Family-owned cafe in Cambridge serving healthy, organic, and Asian-inspired food and drink.

Central Square (near)

955 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139    


​Mon - Thurs: 7 am - 8pm 

Fri: 7 am - 6pm 

Sat: 8 am - 6pm 
​Sun 9am - 6pm

Harvard Square 

50 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138    


​Mon - Fri: 8 am - 9 pm 

Sat: 10 am - 9 pm,

Sun: 10 am - 8 pm

Dado Tea Logo - Organic and Healthy Foods

Our dado family.  Happy Together!

dado was started by Namwon and Jennie in 2001.  We are both passionate about backpacking around the world and exploring and understanding different cultures.  In our travels, we fell in love with the various tea cultures of different parts of the world.  We wanted to share our love of tea with others.

As the name implies our initial inception was focused on tea.  However over the years, dado has grown to encompass much more than tea.  However one thing that has not changed is our desire to create a space for people to gather and to enjoy each other’s company.  Whether it is over a cup of tea, coffee, or a meal.

The first store opened on October 20, 2002 at 955 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.  In November 2004, we opened our second store at 50 Church Street in Harvard Square.

Over the years, we have come to know many of our regular customers.  We have had many friends who have sat down at our table to write their dissertation.  It is always such a pleasant surprise to have our wonderful customer-friends stop by to say hello when they are passing through Cambridge.  We truly appreciate the time and effort of our customer-friends stopping by when in town.

Our goal is to make dado a welcoming home away from home for all those who pass by.  We welcome you to linger and to converse, ponder, write, and to engage in meaningful discussions.