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Andala Cafe

Franklin & River Streets, Cambridge, MA 02139
+1 617-945-2212
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“pastry” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Franklin & River Streets, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This place is very cute,. The hours posted are not the actual hours open and operational. The service was very very slow due to the kitchen rather than the waitress. In spite of the fact that we asked in afvance if we would have time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Happiness687461
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a place where to drink a coffee and since I was around the MIT museum, google suggested me this cafe. I must thank Google, because it turns to be a good discovery. The atmosphere is full of Arabic items and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maggotyler
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Love everything about this place. Food is good, coffee is good, staff is very welcoming and friendly. Free wi fi, lots of tables, very nice shaded patio! Very close to Central Square but much quieter feel :)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vau0
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We spent six days near Central Square in Cambridge, and I visited Andala Cafe every morning for take-out coffee, tea, and occasional pastry. My partner reports that her espresso was excellent, and my mint tea (always with fresh mint) was quite good as well. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bcl208
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Palestinian place with mediocre food and even more mediocre coffee. The place is like a Monet-cool architecture and tin ceiling but if you look too closely you will see the dirt, grime, and shab. Has ‘character’ but not in a good way. The bagel I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Neighborhood cafe offering solid Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food, coffees/coffee drinks, tea, pastries, etc. The atmosphere is very charming inside. It's very cozy and inviting. They do have hookah which I did not partake in. But if you're into that, give it a try.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

I only went for breakfast and nothing I had was really worth the visit. Croissants are industrially baked and warmed up in a toaster....if you ask a chocolate croissant, they serve you the same one with Hershey sauce on the top... Odd.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank OlivierAZ
Reviewed January 28, 2018

When I visit Cambridge, I always stop at Andala once or twice. I enjoy the coffee here very much. And although I should try other dishes I always seem to choose Shakshokeh, poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce over rice. It is my idea...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jeremiah R
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

I was recently introduced to Andala, a lovely family style restaurant/cafe close to Harvard Square. First off the ambiance is the most unique I've come across in the area. There is a beautiful sitting area that overlooks the street with floor to ceiling windows, rugs...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank mszf
Reviewed October 17, 2017

This is where I go to literally & metaphorically escape from "American life." I love that there is no air conditioning, the windows open, the soft music, carpets, marble or copper topped tables, real everything! Downstairs large groups can sit together, everyone included. Patio with...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank catz86
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Franklin & River Streets, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-945-2212
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