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Zinneken's

Zinneken's

Café, Belgian Restaurant, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Cambridge
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    The waffles at Zinneken's is a can't miss
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    Martin B.
    "Light and crispy Belgian pancakes are excellent."(4 Tips)
    Israel M.
    "Try the zinnekens waffle, the best combination of them all"(51 Tips)
    Ha D.
    "I got the berries insanity and added bananas and nutella."(2 Tips)
    Sugair A.
    "My favorite is the Belgian Chocolate Waffle."(2 Tips)
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  • Verônica M.heart icon on user image
    Verônica MachadoSeptember 11, 2014
    I've been addicted to this place ,since it's opening. Awesome waffle with a super cool space for studying, chatting...Super great songs selection. The staff is amazing!!!
  • Ramon K.
    Ramon KOctober 22, 2011
    Yes, the service was sometimes slow, but they are cranking today during Head of the Charles weekend. From order to food in less than 5 minutes. Also, the best waffles in town. Like them a bit doughy!
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemAugust 22, 2014
    Tons of toppings to choose from! I got the berries insanity and added bananas and nutella. It looks and tastes amazing!
  • Ally P.heart icon on user image
    Ally PikeOctober 18, 2013
    Excellent service and great espresso drinks - we shared both types of wafflels because we couldn't decide between chewy or crunchy - glad we did because they were good contrasts to each other!!
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    RawanJanuary 22, 2016
    Waffle with Nutella and strawberries on top is delicious. They also have excellent espresso drinks.
  • Soy K.
    Soy KimJanuary 23, 2014
    Come during early afternoon on weekdays for a warm, delightful spot to work (free wi-fi!) as you enjoy delicious, authentic Belgian waffles and Nespresso coffee.
  • Nhon M.heart icon on user image
    Nhon MaMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Now two kind of waffles: liège (from dough with Belgian pearl sugar) and Brussels (light and crispy). Both authentic Belgian waffles !
  • Angieheart icon on user image
    AngieApril 9, 2018
    “The Sin”, which includes bananas & Nutella on that glorious waffle, is everything! I went on a Sunday evening— it wasn’t that full & the service was pretty quick, too.
  • Maria M.heart icon on user image
    Maria MahdalyJune 11, 2015
    Light and crispy waffles with good friends and a cosy space... Perfect for a Sunday morning.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminDecember 8, 2012
    Cozy and cute place, slow service but is worth waiting. The Brussels waffle is light and crispy also not very sweet-just perfect for me, try the Belgian chocolate topping.
  • Ella B.
    Ella B.January 16, 2012
    Absolutely delicious. Sure the service is a bit slow, but just order a mug of tea, sit back, and wait for a delicious thick waffle with fabulous chocolate and strawberries on top.
  • Mallory G.heart icon on user image
    Mallory GonzalezNovember 17, 2015
    All of the waffles are amazing but the Gourmand is just sweet enough for a morning treat!
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixJanuary 18, 2012
    Service CAN be spotty because this homey waffle joint gets so hectic, but you can get your waflle to go. Worth it for the likes of their Oreo Freakin' Party waffle or Fruit Delight waffle. Read more
  • Kate P.heart icon on user image
    Kate PJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just.. Eat everything. So good. Fairly small inside but for a party of 2, you can almost always get a table if you hang around for 5 minutes.
  • Sugair A.heart icon on user image
    Sugair AlSugairJanuary 31, 2015
    Zinneken's has a good variety of waffle toppings. My favorite is the Belgian Chocolate Waffle.
  • Jackie d.heart icon on user image
    Jackie de HaanJune 29, 2015
    The waffles are very good but the coffee/espresso drinks aren't quite as good. The Banana/Nutella waffle is amazing
  • Martin B.
    Martin BroadhurstSeptember 15, 2014
    Light and crispy Belgian pancakes are excellent. I'd recommend the sin topping.
  • Niki B.heart icon on user image
    Niki BlakerSeptember 2, 2018
    Can't go wrong with a Nutella waffle.
  • Fran M.
    Fran Martin MartinezAugust 10, 2014
    Cute small and nice spot. Quite overpriced but it worth it for a relaxing coffee
  • Nhon M.heart icon on user image
    Nhon MaJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best time to go is during week days. Weekends are extremely busy !
  • Amanda Smash H.heart icon on user image
    Amanda Smash HydeAugust 31, 2014
    They were walking distance from my hotel so I thought I would check them out. The coffee was burnt, and the waffle actually made me sick. I have been ill all day before I have to get on to a flight :(
  • Nhon M.heart icon on user image
    Nhon MaAugust 22, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Belgian waffles and coffee are excellent!
  • Natasha P.
    Try the Speculous - it's amazing with Nutella on the liege waffle
  • Saad
    SaadNovember 8, 2015
    Best waffle in the town .. Worse service in the town !! Expect to stand 10-15 minutes with no one on the line just for ordering !! They don't even apologize for being late!
  • Aheart icon on user image
    ANovember 20, 2021
    Waffle with caramel topping was so good.
  • Selinheart icon on user image
    SelinJuly 13, 2016
    The Best waffle I have ever had in my life
  • Eileen C.
    Eileen ChamDecember 18, 2011
    My friend spent the whole day here just because they played music from a good radio station. Waffles are a little over-priced though.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuMay 1, 2012
    Although the place is small, it's cozy, serves warm waffles, and has free wi-fi!
  • som 月.
    som 月英April 30, 2014
    love it! the guy can speak Thai very well! :P
  • Rosie M.
    Rosie MartinezMarch 17, 2015
    The best! Great liege Belgian waffles
  • Melis R.heart icon on user image
    Melis RodriguesFebruary 24, 2015
    Food was delicious just try everything if you can!
  • Navid ن.
    Navid نوید 나비드 纳威德March 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    awesome waffles! all of them are super delicious!
  • Lew E.
    Lew EnglandDecember 30, 2011
    Maple syrup-slow service, small portions. Tasty waffles, staff was nice. Our one and only trip
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerkApril 7, 2012
    Lemon ginger herbal tea and a book by the window -- it's a great view.
  • Saleh N.heart icon on user image
    Saleh NasserNovember 16, 2018
    One of best waffles in the area
  • Wednesdayheart icon on user image
    WednesdayApril 29, 2016
    😋 liege waffle
  • Abdulshaheed S.heart icon on user image
    Abdulshaheed SalmanFebruary 23, 2019
    Get the fruit delight waffle
  • Ali A.heart icon on user image
    Ali Al-SaeedDecember 15, 2018
    I had a great Nutella Strawberry Waffle
  • Rorriz_ D.
    Rorriz_ DhawiOctober 16, 2016
    Best waffles in the town ❤️
  • Patricia
    PatriciaJanuary 21, 2015
    Their almond tea tastes like macaroons. Yummy.
  • UHNWIheart icon on user image
    UHNWIFebruary 9, 2014
    Great coffee and delicious waffle.
  • Israel M.heart icon on user image
    Israel MartinezApril 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the zinnekens waffle, the best combination of them all
  • Annie W.
    Annie WangDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Waffle with strawberries, speculous, and whipped cream. The best!!!
  • Lydia L.
    Lydia LiebmanJune 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great quiet place to study and get work done.
  • Lisa L.heart icon on user image
    Lisa LeeAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Add nutella on your liege waffles!
  • Sarah S.heart icon on user image
    Sarah SG.May 30, 2017
    Best waffles in town!
  • Constantin W.heart icon on user image
    Constantin WOctober 6, 2016
    Very good Belgian waffles!
  • Nhon M.heart icon on user image
    Nhon MaApril 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Probably the best waffle in the world
  • Nhon M.heart icon on user image
    Nhon MaJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Probably the best Liege style waffles !
  • Nhon M.heart icon on user image
    Nhon MaFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the zinneken's waffle :))
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