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Diesel Cafe

257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
+1 617-629-8717
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (6 reviews)
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257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I would go back for the coffee, but not for the breakfast sandwich which was, however, at least better than my previous two failed attempts to find a decent breakfast in the Davis Square vicinity. Would the Ball Square Café consider opening a branch café...More

Thank HMac_2013
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Better than acceptable coffee in a hip atmosphere. Nice large tables for groups. Only visited a couple of times, but the muffins and pastries were nice too. Closed Xmas day, so I resorted to chain and regretted it as soon as the SB coffee hit...More

Thank Inego
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you come at a good time you can get a lovely seat in the window, sit down with some quality tea and an amazing scone, and just hang out - a perfect morning or afternoon in my book. Lunch is good, although it wouldn't...More

Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Nice place with nice people who serve delicious coffee and an assortment of pastries that go with your coffee.

Thank WinHe
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been going to Diesel for over 10 years, and it remains very special for me. The coffee is quite good, especially if you prefer a slightly darker roast on the spectrum of specialty coffee. Their baristas are very skilled, so cappuccinos, chai lattes, and...More

Thank arglebarnacle
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A real neighborhood shop with lots of charm. Easy place to go and hangout with nice bites and drinks.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Red Sox game was postponed and we had tickets. We wanted to hang out and decided to stop here at diesel cafe for a snack and coffee. The crowd is fantastic and weird. The coffee is awesome and the cookies were super tasty Great...More

Thank RTrivia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Diesel is the place to hang out with a pot of tea, watch locals play pool, order an extra muffin, and listen in on a friendly political debate. A relaxing afternoon hang-out.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I've been to Diesel and had their great coffee and food. Today, because it was hot, I ordered a small ice coffee. It was heaven. Nutty, flavorful, robust without tasting burnt or acidic. It was buttery without tasting weak or like dirty dishwater like Dunkin'....More

Thank la67
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great place. Gluten free traveler with us was well served and I had pretty much the best club sandwich I ever had. Fresh Lemonade, pool tables, selection of either booths or communal tables. Not the quietest place but plenty of people were sitting around drinking...More

Thank BobNYC47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-629-8717
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