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Diesel Café

Diesel Café

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Davis Square, Somerville
  • Ranked #4 for cafés in Somerville
  • Rachel M.
    "The Little Piston is my (vegetarian) favorite!"(5 Tips)
    Steve D.
    "get the raspberry lime rickey."(4 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "The Somerville Smog sounds odd but is pretty awesome.. try it,..."(5 Tips)
    Daniel D.
    "The Vietnamese coffee is excellent!"(5 Tips)
198 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • tea
  • sandwiches
  • little piston
  • raspberry lime rickey
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  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJune 6
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite coffee shops in all of Greater Boston. Cool vibe, great menu, and awesome space between the open air in the Summer and pool tables in the back.
  • Payton S.
    Payton SwickApril 21
    Good tea and Vegan sandwiches
  • Adrian L.
    Adrian LNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, pool table, chill vibes.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WalshOctober 30, 2015
    Don't think about using WiFi unless you bring your own hotspot or $7! They freakin' charge for internet access! Once spent $12, then learned this fcuked up fact...refund & left. No WiFi? Kiss my a$$!
  • Miraj S.
    Miraj ShahOctober 12, 2015
    Great coffee, great sandwiches, I liked the Branch-Tomsho. It's a huge space that can get pretty loud, so not always the best place to get work done. Have to love the industrial aesthetic though.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious chai lattes and a super friendly atmosphere. Beware on Sundays. It gets packed.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseSeptember 29, 2015
    Lots of workspace, and quality espresso.
  • kelly b.
    kelly brosnanSeptember 14, 2015
    iced coffee is watery but hot coffee is amazing! i recommend the salted caramel
  • Keely C.
    Keely CarriganSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They recently changed their tea line (from Mem to Kilogram), so I'm not fond of their Thai tea anymore.
  • Anit D.
    Anit DasAugust 26, 2015
    If you want it hot, get the mocha latte. If you want it iced, get the mocha *au lait*.
  • Cailin
    CailinAugust 24, 2015
    Lots of space for working and oodles of outlets.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LuoAugust 18, 2015
    I'm still at a loss why people rave about this place. The espresso drinks are painfully average (Starbucks quality), and the sandwiches nearly broke my teeth. Maybe I'm just doing it wrong.......
  • Leila S.
    Leila SamiiAugust 18, 2015
    The wifi isn't free.
  • Estelle T.
    Estelle TchaAugust 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Salted Caramel Latte 🙌🏽
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.August 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee. Can't go wrong. Love it much more than Starbucks across the street
  • Brian M.
    Brian ManningJuly 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, but no free wifi. 😢
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Free cup of coffee when you buy a bag (rec the Matalpa)
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikJuly 26, 2015
    It's like a day bar that serves coffee.
  • Matt V.
    Matt V.June 17, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    I can drink their coffee black. That's noteworthy IMO
  • Gilad G.
    Gilad GrayMay 24, 2015
    Still the best mocha in the entire world.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottMay 13, 2015
    Best coffee in Davis Square. Order the Vietnamese.
  • Kristine W.
    Kristine W.May 1, 2015
    Love the atmosphere here but it's a struggle to find available seating & outlets.
  • Liliana C.
    Liliana CabralApril 28, 2015
    Good coffee and bagels!
  • Dan F.
    Dan FogartyMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    p cool vibe but they make you pay for wifi smdh. three guys writing a screenplay out of five 🚶🚶🚶.
  • Kestrel S.
    Kestrel SlocombeMarch 8, 2015
    Somerville Smog!
  • Louisa R.
    Louisa RigaliMarch 5, 2015
    Mocha. Yum.
  • Dimitris S.
    Dimitris SpiliakosFebruary 28, 2015
    Try the accelerator for a nice early morning kick
  • Louisa R.
    Louisa RigaliFebruary 26, 2015
    Little Piston sandwich is the best. I came here for the photo booth and the pics came out funky, so beware--but they let me try twice and gave me my money back too, so it was worth it!
  • Jill
    JillJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    just get there before they run out of bagels! oh the bagels..
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 16, 2014
    big selection of sandwiches and coffees
  • Amy D.
    Amy DennehyDecember 5, 2014
    Beware there's no free wifi here
  • Gerald H.
    Gerald HastingsNovember 25, 2014
    The Branch is my favorite here. PK pouch an Monkey Wrench are close seconds.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Voted best Independent coffee shop in Somerville for many years running. Awesome! And well deserved.
  • John S.
    John SantamariaNovember 2, 2014
    Good coffee and vibe but you have got to try the Maple Oatmeal Scones. Fabulous! Disappointed there is no free WiFi however.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanOctober 30, 2014
    Vietnamese coffee!
  • Antonio
    AntonioOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great espresso here and awesome service, always with a simile. Best coffee in Davis square.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Green tea latte is also amazing iced
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You have to PAY to use wifi here. Not free! Kind of annoying for such an awesome space
  • Nick U.
    Nick UsoffSeptember 10, 2014
    Though a little expensive, the green tea latte was by far the best drink I've ever gotten in a cafe
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a Somerville Smog
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurkaAugust 21, 2014
    Cool drinks, atmosphere, & people.
  • Inderpreet S.
    Inderpreet SinghAugust 19, 2014
    Great sandwiches. They can make them vegan. They added extra spinach to my tofu wrap instead of the cheese.
  • Sage W.
    Sage WohnsAugust 9, 2014
    Ambience is great for hanging out with coffee
  • Gary M.
    Gary MAugust 8, 2014
    Outstanding atmosphere and great coffee and wonderful service
  • Lily K.
    Lily KAugust 7, 2014
    Blueberry muffins are lemony and awesome!
  • Ken S.
    Ken SApril 21, 2014
    The green tea latte is fantastic. Enjoy!!
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinMarch 30, 2014
    The cream cheese brownie is all a brownie should be: so moist it doesn't NEED no stinkin' frosting.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MyersMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Tofutti for bagels! Always a really nice touch.
  • RGB
    RGBMarch 3, 2014
    This is the nicest environment to read your book at davis square area so far. Peaceful, and warm. Great staff. Also the interior design of the place inspiring by diesel is awesome. Love you DC💋
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Zobella recommends the Little Piston (I do too, get it hot).
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