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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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Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, American
££ - £££
257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
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11 - 20 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Loud, and usually crowded. The coffee is good but it's not a good place for any kind of quiet work or conversation. If you're out with a group of friends or like a lot of background noise, this place is for you.

Thank mochilista
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

A great place to hang out. Good coffee, great breakfast burrito, and a very nice vibe. Two pool tables, booths, tables of all sizes, and in summer weather the front area is perfect. Lots of folks use it as a second office - you need...More

Thank chief-dweeb
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great coffee and pastries. I always stop here when my business takes me into avis Sq. Nice in the summer when the storefront is open,

Thank Marconi33
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is definitely a hipster joint. Nonetheless, the food is very high quality and the atmosphere is relaxed. Most people go in for the coffee which is good, I on the other hand, will recommend having the hot chocolate which is outstanding.

Thank Escano777
Reviewed 22 March 2016

So Somerville is now the ultra cool, ultra hip place and Davis is the epicenter of the cool, and the coolest of the cool locals hang in the Diesel. Yup, full of fuscia haired, tattooed people. Kinky, poly, trans, queer, creative, artistic, musicians, innovators, IT...More

1  Thank Shariann L
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Dad and I like going out to coffee shops. Simple. Chai latte, or if Dad's feeling adventuresome, a mocha latte. And a bite to eat. This place knocks it out of the park on customer service, and making a good latte. I'm always impressed by...More

1  Thank Joe R
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Stopping frequently in this cafe over these winter months have been enjoyable. The coffee and tea are both outstanding! Diesel serves a variety of muffins and scones, the berry scone is particularly delicious. They also have a grill and make several hot breakfast options. The...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Busy spot with really good coffee and sandwiches. Meh on the baked goods. Can be tough to get a seat as it's popular with laptoppers. They have a bona fide photo booth that is intermittantly in and out of order. I go there at least...More

1  Thank nursiepants
Reviewed 24 January 2016

When you are ready for coffee and quality matters this is a sure win. Diesel Cafe has very good food, excellent coffee, and specialty drinks. The breakfast and lunch options are delicious. I will go to Diesel every time I am in the area.

Thank WILL W
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I had a great soup-and-sandwich lunch here and was able to get a ton of work done afterwards as it turned into a nice, quiet space with people tucked away individually at tables doing the same thing as me after the lunch rush.

Thank Jessica T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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