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Babalu Cafe

14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
(716) 708-6077 ‎
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Ranked #1 of 95 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
Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 review
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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Columbus, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the Babalu cafe before heading to the Lucy Desi Museum. It is quaint, a tiny cafe filled with lots of character. There are I Love Lucy dolls around the bar area and other Lucy memorabilia throughout. The menu is pretty much sandwiches, but they are yummy and decent priced. My husband, brother, and I ate for around... More

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Bolton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
102 helpful votes 102 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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