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198 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2415
617-623-2727
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite local breakfast joint

Small local neighborhood breakfast place that is unpretentious and very affordable. The offer the usual stuff but also some daily specials that change often. Service can be spotty when it's busy and you have to wait outside in line for a table during the busy periods (usually Sunday mornings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2013
Bozzie63
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Small local neighborhood breakfast place that is unpretentious and very affordable. The offer the usual stuff but also some daily specials that change often. Service can be spotty when it's busy and you have to wait outside in line for a table during the busy periods (usually Sunday mornings) which turns some people off. We've been going for many years... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Food quality and service is average. I had the vegetarian eggs benedict and that was good. We think it is good value for money. Staff was friendly and service was good today- however, it was really slow last time i went.

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Cologne
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40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I enjoyed this breakfast a lot every time I am there. fresh and healthy! their pancake is the best I ever had and the staff is really nice and sweet with a real smile.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

There can be a short wait, but they do a good job of keeping things moving. Not a good place for groups of more than 4. Good omelettes, pancakes, home fries, eggs Benedict, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Renee's Cafe offers a delicious special of Pumpkin apple pancakes.. Simply delicious. The wait staff is very attentive. Coffee is delicious. Great breakfast place and very reasonable with prices. I visit frequently and am never unhappy. Great food each visit!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

I love Renee's. It is my favorite breakfast joint in the area. Yesterday, Sunday I woke up and decided to go there for breakfast at 8am. I had a waffle with real maple syrup [costs $1 extra for real maple syrup]. I also had a side of bacon. I love the atmosphere of this casual, funky place. They never rush... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Very cute little café that serves very good brunch. We tried the pancakes and the waffles, both were really good. The staff is very friendly, and the food is not pricy at all. It can get crowded on w-ends but the atmosphere is very nice, lots of families there and children running around. one of my favourite places for brunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

The brie and apple omelet is incredibly good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

tasty omelettes. reasonably priced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

This is good if you like waiting in line for a mediocre brunch.

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  • Address: 198 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-623-2727

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