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Rejoice, Harvard Square: Cafe Algiers Has Reopened

After the briefest of closures, the spot is now open under new management

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Cafe Algiers

A longtime coffee spot in Harvard Square that recently shut down has gloriously reopened under new management. After the longtime owner of Cafe Algiers, Emile Durzi, stepped away from the business and closed its doors two weeks ago, new owners stepped in and brought the cafe back to life over the weekend, according to Boston Magazine.

Sami Herbawi, who owns Andala Coffee House in Central Square, is now running operations at the nearly 50-year-old cafe, alongside manager Leo Diodato. The cafe’s famous mint tea remains on the new menu, which is now available online. It is largely the same, as Boston Restaurant Talk notes, but there are lower prices for some items along with new offerings, including meat pies and smoothies.

Cafe Algiers is open from 8 a.m. to midnight.

Café Algiers Is Open Under New Management [BM]
Harvard Square Loses an Iconic Cafe [EBOS]
After Brief Closure, Iconic Harvard Square Coffee House Back in Business [BG]

Andala Coffee House

286 Franklin Street, , MA 02139 (617) 945-2212 Visit Website

Algiers Coffee House

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 492-1557 Visit Website