Andala Coffee House

© Michael Ascanio Peguero
Central Square

Andala is a Central Square gem along River Street, just off from well-trod establishments like 1369 and Atomic Bean. Homey and shockingly deserted, this Middle Eastern spot is what Café Algiers might look like if it wasn't in the middle of overcrowded Harvard Square. Head downstairs, snag a cozy pillow-seat and ask for the tea selection: they'll trot out a briefcase with more than 30 aromatic choices, ranging from Moroccan mint to the cardamom-tinged house tea. In the warmer months, grab a seat along the sidewalk and watch the world go by—you can even order a hookah if you’re so inclined. You can't beat the ambiance; just don't tell too many friends about it.

Venue name: Andala Coffee House
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Address: 286 Franklin Street
Central Square
Cambridge

Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–11pm; Sat–Sun 8am–11pm
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