Kendall Square is home to the numbers man statue (who is apparently named Alchemist), biotech companies producing products for the next Blade Runner movie, and Sumiao Kitchen, a Chinese restaurant that serves distinctively spicy, sweet, and sour Hunan dishes. While we’ve only been able to enjoy takeout from here, we do still highly recommend their salt-and-pepper shrimp, which is well-season, perfectly fried, and not too spicy even at the highest spice level.
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Vester is a Scandinavian-inspired coffee shop in Kendall Square with chic interiors and good coffee.
Gracenote’s second location in Kendall Square still has very good coffee, and there are even seats and wine available.
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