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Babalu Cafe

14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
(716) 708-6077 ‎
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Ranked #1 of 94 Restaurants in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Description: A quaint cafe that serves breakfast all day and lunch menu across the street from the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown.
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English first
Jamestown, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a little out of the way, but interesting restaurant, on Second St. in the downtown area. It is about three blocks away from the Lucy / Desi Museum. They are open just for breakfast and lunch. The decor is very Lucy and Desi. There are lots of pictures, dolls, souvenirs, and memorabilia to look at. The best part... More 

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Westfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Came here by myself for a quick bite to eat. The girl behind the counter was really nice, although at times a little too talkative. Some people like that, but I personally like my space. I was on the fence about ordering pancakes. I asked if they were served with real maple syrup, and she insisted that they were, so... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Went to Babalu today with friends after visiting lucy Desi museum. The food was great as was the service. Everyone was so friendly. I highly recommend you go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Love the food service is great and the atmosphere was fantastic :) definitely going to be going back!

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Canandaigua, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Even though we arrived a few minutes after they had closed for the day, they came out and encouraged us to come in and have some lunch anyway. The panini's were excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

As part of our taking some visiting family to see the sights in Jamestown (the home of Lucille Ball), we visited the Babalu Café for lunch and we were so glad we did. What a cute little place! Breakfast and lunch are served with breakfast available all day. The food and service were great. The prices were reasonable and the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we were excited to go to a place associated with the Lucy Desi Museum. I expected more from the place. The food was fine, just not what I thought it would be like. We would have gone for lunch at another place down the street if we'd known it was basically just a diner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I visited Jamestown for a wedding and had 1/2 a day to kill before the occasion. We did the Lucy tour and decided to stop into the Babalu Café for a light lunch. The service was great and they had an excellent selection of breakfast and lunch fare. We both chose half a panini and a cup... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is really great. It's the most clean food place I've been to. The owner is very friendly and nice. The staff is helpful, and friendly as well. We went there for lunch.They serve breakfast as well, though. Lunch choices iclude panini, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups. I ordered a cup of a French onion soup (it was great),... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The hospitality and service was great. We expected a little more from the food, based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. We didn't have breakfast food, but rather sandwiches and salads. It was good, but pretty standard diner-type food. Summer hours included closing at noon on weekdays I think, so I recommend breakfast or stopping early.

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Address: 14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
Phone Number: (716) 708-6077 ‎
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
Cuisine: American

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