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Renee's Cafe

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198 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2415
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Competent, good food in a casual setting

Pleasant local cafe. The lox and cream cheese omelet had wonderful lox, but the cheese was one big lump in the middle, still cool. The home fries are nice with a bit of kick. The french toast and waffles are standard, nothing special, but kudos on the fresh strawberries. Any chance of getting fresh... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Statesboro, Georgia
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Statesboro, Georgia
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362 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant local cafe. The lox and cream cheese omelet had wonderful lox, but the cheese was one big lump in the middle, still cool. The home fries are nice with a bit of kick. The french toast and waffles are standard, nothing special, but kudos on the fresh strawberries. Any chance of getting fresh squeezed OJ?

Thank Ruhu61
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two blocks from Renee's Cafe and never went in in six months! Simply speaking, lack of judgement and patience on my part since I would refuse to wait online for breakfast. Yesterday my wife and I stood on line for about 10 minutes. We ordered omelettes, natural, not greasy, generous in size and of a smoothness that actually dissolved in... More 

Thank Augusto L
Medford, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very no frills & basic but the food speaks for itself! If you're going on a weekend morning, be prepared to wait (most likely outside) but the food is totally worth it! Very filling & delicious! Will definitely be back!

Thank Jgraves700
Ridgewood, NJ
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had a really tasty breakfast, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs and an egg sandwich. Most plates came with hash browns. Everything was delicious, I just wish my breakfast was warmer. The hash browns were luke warm. Also, the coffee was pretty weak. Other than that, great breakfast! The food was exceptional!

Thank Nan53
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Somerville has a LOT of breakfast/brunch spots, and plenty of lines to wait in. But if I'm going to stand outside in the cold to wait for brunch, it's going to be at Renee's. This isn't a fussy/fancy place, it's super basic, and the menus are probably sticky but the food is SO good. The staff is always friendly and... More 

Thank krizzy4rizzy
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We used to frequent here, the food is good and priced right. The staff is has always been on the surly side but mostly ok. We went this morning with 3 small children. A sign read to wait outside to be seated, so we did. After a few minutes a man walks by us and through the front door and... More 

Thank Seadrone
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

When we arrived at this restaurant we walked inside and told them how many people in our party we asked to wait outside unacceptable !!! The food was ok the home fries were dry and over cooked toast was over cooked and no jam offered we got ketchup from a near by table and our waiter was not friendly at... More 

Thank fancynn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The corned beef hash is as good as they say! Potatoes are yummy! the eggs Benedict is another excellent choice. Look for Patty - a lovely lady with a smile to start your day

Thank kittySingapore
Somerville, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Renees for a few years now, the food and service is always great. Must try the bacon and corned beef hash.

Thank Tommy K
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Small local neighborhood breakfast place that is unpretentious and very affordable. The offer the usual stuff but also some daily specials that change often. Service can be spotty when it's busy and you have to wait outside in line for a table during the busy periods (usually Sunday mornings) which turns some people off. We've been going for many years... More 

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  • Address: 198 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-623-2727

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