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3 Little Figs

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Somerville
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    Ranked #2 for cafés in Somerville
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    This café is famous for their coffee. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Amy C.
    "Try the Lavender Biscuit - Not too sweet, nice and moist."(16 Tips)
    Raul M.
    "market sandwich and pastries"(4 Tips)
    Brian M.
    "... Somerville. They use tandem coffee which is also a sleeper for one of the best..."(3 Tips)
    David H.
    "... bites. I liked the spinach pie & my girlfriend loved her feta toast with..."(3 Tips)
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  • Svitlana U.
    Svitlana UdovenkoJuly 7, 2018
    Lattes are amazing! Pastries change a lot, everything I tried from them was good tho. Sandwiches tasty - fresh breads and all ingredients feel good quality and fresh. Love the place!
  • Ingrid W.heart icon on user image
    Ingrid WongApril 29, 2015
    Sweet potato lovers must order the Village sandwich! Love their chai latte - made with housemade chai tea concentrate. They also have excellent breakfast options (housemade granola) and pastries.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SteeleJanuary 16, 2023
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here before 9:30am on a weekend to stand a reliable chance of grabbing a table without a wait. Then sip your lovely espresso drink in peace while noshing on an excellent breakfast sandwich
  • Alli R.heart icon on user image
    Alli R.June 27, 2016
    Tried this for the first time today..the coconut pecan banana bread is amazing! I want to try all the other pastries. I'll be back! The iced chai was great too :)
  • Mairéad N.heart icon on user image
    I had the fig toast which I slightly regret as there were so many other amazing looking things on the menu. I loved the place though, really nice atmosphere and the staff are lovely and genuine.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJune 17, 2015
    Great coffee from Pilot and Gimme! Coffee Roasters but the size of the space and crowded seating makes it unpleasant to hang out during rush hour.
  • Toni P.heart icon on user image
    Toni PMay 30, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    plenty of gluten free options and they take extra care for no cross contamination when making sandwiches for celiacs like me. coffee and food is amazing - worth every penny!
  • Quinton M.heart icon on user image
    Quinton MaJune 19, 2017
    Pies and the ricotta toasts are so good!!! I don't even like sweets but the sweet ricotta is to die for
  • john r.
    john rutherfordMay 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    get a cortado (aka gibraltar) not only for the equally rich flavors of milk and bean, but also for the delicate, adorable glass it comes in.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McMahonJune 11, 2022
    Breakfast sandwich might be the best in Somerville. They use tandem coffee which is also a sleeper for one of the best in the new England area.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WebelJuly 14, 2013
    Crazy good food served here! , the egg, goat cheese and arugula on brioche is out of this world!! The Moroccan mint iced tea is perfect as served. I will be coming back here
  • Vanessa🌸heart icon on user image
    Vanessa🌸November 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lavender biscuit is a must! Have to definitely give it a try! The cappuccinos are amazing and so are the people who work there. I'm there every week, it's that good! 👍
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongJanuary 27, 2015
    Great place to stop and grab coffee/breaky on the go. Pretty small for sit down. But great menu selection for coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Get here early on the weekends!
  • Eric S.heart icon on user image
    Eric ScottFebruary 4, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Crowded on weekend mornings, but the line moves quickly. Amazing matcha lattes and biscuits.
  • Steph H.
    Steph HillAugust 9, 2014
    Lavender biscuits were better than I imagined they could be. A must try! Also had an apple cider muffin which was unbelievable. Super friendly staff!
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HeiserNovember 13, 2017
    Good coffee and breakfast bites. I liked the spinach pie & my girlfriend loved her feta toast with olive tapenade
  • Markéta K.
    Amazing place, the best lavender biscuit ever. Must visit, must taste. Happy we were here👍🏼🇺🇸.
  • Bhavin G.heart icon on user image
    Bhavin GandhiApril 7, 2019
    Best freaking lunch/brunch spot in all of Somerville. Incredible sandwiches and yogurt.
  • Katerina K.
    Katerina KouriatiJuly 29, 2016
    I love the calm vibe of this place most of all. The stuff is very polite and friendly too. A small piece of oasis.
  • Alison M.heart icon on user image
    Alison MacDonaldFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Fig n'spice granola with yogurt was heavenly. Delicious lattes and a great crew. Definitely will be returning.
  • Nora0eheart icon on user image
    Nora0eAugust 17, 2016
    Great place for restaurant I loved their sandwiches !!
  • Tim L.heart icon on user image
    Tim LuoJuly 10, 2015
    Cappuccino is nutty, and slightly chocolatey. Very good. The turkey apple brie sandwich was good. Amazingly friendly baristas!
  • Patty G.heart icon on user image
    Patty GrennenMarch 11, 2014
    Their Greek yogurt & honey is the food of the gods. I don't know what's in it, but it has my taste buds wanting more long after I've licked the bowl clean.
  • Jake F.heart icon on user image
    Jake FochettaDecember 12, 2015
    Get the Greek yogurt if you aren't looking for anything heavy. They make it with honey and granola and it's da bomb.
  • Stephen B.heart icon on user image
    Stephen BarnesMay 6, 2015
    The pastries, such as the scones, are some of the best in the Davis area.
  • Raul M.heart icon on user image
    Raul M.June 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Almond milk lattes, spinach pie, market sandwich and pastries are heavenly. Best place for lunch and snacks. They also sell Kombucha.
  • Jonathan B.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan BrierJuly 31, 2016
    You can't go wrong, but I'd recommend anything with yogurt and a latte.
  • ᴡ M.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ MartinMay 14, 2018
    The biscuits! The coffee! The sweet potato cake! The staff!❤️
  • Stephanie V.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie VNHDecember 9, 2014
    Beautiful Automn salad. Really good coffee. Be quick, look around and find the only free spot left at the store.
  • Brianheart icon on user image
    BrianMay 5, 2018
    Their Market Sandwich is ridiculously good— prosciutto, goat cheese, fig jam, arugula, tomatoes, and herbs.
  • Carlos R.heart icon on user image
    Carlos RangelMay 2, 2017
    The perfect place to have breakfast, but you need to arrive early in the morning due to its popularity.
  • Jeffrey Z.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey ZhaoJune 11, 2016
    Lavender biscuit is incredible. Their yogurts are pretty good too!
  • cody S.
    cody SFebruary 20, 2012
    Excellent and perfect coffee and lattes, The BEST in Boston. Local ingredients and supper natural and friendly service. Yes it it very expensive .
  • Andrew S.heart icon on user image
    Andrew StrathdeeNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Limited seating at the best of times but the coffee is really, really good. Friendly staff and super tasty food, as well.
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get their egg & feta sandwich. It comes on an amazingly tasty and yet oh so light brioche and it's both tasty and nutritious. Love it.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WingfieldSeptember 1, 2012
    Lavendar biscuit, fig and maple pecan spice granola, and ginger bomb cookies. All excellent and must-try. Tell Caroline hello!
  • Zev H.heart icon on user image
    Zev HAugust 7, 2014
    Everything is good here. I had the Market sandwich. It was excellent!
  • A S.heart icon on user image
    A SMarch 31, 2017
    The honey matcha latte (plus the latte art!) And the apple cider muffin was yummy!
  • Julian W.heart icon on user image
    Julian WoodJanuary 16, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, toasts (ricotta is my favorite), and pastries. Busy on weekends.
  • Roy N.heart icon on user image
    Roy NMarch 3, 2020
    All the good and pastries are great! Good pies. Coffee was meh. Too acidic and fruity for me. I like darker flavors.
  • Jeanie N.heart icon on user image
    Jeanie NguyenJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My new fav cafe in the Boston area. Get their lavender biscuit and be weary of addiction
  • Sabina S.
    Sabina SayeedMarch 30, 2013
    Delicious cider doughnuts and coffee! and the spinach pie is great too if you're looking for something savory.
  • Peter S.heart icon on user image
    Peter SalemJune 22, 2018
    Dragonfruit chia pudding is light, but satisfying, and fruity, but savory. Delightful
  • Christine D.
    Christine DunneJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the village sandwich, it is delicious! Sweet potato, arugula, goat cheese, roasted red peppers with honey & olive oil.
  • Vanessa🌸heart icon on user image
    Vanessa🌸August 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the lavender biscuit, it's delicious! The cappuccinos are fantastic. Love this place, can't wait to go back!
  • Keri G.heart icon on user image
    Keri GarelNovember 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Can we talk about the avocado muffin for a second? Because I'm really into the avocado muffin, and you should be into it too.
  • Miraj S.heart icon on user image
    Miraj ShahFebruary 27, 2016
    Great coffee and really tasty muffins! Reminds me of coffee shops in Seattle, the really good ones.
  • Mitesh A.
    Mitesh AminJune 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The amazing Greek yogurt is AMAZING! Just honey, no granola or fruit needed. Always come back for more.
  • Pankaj R.heart icon on user image
    Pankaj RupaniJanuary 12, 2019
    Come in early if you want the best stuff: sausage breakfast pie and pepper biscuit
  • Alex F.heart icon on user image
    Alex FDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The cappuccinos are fantastic. Excellent baristas. Delicious baked goods.
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