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SoundBites Cafe

704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
(617) 623-8338
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Ranked #28 of 241 restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We made a point of going to Sound Bites each time we visited our son at Tufts over the past 4 years. Always a culinary highlight. Big omelettes with variety of fillings. Great french toast or pancakes smothered in fresh or caramelized fruit. Many other delicious selections. A choice of 1/2 dozen different coffees. There is almost always a wait,... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I prefer the pancakes at Deluxe Town Diner, but SoundBites does a decent job. The service here is excellent -- fast & friendly. I will definitely return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place is amazing for breakfast / brunch. I don't think I've ever not waited in line for a table but it's quick. They serve really generous portions and the atmosphere is great to just hang out with friends. I love their breakfast burritoes and broadway bowls. Their french toast is really good too, though. The fruit is always fresh... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A friend took us here - the fresh squeezed OJ was one of our favs. Portions were generous, service friendly and all at a good price.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

what a find, excellent food and service is tops !!!! Amazing selection of coffees and the breakfast is simply yummy

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place has a really fun trivia night. It's not usually too crowded and the food is really good. I love the Mediterranean-style diner food. My only issue is that the service tends to be really slow, especially at the end of the meal, trying to get checks, change, etc....I've only been there a few times, only during trivia so... More

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My family and I went to SoundBites for a late lunch on a Wedndesday afternoon. We did not have anything special, one of their breakfast dishes, some salads and simple sandwiches. The coffee and tea, which we had to go and get ourselves from the coffee/tea station cost us $3.00 each. The breakfast dish was over $8.00 for two fried... More

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