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L.A. Burdick Chocolate

L.A. Burdick Chocolate

Café, Candy Store, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Harvard Square, Cambridge
107 Tips and reviews
  • hot chocolate
  • single source
  • cake
  • mochas
  • trendy
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  • Ido R.
    Ido RosenDecember 11, 2014
    Everything! Wonderful ganaches. Hot chocolate is thick and rich, the small is heaven enough, the large is diabetes inducing. Cakes are delicious. You can't go wrong. But very pricey!!!
  • susan M.
    susan MOctober 2, 2016
    This is the best chocolate. They use excellent cocao and not too much sugar, so you really taste the chocolate. Yum! Favorites include snowmen, honey caramel, "Richelieu", pave glace and hot cocoa.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StinerSeptember 5, 2016
    Pro tip: Burdick's will automatically give you a to-go cup if there are no open tables. Send a member of your party to immediately secure a table while the other waits to place an order.
  • Gracie L.
    Gracie Liu-FangSeptember 25, 2013
    AMAZING milk hot chocolate and macarons. All of their macarons are good and don't have all that unnatural coloring you see in many other places. Awesome environment with great service.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LApril 7, 2016
    Whoaaa: drink a milk chocolate Burdick Mocha. So good - probably the most chocolatey mocha ever! Also the chocolate-raspberry cake is the perfect mix of ganache and fruit.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayMarch 20, 2012
    Burdick's secret to its famous hot chocolate: hand-shaved chocolate warmed in milk -- decadence. For dessert, try the Harvard Square: a dense chocolate cake layered with walnuts and vanilla. Read more
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StinerSeptember 5, 2016
    There is a terrific variety of hot chocolates to try, from milk chocolate to spicy dark chocolate and single source chocolate. Come back every week and try them all.
  • fabulous savings
    fabulous savingsFebruary 11, 2012
    This walking tour lets you eat your way through Boston while visiting (& tasting!) the city's best chocolatiers.Book online with this coupon to save 7% on the tour price (includes guide & chocolates) Read more
  • Ting
    TingJuly 22, 2015
    Indeed awesome the hot milk dark chocolate. For first timers go for the classic. After that can try the single source, which is even darker.
  • Tristan
    TristanSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is best for their dark chocolate, but they also pull the best shot of espresso in Harvard Square (unless you hike it to Simon's). Try both!
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RiveraJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Aside from the hot chocolate, which is so delish & rich you only need the smallest size, for a change, try the chai latte. Splurge on a macaron or 2.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChangSeptember 19, 2013
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the cannelés! Extremely crusty exterior with a moist center. Could be more custardy - but the flavor is phenomenal!
  • Diffuse 5.
    Diffuse 5October 30, 2011
    The Apple Tart is scrumptious with just the right amount of sweetness and a fresh apple flavor.
  • Blingcat
    BlingcatJune 29, 2012
    The Boston Globe named Burdick’s hot chocolate as the best in Massachusetts, but don't leave without trying their lavender macaron!
  • Favecast
    FavecastNovember 15, 2013
    Maddie really recommends the hot chocolate and various pastries at L.A. Burdick Chocolate, check out her Favecast recommendation here-
  • Louisa R.
    Louisa RigaliDecember 31, 2014
    A great way to warm up on a really cold night: Burdick Blend dark hot chocolates and a Harvard Square, for here!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshJanuary 8, 2012
    The lavender macaron, wrapped in a piece of wax paper for carrying, is the perfect chic treat. Pair it with a small dark chocolate and wander Harvard Square feeling decadent.
  • fabulous savings
    fabulous savingsFebruary 11, 2012
    Yummy chocolate frozen yogurts from BoYo! One of the many chocolatiers you'll visit while going on a chocolate tour through Boston.
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutApril 16, 2014
    Famous for its chocolate mice and hot chocolate, and not without ample cause. Also an excellent place to pick up gifts.
  • Shaw Yean L.
    Shaw Yean LimFebruary 13, 2012
    Wishing you had bought a bag of delicious hot chocolate blend? New Yorkers need not despair! For we have our very own Burdick's in the Flatiron District at 5 E 20th St, open 9 to 9 daily.
  • Philip S.
    Philip SeifiFebruary 27, 2015
    Extremely delicious, beautiful chocolate, hot drinks and cake.
  • Irene M.
    Irene MJanuary 11, 2012
    I stopped here in my quest for the best hot chocolate in the world; this smooth, super-rich, flavorful cup is definitely in the running.
  • WayneNH
    WayneNHOctober 17, 2010
    Best REAL hot chocolate in Boston or most of the US ... or most of Europe for that matter. Just enjoy.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BrightmanNovember 7, 2013
    This burdick dark hot chocolate made me go cross-eyed. Do not miss this.
  • Mydhili
    MydhiliMay 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    try the 1/2 single source + 1/2 white/dark/milk chocolate! comes at the price of the hot chocolate and not the single source :)
  • Mansi M.
    Mansi MohnaniJanuary 15, 2013
    Dark hot chocolate os to die for but make sure to ask for the demi. The small can be a bit heavy
  • Monica R.
    Monica ReksiedlerNovember 10, 2011
    Macaroons are $1 now... And rarely an available table! But so worth it!!!!
  • Elie M.
    Elie MouchrikApril 13, 2013
    Addictive Hot Chocolate. A piece of heaven on earth. Order it half Dark / half white for a premium tasting experience.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzNovember 17, 2014
    Oh where do I begin.... Unique desserts and seasonal drinks. Buy a box of chocolate for that spoiled foodie. And get a hot chocolate for yourself
  • A S.
    A SMarch 11, 2015
    If you love chocolate, you HAVE to go here. You won't go wrong with any of your selections.
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    Boutique chocolate store with delicious hot chocolate and candy. Great for dates
  • Andy R.
    Andy RoebuckMarch 4, 2010
    Best hot chocolate in Boston- make sure you check their small chalk board just to the right of the cash register for possible hot chocolate flavor of the day Read more
  • Yasemin
    YaseminNovember 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Although they don't have any vegan hot chocolate, they have vegan chocolate and they're delicious!
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoDecember 1, 2014
    White hot chocolate!! Get the small... They're super sweet but delicious
  • Melissa X.
    Melissa XieSeptember 26, 2013
    Their hot chocolates are TO DIE FOR, especially their dark chocolate one.
  • Najd a.
    Najd almuhaitheefMarch 10, 2013
    Their dark hot chocolate is very good but their chocolate macaroons are a massive fail. They are too tough for my liking.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LapierreAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave a tip!!! Seriously. You guys are cheap for people who'll pay 5$ for hot chocolate.
  • Karina D.
    Karina DjApril 16, 2012
    famous for their hot chocolate and thus the cafe mocha is out of this world
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityDecember 8, 2009
    Try the macaroons (only 75 cents!), soak up the European atmosphere, and above all, do not miss the hot chocolate--as rich as it comes. Read more
  • Neha S.
    Neha ShahDecember 13, 2009
    Hot chocolate at Burdick is the perfect winter day pick me up. Get the Demi size, it's perfect. Milk Chocolate is amazing, as is Dark Chocolate.
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.February 21, 2015
    This is the top stop for hot chocolate and drinking chocolate in the city!
  • Ellen B.
    Ellen BryanJune 25, 2012
    Everything is amazing here. If you don't like chocolate, this place will convert you. And if you do, it's a cocogasm.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyFebruary 26, 2010
    It can't be said enough. The hot chocolate here is so delish, I ended up buying some so I could make it at home. Well-worth it!
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreJanuary 11, 2013
    Hazelnut orange cake coated in chocolate was amazing :)
  • Larissa K.
    Larissa KatinskasOctober 16, 2016
    Chocolate is good, but the service really left me and my party extremely disappointed. It only works well if you take your order to go.
  • Lily B.
    Lily BSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dark hot chocolates definitely did me and my friend in. Give it a try!
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaFebruary 17, 2015
    Pour some sugar on me. Or down my throat. As long as it's in the form of a dark hot chocolate.
  • Mea G.
    Mea GorhamFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Drinks don't taste any different in porcelain or paper so just enjoy the best chocolate in town however you were blessed with it
  • Margaret !.
    Margaret !January 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a pot of the Russian tea, and a slice of the hazelnut/orange cake (you'll know it: it's thickly coated in chocolate). Nom.
  • William N.
    William NelliganAugust 10, 2014
    Iced hot chocolate. Sit down and try to spot an academic celeb.
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