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Café Algiers
Coffee Shop$$
Today 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
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The Atrium Shopping Center 40 Brattle St #3 Cambridge, MA 02138
40 Brattle Street #3USMassachusettsCambridge02138
$$Coffee ShopToday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AMFriday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AMSaturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AMSunday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AMMonday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AMTuesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AMWednesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
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Cute old-school cafe offering Middle Eastern bites & teas in a bi-level space with exotic touches.- Google
"Highlights: Mint Tea, Lamb Kebab Sandwich, Baba Ganouj, Hummus, Mocha Arabica."
"Service is very slow even compared to other busy cafes/restaurants."
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Claire Gravel
a week ago
Both the food and coffee were good. I had the Mediterranean breakfast and my friend had lamb chops and couscous. A basket of fresh Syrian bread accompanied our meals. Service was relaxed, not for people in a hurry.
Kirk Etherton
8 months ago
This is a uniquely GREAT place: surroundings are wonderful, food is excellent, waitstaff is very good & friendly, and all the patrons are interesting. I go there several times a week.
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Alyssa Ackerman
a year ago
I love the atmosphere in this cafe. Tall ceilings and a nice stairway up to a second floor. A few outdoor seat options upstairs which is great for a nice day. Lots of books, mirrors, and fun decorations. They have a pretty big selection of breakfast and lunch offerings (I've never had dinner but they might offer that). Lots of teas and coffees. The service can be slow... it's not so much slow as unhurried... which I actually find alright. The staff is mellow and friendly. They won't bother you. There are outlets scattered throughout. Great place to work or read, to meet friends, grab a coffee, or mediterranean breakfast.
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Won Suh
9 months ago
cozy place for coffee / tea. Nothing stands out in particular.
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Megan Mullins
2 months ago
Rude/slow service. My Viennese coffee was all cinnamon and milk, no coffee. Awesome building, though, very cozy.
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Caitlin Riggs
8 months ago
I'm ambivalent about Algiers. The food is pretty good, but maybe a little overpriced for the quality (pita seemed store bought and was served pretty dried out one time). Service is very slow even compared to other busy cafes/restaurants. But the space is interesting and so is the menu (mint and turkish coffees, tabbouleh plates, etc). I'm not sure if people working on laptops get the same or worse service since service seems pretty slow to begin with. Since this place can get very crowded, I'd advise buying more than a coffee if you're staying for awhile. It couldn't hurt.
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Sean Laurence
3 years ago
There's just something about Algiers that says "comfy". It could be the warm greeting that you get from the owner or the staff when you walk in. It could be the beautiful design and atmosphere. It could be the amazing smell of coffee and delicious food cooking. Or all of these things combined! I've been here many times and never had a bad meal or drink. They have a small rooftop patio that overlooks Harvard Square. Try and get a seat out there if you can. It's awesome!
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Joshua Berk
3 years ago
The aura + crowd is pleasantly Bohemian (yet somewhat snobbish), tiny tables are cramped, bathrooms are dirty, and the retro-fitted Arabic décor is awkwardly incongruous with the building's colonial heritage, with assorted boxes and cleaning materials haphazardly strewn about (or piled up, like an attic). No (free or paid) Wi-Fi is a disappointment. Recommendation: attend during off-peak hours to read a book on the Sunny roof-top patio, overlooking Brattle Street. Highlights: Mint Tea, Lamb Kebab Sandwich, Baba Ganouj, Hummus, Mocha Arabica.
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