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Babalu Cafe

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14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
+1 716-708-6077
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08:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 12:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Jamestown, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to go to, wonderful food, great people who work there and the owners are great. You can get a Bon Bon for dessert.

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Thank Cynthia C
Oneonta, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Babalu Cafe delivers on all its promises. This 1950's style diner is done in a charming Lucy-Desi motif and offers good food at modest prices, along with wonderfully attentive service and chatty, hospitable owner. Make this a stop on your I LOVE LUCY memories trip!

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Thank Mel S
Madison
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 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 

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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 12 October 2016

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 

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Thank ISO_Sun&Sand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

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 

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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 October 2016 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.

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Thank Suzanne J
Hinesville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Jennifer V
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 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 

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Thank 272ashleea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 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 

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Thank MaryJane V
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: +1 716-708-6077
Description
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?