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14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
(716) 708-6077 ‎
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: A quaint cafe that serves breakfast all day and lunch menu across the...
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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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We visited The Babalu Cafe after stopping at the Lucy-Desi Museum and Desilu Studios. Lunch was great and it was a perfect spot for an I Love Lucy inspired lunch. The atmosphere was awesome, the decorations were cute, and the food was great! Everyone was really nice and friendly, especially our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited The Babalu Cafe after stopping at the Lucy-Desi Museum and Desilu Studios. Lunch was great and it was a perfect spot for an I Love Lucy inspired lunch. The atmosphere was awesome, the decorations were cute, and the food was great! Everyone was really nice and friendly, especially our waitress Dawn, and the whole experience was perfect! Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went after reading the good reviews right here. The BABALO CAFE lived up to its tripadvisor reputation! This place is sparking clean, service is friendly and our lunch of pasta salad and a panini was great!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

4 stars for the cleanliness, adorable interior & friendly staff. I had a buffalo panini which was ok. My moms "skillet" type breakfast & my home fries were very bland. Local favorite, probably because the owner & staff treat you like family when you walk in. They greeted many customers by name.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Just passing through Jamestown on a road trip, and to visit the birthplace of Lucille Ball. This wonderful spot served a great cup of joe and the freshest, tastiest omelet! On request they subbed the Babalu Scramble as an omelet! Had our Vitameatavegamin all wrapped up in perfectly cooked eggs! And cleanliness is top notch, actually saw our waitress wipe... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We haven't had a breakfast out and figured we were due so we headed for the Babalu based upon the great TA reviews. The reviews were spot on. Babalu has great service, reasonable prices and excellent breakfasts. Mrs. M had eggs, ham, rye toast and a single pancake. The pancake was huge and could have fed us both. And she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Lucy museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. The menu had lots to choose from and the prices were very reasonable. At the end of our meal we also received a free chocolate which was home made and delicious. The service was very quick and extremely friendly too. There are also a few Lucy/Desi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm glad I found this place. The staff is friendly,the place is spotless and the food is fantastic!!

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had lunch here. Our table had the Popeye Panini, Buffalo Chicken Panini, Spinach Soup and the Ham, Cheese and Red Pepper Panin. Everyone really enjoyed their food. You can order a half or whole Panini. The Panini's come with chips and a pickle. They had a breakfast and lunch special available. It's not a very big place but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were on our way to Jamestown for the Scandinavian Cultural Day at JCC and decided to go early and stop for breakfast. We checked out tripadvisor and Babalu Cafe was highly rated. Only about a block off the main drag and had a very pleasant breakfast. Only a couple of tables filled due to the winter day. Lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although I am a resident of the Jamestown area, I had never been to the Babalu Cafe until I went out to lunch with a friend about a week ago. The restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The decor is light and airy and, while they make good use of the space, there was still a feeling of privacy for... More 

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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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