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Ball Square Cafe

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708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617-623-2233
06:30 - 15:00
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Leverett, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went here from recommended reviews from this website. I was very excited to try their corn beef hash (14.95). It reminded me of pressed salmon loaf very disappointing experience from start to finish. Very overpriced for a place you have to serve yourself coffee. You have to wait out side for a table very small diner moved right along but... More 

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

I'm disappointed you two didn't care for your breakfast this time. It's great that we could take good care of you both, but I wish you had enjoyed your hash as much as our service. It sounds like you guys had some specific expectations for us that we didn't live up to, and -- as sad as that makes us... More 

Hull, Massachusetts
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204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very pleasant bustle. Very tasty food arrives quickly. All of the staff pay attention to you so when they ask if you need anything they mean it and will get it. You do get your own coffee and drinks. Fun place!

Thank Timothy5
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so happy you enjoyed everything, Timothy! Great to know our team took such wonderful care of you this time, and I hope you'll come see us for another bite of breakfast soon. All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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238 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

First off expect to wait in line to get in. They do have overhead heaters which is nice. Small number of tables inside which party's of 3 might have the option of sitting at a small table - better than waiting outside! Self service brewed coffee, tea and water. Large menu with lots of options to choose from. A big... More 

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

So glad we could make that wait a little easier with some big smiles and hot coffee! It's great to know you enjoyed our big bites once you made it inside, too. Hope we'll get to welcome you back sometime! Best, Mike, Owner More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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165 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

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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
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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?