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Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
+1 617-661-3161
08:00 - 19:00
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Mon 08:00 - 17:30
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 19:00
Fri 08:00 - 07:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent, excellent breakfast. Very busy weekend hotspot. We got lucky with the limited (8 spots maybe?) parking lot, but looked like one could park along the very long road that runs in front of this cafe. Incredibly busy and very limited high top counter seating, but the crush of diners was absolutely due to both the extensiveness and quality of... More 

Thank WRudek
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172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I told my Boston friend that my husband was half Lebanese, she insisted on taking me here for lunch. Usually we are somewhat disappointed that this kind of restaurant doesn't meet the standard of how everybody in his family cooks these dishes, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. The food was soooo good!

Thank bokalil
Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your run of the mill place to stop for lunch! The place is very small and the seating is not for lingering. But, the menu has very interesting selection of items to choose from. The desserts were not only good looking but tasty as well.

Thank Shiraz-2011
Boston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Go here if you're looking for something different than your average bakery, cafe, or small eatery. Their Mediterranean meets Middle East mix of food, desserts, beverages, and delights will satisfy you and make you want to come back for more!

Thank TheBeardedGentleman
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sofra is the cousin to Oleana, a Cambridge stalwart. Whereas Oleana is dining, Sofra is best at breakfast/lunch. It is Turkish/Armenian/Middle Easter - looong before the millenial zeitgeist of shakshuka and tumeric. In other words, there is an authenticity to what they are doing here. Before Brooklyn became a brand... The space is small, the lines can be longish, the... More 

Thank PortableWheels
Needham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were visiting Cambridge for a few days. We walked to this cafe the first morning and were thrilled with the choices and the yumminess of the offerings. We went back the next day and bought treats to share with our sophisticated Cambridge friends. They loved our selections.

Thank Marmar1066
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had been to Turkey and were looking for a place where we could get good, authentic Turkish food. Sofra Bakery was recommended. Located on a busy corner in a very busy neighborhood, thankfully, Sofra has a small parking lot. But once inside, its elbow to elbow! Not having anyone to answer our questions about where to order, how to... More 

Thank nottinghall
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Received a recommendation to try Sofra from a cook at Milk Street Magazine. First visit I had the Dukkah donut (delicious), volcano cookie (awesome) and Turk a lait. My husband had a mushroom pastry. Everything was delicious. Second visit I had the morning bun (so good practically ate the paper) and my husband had the Turkish breakfast. The fried feta... More 

Thank katespade
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This place its always busy! But Good foood! My favorite is Turkish breakfast and its always serve all the time.

Thank Js S
Crested Butte, Colorado
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Wonderful variety of dishes and bakery items. It can get very busy as it is a small place but the staff are very good and efficient. Cauliflower bake tasty.

Thank cbfred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?