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Renee's Cafe

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198 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2415
617-623-2727
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I met 3 friends here on a Thursday morning at 8:30am.I arrived first and there were many empty tables.The waitress asked "how many?" and when I said "3 others were on their way" she replied by saying, "Wait until the others arrive and then I'll seat you." Wait where? There's no waiting area. Perhaps I should stand outside? I took... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

First visit to Renee's. I walk inside and am greeted by a waitress who seemed to be having a bad morning. Told her it was just me and expected her to tell me to take a seat at one of the empty tables. Nope! She told me to go outside and wait by the sign for someone to seat me.... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

A small corner shop, Renee's fills up quickly and there's frequently a line to get in after about 8:30 in the morning. Homey decor and friendly staff, really delicious food and reasonable prices make Renee's a local favorite. You need to try this but get there early!

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Statesboro, Georgia
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239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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?

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Philadelphia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 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 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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!

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Ridgewood, NJ
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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!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-623-2727

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