We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ball Square Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617-623-2233
Website
Today
06:30 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 105: English reviews
Medford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got one of the omelettes and it was <b onmouseover="alert('fantastic');">yummy</b>. This place is popular and there is often a line, so it helps to go early (or late). You may also want to try the burrito.

Helpful?
Thank Andy G
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad you found our omelette to be this yummy, Andy! Glad it was worth the wait for you, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you in for another bite whenever you're ready. All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, soooooo delicious, very nice waitress, the menu shows a lot of good food, would like to eat me through the whole menu once ;-)

Helpful?
Thank Annikamikaze
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

Aw, thanks, Anni! Wonderful to hear you were such a fan of our breakfasts, and I'm so glad our team could take great care of you, too. We'll be around whenever you're ready to try another dish, and I can't wait to hear which one ends up being your favorite! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the greeting by Mike the owner, friendly staff to the amazing food all makes for a wonderful eating experience. You will find old stand buys to unique new pairings. Diners of all ages smile and mix as they pour their own coffee or OJ etc. do yourself a favor give Ball Square Cafe a try. You may become a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lyn N
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

This makes me so very happy, Lyn! I honestly can't tell you what a joy it is to know that we've been able to make you feel this welcome at our place, and your recommending us really means the world. We'll look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and cute space. I recommend the grilled smash potatoes they where so delicious! Our waiter Brad was awesome and super attentive. I definitely will go back!

Helpful?
Thank Joemarie H
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad you love everything from our potatoes to our atmosphere, Joemarie! I'll let Brad know you appreciated his help this time, and we can't wait to see you again. Till then, Mike, Owner More 

us
Level Contributor
52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here from recommended reviews from this website. I was very excited to try their corn beef hash (14.95). It reminded me of pressed salmon loaf very disappointing experience from start to finish. Very overpriced for a place you have to serve yourself coffee. You have to wait out side for a table very small diner moved right along but... More 

Helpful?
Thank bwareee
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm disappointed you two didn't care for your breakfast this time. It's great that we could take good care of you both, but I wish you had enjoyed your hash as much as our service. It sounds like you guys had some specific expectations for us that we didn't live up to, and -- as sad as that makes us... More 

Hull, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very pleasant bustle. Very tasty food arrives quickly. All of the staff pay attention to you so when they ask if you need anything they mean it and will get it. You do get your own coffee and drinks. Fun place!

Helpful?
Thank Timothy5
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so happy you enjoyed everything, Timothy! Great to know our team took such wonderful care of you this time, and I hope you'll come see us for another bite of breakfast soon. All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
237 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

First off expect to wait in line to get in. They do have overhead heaters which is nice. Small number of tables inside which party's of 3 might have the option of sitting at a small table - better than waiting outside! Self service brewed coffee, tea and water. Large menu with lots of options to choose from. A big... More 

Helpful?
Thank pdxballard
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

So glad we could make that wait a little easier with some big smiles and hot coffee! It's great to know you enjoyed our big bites once you made it inside, too. Hope we'll get to welcome you back sometime! Best, Mike, Owner More 

Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Today we went to Ball Square Cafe with friends for brunch. This was our 3rd visit there and their food never disappoints. We ordered Mexican Omelet, Asparagus and Prosciutto Eggs Benedict, Moroccan Eggs, Tijuana Omelet and Coconut Macaroon French Toast. They serve omelets and Moroccan Eggs with a complimentary choice of either Home Fries (grilled mashed) or Diced Potatoes and... More 

Helpful?
Thank ZestnLeisure
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

Seeing your note on each new platform has continued to make me happier and happier! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for showing us some love on Yelp, Google, and Trip Advisor -- I can't tell you what your support means to us. All the very best, Mike, Owner More 

Copper Mountain, Colorado
Level Contributor
150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Look no further than the Benedict Menu! 5 STARS! So delicious! My buddy and I shared the PASTRAMI and the CRAB - both were sooo tasty!

Helpful?
Thank Joshua S
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

So happy you found everything you wanted on our eggs Benedict menu, Joshua! I'm thrilled you two loved the pastrami and crab as much as you did, and we can't wait to welcome you back to try some of our other dishes soon! Best, Mike, Owner More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went for brunch on a Sunday morning. Line was out the door; but, but owner offered everyone coffee while waiting. Had to wait for nearly an hour; but the food was worth it. Amazing breakfasts. Eggs benedict and stuffed french toast were to die for. Portions were huge and the bottomless coffee was much appreciated.

Helpful?
Thank Mia R
Mike M, Owner at Ball Square Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so happy your brunch was worth the wait, Mia! It's great to know that coffee warmed you up while you were in line, too. We love making you feel so welcome here, and I hope we'll get to do it again next time you're craving some eggs Benedict! All the best, Mike, Owner More 

Travellers who viewed Ball Square Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Ball Square Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 15:00
Monday
06:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 15:00
Thursday
06:30 - 15:00
Friday
06:30 - 15:00
Saturday
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-2233

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ball Square Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ball Square Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?