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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Breakfast

Best place ever !!!!! Good food, friendly people, I really recommend this place, my favorite banana Nutella French toast

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Joci C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Best place ever !!!!! Good food, friendly people, I really recommend this place, my favorite banana Nutella French toast

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Somerville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped for breakfast alone on a recent morning after spending an overnight with my married son and his three young children. I was very hungry and I wanted a quality breakfast with good service, so i went to Ball Sq. Cafe. I ordered my favorite, Eggs Benedict Florentine. It is a delicious combination of eggs, with spinach and tomatoes on... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm just so happy that you enjoyed your favorite breakfast dish with us here, Ellen. It's even cooler that you got to enjoy it with an old colleague -- there's nothing quite like old friends and breakfast! I hope to see you next time you're visiting your son and his family! Mike, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is seriously amazing. Just take one look at the breakfast menu, and you'll be dying to get there. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The place is a bit small, and there is usually a line, but it is well-worth the wait. The pancakes and waffles are delicious, and they always have amazing specials. I would definitely... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

This review is what's seriously amazing, Jackie! You're right -- our line can definitely get to be pretty long, but it's great that you thought our food was worth waiting for. I'm so glad to know that you're impressed with the staff and the flavors, too -- I'll tell the rest of the team to keep up the good work!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Ball Square Cafe

Address: 708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone Number: (617) 623-2233
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
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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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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