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Babalu Cafe

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14 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5216
+1 716-708-6077
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 12:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Jamestown, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk into Babalu Cafe for breakfast or lunch. Enjoyment starts right at the door as you are welcomed and seated. The restaurant is full of mementos of Lucy & Desie, but, better yet is the food! Excellent is the only word for it. Taste is great, service is quick and the waitresses smile and conversation will have you coming back... More 

Thank obarth289
Jamestown, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fun place to go to, wonderful food, great people who work there and the owners are great. You can get a Bon Bon for dessert.

Thank Cynthia C
Oneonta, New York
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Babalu Cafe delivers on all its promises. This 1950's style diner is done in a charming Lucy-Desi motif and offers good food at modest prices, along with wonderfully attentive service and chatty, hospitable owner. Make this a stop on your I LOVE LUCY memories trip!

Thank Mel S
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch here after visiting the Lucy-Desi studios. Great finish to a nice day. We sat at the bar since it was a little crowded and really enjoyed visiting with the staff. We had the BLT, Grilled cheese, And club sandwich. All grilled like panini's and were delicious. Not to be missed if you are in Jamestown.... More 

Thank Dml0616
Southampton, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was also one of the 7 Lucy's. We are 7 girlfriends from Ontario that dressed up like Lucy to come to Jamestown. We walked into Babalu's and were greated with cheers and cameras snapping photos. Such fun! This cute little breakfast spot is full of fabulous Lucy memorabilia and the breakfast was fabulous. Thank you for staying open late... More 

Thank ISO_Sun&Sand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were 7 Lucy's all ready to see everything Lucy in Jamestown! We arrived 15 minutes before closing on a Sunday morning at Babalu's and got a standing ovation! They insisted on serving us breakfast and stayed open a little longer just for us. We were treated very well and they are so generous and kind. Love the Lucy/Desi memorabilia!... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place has a wondervul collection of Lucy And Desi memorabilia. Lots to look at abd read. The food is alright, I had a decent egg scramble with veggies. The staff us friendly and courteous.

Thank Suzanne J
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Very friendly staff. Very cozy. Nice atmosphere. Good location. Breakfast and lunch only.

Thank Jennifer V
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very small Quaint little cafe. Food good and well prepared though portions (except pancakes) were small and a little over priced. The owner was very nice and helpful as we were seated in the back that normally is shut up so a bit stuffy but cooled quickly with a fan. I would advise for tables of more than 4 to... More 

Thank 272ashleea
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My best friend and I go out for coffee at least once a week and try different places around our community. We chose Babalu Cafe on 9/17/16 and what a phenomenal place this turned out to be!! Food was excellent and very reasonably priced, decor was just beautiful and the staff and owners were superb!!!! My BF and I will... More 

Thank MaryJane V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: +1 716-708-6077
A quaint cafe that serves breakfast all day and lunch menu across the street from the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?