36 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA
What’s more comforting on a chilly day than cozying up with a hot, steamy bowl of pho? Portions are big and the food is flavorful. This is a solid spot for Vietnamese food (meat, veggie, noodle, rice: whatever you name!) in the Square and a casual place to both wind-down and eat up.
56 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA
An underrated Venezuelen gem! Tucked into a semi-hidden nook in Harvard Square, Orinoco is definitely a place to highlight. Whether it’s date night or a dinner with friends, this restaurant is sure to fill your stomach (and heart) up with warm and crispy empanadas.
1230 Massachusetts Avenue, One Bow St, Cambridge, MA
With lines almost always out the door, Santouka does not disappoint. The ramen is perfectly rich and savory, matched with bouncy noodles in a more-than-just-satisfying dish. The spicy kiramiso ramen is my personal favorite, and I have to warn you: it’s addictive.
1288 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Located front and center in Harvard Square, this is a quintessential cafe to either catch up with friends or to get some work done. The pastries are fresh and inviting, and their salads and sandwiches have yet to disappoint either. From the Muesli Bowl to the croissants, there is so much to try and see!
1154 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Belgian. Waffles. Choose from any preset combination or make your own. Delicious in all different forms and always warm and chewy with a slightly crispy exterior. This makes for a wonderful sweet treats on rainy or snowy days. Sure to brighten any gloomy day!