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Food and restaurants in Cambridge

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The quintessential Cambridge experience. Life Alive has always been here providing exceptionally fresh and healthy salads, bowls and smoothies. Entirely vegetarian with many vegan offerings, you will find this is a very popular local place for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“Korean grocery chain offering wide range of Asian groceries. The front of a store is a food court selling sushi, curry, and baked goods.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Oleana is the best Mediterranean food in Cambridge and possibly all of Massachusetts. In the summer, their garden is a magical place to enjoy a fantastic meal. Great for special occasions or those who appreciate sampling the high-end food scene.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bakery
“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“American comfort food institution that's cafeteria-style for breakfast & lunch, full-serve at night. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“They've got an excellent bar and food menu. Not a huge dinner menu but we've enjoyed everything we've ever had. Offerings tend more toward the decadent side than light/healthy fare. If buffalo style brussel sprouts (one of our favorite items) sounds like something you'd like, take a look at their menu. The space gets crowded, so if you want to sit quickly go early. It also can get pretty loud, so if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, you might want to look elsewhere. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 48 locals recommend

Cafes

Ice Cream Shop
“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....”
  • 75 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Café
“Our favorite coffee shop in Davis Square. Excellent coffee, egg sandwiches and pastries. They also have a good variety of lunch offerings. This is a large space and a great location if you're looking to camp out and work. They also have a couple of pool tables. Variety of seating options from high tops to booths to small tables to large, shared work tables.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Locally sourced light fare & coffee are served at this cafe in an old bank with a vault & patio.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Top-notch coffee & sandwiches draw local creative types to this coffeeshop featuring a gallery.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best coffee and pastries in all of Boston - hands down. Terrific for breakfast and lunch. In the center of it all. Euro style.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffee shop with unique breakfast and lunch offerings. Short walk from the Airbnb.”
  • 45 locals recommend

Bakeries

Donut Shop
“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best coffee and pastries in all of Boston - hands down. Terrific for breakfast and lunch. In the center of it all. Euro style.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffee shop with unique breakfast and lunch offerings. Short walk from the Airbnb.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Outdoor seating in the summer - great breakfast with full bar. Get the cream of wheat! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bakery
“A hipster modern Turkish bakery with all the fun small dishes and to-die-for pastries. Highly recommend. A very high pace place. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“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.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Amazing coffee if you're willing to wait. (They do pourovers, it's not Starbucks) The pastries are okay.”
  • 37 locals recommend