52 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | Directions 0213842.37444 -71.12192
Neighborhoods: West Cambridge
Cute and Tasty – Awesome chocolate, what more can I say? Sometimes the counter staff is great, sometimes not. Try the chocolate rodents! (citysearch won't let me say the "m" word) Consider planning to get your food to go, though, as the place is cramped with few seats.
Come for the chocolate, stay for the coffee at this cozy Harvard Square dessert spot. – The Scene
Swiss-trained chocolatier Larry Burdick's "showroom" offers a wide variety of dessert options in an intimate setting. With just nine tables and little standing-room, the cafe's usually crowded at night. Tables are first-come, first-serve, so prepare to be aggressive or to take your order to go. Servers are speedy and knowledgeable.
Gourmet brownies, cakes, tarts, tortes, world-class chocolates, and satisfying cups of coffee and hot chocolate are all worth the calories. The chocolate mousse cake is a veritable work of art (Burdick received "Bon Appetit"'s Food Artisan of the Year award for it), as gentle mousse hooded with dried apple rests atop a dense chocolate cake. Ground hazelnuts, zesty orange peel and chocolate (surprise) make the hazelnut orange cake downright inspirational. Generous mugs of rich European-style hot chocolate and mocha latte are perfect for sharing.
Hot chocolate to die for! – Burdick's has the richest, most decadent hot chocolate -- it's so thick, it could be a dessert in itself! (And you have a choice of dark, milk and ivory) If that's not enough chocolate for you, they also offer a wonderful assortment of chocolate candies and desserts. They also make a pretty good latte and offer a nice selection of teas. However, it's not the coziest or most relaxing of places; seating is extremely limited, so the remaining available space in the cafe is taken up by other people waiting for a seat... which makes it hard for customers that just want to get to the counter and order a hot chocolate. Still, if you have a hankering for hot chocolate, this is the only place in the Boston area to go.
good desserts/coffe place – been there 2 times once with my roommate, once alone. First time I liked the place and took cappuccino both times. second time they were rude, they asked me to put-off my mobile while ordering even though I excused from the other person on phone to make my order.
Great hot chocolate – Go here on a cold day when you're in the mood for some wonderful hot chocolate and dessert. They have a great selection of desserts, but the hot chocolate is enough - just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. The only problem is there is very limited seating so you may have to wait around for a seat.
best hot chocolate in Boston – It's a lovely place with lots of character, I love coming here when it isn't too crowded (which is rare, actually). Sunny, chilly afternoons on weekdays are the best. Their hot chocolate - I wouldn't call it "European style" as others put it, because the European-style (French, Dutch, etc.) hot chocolates are different in taste and texture. Burdick's chocolate is unique, and it's the best chocolate place in Boston for sure. The leaf cookie w/ hot chocolate is amazing. The servers are rude but I don't pay that much attention, so it's OK. Highly recommended...
Chocolat – I've been looking for a serious cup of real hot chocolate, not cocoa, and found it!!! It was heavenly, this is the place for European hot chocolate, et les desserts sont delicieux!
Fantastic – I feel that Burdick's has all of the charms that you wish every cafe could offer. A beautiful space, great espresso drinks, and delicious pastries. It's almost too much that Burdick's also produces the best chocolates in the US. I feel like this is a real honest value, and gives you a local, unique place to visit. I agree that it is busy during times when Harvard Sq is busy (Sundays, etc.) but worth the effort if you can manage an off peak time. Especially for the hot chocolate.
Two words: Iced Chocolate! – an unusual and decadent drink-their iced chocolate.
good candy too but go for the drinks!
Decent chocolatier in the square. – The hot chocolate at Burdick's is by far, the best in Harvard Square - perhaps the best in all of Boston. Service is somewhat non-existent, and it's difficult to get a table during the afternoon and evening.
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