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708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-2233
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Ranked #7 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Collingswood, New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We found this place on Yelp when staying in Lexington, MA and heading into Boston. This is definitely a locals kind of place with very friendly staff/owners and pretty good food. I thought the food was good, but not 5-star spectacular, but they fill you up and the price is good. We were seated in the deli next door (owned... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

From the moment you show up at the Ball Square Cafe you're greeted by the owner and made to feel "genuinely" special. The tone has been set! Now all you have to do is sit back and wait to experience a breakfast "to die for"!!! I mean it when I tell you, you will not experience a better breakfast or... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We couldn't wait to try this place after seeing the menu the night before we planned to go. We tried a little of everything...chocolate chip coconut pancakes (which were a bit dry), eggs benedict and the best menu item, banana Nutella stuffed french toast! Amazing!! Brad was our server and was so friendly and attentive! Would highly recommend the fresh... More 

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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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