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704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
(617) 623-8338
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Ranked #73 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 3:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
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

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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
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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 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
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268 reviews 268 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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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Additional Information about SoundBites Cafe

Address: 704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
Phone Number: (617) 623-8338
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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