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31 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
+1 617-492-7870
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188 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

busy place. typical starbucks. don't be discouraged when don't find a place to sit as there is an upstairs which is larger. However, often filled with students

Thank woody096
Quincy, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

There was a line, as usual. But the line moved pretty quickly, and the coffee was just as ordered. There isn't a lot of seating room, but for grabbing a coffee to go as you wander through Harvard Square shops, it's perfect.

Thank Lori E
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This Starbucks offers the same as other Starbucks: great coffee some decent pastries and quiet cozy ambient. The outstanding feature in this one is that it is one of the few "calm" places in Harvard square where you can sit and enjoy your coffee while reading or taking a break during the day. The minute you enter there you are... More 

Thank Danuza
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187 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Between November and the spring, I visit this Starbucks once a week early in the morning. There seems to be a big turnover in staff. The service is usually good in spite of the turnover, but some of it is inconsistent. There is one new person who looks at the size of the tip that people place in the tip... More 

Thank newengland50
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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237 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

A great place to stop to have your Starbuck's fix! Friendly employees and quick service allow for us to get on with our sightseeing in Boston.

Thank Christine R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The Starbucks on Harvard Square is a great location for a quick coffee break. The bathroom is downstairs (access by elevator). Upstairs there is a whole floor with tables, chairs, sofas. If you want to buy a Starbucks collectors mug of Cambridge or Boston, they have them widely displayed.

Thank 10Ellen712
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I love the consistency of Starbucks - I get what I order no matter which one I go into. There are a few Starbucks in Cambridge to choose from and an easy landmark to start out from.

Thank LenaHollywoodMuse
Lexington, Massachusetts
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300 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Two positives about this place are you can easily look in the window from the street to see if there are seats or not, and they did not add whip cream to my coffee which has happened many times at other Starbucks, even though I always say I don't want it. Other than that, service was ok, nothing special. Interior... More 

Thank tedkirby
Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Starbucks is Starbucks, so I'd figured I've give you a heads up as to what else you can find by this one. In the large semi-cobblestone alley-street facing Starbucks is Veggie Planet. Nearby are Fire + Ice and Border Cafe. I think you could def get away with brinin' a Starbucks coffee into Veggie Planet, though they have their own.... More 

Thank Steve L
Lexington, Massachusetts
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352 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We are not big fans of STARBUCK'S and rally do not understand their appeal. The coffee is excessively strong and tastes like mud - no matter what we have tried to do with it. We suspect that Starbuck's is thriving on the delusional concept of the Emperor's New Clothes - if no one complains then it must be good. WELL... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-7870

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