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704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
(617) 623-8338
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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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing !

Great coffee, great food, great ppl! Keep the good work Javier! I had the jalapeño omelet... So tasty ... The blueberry scone was pretty the best one I had so far, and of course the orange juice is just fresh and so yummy! Money $$$ well spend

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Foodiepcl
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

read about this place beforehand and decided to take a visit. It was great. Food is delicious and the turkey bacon is amazing. You make your own drinks at the back of the restaurant, which is a nice touch. Only went once because my daughter preferred Thorntons on Huntington Ave but this was a lot nicer. the home fries are... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I think I am biased because I LOVE Ball Square cafe next door so much, that my expectations for Sound Bites is high, but it doesn't meet the mark. The food is average, nothing spectacular. I couldn't really find anything that made this place stand out from the rest or give it a signature mark on a dish.

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Montreal, QC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were a family of 10 travelling with four kids (11, 7, 4 and a toddler), staying in Somerville. We were recommended by our host to have breakfast there. The food was very good, big portions to share, good coffee, fast service. Would definitely go there.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I talk about this place all of the time. Breakfast can NOT be beat. Excellent coffee too. Plenty of choices all day long! Parking isn't bad and you can sit at a table, the bar or the open windows in the Spring, Summer and Fall. If anything isn't perfect, they will make it perfect! I love this place!

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I frequent this place with friends and though I may not go there every week or every month the staff still smiles and recognizes me. They are nice and have extremely fast service. DON'T GO ON THE WEEKENDS if you want something relaxing and quiet without a wait. I absolutely love the self serve beverage bar with all different kinds... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I never thought i would say i get excited when i know i'm going here.Food is incredibly good,and huge portions!worth every second waiting in the huge line to get in.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Full disclosure, I have only eaten breakfast here on a weekend day but it is so good that I wish everyday was a weekend! Though there is always a line to get in, it has never been not worth the wait. They even invite you in to get coffee to drink while you are waiting in line. I have had... More 

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New Jersey
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stumbled on this cozy spot after attempting to get into all of the top rated breakfast spots listed in Medford, and failing at one after the other (lines and crowds abound!) But this was true serendipity, as we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and time at Sound Bites! You really can't beat a little neighborhood joint with fabulous food on... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee, great food, great ppl! Keep the good work Javier! I had the jalapeño omelet... So tasty ... The blueberry scone was pretty the best one I had so far, and of course the orange juice is just fresh and so yummy! Money $$$ well spend

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Somerville, MA
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?