SoundBites is a perfectly average breakfast spot. It is wildly overrated as a fantastic place to eat brunch. Don't believe the hype.
I judge a brunch place by three things: 1) Eggs benedict 2) Corned beef hash 3) Homefries.
I had all three of these at SoundBites last week and they were all average. Hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict did not seem homemade, and if it was, it wasn't good. Poached eggs weren't consistent either.
Corned beef hash didn't taste homemade either, and if it was, it wasn't good.
Homefries are maybe polarizing, as some people love the mashed potato style, but it's not for me, and I didn't find it to be well executed.
Bottom line, there is absolutely no reason to wait in line for a brunch that is this mediocre. It's not terrible, and I think the service is much better than I remember it 5 or so years ago, but it's just not that great. A lot of Somerville's very good restaurants now do weekend brunches, which are better options, and a place like Renee's Cafe is miles ahead of SoundBites, without all of the hype and lines.
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