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Harvard Square Loses an Iconic Cafe

Cafe Algiers shut down over the weekend

Algiers Harvard
Algiers Harvard

A longtime cafe in Harvard Square known for its dual-level setup, mint tea, and bookish interior has closed its doors for good. The nearly 50-year-old Cafe Algiers, located at 40 Brattle St. in Brattle Hall, announced the closure on Facebook and shut down following business on Sunday, Boston Restaurant Talk reported.

The cafe has been a key fixture of the square for decades, spanning two levels and an outdoor patio. It offered a selection of Middle Eastern cuisine, from shish kabobs to falafel and hummus, along with assorted coffee beverages, teas, and much more, as Cambridge Day noted.

A note on the cafe’s Facebook page read:

Algiers will be closing, after many years of business, many years of hard work, and many stories. Please keep all our cooks, waitresses, and managers in your thoughts--and think of us when you next drink mint tea!

It is not yet known what will replace Cafe Algiers on Brattle Street.

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Algiers Coffee House

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