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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

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  • 29
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food, Outstanding Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
DTLinSB
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Came here with my girlfriend for a nice weekend breakfast, as we found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. There was quite the wait to get in, but there are heat lamps out doors for the line and management came out to greet us every now and again which was nice. Also offered free coffee while waiting which was an extra... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I am a waffle girl and these waffles are amazing. I order the waffle delight and although you may think $14 is a lot for a waffle, just wait until you see it. Beautifully cooked Belgian waffle with fresh fruit piled high and a whipped cream-cool whip esq stuff in the side. Fresh fruit isn't just strawberries and blueberries, it's... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been here more times than I can count. Whenever I get into town, it's usually on a red-eye, so I hit this place first on my way to visit relatives after flying in to Logan. I've had a lot of their items, and it's all good. A good value is the egg and cheese on a croissant, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been for breakfast many, many times. Food is always fresh, tasty, delicious. Their menu is huge, so many options. Wait staff is super friendly. Can't wait for my next visit. My fav is traditional eggs Benedict

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Tokyo, Japan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Warm welcome, fun and funny servers, food I'd go back for. Added together it's a great breakfast or brunch spot. Nice job!

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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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