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Ball Square Cafe

708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
+1 617-623-2233
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (23 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
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21 - 30 of 129 reviews

Reviewed March 7, 2017

This place was recommended by our hotel for a great breakfast place. They were 100%correct. It isn't huge, so large parties may have a slight problem sitting. We were a party of 2 that walked in at 8:30 Sunday morning. We were able to sit...More

Thank Christirdh
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

Glad you made it in just in time! I'm happy to know your hotel pointed you our way, and even happier that everything was perfect for your visit. If you're ever back in our neighborhood, we'd love to have you in for another breakfast. Hope...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017

There's a reason why the line is always so long to get in here! Great breakfast menu & a good place to go with friends, family & groups. Would definitely go back.

Thank Jgraves700
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2017

I hope you do decide to join us again! We'd love to have you any time. Thanks for the awesome review! -Mike, Owner

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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Help yourself to 5 different varieties of coffee, loads of fresh fruit, fluffy waffles and excellent eggs Benedict. Would go back anytime!

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Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

I'm glad you found so many great treats on our menu! We'll be here for you anytime, so come on in whenever you're ready! Best, Mike, Owner

Reviewed February 20, 2017

No line this time, early morning, our multi-generation party of three adults and two toddlers seated immediately. We enjoyed the friendliest service and a most delicious holiday breakfast! The beautiful fresh fruit bowl (including cantaloupe, honey dew, blackberries, mango, kiwi, apple slices, banana, strawberries, and...More

Thank RedSoxFan100341
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2017

I'm happy to hear you didn't have to wait for this breakfast, and I'm glad it was so delicious, too! From our fruit to our fries and everything in between, it's good to know your whole family enjoyed. We'll be here whenever you're ready for...More

Reviewed February 9, 2017

I got one of the omelettes and it was yummy. This place is popular and there is often a line, so it helps to go early (or late). You may also want to try the burrito.

1  Thank Andy G
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2017

I'm so glad you found our omelette to be this yummy, Andy! Glad it was worth the wait for you, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you in for another bite whenever you're ready. All the best, Mike, Owner

Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Great food, soooooo delicious, very nice waitress, the menu shows a lot of good food, would like to eat me through the whole menu once ;-)More

Thank Annikamikaze
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Aw, thanks, Anni! Wonderful to hear you were such a fan of our breakfasts, and I'm so glad our team could take great care of you, too. We'll be around whenever you're ready to try another dish, and I can't wait to hear which one...More

Reviewed January 29, 2017

From the greeting by Mike the owner, friendly staff to the amazing food all makes for a wonderful eating experience. You will find old stand buys to unique new pairings. Diners of all ages smile and mix as they pour their own coffee or OJ...More

Thank Lyn N
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

This makes me so very happy, Lyn! I honestly can't tell you what a joy it is to know that we've been able to make you feel this welcome at our place, and your recommending us really means the world. We'll look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Great food and cute space. I recommend the grilled smash potatoes they where so delicious! Our waiter Brad was awesome and super attentive. I definitely will go back!

Thank Joemarie H
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

I'm so glad you love everything from our potatoes to our atmosphere, Joemarie! I'll let Brad know you appreciated his help this time, and we can't wait to see you again. Till then, Mike, Owner

Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Went here from recommended reviews from this website. I was very excited to try their corn beef hash (14.95). It reminded me of pressed salmon loaf very disappointing experience from start to finish. Very overpriced for a place you have to serve yourself coffee. You...More

Thank bwareee
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

I'm disappointed you two didn't care for your breakfast this time. It's great that we could take good care of you both, but I wish you had enjoyed your hash as much as our service. It sounds like you guys had some specific expectations for...More

Reviewed January 4, 2017

Very pleasant bustle. Very tasty food arrives quickly. All of the staff pay attention to you so when they ask if you need anything they mean it and will get it. You do get your own coffee and drinks. Fun place!

Thank Timothy5
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

I'm so happy you enjoyed everything, Timothy! Great to know our team took such wonderful care of you this time, and I hope you'll come see us for another bite of breakfast soon. All the best, Mike, Owner

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kels112
March 19, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no line when I went. Weekday at 7 am
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Larry C
November 7, 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is tight, but there are meters on Broadway the main street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-2233
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