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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
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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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
Bolton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I traveled with friends to Jamestown to visit the Lucy and Desi Museum and had heard about this Babalu Cafe, we stopped for breakfast, it was an awesome place, Lucy and Desi memorabilia giving the cafe a great atmosphere. The Service was amazing, family owned, the food was just great! lots of good home cooked meals with... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Good food, wonderful service and Lucy Bonbons too. Who could ask for more. The Cuban sandwich was great. Near to the museum. We were really lucky to find lunch here.

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Navarre, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We really enjoyed the quaintness of this restaurant. The food was home made and the portions were sufficient in size. The prices were not overly expensive. I had the macaroni and cheese which was really good and it was accompanied by a sloppy joe. Each costumer receives a homemade chocolate drop at the end of the meal which is a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Checked out Trip Advisor for the place to eat when in Jamestown for the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Babalu Cafe is a great find when looking for a place for a light lunch and a tasty sandwich. They are open till 3pm. They are located on 2nd street 1 block down from the Lucille and Desi Museum which is on... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We stopped through Jamestown for a few days and found this cafe. It wasn't just any cafe, it was the best experience I've had. They are the most friendliest, had the best service, and we came back again the second day. The food is delicious!

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Cleveland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Not many choices for dining experiences in Jamestown. But this place is amazing!! Service is great! Food is great! Cost is great!! Janet is great!! Very cute atmosphere. Visited several times during Lucy fest 2014!

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Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is our second visit on our way home from the Chautauqua Institute. Great breakfasts AND great company. April and Stephanie (the owner and her daughter) are very friendly and outgoing. The Stephanie scramble is fresh and delicious. Plus it's right around the corner from the Lucille Ball Museum!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing! We just passed through and needed a quick lunch and they provided exactly that. Good food, breakfast served all day, and free chocolate drops from 11:30-3:00. But what makes it so special is the service. Janet took care of us and was very quick and responsive. Everyone here is friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend! Make sure... More

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Trent Hills, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were there today and I just had to write a review immediately. I don't normally give an "Excellent" rating but the Babalu Café deserves it! What a neat spot in the centre of town. A true family restaurant. Great service and food. The owner and daughter were right there to serve us. Good fresh and homemade food. An all... More

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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were on a girls road trip to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. She loves Lucy and we set out for a total Lucy experience so decided to grab lunch at the Babalu Cafe. It was everything we hoped for. This family run restaurant celebrates Lucy without going overboard. The food was very good and the service was great. The... More

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