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Ball Square Cafe

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708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
+1 617-623-2233
06:30 - 15:00
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Boston, MA
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying get there early if you can because the lines get long after 8 (on average 10-15 groups of people). They have a nice selection of things to choose from if you like the savory or sweet side of things. I really enjoy the " grilled mash potatoes " as a side to my eggs. Nice... More 

Thank SolarGarlic
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

Sounds like we've had the chance to serve up the whole family, and we're glad you're all enjoying it here! It can definitely get busy, but we hope it hasn't kept you from stopping by as often as you'd like to. Can't wait to have you and the fam back for another visit! Till next time, Mike, Owner More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Monday morning and we're seated immediately. The restaurant is small but there is plenty of seating. Everything we ordered was delicious and the coffee was very good! The menu is huge so I'm sure anyone could find something to eat. The only downside was that our server was slow-- but I still recommend this spot... More 

Thank NinaMcG
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

It's great to hear everything you ordered hit the spot, though I'm sorry your service was a bit slower than you were hoping for. Any time you want to stop in and try out some more of the menu, we'd love to have you. Hope to see you soon! Till next time, Mike, Owner More 

Port washington, NY
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place was recommended by our hotel for a great breakfast place. They were 100%correct. It isn't huge, so large parties may have a slight problem sitting. We were a party of 2 that walked in at 8:30 Sunday morning. We were able to sit right away, but shortly after, there was a line. And the line was understandable. We... More 

Thank Christirdh
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you made it in just in time! I'm happy to know your hotel pointed you our way, and even happier that everything was perfect for your visit. If you're ever back in our neighborhood, we'd love to have you in for another breakfast. Hope the rest of your visit was just as good! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

There's a reason why the line is always so long to get in here! Great breakfast menu & a good place to go with friends, family & groups. Would definitely go back.

Thank Jgraves700
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I hope you do decide to join us again! We'd love to have you any time. Thanks for the awesome review! -Mike, Owner More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Help yourself to 5 different varieties of coffee, loads of fresh fruit, fluffy waffles and excellent eggs Benedict. Would go back anytime!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you found so many great treats on our menu! We'll be here for you anytime, so come on in whenever you're ready! Best, Mike, Owner More 

Leverett, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

No line this time, early morning, our multi-generation party of three adults and two toddlers seated immediately. We enjoyed the friendliest service and a most delicious holiday breakfast! The beautiful fresh fruit bowl (including cantaloupe, honey dew, blackberries, mango, kiwi, apple slices, banana, strawberries, and more) made an easy transition to an array of main dishes. Two HUGE plain pancakes... More 

Thank RedSoxFan100341
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you didn't have to wait for this breakfast, and I'm glad it was so delicious, too! From our fruit to our fries and everything in between, it's good to know your whole family enjoyed. We'll be here whenever you're ready for more! Best, Mike, Owner More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I got one of the omelettes and it was <b onmouseover="alert('fantastic');">yummy</b>. This place is popular and there is often a line, so it helps to go early (or late). You may also want to try the burrito.

1 Thank Andy G
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad you found our omelette to be this yummy, Andy! Glad it was worth the wait for you, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you in for another bite whenever you're ready. All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, soooooo delicious, very nice waitress, the menu shows a lot of good food, would like to eat me through the whole menu once ;-)

Thank Annikamikaze
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

Aw, thanks, Anni! Wonderful to hear you were such a fan of our breakfasts, and I'm so glad our team could take great care of you, too. We'll be around whenever you're ready to try another dish, and I can't wait to hear which one ends up being your favorite! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

From the greeting by Mike the owner, friendly staff to the amazing food all makes for a wonderful eating experience. You will find old stand buys to unique new pairings. Diners of all ages smile and mix as they pour their own coffee or OJ etc. do yourself a favor give Ball Square Cafe a try. You may become a... More 

Thank Lyn N
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

This makes me so very happy, Lyn! I honestly can't tell you what a joy it is to know that we've been able to make you feel this welcome at our place, and your recommending us really means the world. We'll look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and cute space. I recommend the grilled smash potatoes they where so delicious! Our waiter Brad was awesome and super attentive. I definitely will go back!

Thank Joemarie H
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad you love everything from our potatoes to our atmosphere, Joemarie! I'll let Brad know you appreciated his help this time, and we can't wait to see you again. Till then, Mike, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-2233

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