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Algiers Coffee House

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3712
+1 617-492-1557
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  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
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“harvard square” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3712
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My friend and I came just to get coffee for the afternoon and catch up. We were seated immediately which was nice, but we didn't see our waitress for ~20 minutes after we arrived. Even after we ordered, our food and drinks didn't come for...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I confess that I first came to finish reading Andre Aciman's Harvard Square. Having been an under the covers with a flashlight reader as a kid, it was surreal & incredibly decadent to actually sip a beverage and be IN the scene, if only as...More

Thank catz86
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Recently enjoyed an early lunch here. Quiet little cafe off the beaten path. Excellent falafel. Service was slow but friendly and as I was having a leisurely meal with an old friend it didn't signify.

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I was hear the other night with friends. We ate on the small outside deck which was pleasant. The waitress was friendly and helpful. Everything we ate was flavorful and delicious and we enjoyed our meal very much. Prices were reasonable for Cambridge.

Thank ross5100
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My wife and I have travelled Turkey and the Mideast and were excited to find a coffee house that served "Turkish" coffee. When the coffees arrived at our table in traditional warming/serving ladles our expectations were elevated. Sadly it ended there. The coffee was only...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We arrived at 11:15; they close at midnight. The restaurant is two stories. I didn't look downstairs but upstairs is dark wood, mirrors and lots of eclectic art. The tables are hexagons that can be situated abutting or separated depending on your needs. It was...More

1  Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Algiers is a cozy oasis, with fantastic atmosphere, food, and beverages. The falafel here is among the best I've had - not too dry and incredibly flavorful. You could sit here for hours among the Mediterranean decor and completely forget you're in the bustling Harvard...More

Thank Kait_De
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have been here many many times over the past 30 years. It is still one of my favorite paces to go to in Harvard Square. I frequented the original Algiers cafe in Cambridge and continued to go even after they remodeled and took away...More

Thank Pamela E
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

After 45 minutes waiting for eggs, they eventually arrived cold. My husband had a cheese omelette which was literally a flat slice of cheese covered in egg. The rest of us had cold, overcooked poached eggs. We should have left but we were the only...More

Thank bluebell705
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great option for breakfast and lunch. Inexpensive, great location, delicious food with a cultural hint that isn't in your face.

Thank kevindief
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-1557
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