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Sound Bites Cafe

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704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
(617) 623-8338
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 6:30 am - 3:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible breakfast service in a busy Sunday. Excellent and friendly wait staff. Food was fast. There was plenty of food and moderately priced. Thanks Sound Bites.

Thank Chad K
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was highly recommended to have breakfast here, the food was not bad. Had Moroccan eggs and Tomato And asparagus eggs Benedict. You can have free flow coffee at an extra $2.95. The service was not as friendly. It's probably one of the better cafe around Medford but we've tasted better breakfast in many other places. Very limited parking.

Thank derryahw
Medford, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's always a line out the door for this place & it's clear to see why! I got the cornbread pancakes and they certainly did not disappoint! Will definitely be going back.

Thank Jgraves700
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The original Ball Square brunch! With lines down the block on Sundays and passionate followers, I cannot Sound Bites it more.

Thank Dan S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Been to this lovely cafe 3 tines now, and live it, had lunch with friend,was great. Took daughter for breakfast,she had veggie breakfast, was so pleased with service, and this week went for breakfast with my dog, dog water provided, lovely lovely girls,service very good,nothing to much trouble, great cafe,looks out over the water, inside and outside seating, my dog... More 

Saugus, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Unless you're going on an off-hour, there is nearly always a line for Sound Bites's breakfast. And there's good reason for this: their breakfast is always really, really good. Whether you stick with the tried and true diner classics or venture into their Middle Eastern dishes, you will not be disappointed with the food, service, or price. Sound Bites is... More 

Thank Christopher B
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We used to live in the neighborhood and Sound Bites was one of the places, we would regularly visit for breakfast almost every week. After at least 5 years I can still say that we love that places. We especially appreciate the self service coffee bar.

Thank George P
Delray Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We went last Saturday around 10:30 and was surprised there was no line! I had Morrocan eggs which was a touch of spice, chocolate raspberry coffee ( fill your own cup at the station in the back), and the specialty breakfast drink which was pineapple sunrise. My companion had an omelette with the the wicked mimosa which has an hibiscus,... More 

Thank Bostongirl88
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Sound Bites is awesome! Has amazing food (from yummy omelettes to challah French toast, to grilled blueberry muffins to an amazing side of fresh fruit...). And a great, fun, vibrant, upbeat vibe as well. Casual place which on the weekends, usually has a line to get seated. The line moves pretty quickly usually though & it's worth the wait (and... More 

Thank LaurenJ4
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast and staff. They make some seriously good breakfast and brunch. Make sure you get there anticipating to wait for at least 15 minutes. The place is mega popular, so you are lucky if you finds a spare table right away. Don't forget you can get coffee while you wait outside.

Thank Sebastian N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:45 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 623-8338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?