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L.A. Burdick Chocolate

L.A. Burdick Chocolate

Café, Candy Store, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • This café is famous for their hot chocolate. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Louisa R.
    "dark hot chocolates and a Harvard Square"(8 Tips)
    Max D.
    "When in season, try the lavender macarons - only 75 cents!"(4 Tips)
    "try the 1/2 single source + 1/2 white/dark/milk chocolate!"(4 Tips)
    Neha S.
    "Milk Chocolate is amazing, as is Dark Chocolate."(9 Tips)
112 Tips and reviews
  • hot chocolate
  • macarons
  • single source
  • mochas
  • cake
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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!!!
  • Ilse O.
    Ilse OrtegaJuly 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Went five days in row! Had milk hot chocolate, Madagascar hot chocolate, plain croissant & almond croissant...everything was delicious & customer service was spotless! I'll come back a million times!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Sarah N.
    Cafe mocha was the best I've ever had. I was a little disappointed in the macaron but really the reason to go is the chocolate!
  • Diffuse 5.
    Diffuse 5October 30, 2011
    The Apple Tart is scrumptious with just the right amount of sweetness and a fresh apple flavor.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Philip S.
    Philip SeifiFebruary 27, 2015
    Extremely delicious, beautiful chocolate, hot drinks and cake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BrightmanNovember 7, 2013
    This burdick dark hot chocolate made me go cross-eyed. Do not miss this.
  • 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.
  • WayneNH
    WayneNHOctober 17, 2010
    Best REAL hot chocolate in Boston or most of the US ... or most of Europe for that matter. Just enjoy.
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Monica R.
    Monica ReksiedlerNovember 10, 2011
    Macaroons are $1 now... And rarely an available table! But so worth it!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    Boutique chocolate store with delicious hot chocolate and candy. Great for dates
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TJune 27
    Have a Harvard Square! Very yummy, very rich. My iced Americano was pretty good, too.
  • 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!
  • William N.
    William NelliganAugust 10, 2014
    Iced hot chocolate. Sit down and try to spot an academic celeb.
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoDecember 1, 2014
    White hot chocolate!! Get the small... They're super sweet but delicious
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.February 21, 2015
    This is the top stop for hot chocolate and drinking chocolate in the city!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • L L.
    L LamSeptember 2
    Used to love hot chocolate, still like it, but a bit sweet and really $$ now
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreJanuary 11, 2013
    Hazelnut orange cake coated in chocolate was amazing :)
  • Lily B.
    Lily BSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dark hot chocolates definitely did me and my friend in. Give it a try!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonJune 13
    Love sipping chocolate, good macarons too
  • Daniela T.
    Daniela ToroMay 13, 2013
    For chocolate lovers!!! Everything is soooo good!
  • Saree
    SareeDecember 28, 2011
    You might wanna try either white or milk hot chocolates.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SApril 13, 2010
    Amazing hot chocolate. Not many seats and if they're all taken you're forced to get your order to-go.
  • Sophie
    SophieMay 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't particularly like hot chocolate generally, but I go out of my way to drink the ones at Burdick
  • Wendy L.
    Wendy LinMarch 22, 2015
    Extremely rich...spicy hot chocolate! But a tonnnnn of calories
  • Sage K.
    Sage KDecember 13, 2009
    The hot chocolate here is the best in the area. The tiny 2oz serving is the perfect size. Nice staff always.
  • FutureM
    FutureMAugust 8, 2011
    The Boston Globe named Burdick’s hot chocolate as the best in Massachusetts, see if you agree.
  • Karina D.
    Karina DjMarch 20, 2012
    Greatest hot chocolate, mocha, and cheap macarons
  • K
    KDecember 16, 2014
    Try their dark& milk hot chocolate 😍😍😍
  • Sam S.
    Sam SternJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Long line that moves fast and you know it's worth the wait
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AmstutzFebruary 12, 2012
    The white hot chocolate is ahhmazing. Like drinking liquid chocolate.
  • Nicole
    NicoleDecember 16, 2009
    Rich hot chocolate and desserts! If you're coming from the Harvard T station, go down Church St instead of Brattle. I still find streets in Boston confusing...
  • Emmie
    EmmieAugust 19, 2014
    Any drink, hot or iced, is great here.
  • Monique N.
    Monique NguyenDecember 31, 2011
    If you're sensitive to sweet, get the Dark Chocolate.
  • Diffuse 5.
    Diffuse 5November 24, 2011
    The salted caramels are to die for!
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NMay 20, 2012
    Nice european chocolate selection.
  • Alexander
    AlexanderMarch 10, 2014
    The chocolate here is heavenly!
  • Nicolas W.
    Nicolas WardMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Grenada is my favorite single-source.
  • F H.
    F HAugust 27, 2014
    Ginger lemon ice tea!! So yummy!!!
  • GQ J.
    GQ JaiNovember 11, 2011
    The hot chocolate is good and very rich. Almost like a liquid chocolate candy bar
  • Derek C.
    Derek COctober 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Madeleines are scrumptious!
  • Alec M.
    Alec MaureSeptember 26, 2010
    The dark hot chocolate is most excellent. Remember the chantico from Starbucks? Better.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LeeMarch 28, 2010
    Send a friend a REAL dessert in Harvard Square! Check out: a birthday, a holiday, or just to be nice! Read more
  • Alison P.
    Alison ParkAugust 6, 2012
    The macaroons are $1.50 now and they are B+ worthy.
  • Ellery D.
    Ellery DepreyJanuary 13, 2016
  • Maulanna M.
    Maulanna Mocca™November 29, 2010
    The hot chocolate here is the best in the area
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroJune 15, 2012
    The hot chocolate is amazing.
  • Kat
    KatJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Lavender and Pistachio macarons are delicious!
  • diana k.
    diana kimApril 10, 2011
    They raised the price for the mini macarons to $1 a piece.
  • Stacy B.
    Stacy BuchananJune 22, 2010
    Did you know that you can get the hot chocolate iced? Try it - it's amazing!
  • Ahmad I.
    Ahmad IshakApril 16, 2012
    wow, so delicious chocolate
  • Kyra W.
    Kyra WennerstenNovember 14, 2013
    Best hot chocolate ever!
  • agus m.
    agus musthofaNovember 17, 2010
    When in season, try the lavender macarons - only 70 cents!
  • Deepak S.
    Deepak SanthanamNovember 11, 2014
    Dark chocolate... Yummy!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrDecember 2, 2015
    Get the dark hot chocolate
  • Erica R.
    Erica RSeptember 25, 2011
    Iced dark mocha is tastilicious!
  • Jonghoon C.
    Jonghoon ChoiSeptember 1, 2011
    Best hot chocolaaaa in town!
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetAugust 15, 2010
    Hands down the best hot chocolate in the city!
  • Jeremy V.
    Jeremy ValedaJuly 26, 2014
    Penguin ;)
  • Robert K.
    Robert KleinJanuary 13, 2013
    Get the Burdick Mocha
  • Max D.
    Max DanielsDecember 1, 2009
    When in season, try the lavender macarons - only 75 cents!
  • Annie
    AnnieJune 11, 2010
    Antioxident dark chocolate bar with goji berries unbelievable!
  • Grier P.
    Grier PotterMarch 28, 2015
    Hot chocolate and chocolate mice
  • Santhigram W.
    Santhigram WellnessDecember 22, 2009
    Burdick's has the best hot chocolate. Perfect for a cold wintry day.
  • Supriya M.
    Supriya ManotAugust 17, 2015
    Hot chocolate!! Yumm
  • Aline M.
    Aline MoraesMay 13, 2013
    Melhor chocolate quente!! E o lugar é muito convidativo!
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