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Ball Square Cafe

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708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-2233
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6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 32
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ball Square Cafe - Great Food !!

Whenever I visit Boston from NY, I always make a point to visit this place before I hit the road. I always start out with the yogurt with fruit and granola. We've tried the waffles in the past and this past weekend I had an open faced egg sandwich on a croissant with avocado and canadian bacon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever I visit Boston from NY, I always make a point to visit this place before I hit the road. I always start out with the yogurt with fruit and granola. We've tried the waffles in the past and this past weekend I had an open faced egg sandwich on a croissant with avocado and canadian bacon... it was excellent.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Another great brunch spot in Somerville. Their fried mashed potato (instead of homefries) is worth trying. You can grab coffee outside while you wait for a table, and the drinks tend to be self serve here so they can get the food to you efficiently. The owner will come round and chat with you most times too.

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Boston, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here today at the recommendation of a friend. Got there nice and early before the lines formed - and believe me, there was a long line waiting when we left but the staff seems to try to keep things moving. It's not a very large place. The food was amazing - everything was fresh and the portions were enormous!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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128 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Four of us went for breakfast on a chilly Saturday morning in April. It was around 11am and the line was out the door and down the block. But we waited and it moved reasonably quickly. And it was worth the wait. The eggs and bacon, pancakes, fruit plate, and fresh squeezed orange juice were amazing. I don't think I... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food was good the staff was nice, but 36 bucks for breakfast is a bit much. Breakfast shouldn't cost you the arm you are eating with. I used to be a regular and I enjoyed their french toast challah blt and french toast, but I'm not going back anytime soon.

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I saw this on Trip Advisor and was glad I tried it. I am an eggs Benedict lover, so I had to give it a try. I always ask to try the hollandaise sauce before I order. Their hollandaise was not exactly like I would make it at home (lacked the buttery, lemony, slight cayenne taste compared to what I... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Perfect place for breakfast. Wonderful staff... Excellent food and a great selection of healthy meals. Good chance you will become a regular.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Nicely varied breakfast & lunch menu--Cleanest restrooms ever. The coffee & water is self service which speeds things up & frees waitperson to take care of everything else.Tasty food, fast service

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You know when there is a line outside that stretches to the end of the block that this is a great breakfast joint!... There isn't one thing on this menu that is not delicious!!.. I wish more breakfast places take cues from Ball Square Cafe....

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Somerville, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Her side: If you don't know the area, you may not know the conflict between Ball Square Cafe and Soundbites. That conflict drew us to Ball Square Cafe. The service, wait staff and owner of ball square are decidely much friendlier and more customer service oriented than Soumdbites. The menu is huge and I've tried everything from eggs to pancakes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 623-2233
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

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