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Classic Cafe

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1313 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4110
+1 781-646-7871
07:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The cafe itself is very small but has a typical New England home-owned breakfast feel. It's decor was plain but wasn't unexpected or odd. We were seated near immediately by our waitress who was serving half full establishment. She was very quick, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was very poor in that it had no taste. Portions were as expected.... More 

Thank AJent912
Somerville, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

It was OKAY. It was nothing special & nothing bad. It is what it is, a quick place to grab a refreshment.

Thank MarleneNroba
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We've been here for breakfast a number of times since moving to the neighborhood. The food is solid and the service is good. Will have to go back to try lunch or dinner.

Thank Laura G
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast after the battle of Lexington with he kids. Small but friendly and good pancakes. About $10 per person with drink.

New England
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628 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

There is something about this place that is compelling - it feels a bit like a time capsule, taking you back to an easier less troubled time - it just feels good! The atmosphere is real, authentic - not something that Classic Cafe aspired to, or hired a decorator to achieve - this is the real deal, the small neighborhood... More 

1 Thank lexmiller
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We called one day ahead for a midweek breakfast for 10 at 9 AM. Tables were ready, the greeting was warm and friendly and the service was great. One server took care of the entire table. The menu is massive! Most of the food was tasty and plentiful. The pancakes were a bit heavy and slightly over-cooked. Eggs and potatoes... More 

1 Thank HowieW W
Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

The Classic is a friendly, homey place with many many ommeletes to choose from. We've had may breakfasts there and is a place we take our out of town guests for the "non-chain" experience. Excellent food and service.

Thank Vernon B
Boston, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

The friendly neighborhood atmosphere of the Classic brings us back for more with Mimosa and Paige remembering our standard orders and taking care of us. Depending on how busy things are, the attention to detail can be spotty. As a regular customer, I notice the change in quality of the food from time to time. Don't know if there's a... More 

1 Thank rickiboston
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Ran into terrible Mass Pike Saturday traffic trying to get to a wedding party. Everyone was starving, so we turned around and headed back to our old standby diner. Mimosa nearly cried to see our two children, now 21 and 18 after a three year hiatus. While my husband dines there regularly, our kids are busy with college, etc. and... More 

Thank winterport
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Breakfast all day with a great selection of omelets as well as Belgian waffles, pancakes, etc. Nice service. Tables with a few seats at the counter.

Thank CarolineMR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4110
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-646-7871

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