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704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
(617) 623-8338
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Today
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 3:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistent neighborhood breakfast stop with big menu

We've visited several times along with friends who swear by this place. It's worth mentioning that we are early morning people and have never had to stand in line. The people who stand in line for an hour here are insane. It's good, but not that good. The restaurant is warm and friendly with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
GreenTravelerMA
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Somerville, MA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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

We've visited several times along with friends who swear by this place. It's worth mentioning that we are early morning people and have never had to stand in line. The people who stand in line for an hour here are insane. It's good, but not that good. The restaurant is warm and friendly with plenty of seating. The staff is... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Rude staff, only so-so food, crowded. I don't understand the hype (the place was recommended as a weekend brunch must). Won't go again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I won't eat there again, because I don't like being rushed out. I was actually pushed to leave immediately after I finished eating. So Sunday breakfast is now some other place. RUDE owner who will make you pay fast and make you leave fast... FOOD is good, there is enough to eat. Fast service.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Been there a few times. It's a great little spot for a bite. I love Davis square for places like this.

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Kentwood
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a breakfast bowl which was very good. It is self service for coffee and drinks - you have to get what you want from the coffee bar or fridge including water ( very weird they won't get stuff for you )

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

SoundBites is a popular place for Sunday breakfast. I've been there for dinner, and it was fine if not thrilling. But breakfast is really good. Unfortunately, I won't go back, because I don't like being rushed out. I was actually asked to leave immediately after I finished eating. So Sunday breakfast is now at the Indepenedent for me, where the... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There's a scarcity of proper breakfast places in the Boston area. Here, in Somerville, we're lucky to have SoundBites Café, which is one of the best places around to get a delicious and generously proportioned breakfast. I love their homefries, which are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Perfection! There's only one drawback to this place: it... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is my favorite breakfast place in the Boston area. Fresh fruit in all seasons. Great bagels, great coffee, french toast combos, tasty and large omelets (my fave is The Green with cheese). Home-fries are a garlic mashed with a toasty top. Plenty of seating and they serve lunch and dinner with a FULL BAR well stocked. I've been coming... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We went here for the first time last night. We arrived about 6:30 and it was nearly empty but by the time we left it was full with students, families, singles. I ordered fromt eh breakfast all day menu 3 egg omelet with spinach and feta served with potato and choice of toast etc. It was huge. Very large serving... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I get the typical American styled breakfast with the home fries, nice flavor, with garlic I think. To avoid a long line, or noisy atmosphere, get here early...like before 8 AM. If you come late, it can get quite crowded and noisy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 623-8338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:45 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?