Reviews

Janie R.
14:21 18 Sep 22
Excellent food, large portions. Very friendly staff.
John S.
18:24 05 Sep 22
Fantastic! Their grilled mashed potatoes and grilled blueberry muffins alone are worth the trip.
Daniel B.
15:04 05 Sep 22
Fantastic food. Service is fast and servers were great. Can be a wait when it's busy, but we were able to get in quick.
Ibrahim M.
13:14 05 Sep 22
We decided to go for breakfast on a Saturday. It was packed which is always a good sign. We were seated immediately which was surprising.Service was pretty fast for how packed it was. Food came out quickly. Great portions, Great tasting, Great service and Great Variety!Give yourself sometime for parking. There’s meter parking 🅿️ on the street. Do not go when you’re starving and have to look for parking (worse combination). Also the meter doesn’t take cards only quarters.But overall highly recommended place for GREAT BREAKFAST!
RP G
13:45 27 Aug 22
A very nice uber driver called Amin recommended this place as I was just on my way to Assembly Row. I thought ok, lets do it. I prefer and like local. A beautifully quirky and clean establishment. Playing smooth jazz (paul hardcastle included- perfect!), lovely friendly and quick service, complete with a yummy breakfast bagel sandwich. I wish I had room for more! I may sneak in a 2nd visit before I fly home. Need to try the pancakes. I super recommend this place. Just lovely!
Tyler Jon M.
15:39 24 Aug 22
5-Star rated only because I can't give them 6 stars. Top to bottom, for years, consistently fantastic food, staff, people, and atmosphere. It's so good, it'll make you want to bus your own table.
Ana V.
03:03 22 Aug 22
Amazing big breakfast portions!
Nicole F
01:42 20 Aug 22
I definitely had to stop by here while in town. Always a hit! Great choices for breakfast and good portions. Tasty! 😋
I've been going to Victor's Deli for OMG like 30+ year's, & When they closed down I was devastated. Because nothing competed to Victor's, & Then Ball Sq Cafewas born & I'm a 100% Total fan. The food's AMAZING, & You can tell that it's top of the line ingredients. & It tasted better then Victor's food which I thought I would never say, & This family that was Victor's & Now Ball Sq Cafe are a staple of what Somerville is to all the residents. Family, Friends & Caring about our community, you go in just one time. & You will be part of this incredible family,God-Bless.
Matt F.
18:36 12 Aug 22
Stopped in for a little brunch with my partner earlier today and had a great experience. Service was great and quick, and the food tasted great and was presented really well. Stop in and enjoy the amazing atmosphere!
PAULA C.
16:00 07 Aug 22
I haven’t even eaten yet but I have to say that the service already made me an every Sunday member. The manager welcomed my party of 9 outside with cold cups of water as we waited for a table. The server is so welcoming and he has the greatest attitude I’ve experienced in a restaurant. Thank you! Absolutely amazing!!!
Jonathan G.
13:25 06 Aug 22
Delicious breakfast, large portions, one of the better corn beef has breakfasts I've had.
Kelly F.
03:04 06 Aug 22
Small sized store. Good enough for grocery shopping when you don't need produce
Tina C.
23:38 03 Aug 22
Awesome place. Great food, good prices. I will be back
Jessica R.
19:10 02 Aug 22
Unquestionably one of the finest breakfast establishments I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. I wish I could take this restaurant with me home.
hayleyy
01:26 29 Jul 22
Every time I visit MA, I come here! The French toast is amazing and their eggs melt in your mouth! Super friendly staff as well!
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.
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
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.
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. 😊
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!
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.
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
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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

If you can find a restaurant that does full justice to it, you just have to share the news with everyone. Ball Square Café fits the bill.