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True Grounds

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717 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2223
+1 617-591-9559
Today
07:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

When visiting Boston, we have lunch as well as coffee here and love it. Coffee and Lattes are excellent. Sandwiches, wraps, and breakfast also great Staff are very helpful and informative, especially with allergies. Will be back many times.

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Thank Dee E
Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I go there quite often and I really like their coffees, in particular the mocha, and the atmosphere. It's the perfect non-chain coffee shop.

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Thank BennyMass
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

2009 Wanted to try this place I'd heard about and was pleased. Clean place the sandwich were good and fresh as was the coffee. Great Vibe! Fast forward to 6-19-16 Have been a regular for years and everytime I bring a new client or visitor there and I consistently get rave reviews about True Grounds.

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Thank michael a
Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The breakfast chipotle wrap was really great, as was the coffee. The sandwiches also looked delicious for lunch, priced at $8.50 each. The first hour of Wifi is free, but after that you have to pay for daily access (about $5), weekly, or monthly (about $15).

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Thank emibarnes
Cottonwood Heights
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

I prefer to visit non-chain coffee shops for my coffee habit. True Grounds had the decor of your typical non-chain coffee shop. The service was non-remarkable. I did not try any of the food offerings. I only wanted a good cup of espresso. I ordered a mocha and was disappointed that it was lukewarm and had no taste of roast... More 

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Thank Damon P
Somerville, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Great local hole in the wall coffee shop. Great product, quick service. Place has the right vibe for the it is in.

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Thank Todd E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

True Grounds is located in a busy breakfast area, with Soundbites and Ball Square Cafe located just across the street. While it's tempting to compare the three, True Grounds really falls into a different category - perhaps the same category as Diesel or Block 11. The food, drinks and service at True Grounds are all great, but if you're ordering... More 

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Thank GreenTravelerMA
Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for breakfast. Had a great cup of regular coffee and a bagel egg sandwich. Good food and atmosphere.....

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Thank Ports707
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is my Saturday morning spot. I love everything about it. Good coffee, great tea selection, I loved their cold-brewed iced coffee this summer, but where they really get me is their egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. I get it on sourdough and it's perfect. It doesn't seem like fancy, complicated restaurant food but somehow it's way more delicious than... More 

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Thank LilyK89
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Let me preface this by saying as a rule I don't eat bagels and the like because I'm a crazy health nut. One day the line at Soundbites was ridiculous and I was ravenous so I popped on over to True grounds. I reluctantly ordered a bacon egg and cheese on an everything bagel and my world exploded. Now I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2223
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-591-9559

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