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Breakfast Spot and Café$$$$
Somerville
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  • Janice N.
    "The pear and goat cheese stuffed French toast is fantastic!"(5 Tips)
    Tom W.
    "Also has a shorter wait than ball square."(5 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "Get both with the corned beef hash eggs Benedict!!"(8 Tips)
    Metromix
    "also liked the self-serve gourmet coffee bar"(4 Tips)
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  • Martin
    MartinAugust 9
    Self serve coffee is great. Portions are pretty big too
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 22
    The bowls are great
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzFebruary 1
    This place is a very popular Somerville right of passage. You must wait in the long lines on weekends for a chance at eating their creative, tasty breakfasts!
  • Sofia P.
    Can't decide between eggs Benedict or corned beef hash? Get both with the corned beef hash eggs Benedict!! So good.
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce SJanuary 14
    Great waffle and omlets
  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The line looks scary on weekend mornings, but I promise it moves really quickly!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedDecember 3, 2015
    "It's a hidden gem and an amazeballs breakfast spot. Get the breakfast burrito and ask them to add some corned beef hash. It costs a little extra but it's so worth it." Chef Joshua Breen Read more
  • Marion
    MarionOctober 25, 2015
    Get here before 9:30 on the weekend if you don't want to deal with a long line. Then order the crab cake benedict.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CoutuAugust 22, 2015
    Good breakfast
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJuly 2, 2015
    Waiting in line? It will move quick, but there is no reason to wait for coffee! Help yourself to the stocked coffee bar inside.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GwiltFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great breakfast food!
  • Guy C.
    Guy ContaldiJanuary 28, 2015
    Best breakfast!
  • Matty S.
    Matty StevensonDecember 21, 2014
    Chill bar scene at night!
  • Jess
    JessNovember 12, 2014
    Delicious brunch!
  • Fahad M.
    Fahad MoussaOctober 3, 2014
    Amazing Waffles & Pancakes. The egg Benedict was good, and the variation of coffee flavors on the self-service bar is something unique. 👍
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangSeptember 8, 2014
    Besides the pancakes, everything I had here was perfection. Also has a shorter wait than ball square.
  • Alexandra R.
    Alexandra RobertsSeptember 6, 2014
    Awesome hash browns and the best pancakes/waffles in Somerville
  • Jeanie N.
    Jeanie NguyenAugust 21, 2014
    Go next door to ball square for stuffed French toast and better service!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarnesAugust 10, 2014
    They carry Lavazza coffee and serve a solid espresso/Americano.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WolfAugust 9, 2014
    Excellent brunch - not decadent, just perfect. Moroccan style egg dishes with potatoes are perfect. Great vibe also.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AnnJune 14, 2014
    everything is amazing you honestly can't go wrong
  • William H.
    William HallJune 1, 2014
    Steal me a coffee cup
  • Ruth B.
    Ruth BurnsMay 5, 2014
    Good food and mimosas I think 4 kinds too. Hash browns were awful like left over mashed potatoes they tried to grill. Getting stuffed french toast next time
  • skyle
    skyleApril 19, 2014
    Their fruit bowl is ginormous!!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LevyApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a bad breakfast spot. Dinner is not great and way overpriced IMO
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneApril 12, 2014
    Phenomenal pancakes and French toast. Great service and wonderful management . As good a breakfast as there is.
  • Julia
    JuliaApril 5, 2014
    Cornbreef hash omelettes....perfect! All I want for breakfast! I was impressed more than I thought I would be.
  • Rachael A.
    Rachael AhernMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    French toast with mascarpone cheese and carmelized strawberries is to die for
  • Bonnie R.
    Bonnie RodgersFebruary 9, 2014
    In the winter bring something to cover your legs - the blast when the door opens distracts from the awesome food!
  • Neil H.
    Neil HirschJanuary 20, 2014
    Ask for a muffin instead of toast, and then get it grilled.
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HauDecember 24, 2013
    Order the malt waffles
  • Joe S.
    Joe SinkevichNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food, quick efficient service, big portions. Definitely spot to hit for gainz and enjoy every bite. The hash is extremely awesome.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MNovember 16, 2013
    Try the Banana Walnut Pancakes - Delightful!
  • Nadina
    NadinaOctober 26, 2013
    Horrible. Poorly executed dishes and the service is sloppy & slow. Location has a lot to do with their popularity. Save your money & go elsewhere.
  • David H.
    David HillSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious, fast, and efficient. This place is perfect case study for how to run a restaurant.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.July 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't get the lox/smoked salmon. It is gross.
  • Sara O.
    Try the Eggs Benedict with Tomato and Avocado! Really nice place to get brunch in Somerville area
  • Gerard A.
    Gerard AmaralMay 25, 2013
    Place is way overrated. Only good thing is you can get a coffee in a to-go cup on the way out. Otherwise it's like a Denny's with extra spices.
  • Juan M.
    Juan MorenoMay 5, 2013
    Best Breakfast in Somerville ,, home fried the best ...
  • Jaime K.
    Jaime KidstonApril 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best breakfast around! Always worth the wait. Enjoy the character!
  • ParanormalHooD
    ParanormalHooDJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Trivia ! Come get some !
  • Alex K.
    Alex KDecember 31, 2012
    Worst service ever. You wait 20 minutes for a soup nazi-like waiter who pushes you out the door as soon as your money leaves your wallet. Yes the food is great but definitely not worth the rudeness
    Downvoted 2 weeks ago
  • John G.
    John GauthierDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Has to bring In a service dog and the folks at SBs were very accommodating. It was busy too. Great staff.
  • ParanormalHooD
    ParanormalHooDDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best breakfast around !
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BaldwinDecember 16, 2012
    Excellent place for brunch and mimosas. Five stars
  • Don N.
    Don NolinDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Go for the waffle specials, they are often fun combinations!
  • Kare C.
    Kare CNovember 25, 2012
    The home fries are like mashed potato cakes!
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    cant beat the self-serve coffee bar. they've thought of everything. except for maybe the option of whipped cream.
  • Ira G.
    Ira GoochSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is good but the service is terrible.
  • Tim
    TimSeptember 3, 2012
    Love the waffle!
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