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Your Cambridge Guide

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Your Cambridge Guide

Our Cambridge Neighborhoods
Cambridge is broken into neighborhoods - referred to as "Squares" that often coincide with train stops. Each Square has its own personality.
Harvard Square is where you will find Harvard University and dozens of polished bars and restaurants.
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Harvard Square
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Harvard Square is where you will find Harvard University and dozens of polished bars and restaurants.
Central Square is the most vibrant neighborhood in Cambridge and is where the trendiest bars and restaurants are located.
Central Square
Central Square is the most vibrant neighborhood in Cambridge and is where the trendiest bars and restaurants are located.
Kendall Square is the home of MIT and the location of most technology and biotechnology businesses in the area.
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Kendall Square
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Kendall Square is the home of MIT and the location of most technology and biotechnology businesses in the area.
Inman Square is where you can find a wide array of coffee shops, ice cream parlors and restaurants and bars. Many graduate students from MIT and Harvard live in Inman Square. It is quieter than Central Square or Harvard Square but is extremely charming.
Inman Square
Inman Square is where you can find a wide array of coffee shops, ice cream parlors and restaurants and bars. Many graduate students from MIT and Harvard live in Inman Square. It is quieter than Central Square or Harvard Square but is extremely charming.
Dining and drinking
Restaurants and bars great for dinner or evening entertainment.
Little Donkey a relatively new entry to the Cambridge food scene. Trendy with a diverse small-plate menu. Local celebrity chefs consistently keep dishes fresh and seasonal.
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Little Donkey
505 Massachusetts Ave
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Little Donkey a relatively new entry to the Cambridge food scene. Trendy with a diverse small-plate menu. Local celebrity chefs consistently keep dishes fresh and seasonal.
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.
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Oleana
134 Hampshire Street
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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.
The Druid is an excellent Irish Pub and is my favorite place to get Fish and Chips. Their beef stew is also one of my favorite meals in the city.
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The Druid
1357 Cambridge Street
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The Druid is an excellent Irish Pub and is my favorite place to get Fish and Chips. Their beef stew is also one of my favorite meals in the city.
Speakeasy style bar above the Central Kitchen Restaurant with amazing cocktails and lounge-like atmosphere. Very cool.
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Brick & Mortar
567 Massachusetts Avenue
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Speakeasy style bar above the Central Kitchen Restaurant with amazing cocktails and lounge-like atmosphere. Very cool.
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.
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Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle St
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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.
A new Harvard Square classic that offers a great place to mingle with locals and listen to great live music while sampling various local beers.
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Beat Brew Hall
13A Brattle Street
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A new Harvard Square classic that offers a great place to mingle with locals and listen to great live music while sampling various local beers.
Great restaurant with noddles, sushi and other dishes. They have nightly jazz bands that play during dinner.
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The Mad Monkfish (formerly Thelonious)
524 Massachusetts Avenue
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Great restaurant with noddles, sushi and other dishes. They have nightly jazz bands that play during dinner.
Really fun Mexican restaurant with some of the best outdoor seating in Cambridge.
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Naco Taco
297 Massachusetts Ave
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Really fun Mexican restaurant with some of the best outdoor seating in Cambridge.
Some people consider this the best restaurant in Boston. Their burger is famous. It is on the pricier side.
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Craigie On Main
853 Main Street
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Some people consider this the best restaurant in Boston. Their burger is famous. It is on the pricier side.
Grocery shopping and other essentials
Finding the stores you need should be simple. We have everything you could need just a short walk away!
The Whole Foods on Prospect Street is the closest Whole Foods. However there are several other Whole Foods in Cambridge that are bigger if you would like a greater selection.
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Whole Foods Market
115 Prospect Street
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The Whole Foods on Prospect Street is the closest Whole Foods. However there are several other Whole Foods in Cambridge that are bigger if you would like a greater selection.
Hmart is a large supermarket located near to the apartment
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H Mart
581 Massachusetts Avenue
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Hmart is a large supermarket located near to the apartment
This City Target is located extremely close to the apartment and is a great place to pick up any missing essentials
Target
564 Massachusetts Ave
This City Target is located extremely close to the apartment and is a great place to pick up any missing essentials
Coffee, breakfast and lunch
These are faster or more casual restaurants and cafes. Many are open for dinner as well.
Great coffee here made from beans roasted locally in Massachusetts.
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barismo 364
364 Broadway
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Great coffee here made from beans roasted locally in Massachusetts.
This bakery makes amazing sandwiches on their house-based bread. The pretzel bread is great - so are the scones. Great place to grab breakfast before exploring Central or Kendall squares.
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Mariposa Bakery
424 Massachusetts Avenue
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This bakery makes amazing sandwiches on their house-based bread. The pretzel bread is great - so are the scones. Great place to grab breakfast before exploring Central or Kendall squares.
A local vegetarian fast-casual chain that uses almost entirely local ingredients. This Clover location is open 24 hours a day. The coffee is good, the rosemary fries are to die for and the impossible meatball and falafel sandwiches are the classics. For breakfast they have overnight oats and the egg sandwich - among many other things.
Clover Food Lab
496 Massachusetts Ave
A local vegetarian fast-casual chain that uses almost entirely local ingredients. This Clover location is open 24 hours a day. The coffee is good, the rosemary fries are to die for and the impossible meatball and falafel sandwiches are the classics. For breakfast they have overnight oats and the egg sandwich - among many other things.
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.
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Life Alive Organic Cafe
765 Massachusetts Avenue
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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.
Definitely the best breakfast spot in Cambridge. If you arrive before 10am you shouldn't have to wait too long. After 10am you might have a 30-60 minute wait. Put your name in and go exploring - definitely worth it! Lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing.
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Cafe Luna
612 Main Street
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Definitely the best breakfast spot in Cambridge. If you arrive before 10am you shouldn't have to wait too long. After 10am you might have a 30-60 minute wait. Put your name in and go exploring - definitely worth it! Lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing.
Such a great place to get breakfast. They only have 8 tables so arrive early or expect a ~30 minute wait. Cute neighborhood with coffee shops nearby so very easy to spend the time.
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City Girl Cafe & Catering
204 Hampshire Street
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Such a great place to get breakfast. They only have 8 tables so arrive early or expect a ~30 minute wait. Cute neighborhood with coffee shops nearby so very easy to spend the time.
Central Square location - simple but great coffee shop
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1369 Coffee House
757 Massachusetts Avenue
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Central Square location - simple but great coffee shop
Inman Square location - simple but great coffee shop
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1369 Coffee House
1369 Cambridge Street
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Inman Square location - simple but great coffee shop
Music and entertainment
Places to enjoy live music and dance
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).
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Middle East
472-480 Massachusetts Ave
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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).
A small bar with nightly performances by DJs or bands. Great place to people watch.
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Zuzu
474 Massachusetts Avenue
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A small bar with nightly performances by DJs or bands. Great place to people watch.
Another venue with scheduled performances from small and large bands.
Sonia Live Music Venue
10 Brookline Street
Another venue with scheduled performances from small and large bands.
Great place to listen to electronic music and dance.
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Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Avenue
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Great place to listen to electronic music and dance.
This is a serious music venue that attracts word-class performers. It is small and intimate and a great place to appreciate a band you've been wanting to see.
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The Sinclair
52 Church Street
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This is a serious music venue that attracts word-class performers. It is small and intimate and a great place to appreciate a band you've been wanting to see.
Also listed in the dining and drinking section - there is great live music here.
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Beat Brew Hall
13A Brattle Street
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Also listed in the dining and drinking section - there is great live music here.
Sightseeing
In addition to all the major Cambridge sights - check out these lesser-known but very special locations.
Great place to start your Harvard University tour. This is the main library with iconic views of Harvard Yard. This is where commencement takes place as well as other big events throughout the school year.
Widener Library
1 Harvard Yard
Great place to start your Harvard University tour. This is the main library with iconic views of Harvard Yard. This is where commencement takes place as well as other big events throughout the school year.
Harvard recently rebuilt this museum and it really is impressive. Great place to visit while in Harvard Square.
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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
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Harvard recently rebuilt this museum and it really is impressive. Great place to visit while in Harvard Square.
This is one of MIT's main buildings. Generally during the day this will be open and you can walk through. Check this out and then stroll the Infinite Corridor for the full MIT experience.
Statagebouw
32 Vassar St
This is one of MIT's main buildings. Generally during the day this will be open and you can walk through. Check this out and then stroll the Infinite Corridor for the full MIT experience.
This is the iconic view of MIT's entrance. If you go through the arches and inside the building on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue you will find the beginning of the Infinite Corridor.
MIT Building 7
77 Massachusetts Ave
This is the iconic view of MIT's entrance. If you go through the arches and inside the building on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue you will find the beginning of the Infinite Corridor.
Really fun science museum - great for adults and kids.
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MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
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Really fun science museum - great for adults and kids.
I love cycling over this bridge. It connects Cambridge to Boston and offers amazing views of MIT, the Charles River and downtown Boston.
Harvard Bridge
I love cycling over this bridge. It connects Cambridge to Boston and offers amazing views of MIT, the Charles River and downtown Boston.