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True Grounds

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717 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2223
+1 617-591-9559
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I just had tea but it was really good and a cute environment. I had some time to kill between activities and this was a great place to chill.

Thank Ren P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dee E
Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank BennyMass
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank michael a
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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).

Thank emibarnes
Cottonwood Heights
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Damon P
Somerville, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Todd E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Thank GreenTravelerMA
Nashville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.....

Thank Ports707
Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cafe, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 19:00
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?