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Iyo Bistro

Grill, Cafe
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234 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2935
+1 617-764-5295
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 22:00
Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My friend and I both got falafel dishes. She got a platter; I got a sandwich. The wrap on my sandwich was cold as if it had just come out of the fridge. The falafel inside was lukewarm and dry--a totally unappetizing sandwich. My friend found her falafel so dry and tasteless that she left it on the plate. I've... More 

Thank Ruth67890
Galway, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Bread stale, barley any chicken. Says comes with potato wedges.. You get 4. Got a mango pineapple smoothie and it was too thick to drink and didn't even taste like mangos, or pineapple.

Thank katiekennedy1995
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Nice coffee and good service! They have a modern ambient and some good pastries. Easy to find and to park on the street.

Thank Danuza
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled open this place on a very rainy morning! Delicious freshly made oatmeal (porridge!) with a wide range of toppings to help yourself to! Also nice coffee and a selection of teas :-)

Thank Char_bag
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I've visited IYO multiple times, and love both their hot and iced coffee. Plus the prices are great for the portion size. My favorite flavor is Milky Way!

Thank Marykate J
Markham, Canada
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238 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Quite a few options of Frozen Yoghurt that one can choose from. Toppings are plenty as well, cool atmosphere, excellent coffee, highly recommended

Thank botmi
New England
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Decent selection of coffee with great seasonal light bites. Roasted pepper and tomato soup was delicious . Wifi available for a set amount of time with password given at counter.

Thank Elizabeth A
Marlow, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Right in the middle of Davis Square, this little café serves both savoury and sweet crêpes, both of which are of very reasonable standard. The food is served quickly, and can be taken out if you wish, as can the drinks. All in all, if you need a quick, easy meal, you won't go far wrong with the iYo café.

1 Thank Dom T
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I was excited to try this place since you can make your own waffle and top it with a choice of many different yogurts and toppings. However, the waffle mix tastes worse than Bisquick and has a real chemical taste. The vanilla yogurt I tried was incredibly sweet with no real taste except sugar. I topped it all with fresh... More 

Thank BostonNix
Somerville, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

i was hopeful, as i am whenever a new coffeehouse opens, but the coffee here was nothing special, meaning it was as bitter and poor as the stuff over at Diesel. Like drinking catchers mitt runoff. i've come in a few times, and the pastries were old and not very good, when they had them at all. i won't be... More 

Thank burrlamb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Grill, Cafe
After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2935
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-764-5295
Located in Somerville's Davis Square, Iyo Bistro is serving up some of the best fresh roasted coffee, pastries, authentic falafel, charcoal grilled plates & sandwiches, and of course, their famous frozen yogurt.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?