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Uncommon Grounds

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575 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4102
+1 617-924-9625
07:00 - 15:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went there with mother in law for lunch. We got there 11:45, by 12:45pm there was a big line at the door on a Friday. She ordered the sandwich and salad (it's a lot of food). I ordered the House Special Burger with sweet potato fries. The sweet potato fries were soft inside and crispy outside. SO GOOD! The... More 

Thank FPassos
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A busy restaurant with basic and unusual menu items. Really good. Very fresh. Friendly service. I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast and/or lunch if you are in Watertown.

Thank Susan P
Watertown, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

My 12-year-old son ordered chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes (7.59 + $2 for chips). He finished all 3 pancakes. My 11-year-old daughter ordered the French Toast with Compote on the side ($9.99). Side of bacon: $3.99. The piece de resistance was a special: Tofu Grand Breakfast Sandwich ($8.99). Served on a bagel, sliced tender tofu strips ruled but there were other... More 

Thank jillalex
Winchester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Breakfast all day, savory omelette and inventive specials. I really like uncommon grounds for dine-in and take-out. It gets really busy which is a great sign thT locals love it!

Thank kroro43
Endicott, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

People are always raving about the breakfasts here, but their lunches are also outstanding. Our server, Amelia, was terrific. My Cuban Panini was awesome, and my husband"s Cobb Salad was very good as well. Recommended without reservation!

Thank Adele E
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Small space but lots of menu choices. They don't skimp on the menu offerings..lots of choices and plenty of food. You can't go wrong.

Thank Eileen M
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We had the Hawaiian burger plate and breakfast BLT at Uncommon Grounds. The burger was made perfectly with a large slice of grilled pineapple which was freshly cut. Exceptional flavors in both sandwiches. Great attention to details. Real maple syrup, flavorful coffee that wasn't burnt, and friendly service with customized swag. The price for all this was very reasonable.

Thank Joseph C
Watertown, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This morning, I ordered the poached eggs (2) on toast with loads of avocado, a few sautéed cherry tomatoes, a sprinkling of red pepper, and parsley. It tasted decadent. There are usually almost a dozen creative specials plus the usual menu items. Lots of different kinds of coffee (flavored lattes, etc.). Often crowded, this has terrific breakfasts and lunches.

Thank jillalex
Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

It was pouring rain and the line was long...but we said "go for it" and I am glad we did. I was able to get a safe, secure parking spot and they had shelter to wait for a seat. We sat at the "bar" and the waitress was friendly and right there to offer coffee. The coffee was hot and... More 

Thank 2sisterstravel
Raleigh, North Carolina
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624 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We were visiting family in Watertown and Uncommon Grounds is right around the corner from their place. We walked over for brunch the first day and ate outside. I ordered the Very Berry Pancrepe. Delicious! My husband got the Southern-Style Eggs Benedict. Everything was great! My aunt accidentally left her purse and we didn't realize it until the next morning,... 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
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-924-9625
Standard american breakfast and lunch with a twist. We have the fluffiest pancakes around (made fresh every morning) and also have unique items like the 'Pancrepe". Our paninis, homemade soups, burgers, and salads are a cut above the rest - delicious and healthy!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?