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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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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 15:00
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Andover, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today we went to Ball Square Cafe with friends for brunch. This was our 3rd visit there and their food never disappoints. We ordered Mexican Omelet, Asparagus and Prosciutto Eggs Benedict, Moroccan Eggs, Tijuana Omelet and Coconut Macaroon French Toast. They serve omelets and Moroccan Eggs with a complimentary choice of either Home Fries (grilled mashed) or Diced Potatoes and... More 

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

Seeing your note on each new platform has continued to make me happier and happier! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for showing us some love on Yelp, Google, and Trip Advisor -- I can't tell you what your support means to us. All the very best, Mike, Owner More 

Copper Mountain, Colorado
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look no further than the Benedict Menu! 5 STARS! So delicious! My buddy and I shared the PASTRAMI and the CRAB - both were sooo tasty!

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

So happy you found everything you wanted on our eggs Benedict menu, Joshua! I'm thrilled you two loved the pastrami and crab as much as you did, and we can't wait to welcome you back to try some of our other dishes soon! Best, Mike, Owner More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for brunch on a Sunday morning. Line was out the door; but, but owner offered everyone coffee while waiting. Had to wait for nearly an hour; but the food was worth it. Amazing breakfasts. Eggs benedict and stuffed french toast were to die for. Portions were huge and the bottomless coffee was much appreciated.

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

I'm so happy your brunch was worth the wait, Mia! It's great to know that coffee warmed you up while you were in line, too. We love making you feel so welcome here, and I hope we'll get to do it again next time you're craving some eggs Benedict! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cute and cozy breakfast place in Somerville. The staff is very friendly and they offer a great variety of food, including lunch plates. Customers help themselves with coffee and there are several options to choose from, such as French vanilla, hazelnut, décaféiné, regular, medium roasted, dark roasted, etc. You can try a different one when you refill. If you're... More 

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

So happy you came by to spend some time with us! It's our pleasure to make you feel at home here, and I'm thrilled you were such a fan of everything from our self-serve coffee station to those Moroccan eggs. Can't wait to serve you again! Best, Mike, Owner More 

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

There was a long queue which we took to be a good sign and it was. The friendly owner made sure we all knew how long the wait would be and there was a hot drink service while you waited. In fact the wait was not too bad and the French toast, eggs Benedict and pancakes were well worth the... More 

Thank SallyD989
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so happy every bit of your breakfast was worth the wait, Sally! It really means a lot to us that our guests are willing to stand in line for a table, and I'll never stop appreciating that. Hope we'll have the pleasure of serving you more French toast, eggs Benny, and pancakes sometime! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really nice place to get breakfasr. There's always a feud in this Square about who has the best breakfast. I like the atmosphere of the Ball Sq Cafe and the help is reaaly nice as well!

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

Thanks for those kind words! I have to say, there are some fantastic spots here in the Square, and we're just honored to be considered one of them. I hope we'll get to serve you next time you're in the neighborhood! Best, Mike, Owner More 

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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love going here for the Eggs Benedict. Great little place that servers up some killer breakfast like you would get from Mom. A good greasy spoon after a night of drinking!

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

I'm so happy you've enjoyed our home cooked breakfasts so much! We're all proud of what we do here, and it means the world when you appreciate the work we put into everything -- especially those eggs Benedict! I hope we'll have the pleasure of serving you another bite soon. Till then, Mike, Owner More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted sweet, salty, potatoes, fruit and unlimited coffee and we got it all. The menu is very flexible with a myriad of options. The food was excellent and fresh and the service was exceptional. Makes one wonder if professional brunching is a thing?

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

Could you imagine if brunching really was a full-time profession, Whitney? It'd be amazing! I'm pretty disappointed it's not, to be honest, but the delight I feel in knowing how much you enjoyed visiting us more than makes up for it. So glad you got exactly what you wanted this time, and I hope we'll see you for another bite... More 

Somerville, MA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a small place, so be prepared to wait (it's so worth it). Mike is the owner, he will make sure you're comfortable and well fed before you leave. The Menu is outstanding and well prepared. You could eat there for more than a month and not repeat the same meal. prices are moderate but the food is outstanding.... More 

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

Love that we've been able to make you feel so welcome here, but it's even more awesome how much you've enjoyed exploring our menu! I can't tell you what a huge compliment it is that we're worth the wait for you, and I'm delighted you've always left us feeling satisfied. Hope we'll see you for another of your favorite omelets... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, huge portions, and reasonable prices. Just moved to the area and will definitely be back

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

I'm so proud we could welcome you to Somerville, Stephen! It's fantastic to know you enjoyed visiting us, and we're already looking forward to serving you many more meals in the future. Till next time! Mike, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?
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