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Ball Square Cafe

708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
+1 617-623-2233
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here while staying in Boston, there was a little line but it quickly went down and the owner was really good at letting us know when the table would be ready! Breakfast was awesome! Huge portions and such good quality ! Thoroughly recommend -...More

Thank Shoegal1990
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm thrilled you loved your Tijuana omelet! Thank you for the recommendation. I hope you'll come back to see us next time you're in the area. Thank you, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ball Square Cafe is so good that you can count on a line of people waiting eagerly to pick from the huge menu of omelettes, waffles, and benedicts. The wait will be worth it! Half orders are available for many items, so if the macaroon...More

Thank Jason S
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thrilled to know you're such a fan of ours, Jason! I hope you'll be back again soon -- I know the French toast and pastrami Benedict are calling your name. Take care, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch at the Ball Square Cafe. The wraps were good (Texas and Marinated Chicken wraps), but the Spinach Salad was disappointing mainly because the menu did not indicate that the pine nuts were caramelized, which made it unexpectedly and unfortunately sweet....More

Thank David K
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the two wraps you had, David! It's unfortunate the pine nuts had such an impact on your experience -- we would have been happy to make that substitution, so we apologize it wasn't clearly listed on the menu....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local feel and CROWD! tight quarters but worth any wait! Great care in perfecting dishes with wonderful staff!

Thank Eric R
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you love our local vibe and dishes, Eric! I hope you'll make it back our way again soon. Take care, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were seated promptly, and three of us had a very diverse order that satisfied everyone-- pancakes with fresh fruit, eggs/bacon/pancakes, oatmeal with fresh fruit. The waitress was very attentive, and prices were reasonable for this urban environment. Self-serve coffee was delicious with several choices...More

Thank Richard R
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm proud to hear your whole group was able to find something they enjoyed, Richard. I'll make sure to pass the kind words along to the rest of the staff! I hope you'll make it back our way sometime in the future. All the best,...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Long lines outside but they move quickly and it's worth the wait! Love the corn muffins and French toast delight. Will be back on our next visit to the area!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm glad you love our corn muffins and French toast! Looking forward to the next time you're in the area -- I'd love to know what you try next. Take care and safe travels! Mike, Owner

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I sadly did not make it to the Ball Square Café for its fabled breakfast on this short visit to Somerville and Medford, but when I had a chance to stop by for lunch I grabbed it and was glad I did. The smoked salmon...More

Thank HMac_2013
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Glad you could join us for lunch! It's great to hear you enjoyed the BLT as well as the fries. I'm looking forward to your next visit to grab breakfast -- you're gonna love it! Take care, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast after reading several good reviews on this site. It definitely did not disappoint! Mike, one of the owners, greeted us upon entry as if we were family and explained their self serve beverage station. I got the Mexican omelette and my...More

Thank Nicole B
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

I'm so happy your omelet and your friend's Benedict were outstanding, Nicole! It's great you came by to try us out, and I look forward to your next visit. The coconut macaroon French toast is truly delicious -- I know you'll love it! All the...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My wife was completely taken with the beautiful Belgian Waffle in the menu. When it came it was majestic! Apples, bananas, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mangos, cantaloupes, honeydews, watermelon, kiwi, whip cream, and powdered sugar all on a tasty gluten free waffle. It tasted...More

Thank CRFjockey
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

We're happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed the Belgian waffle and French toast! We're glad your service was up to par as well, and we hope you'll come see us again in the future. Take care, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Great selection for breakfast or lunch and the food is well prepared and always good. The portions are large so be prepared to get a 'doggie' bag and enjoy it later. Heathy options and great fruit plates.

Thank woochicki
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

We're glad you're a fan of our fare and our portions! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this note, and we hope we get to see you again soon. Take care, Mike, Owner

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kels112
19 March 2017|
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Nope, no line when I went. Weekday at 7 am
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Larry C
7 November 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is tight, but there are meters on Broadway the main street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 15:00
Monday
06:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 15:00
Thursday
06:30 - 15:00
Friday
06:30 - 15:00
Saturday
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-2233
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