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Babalu Cafe

14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
(716) 708-6077 ‎
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Ranked #1 of 93 restaurants in Jamestown
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
Jamestown, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Babalu Café a couple times in the recent past; once for breakfast and once for lunch. It's located in an area where, when you step inside, you forget you are in the middle of downtown. It's very homey, the beautiful wood interior was all hand crafted by the owner, and he, his wife and daughter are... More

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I was in the area on business and stopped two days in a row. I will definitely stop again next time I am in Jamestown. Friendly staff and good food.

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san francisco
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went here because of the reviews, but it was just a coffee shop with basic coffee shop food. Basic sandwiches, breakfast served with friendly service. Had their version of the Cuban Sandwich. Not authentic, but good: thin slices of roast pork, salami (not ham) and cheese with mayo and chopped pickles, served on grilled white bread, instead of a roll.... More

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Jamestown, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent whether you are there for breakfast or lunch and the prices are great. A very comfortable atmosphere. The owner and staff make you feel very welcome. I recommend this cafe to everyone. I'm sure to be a frequent customer.

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Halifax, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

An accidental side trip resulted in a really nice lunch. great home made chocolates swear our server was Lucy herself! try poached egg in soup :) and don't miss the Lucy or Desi.

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Jamestown, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

First time I've visited the Babalu Cafe, but it won't be the last! My friend and I started with the chicken tortilla soup which was just right in the spice and texture, with the right amount of chicken and topped with tortilla chips. My friend had a stuffed mushroom and Swiss burger and I had the Babalu panini. I would... More

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Jamestown
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Babalu Cafe in Jamestown NY is one of the friendliest places I've been for breakfast in a long time. The owner and staff have a the gift of hospitality! And whoever makes the food hasa definite knack for it, too! I love the oatmeal and feel like I'm making a healthy breakfast choice when I eat it, and I also... More

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Cleveland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Before visiting the Lucy/Desi Museum yesterday, three friends and I stopped at the Babalu for breakfast. The staff, including the owner, were very friendly and attentive. The food was tasty and made to order,( I asked that mine be prepared with PAM rather than oil or butter) and the complimentary bon bon was fabulous! The Cafe was homey, clean and... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Visited here as we were checking out the Lucy museum a few blocks away. Nice little place! We ordered a varied selection, and sad to say, the food was just "OK". We had the french onion soup which, admittedly, was disappointing. I also had the Monte Cristo which was VERY small. My girlfriend had the quiche which she said wasn't... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast a few days ago during a visit in Jamestown, having found the Babalu Cafe through Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! The portions were mighty, and so was the flavor. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We left feeling full and more than satisfied. This was a great value for a great meal and we would... More

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