Monday, December 02, 2019

Two-Alarm Fire Hits Border Cafe in Cambridge's Harvard Square

One of the most popular restaurants in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge is closed for now after a two-alarm fire caused damage to the place.

The Boston Globe is reporting that a blaze broke out at Border Cafe on Church Street at approximately 1:00 PM Sunday afternoon, with the fire being contained a bit more than one hour later. The article says that it looks like the fire started inside the kitchen's exhaust system, and that flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the building. No injuries were reported, while an exact damage estimate has not been given as of yet--nor is it known how long the restaurant might be closed.

The Harvard Square location of Border Square first opened in 1987, with the restaurant being known for its Tex-Mex food along with its margaritas. (Other locations of the restaurant in the local area can be found in Burlington and Saugus.)

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]