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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
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Sun 6:30 am - 3:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Delray Beach, Florida
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Food is always good. The Middle Eastern portion of the menu contains a lot of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern faves. Burgers are excellent. IF YOU COME FOR BREAKFAST ON THE WEEKENDS - come early (well before 10 am) or prepare to wait. The lines are literally out the door and down the street. There are five breakfast places on the... More 

Thank P B
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I've stopped in at Sound Bites on 2 different visits to Boston. I love this place! The Meat Lovers Omelet is delicious. Their Mimosas are pretty great, too. They seem to always be busy but their service is great and I haven't had to wait too long. Either way, it is well worth the wait! I def recommend this place!

Thank Cell15
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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608 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The breakfast is fantastic and food is plenty! They have many great pancake choices and everything you can think of for breakfast! The seating is decent, friendly to families and small groups. Coffee is good! Their orange juice is decent but it is not fresh squeezed. The only down side to this place is that even if there is no... More 

Thank Danuza
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We splurged on breakfast in Boston! We were not disappointed! If you enjoy breakfast this is a must! We each ordered pancakes, chocolate chip and coconut and cornmeal pancakes! Both were great! Out plates were completely clean when finished! Staff was friendly and helpful with selections!

Thank Mboggs
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I confess I am not sure what people are lining up for here. But maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. On weekends, there is a line down the block for Sounds Bites and its neighbor Ball Sq. Cafe. On a rainy Saturday, I was fortunate enough to get a seat at the bar immediately. Coffee is self serve, in... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
Hannibal, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at sound bites for about 17 years now When I'm in Boston , I will go out of my way to eat here Thank you for all the great food , & the thoughtful service This is how it's supposed to be 😀 Congratulations on your continued success !! Todd

Thank schooner8888
Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's been a long time since I've last been to Soundbites for a hangover cure (I must be getting old), but when I moved to Somerville, fresh out of college, over 8 years ago, Yasser Mirza and SoundBites became a staple of my life. Now known to Yasser as "Mr. Coffee," due to my routine and schedule in 2008, over... More 

Thank Eddie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?