Recreational Facilities & Dining


Most campus cafeterias are closed for the duration of the summer, but here are some places to grab food on Harvard campus and its close vicinity (by no means an exhaustive list):


The newly renovated Smith Center has several cafés and eateries and a large common indoors space :

Clover Harvard Science Center: is another Clover branch on Mass Ave. near Smith Center.

Le’s (Vietnamese):

Cilantro (Chinese):

Santouka Ramen(Japanese):

Zoe’s (American diner):

Darwin’s (sandwiches, coffee):

Flour (bakery, sandwiches);

Felipe’s (Mexican):

Pinocchio’s Pizzas and Subs:

Sweetgreen (Salads, organic):





Café Sushi(Japanese)

Night Market (Asian fusion)

Grafton Street(pub-bistro)

Toscano (Italian)

Alden & Harlow(American, bar-bistro)

Russel House Tavern(American, burgers)





If you want to do grocery shopping around Harvard Square, the only place is Broadway Marketplace. It also has a hot bar where you can get a quick lunch.


468 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours: 7AM-9PM



5.4 Cafés

In most cafés you can also get a sandwich, pastry or salad for a decent price.




Starbucks the most conveniently situated one is next to Broadway Market at 468 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. There are two more branches in the Harvard Square area.

Blue Bottle


Jenny’s Café(Fogg Museum cafeteria) 10AM-4PM

Pavement Coffee(Smith Center)


5.5 Other Facilities


As Harvard affiliates, IWL participants will have free entry to the magnificent collection of the Fogg Museum:


Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Open daily 10AM-5PM


There are several other interesting museums on Harvard campus and beyond:


Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Open Daily 9AM-5PM


Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Open daily 9AM-5PM


The Arnold Arboretum(off-campus)

125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130

Open daily sunrise-sunset