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Babalu Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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14 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5216
(716) 708-6077 ‎
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great lunch here after visiting the Lucy-Desi studios. Great finish to a nice day. We sat at the bar since it was a little crowded and really enjoyed visiting with the staff. We had the BLT, Grilled cheese, And club sandwich. All grilled like panini's and were delicious. Not to be missed if you are in Jamestown.... More 

Thank Dml0616
Southampton, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was also one of the 7 Lucy's. We are 7 girlfriends from Ontario that dressed up like Lucy to come to Jamestown. We walked into Babalu's and were greated with cheers and cameras snapping photos. Such fun! This cute little breakfast spot is full of fabulous Lucy memorabilia and the breakfast was fabulous. Thank you for staying open late... More 

Thank ISO_Sun&Sand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 7 Lucy's all ready to see everything Lucy in Jamestown! We arrived 15 minutes before closing on a Sunday morning at Babalu's and got a standing ovation! They insisted on serving us breakfast and stayed open a little longer just for us. We were treated very well and they are so generous and kind. Love the Lucy/Desi memorabilia!... More 

Thank Reba560108
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a wondervul collection of Lucy And Desi memorabilia. Lots to look at abd read. The food is alright, I had a decent egg scramble with veggies. The staff us friendly and courteous.

Thank Suzanne J
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Very friendly staff. Very cozy. Nice atmosphere. Good location. Breakfast and lunch only.

Thank Jennifer V
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small Quaint little cafe. Food good and well prepared though portions (except pancakes) were small and a little over priced. The owner was very nice and helpful as we were seated in the back that normally is shut up so a bit stuffy but cooled quickly with a fan. I would advise for tables of more than 4 to... More 

Thank 272ashleea
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I go out for coffee at least once a week and try different places around our community. We chose Babalu Cafe on 9/17/16 and what a phenomenal place this turned out to be!! Food was excellent and very reasonably priced, decor was just beautiful and the staff and owners were superb!!!! My BF and I will... More 

Thank MaryJane V
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My sister and I went in for a late lunch without realizing that they were just five minutes from closing. They never mentioned their closing time, they explained their menu, gave us plenty of time to order, prepared a fabulous lunch for us, were kind, talkative and friendly! We had wonderful hot sandwiches, coffee &desert after with great conversation and... More 

Thank kathyg405
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I parked and put money in the meter only to find out just before major holiday Labor Day they were closed 3 hours earlier than advertised ( closed 11 am) Wow went to Brick city deli and had a great lunch

Thank Diana B
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

What a great find!!! We arrived in Jamestown to do the Lucy tours after a 6 hour drive. Decided to have some lunch and I had read good things about this place. It was fabulous. First of all the ambience is strewn with Lucy/Desi pics and very kitschy old school diner. Our waitress, April was welcoming and lots of fun!... More 

Thank Sandy_T010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: (716) 708-6077 ‎
A quaint cafe that serves breakfast all day and lunch menu across the street from the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown.

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