Looking to try the top cafes around?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cafes in Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
1. M’lor Caffe
Topping the list is M’Lor Caffe. Located at 1093 Cambridge St. in Wellington-Harrington, the cafe, Brazilian and traditional American spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly cafe in Cambridge, boasting 4.5 stars out of 195 reviews on Yelp.
If you're hungry for more, we found these details about M’Lor Caffe.
"Our staff and I are committed to high standards of customer care, and to share the best that we have to offer," the business says on Yelp in the bio section of its profile.
2. Dado Tea
Next up is Mid-Cambridge's Dado Tea, situated at 955 Massachusetts Ave. With four stars out of 156 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, breakfast and brunch spot, serving bubble tea and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
As to what the business is known for, "Fresh organic and wholesome foods — salads, sandwiches, multigrain specialty dishes, healthy fusion Asian foods," it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "We serve fine high-grade loose tea, handcrafted freshly steeped iced tea, our in-house lemon and ginger teas, bubble teas, and organic fair-trade coffee and espresso drinks. We offer many gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options."
3. Intrepid Cafe
East Cambridge's Intrepid Cafe, located at 150 First St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive cafe 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews.
Yelper Kevin K., who reviewed the business on Sept. 11, wrote, "I love this place. The coffee is great and the staff is friendly and proud of their work. I love the fig ricotta toast."
Yelper Kyle S. wrote, "Easily one of the best cafes in Cambridge. They really have it all: chic, industrial ambiance, a selection of toasts and snacks, inventive and tasty coffee and tea, free wifi, and an incredibly kind staff."
Vester, a cafe in MIT, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 48 Yelp reviews. Head over to 73 Ames St. to see for yourself.
Yelper Lulu Sile X., who reviewed the business on Dec. 30, wrote, "The food is delicious! One of the best places in Cambridge! Even though the food seems simple, they have delicate flavors. Also, they constantly add more seasonal options, which is great."
Yelper Emily X. wrote, "Big fan of this place. Everything is tasty and fresh. My favorites are the breakfast sandwiches, but the salads and smoked salmon items are also delicious."