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Babalu Cafe

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14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
(716) 708-6077 ‎
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
I really enjoyed my experience here today!

I got there around noon. Very nice that I could have had breakfast at that hour had I wanted. I had 1/2 buffalo wing panini (size of a sandwich you would make at home - a half was sufficient), cappuccino, and the tortilla soup. A nice piece of complimentary homemade candy came with the meal. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Sylvia G
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Warren, Pennsylvania
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Warren, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I got there around noon. Very nice that I could have had breakfast at that hour had I wanted. I had 1/2 buffalo wing panini (size of a sandwich you would make at home - a half was sufficient), cappuccino, and the tortilla soup. A nice piece of complimentary homemade candy came with the meal. I liked that the soup... More 

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Thank Sylvia G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best place to have breakfast when visiting Jamestown or the surrounding area. It's in the heart of all the downtown "Lucy" locations/festivities. Great food and great service with amazing food!

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Thank Lori S
Strongsville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Babalu Cafe is without a doubt a "must eat here" place when visiting Chautauqua Lake or Jamestown. It is absolutely an all-time favorite place for me. Ask for April to be your server and it gets even better. She's a gem. As far as the food goes, take your pick - it's all wonderful and tasty. I've loved it all.... More 

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Thank LoveTheDunes
Jamestown, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I frequently meet friends and business associates at Babalu. The food is very good and very fresh. The atmosphere is friendly, but not intrusive. The room itself is very clean and attractively decorated. The place is small, so if one employee calls in sick, service can slow down, but they're so friendly and they put their all into serving, and... More 

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Thank RWP2014
Jamestown, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I met a woman friend for lunch to discuss a committee we are in. She suggested Babalu & I really enjoyed it. There was a variety of homeade soups & the potato ham was delicious. My friend enjoys their panini sandwiches. The people working were very friendly & even offered a piece of chocolate when we finished lunch. I plan... More 

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Thank eileencarlson
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This has a beautiful handcrafted wood bar. The owner is present with a smile and a good plate of food. be sure to try the "grape salad".

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Thank Nancy E
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You can't help but feel you are a guest in someones house when you visit this small cafe. The staff is super friendly and the food is simple home style cooking. We feasted on home made Mac N Cheese with a Sloppy Joe sandwich. Both of which were excellent! If you are looking for Gourmet, you won't want to stop... More 

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1 Thank cuyfalls
Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Last year we just happened to stop in Jamestown for a bite to eat, and asked a person on the street where to eat. She recommended this place, and we enjoyed it so much, we came back again this year. Celebrating the life of Desi and Lucy could not be more tasty. The pancakes were HUGE, fluffy and um so... More 

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Thank festival101
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Quiet friendly diner. Good portions food looks just like the pictures. I would 100% recommend to visit if around.

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Thank GABRIEL C
Utica, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The owners work very hard to make sure that everyone is greeted and treated like family. The food is excellent, and as I was there for Lucille Ball's birthday I was thrilled to see I Love Lucy playing on the tv. This is a must dine! You will feel right at home!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A quaint cafe that serves breakfast all day and lunch menu across the street from the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?