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Algiers Coffee House

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3712
+1 617-492-1557
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“falafel” (9 reviews)
“harvard square” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3712
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

This funky spot had many students in it, on their lap tops, drinking coffee and tea. We wanted lunch. Sat down, waited and waited...then left. No server came near us, nor could we see one. Went to a much nicer place instead.

Thank RickyHotelDog
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The interior of Cafe Algiers is very well appointed in an eclectic manner. Lots of books, metal accents, and Moroccan touches. The service was friendly and efficient. Breakfast was a little expensive and not well flavored though - there was very little taste to the...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Nice place and friendly service. Average breakfast though - joghurt and fruit was very basic, French toast wasn't good bread and didn't have much taste.

Thank Roy G
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Met a friend for lunch. Ordered a plate of falafel. Talk was more interesting than the falafel. While this may have been a busy lunch spot on some days or seasons, the cafe seemed nearly empty even during lunch. The service was okay, but the...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Probably had good coffee but we never got to find out. Extremely noisy. After waiting about 30minuts and watching others get service even though they arrived after us we decided to leave.

1  Thank Aleck A
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely oasis in busy Harvard Square for a quiet bite on your own or to enjoy with friends and family where you can talk and linger. Delicious Mediterranean fare for lunch. Outdoor seating upstairs in in sidewalk was perfect on a beautiful day. Service is...More

Thank puppy d
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Interesting interior for this unique coffee and food stop. Excellent humus. Nice second floor outdoor patio. Watch out for slow service, this place is great if you are looking for a nice leisurely meal/coffee over conversation with a friend or a date.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Like the rest of Harvard Square, Algiers is no longer interesting or unique. Algiers used to be a small coffee shop, full of atmosphere and character. What a shame how it's now cookie-cutter and forgettable.

Thank bala44
Reviewed 14 September 2015

When you go in the waitress will give you menus but you are free to sit wherever you would like. The place has such a cool feel and is very pretty upstairs. If you like teas, coffees, pastries, or just want to rest your feet,...More

Thank Nora611
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Algiers is a Cambridge institution. I went there before Kindle and people would drink tea, read books, talk to people. There is an upstairs that is nice. The service is SLOW so only go if you feel like hanging out. Mideastern snacks, tea, coffee, hot...More

Thank Paula M
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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
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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