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14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
(716) 708-6077 ‎
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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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  • 56
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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 stopped in for a lunch during the Lucille Ball Festival this weekend. I cannot say enough great things about this place!! The four of us sat up at the bar and interacted with the owner during our meal. Such a lovely lady!!! My sister and I shared the popper panini and the grilled peanut... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Katie W
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Parma Heights, Ohio
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Parma Heights, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a lunch during the Lucille Ball Festival this weekend. I cannot say enough great things about this place!! The four of us sat up at the bar and interacted with the owner during our meal. Such a lovely lady!!! My sister and I shared the popper panini and the grilled peanut butter and jelly panini. I... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my mom on a trip to the Lucy-Desi Museum. We visited here for breakfast and enjoyed ourselves very much. First, the owner (April) was so kind and welcoming. Second, the restaurant was very clean, especially the restroom. Third, the food and coffee were very tasty! The restaurant also had some cool Lucy items on display. Per my title, I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Three of us visited this place recently and we will not return. When we picked an item on the menu, we were told they did no have that one. We asked for steak sauce and they did not have any. We asked about "Gluten Free" items and they had no suggestions-however a salad met the need-strangely prepared and served.

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Hilton Head
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Breakfast or lunch you know that the food is ALWAYS Good!! Babalu Cafe is a hometown make you feel good place.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were looking for a nice place to have an early morning meal before we spent the day touring Jamestown and wow did we strike Gold finding this diner. Upon entering we were greeted with a smile and hello. We found this place to be clean, welcoming and friendly. If you Love Lucy, you will also Love the ambiance here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Dover, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
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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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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