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Ball Square Cafe

708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
+1 617-623-2233
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (21 reviews)
“french toast” (25 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The reviews would lead you to believe that you are in for a great experience but we were let down. The caramelized strawberry French toast I had was worse than something I can make at home. This bizarre brown flavorless Caramel sauce covered the plate...More

Thank Chris j
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Chris, we're sorry to hear that you weren't a big fan of what you ordered here! We always want you to enjoy everything, so we apologize for your experience with us. Our French toast is a signature and loved dish here, so this is surprising....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice space, good service, interesting menu with many options. best to go on a weekday i think as it's very popular with locals.More

Thank marybeth02140
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for loving our space and variety of dishes! We love having you here. Hopefully you'll be able to come back and try even more of our well-known items! We recommend the coconut French toast if you haven't tried that already. Have a nice day,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They suggest an 18% Tip but you have to get your own coffee and stuff. The food presentation was impressive but the taste was not. Had corned beef hash and it tasted like sour mash. The meat was not recognisable and mushy to the bite....More

Thank Elfilibusterismo
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know about your visit! We're sorry to hear that you didn't love the food, though. We always want to make sure that you enjoy your meal with us, so we apologize for this. Hopefully you'll decide to give us another try...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We decided to try out Ball Square Cafe after hearing great things about it. Even though there was a line outside in the cold, Mike was so helpful and attentive to get us in as quick as he could and making sure we had everything...More

Thank almtravel511
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

We're so happy that you decided to give us a try! Thanks for enjoying our attentive service and variety of breakfast items. It's great to hear that everything was perfect for you. Hopefully you'll be back to see us again soon, so you can try...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing foodie cafe with everything from omelettes to muffins, from Belgian waffles to French toast loaded with fresh fruits and cool whip, and much more, all made from scratch. Don’t miss this cafe if you’re nearby!!

Thank michaelpoto4
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Michael, thanks for being such a big fan of the home made bites we serve up! Hope it won't be too long before we get to welcome you back for more. All the best, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The thought of a good breakfast excites me. I tried this place today for the first time and I am dying to go back! It was amazing! I got the Athenian omelette which was, hands down, the BEST omelette I have ever had. They take...More

Thank MV76
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words about our Athenian omelet, potatoes, and pancake. We're so glad that you loved everything and that the service was excellent while you were here. We always aim to impress. Come back in for...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We love to go out for breakfast, and I have to say this was the best we have ever had!! Omlettes were packed with fillings and fluffy. Omar's grilled mashed potatoes were unreal. The pancakes were delicious. And the grilled corn muffin was icing on...More

1  Thank Brian T
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Brian, we're honored that you love our cafe so much! It's great to hear that the omelet was excellent and that everything else was as well. The pancakes and corn muffin were great choices, too. Also, we appreciate your kind words about our service. Can't...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The breakfast, food and service are always excellent. Not a big place, so you might have to wait for a table. The staff is extremely friendly and flexible to make you exactly what you want. The fruit plates are amazing and the fruit is consistently...More

Thank Laurence S
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Laurence, so glad you've always experienced friendly staff and delicious food! Can't wait to see you back soon. Till then, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 29 January 2018

You won't go wrong here, the food is good, plentiful and good quality. The only thing I felt was that the omelettes were filled with "loose" fillings. I quite like them part of the omelette rather than fillings that spill out when you cut open...More

Thank globetrottheworld
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thanks so much! We appreciate your feedback, and it was great having you here. If you're back in the area, come see us again! Till then, Mike, Owner

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The ambience is great. Omar the owner greets you and converses with everyone. The menu is large and varied. The corned beef hash is awesome. Blueberry muffins toasted perfectly. The hash browns great. He’s Benedict large and perfect. Omelet was large and plentiful. The self...More

Thank Rafael C
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

I love hearing how much you love it here, Rafael! Sounds like you've found some favorites on our menu. Can't wait to welcome you back for another delicious meal! Till then, Mike, Owner

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19 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no line when I went. Weekday at 7 am
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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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