Reviews

Annie B.
17:15 22 Jul 22
Brunch was amazing, food was geat. The staff is welcoming, great atmosphere... only thing is when you get inside the door, it's a bit confusing as there is no specific host. You can sit whenever you see a clean table.
Alexthebest 8.
14:04 22 Jul 22
Lovely little spot, great hardworking staff, and the waffles very sweet and light.
Abigail G.
15:08 17 Jul 22
Everything is a 5/5 here from the latte to the breakfast to the amazing staff and the owner Mike
Dayton N.
18:45 13 Jul 22
My first visit to the Ball Square Cafe. I indulged in a pre-birthday breakfast. Food was extremely good. I did not particularly enjoy the vegetable sausage. Not that they were horrible, but I did not find them really tasty. I enjoy the freshly squeezed orange juice immensely. My brother works there, and he generously paid for my meal, which is the best aspect of the situation. Thank you again, Big Bro.
Easy F.
19:56 03 Jul 22
Delicious! Everything is fresh and tasty with a friendly staff. Service is prompt. Portions are ample. Omelettes and egg dishes are creative and the French Toast creations are mouthwatering. Great coffee too! Recent expansion offers plenty of seating with outdoor options as well.
hannah B.
16:04 02 Jul 22
Very cute cafe that’s been nicely redone. We had delicious breakfast food!
Victor R.
05:34 02 Jul 22
By far one of the best breakfast restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining at. I wish I could bring this establishment home with me.
Zola M.
16:02 01 Jun 22
This was my first visit to Ball Square Cafe. I treated myself a Pre- Birthday breakfast. Food was very good. I didn't really like the veggie sausage. Not saying they were bad, they just were not very tasteful to me. I really like the fresh squeezed glass of orange juice. Best part about it is that my brother works there and he paid for my meal, which was very thoughtful. Thank you again, Big Bro.
Toya W.
15:36 22 May 22
Todd had the best customer service!! French toast was amazing and the Buttermilk pancakes was Delicious 😋.... Overall great breakfast spot.
Dale N.
17:55 11 May 22
perfect service freat food with a smile
Annie T.
20:52 10 May 22
Very good breakfast spot among many other breakfast spots in this little area! I had the smoked salmon omelet, banana Nutella French toast, and tried some of the steak and eggs. All of which were delicious!
travis C.
18:45 28 Apr 22
Best breakfast place in all of boston
Matt T.
14:51 23 Apr 22
Great breakfast and nice portions
Brittany L.
15:48 07 Apr 22
This place had the best breakfast I’ve probably ever had, I will for sure be back when I’m in the area! Staff, food and atmosphere a solid 10 out of 10!!
Kristin S.
03:33 01 Apr 22
I haven't dined in since the pandemic started, and I was so thrilled to go back today and see the expansion, and eat the amazing food.
Daniella M.
12:31 31 Mar 22
Always my favorite, the tri berry french toast is my all time fav! No one else makes the best French toast like you guys do🤩🥹 Keep in mind this is a hot spot so plan accordingly, you might have to wait especially during peak hours !
James A.
14:06 26 Mar 22
WOW Great food, Great Service. Todd was the best. Our new favorite place.
vicky L.
12:36 21 Mar 22
Incredible little breakfast or lunch spot. Lovely people and yummy high quality food.
Faith B.
15:33 14 Mar 22
nice place to eat - typical cafe
Brendan W.
15:04 11 Mar 22
Hands down my favorite breakfast spot in the world. They make a mean hollandaise that keeps me coming back
Amy S
22:32 01 Mar 22
I came because of the photos. Love the people. Love the music. Love the food. What more can you want
Eddie M.
19:32 24 Feb 22
Many folks may get in line waiting for a table, but the time is worth it. Go there hungry.
jess R.
20:09 08 Feb 22
I absolutely love ball Square!! Each time I have family or friends visiting I always make a stop here for breakfast. Mike is absolutely amazing!!! He loves my family, my son and him have their own cool handshake lol. He truly knows how to run a business, he always makes a point to stop at everyone's table and greet them. Even to see an owner of a restaurant waiting tables I think that's absoultely amazing he truly loves everybody he meets it has a great personality we love you too Mike!!! I would definitely recommend ball Square Cafe! honestly the best spot in Somerville. I wish I had more stars to give 5-star doesn't do it justice I would give ball Square Cafe 10Stars
Steven M.
16:38 07 Feb 22
This place is unbelievable! If your looking for a great breakfast or lunch spot? Ball sq.Cafe is your place! Great food and great service! The food is off the hook!! The coconut macaroon french toast and the strawberry and banana french toast! Incredible!
Sea
23:03 01 Feb 22
Mouth watering steak tips, soooo good. I have no complaints here. They have the best food and I love going here. Parking can be tough but it’s manageable. Just be prepared to keep an eye out for a spot.
Isa C.
14:50 01 Feb 22
I love it here! It’s so cozy, and I know people complain about the prices, but I feel it’s worth it. The portions are generous and it’s honestly one of my favorite breakfast/brunch places. The french toast platters are huge. The servers are also super kind and attentive. I am always recommending Ball Square Cafe to my friends.
Anthony D.
06:27 26 Jan 22
1 of the best breakfast spots in all of Massachusetts.
FdM R.
02:54 09 Jan 22
I love everything about this place!
This place is so good, I went twice in a row, in two days, for breakfast. If I had to recommend one thing.. I’d recommend the French toast. Two enthusiastic thumbs way up! Next time I’m in the city, Ball Square Cafe will def be on my to-do list.
Kimmy I.
11:25 05 Jan 22
The food portions here are huge and the food is delicious! Omar is a amazing chef and the owner Mike is super friendly and sweet. This is our go to breakfast spot when we are in the area.
Sales5280 C.
03:42 03 Jan 22
Recently ate here and the place was absolutely amazing. I was greeted by a staff member who was very friendly (could have been the owner or manager). The food was to die for. I had the coconut macaroon french toast and devoured the entire plate. I would put this french toast up against anywhere on earth. We will be back here again to support such a great family owned business. Also, i am hearing they started doing Italian catering services and i will be ordering that soon for my next work/personal event.
t T.
17:00 01 Jan 22
Anytime I post the 5 stats that's all I have to say and show.. it's the best, the staff is so awesome. The jazz is always the best, thank you everyone over there.
William D.
15:32 31 Dec 21
Food was awesome and fresh! Customer service is the best I've had in years!!!
Tania P.
02:48 28 Dec 21
I was looking for a place to have breakfast, and once again thanks to the ratings and comments that people write about their experiences in different places, I found this restaurant. It is a not very big but very nice place. The decoration is simple and everything is very clean. It is a busy place and very well accepted by local people. Although there were people, the service was quite fast. The menu is quite extensive, and it is difficult to choose because all their food options are very rich. Everything that was ordered came to the table pretty quickly. Everything was very tasty. Maybe the only thing I didn't love was my iced tea, it tasted a bit like tap water and they don't have sweetened tea, I regularly order half and half. But removing that detail, everything was very tasty. It was a good experience. 😊
Joanelita V.
22:35 25 Dec 21
são os ovos Benedict mais gostoso que já comi 😋😋😛 Atendimento ótimo. Funcionário gentil e prestativo😘
Johana M.
18:23 19 Dec 21
Amazing food and service. Mike (owner) is awesome, always goes above and beyond to make sure you’re taken care of definitely recommend it. 10/10 🙂
Casi R.
16:30 19 Dec 21
Delicious stuffed fresh toast! A cozy little place with a huge menu and serve yourself coffee. My husband said he loved it, and that's a rarity. Parking can be tricky.
Beatriz P.
17:06 11 Dec 21
So delish! Glad I finally made it here. Worth the hype. Did not wait long at all around 1030am just make sure your entire party is there. Fabulous service and food!
Wayne Mcgraw J.
16:44 09 Dec 21
The food was DELICIOUS 😍 everything was amazing atmosphere, waitress, food !!!! Only had one complaint very exspensive for two people to eat breakfast almost $60 and we didn’t get anything that should be that expensive no steak tips . Fit for a king or queen & a veggie omelette so not sure but everything else was 😍
Bruno R
22:18 06 Dec 21
Great breakfast location, really good food.
Ulku Firat A.
02:22 04 Dec 21
Their famous macaroon French toast with homemade cream is so delicious, and there is lots of egg, pancake, and French toast option. My favorite place for breakfast
Cedric Dashiell I.
18:42 28 Nov 21
Great breakfast and service. Went here with my gf and it was great
Daniela C.
13:42 25 Nov 21
An awesome local breakfast spot with great service!
Jaril G.
21:53 18 Nov 21
Great food fast service awesome atmosphere
Carlos Cabrejas A.
14:33 31 Oct 21
Excellent place for breakfast and brunch! It was our second visit and won't be the last. That are quick, efficient and nice. Be sure to arrive early and be ready for a wait ouro. It'll move quickly and it's definitely worth it! Very large menu and reasonably priced. Probably a top breakfast place in the area!
Harold D.
00:42 26 Oct 21
I highly recommend Ball Square Cafe. I can tell you that you will get more for your money. At our table of 9 we all got very good food and great service.
Jonathan K.
14:23 18 Oct 21
Great food. Friendly atmosphere. Plenty of gluten free options. The grilled mashed potatoes were excellent!
Manuela P.
13:55 04 Oct 21
I’ve been coming to Ball Square for 10+ years and they never disappoint. It was my friends first time and she was shook by how delicious her western omelet was. Fluffy and very flavorful. I have always gotten the Broadway Blues and it’s amazing. Grilled mashed is a must, the blueberry muffin is fluffy, crispy and tasty. The atmosphere feels like family and timeless Somerville. The owner and staff are always hustling and doing such a great job, after these two years basically with COVID it’s nice to be back in a place that has transformed and grown but feels the same. Love you Ball Square ☕️
Sarah G.
17:27 25 Sep 21
We are never disappointed. The food is delicious, coffee fresh and staff efficient and friendly.
Absolutely delicious food. Breakfast is my favorite! Need to go back and try some other stuff!
Ron M.
15:54 12 Sep 21
Amazing breakfast! The portions were almost too big! (Actually they were totally too big but I ate it all anyway.)
Michelle M.
15:24 12 Sep 21
By far the best breakfast place we've been to. The French toast delight is covered with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, black raspberries, cantaloupe, honey dew melon, pineapple, and granny Smith apple slices- topped with whipped cream. First time I had more fruit than French toast. It was amazing.
David K
16:30 06 Sep 21
From being greeted by being yelled at by the very loud gentleman at the door. I immediately had flashbacks of my childhood. The long line moved very quickly. The service was amazing and the food was even better. I wanted to order the entire menu. Some of the best French toast I ever. Wasn’t a fan of the potatoes but still a great experience. The breakfast steak tips and eggs were great.
Sara S.
18:36 01 Sep 21
Food was terrific and our server was great. Highly recommend and cannot wait to come back.
Joe N.
12:26 24 Aug 21
One of the better cafes for breakfast and lunch in Somerville (near edge of Medford). Great friendly staff and serving up large and tasty dishes and execute well for takeout. I'm a fan of their breakfast especially. Most recently I tried their Steak and Cheese omelet with 'Grilled' mashed potatoes (give it a try!). Huge portions with plenty of fresh, well seasoned steak, and tons of cheese options. Prices are reasonable especially for the amount of food. They don't have all the food delivery services, but they have a couple. I usually call or simply stop in to order takeout (typically ready in 10min or less).
Tammy V.
18:47 20 Aug 21
Delicious food and a great server!
Edna V.
19:51 18 Aug 21
Good Coffee and excellent quality service
Laura H.
17:02 17 Aug 21
Huge menu of breakfast classics and riffs on them, prepared quickly and with a bottomless cup of coffee
THEDABBINJEW
20:53 13 Aug 21
Great food quick service. I'm def going back
Darla S.
16:22 05 Aug 21
Amazing 👏 I highly recommend. Love the owner!!
Mario C.
13:08 03 Aug 21
Great selection, service and speed. Big portions at a good price. Lots of sun, paid ParkMobile street parking.
Ramsey W.
16:47 30 Jul 21
I have traveled all over the world and I cannot remember having a better breakfast! Ball Square will forever be my favorite diner.
Andrew M.
12:18 30 Jul 21
Grate food for 1st time visitDefinitely going back
Jodi Scrima K.
18:27 23 Jul 21
It was a great place to have lunch. It’s always good to see Mike Moccia and have some laughs. He’s a great guy! I’m sure this will be a go to spot for many breakfasts! Food was delish!
Jamar B.
01:49 20 Jul 21
Best breakfast in Boston!!!! worth the wait if there is a line
Bradford H.
03:47 19 Jul 21
menu didn't have as many breakfast combos as I would like, but the French toast I did get was excellent
Trei M.
15:47 18 Jul 21
Let's put it this way - we drive up from Mattapan to stand in line to have brunch here every month or so.
Luz B.
17:50 15 Jul 21
The food here never disappoints. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. Great customer service skills!
Wilfredo R.
01:14 12 Jul 21
The owner made me and girlfriend feel extremely welcomed, our waitress was more then willing to recommend us dishes and was always attentive of us
Kaleigh A.
00:54 12 Jul 21
Amazing menu and staff! Great job to the boss of this cafe!
Jo R.
00:17 12 Jul 21
Delicious food and excellent customer service. Very welcoming to not only me and my party but also my dog! We Will come back again ! Love this place!!!
Elizabeth Bower J.
22:25 11 Jul 21
Food was really delicious, well made, large portions. They had a wide variety to choose from, I was happy with my selection but also enjoyed looking at how delicious all of the other orders coming out of the kitchen were. Our waitress was very very good, prompt, friendly, efficient, helpful to her fellow servers as well. Good experience, would go again.
KYLE C.
20:24 11 Jul 21
Excellent service with delicious options. Well worth a visit.
Madi K.
23:33 10 Jul 21
This place was really cute! The host was very quick with getting us in and super friendly. The food was very good the potatoes had such amazing seasoning. Pancakes were fluffy and nice. Our waitress was very nice. A great brunch place!
Katia Calce T.
17:49 09 Jul 21
The breakfast is good and unbelievably I love’it
Lisa M.
17:18 04 Jul 21
Excellent food and friendly service!
Maria M.
14:57 29 Jun 21
Lovely 🥰 place. Staff are so friendly. Food is wonderful.
Pedro L.
15:51 16 May 21
One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time. The owner is very nice, food came out ridiculously fast and was spot on. A+ service and food
David M.
22:30 03 May 21
You can't compare Ball Square Cafe to anything else. Hands down the best place in Massachusetts for breakfast!
Susan Anderson W.
00:01 03 May 21
Beautifully done brunch. Creative options, sweet and savory. Great service. Great food.
Al M.
18:13 09 Apr 21
The food was fresh and very good,i got lunch but their breakfast is also unbelievable
Fred V.
17:48 19 Feb 21
New indoor seating was very clean. Food is like going to 5 star hotel! Service was excellent and my son commented cleanest bathrooms in New England!
Julie M.
16:24 23 Jan 21
LOVE this place!! Cute little cafe with amazing portions and yummy food! They have such a good selection and the French toast is unreal! Caramelized apple & cinnamon French toast .... I mean OMG! The owner always checks in on you too, which is something you don’t always see!
Jessica O.
01:49 06 Jan 21
Great experience....Was phenomenal!!
Diane I.
21:17 02 Jan 21
Delicious for breakfast or lunch . very clean follows. covid19 rules. food is hot and fresh . Greatest staff . The owner Mike is terrific!!
must try the coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. Great for dine in or to go.
Andrea B.
23:50 08 Nov 20
My friend Therese and I take long distance weekly walks, and always stop for breakfast somewhere. Today, we found the
Ball Square Cafe. I/we LOVED this place! The service was amazing, the owner, Mike who we met was very down to earth.
The food was amazing. I had the Tri-Berry French Toast. My friend, a veggie omelet. Would highly recommend!
Cassandra B.
20:15 08 Nov 20
Great services..great portions..Delish💯
Beth F.
17:31 04 Nov 20
It was fantastic ... service was great ... food unbelievable.. and I felt safe there during this awful time !!! Very clean and social distanced ... highly recommend!!
Michelle G.
16:39 06 Aug 20
The breakfast is really good. Loved the grilled home fries. Friendly people and great outdoor seating😀
Bridget T.
17:21 26 Jul 20
I recommend everything about this restaurant- I love the food and the people and the setting and atmosphere. I will definitely be back many times this is one of my favorite places to get breakfast ever!!! Keep being you and shoutout Mike for being so welcoming.
Steven B.
18:32 19 Jul 20
Enjoyed every minute of this spot! The owner walked around and made us feel at home...the staff was efficient and friendly...omg the food very filling and affordable
Neiva M.
13:33 16 Jul 20
Great food and great service,my favorite brunch place!!!
Alton B.
17:42 03 Jul 20
Mike and his team always go above and beyond for their customers. The experience and hospitality is always A1!
Nadia Elysse B.
17:40 03 Jul 20
I had been coming here for years and moved to the South Shore 2yrs ago. After a few years, I’m back for brunch and the food is even better than I remembered. It brought tears to my eyes lol... but seriously, so good! Highly recommended!!! Even if there’s a wait, wait!
Garfield M.
01:12 27 May 20
great breakfast is probably a line through the door every weekend but it's worth the way I've been going there for 13 years very great great food great service also keep up the great work guys
Grayson G.
01:32 10 Mar 20
Best breakfast place in the area! Wait staff is the best
Peter A.
18:11 08 Mar 20
Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent service. What else do you need !
Paul B.
18:40 18 Feb 20
Friendly service and good food
Elaine W.
13:41 27 Jan 20
Food was Exceptional I’m glad I went... Mike was very nice.
Bruce C.
00:02 28 Dec 19
Great breakfast. super waffles
Jeff W.
17:13 03 Nov 19
Great breakfast! Morgan V was a wonderful server and Mike the owner was very accommodating and friendly! Well worth the wait. Will come back.
Dave W.
02:42 03 Nov 19
Amazing! The food, atmosphere and service! Owner Mike makes you feel like family, it’s no wonder there’s a line out the door... definitely worth the wait!
Carolyn K.
11:25 21 Oct 19
Amazing breakfast spotless restaurant amazing service a must go to !!!
Paula R.
12:44 06 Oct 19
Breakfast was amazing and our server Todd was very knowledgeable and friendly!! Will definitely go back there again!!
Craig F.
17:22 29 Sep 19
No matter what you order, it will be delicious. Great relaxing atmosphere, friendly attentive servers and you always leave full and feeling good.
Suvendrini M.
15:55 18 Sep 19
Best customer service
& .Delicious food
Karen Cummings R.
00:06 08 Sep 19
This place is incredible! Can’t say enough about Mike the owner and the amazing food! Highly recommend to anyone looking for brunch!
Kathie F.
15:10 16 Aug 19
Owner greeted us as we walked in very friendly professional, Crazy good food outstanding, our waiter was super nice
Pricing was more than reasonable for the amount and quality .
Could go on and on !!
Omg would most definitely recommend
Mikey M.
01:46 06 Aug 19
Mike is the best. And the food is amazing. Recommend to everyone. Best food and service in Boston. - mike Mclaughlin
Brandon B.
01:43 06 Aug 19
Best breakfast ever..love the place. Exceptional service.
Toni G.
23:21 05 Aug 19
This is always our go to place for girls day out and our annual Christmas brunch. Staff is wonderful. Food is always great.
Sally Cabral T.
22:38 05 Aug 19
Amazing food and service!!! It’s our go to place to have breakfast with the girls!!
Timothy T.
19:07 05 Aug 19
Excellent food, and great staff! Always leave full, and I've never once had a bad meal!!
Shawn M.
18:24 05 Aug 19
Best breakfast in Boston. Food only surpassed by the amazing staff and warm environment. Mike is the definition of hospitality.
Deborah Turco M.
14:02 04 Aug 19
I’ve been here a few times when the lines to get in haven’t been massive because people are dying to eat an amazing breakfast..this place never disappoints!
Natalie R.
15:27 03 Aug 19
Great family-friendly spot. Large portions, friendly staff + of course delicious food. 🥞
Mike C.
15:03 03 Aug 19
Great family atmosphere. The best breakfast and staff in Greater Boston.
AnnMarie C.
20:45 27 Jun 19
Awesome food!
Great friendly service
Jean L Y.
22:16 30 May 19
If Mike isn’t the owner, he is certainly the manager. As the line grew, he greeted each of his guests and let them know the wait time. He was very attentive and personable. It was what I thought made the experience positive. The wait for our food was a bit slow and it was not out all at once but it was delicious! With the amount of people they have to serve, I would rather have my plate served warm than cold together. The attention to our needs were met in spite of the growing crowd. So I would definitely get there early. This was our last meal before leaving Boston and it left a positive impression. As we departed, Mike even said bye! 😀 I would dine there again!
Paul C.
18:21 04 May 19
Really good!!! Best breakfast - brunch place around.
Jerome K.
18:32 07 Apr 19
Fabulous Chef, Omar. Friendly and welcoming Co-owner, Mike. Fresh and creative dishes.
Esther F.
03:57 30 Mar 19
Loved breakfast this morning! The food was amazing — banana Nutella French toast 😋!
We really enjoyed getting to chat with the owner before we left and hear some of how he and his family have had a presence and impact in the neighborhood for generations. What a privilege to see both the history and the future of this neighborhood!
Joey M.
15:37 29 Mar 19
Everything there is delicious. By far the best breakfast and service around. I highly recommend trying it out. You will be a regular after that.
Chris G.
15:09 13 Mar 19
Mike and his staff are in a league of there own. A must do in Somerville dining scene
Sherrin S.
12:56 10 Mar 19
The owner was so kind , came out while we were waiting and knowing we had a baby with us , said he’d try and get us seated as soon as possible. When being seated he took baby and placed her in high chair for us. Our waitress so cheerful and food came out quickly and sooo delicious. Just loved everything.
Shirley O.
22:47 12 Nov 18
Great breakfast and wonderful service.
Will W.
18:30 13 Oct 18
Great food! The Coconut Macaroon French Toast is delicious!!
Sarah Jessamine D.
15:12 24 Sep 18
Always delicious and decadent. Friendly staff. Quick service.
Lorena B.
19:51 22 Sep 18
Can’t recommend just 1 thing. Everything I tasted was very good.

Fruit was fresh, French toast was yummy! Omelette was full of veggies and was a generous portion.

Great good, great friendly service!

IF I had to complain about anything it would be the bacon. It was kinda on the thin side and I like my bacon a bit more on the thicker and crispy side.

Would definitely go there again!
Janet E.
12:42 13 Sep 18
I am visiting from Florida, my son who lives here, insisted he had to take me to Ball Square, he knew I'd love it. And of course he was right, had an amazing brunch. The service was fantastic, love the ambiance, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this place.
Michael C.
21:06 11 Sep 18
nice place, good food, good service .
Caroline K.
16:58 03 Sep 18
Incredible brunch with many gluten free options. Delicious coconut macaroon French toast!
Jackie C.
14:13 19 Aug 18
My family and I have ordered to go twice both times excellent food and wonderful staff.
Johnny H.
17:10 25 Jun 18
The owner Mike, the man! The Coconut Macaroon French toast..Bomb! Service always Great!�
Ellen G.
22:27 04 Jun 18
Everything was AMAZING. It was my first time in MA and probably the best breakfast I've ever had. If I ever come back to MA, I'm definitely going here again.
Donna S.
18:06 03 Jun 18
Absolutely love it! Best place for breakfast, I highly recommend!
Monica Bonilla R.
12:52 05 May 18
Our waiter was amazing! He was so friendly and very nice. It was my first time there and man was it delicious with big portions! Definitely would go there again
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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

The perfect pancakes

They make simply the best breakfast in this little corner of Somerville. Plates piled high with pancakes, french toast under mountains of fruit and syrup

Ball Square Cafe in the Boston Herald

Toast of town: Chefs Mike Moccia, and Omar Djebbouri serve up caramelized strawberry French toast.

Sunday Brunch at Ball Square Café

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