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Oct 3, 2006 01:32 AM

cambridge late night cafes

i just moved from inman to between harvard and porter sq and am wondering if there's anything to replace my beloved 1369 and darwin's for late night coffee/ tea options. any suggestions? all i can think of are algiers and cafe paradisso which are fine but i was wondering if there's anything closer.

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  1. I believe Simon's is open semi-late (11?) on weekends. As discussed recently on this board, very good espresso.

    1. The new Z Square Cafe at 14 JFK St. in Harvard Sq. is open 6AM-2AM & it looks promising, as does the restaurant & bar downstairs.

      1. I've lived in the Porter area for a couple of years now, and I don't know of anything coffee-wise open late in that area.

        There is a relatively new bookstore in the Porter Sq. shopping area that serves coffee, but iirc, it's not open very late.

        Cafe Pamplona is another Harvard Sq. option - open late - but obviously not closer to you.

        Maybe sniff around Harvard and Radcliffe? You would think there should be some sort of student cafe that's open late on campus.

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        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          If you're a Harvard affiliate, I believe there is a late night cafe in the Lamont library, again, not really in the porter area.

          How about heading to Davis for the Diesel?

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          1. Diesel Cafe in Davis Square is open till midnight every night and till 1 am on Friday and Saturday nights, according to their website.