A week or so ago, a coworker of mine told me about a chocolate shop in Cambridge. The conversation started when he noticed my massive box of Admin Day chocolates. He said, “If you like chocolate, I know just the place you need to go.”
And oh, how sweet did his recommendation turn out.
L.A. Burdick. I did a bit of Googling and discovered that they not only had a Cambridge shop, but a new location on Clarendon Street between Boylston and Newbury.
Anish and I were out and about on Saturday, so we decided to stop by before we headed to see The Avengers (finally!).
Keep in mind, we were right in the middle of the city, then we turned off Boylston onto Clarendon and came upon the shop. ^ See photo above. How perfect is this building for a chocolate shop? How on earth did this little building come to be right in downtown Boston?
We glanced at each other, grinned and then stepped inside to the sweetest chocolate shop that I’ve seen in Boston.
It’s decorated just so, with dainty touches of color and light.
On the right is the chocolate shop.
To the left, the cafe.
We spent at least 15 minutes browsing through the chocolates. Boxes and boxes of specialty chocolates… and a whole display case of the most precious confections you’ve ever seen.
MICE. White chocolate mice! I could hardly contain my excitement. Then…
CHOCOLATE PENGUINS?? It was almost too much. But then it got even better (if that is possible after chocolate penguins)…
Adorable little chocolate honey bees with honey ganache.
L.A. BURDICK YOU HAVE STOLEN MY HEART.
After pulling me away from the chocolate display, we headed over to the counter where there was more goodness to be had.
Hot chocolate. And not just any hot chocolate, but dark chocolate shaved into steamed milk. Add espresso and you get the best Mocha you’ve ever had in your life. Puts coffee shops to shame….
And then a display case of cakes and macaroons? Done. Sold. Obsessed.
So we ate…
And pistachio and raspberry macaroons.
And sipped the most chocolatey Mocha we’ve ever had.
And rejoiced because, damn, it was delicious.