L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
+1 617-491-4340
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When one has a cup of Burdick's chocolate, on knows why it was considered to be the beverage of the gods.

Thank Eve F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm the type of person who has three spoons of sugar in my tea - but the milk hot chocolate at LA Burdick is so creamy, rich, and sweet that no sugar needs to be added! Honestly the best hot chocolate you'll ever try; a must-have! Seating is rather limited at the Cambridge location though, so it's better to visit... More 

Thank Serena K
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love L A Burdick's hot chocolate. Frankly, it can't be done better anywhere. This is a cup of rich, creamy (yes I mean made with cream), delicious, dark hot chocolate, either blended or single-sourced from various regions, which changes by season (ie, Madagascar, Bolivia). They also have white and milk chocolates if that's more your style. I can't resist... More 

Thank Karen W
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Hands down, the best hot chocolate that I have tasted in the USA. If you are serious about your hot chocolate, do visit. I enjoyed the dark chocolate hot cocoa. The chocolate mice are adorable as well.

Thank AmandaFlayer
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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

Thank Waynegourmet
Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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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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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 

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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
The cafe portion or L.A. Burdick Chocolate is temporarily closed for renovations but our chocolate retail is open.

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