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Brunch in Cambridge/Somerville area with good coffee?

caserole Nov 27, 2010 06:19 PM

I'm on a quest for a tasty, cheap brunch spot that has good coffee.
I love S&S but the coffee is terrible.
Is it possible for a restaurant to have both good omelettes and good coffee?

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    BBHound RE: caserole Nov 28, 2010 03:46 AM

    Try Ball Square Cafe in Somerville.

    Ball Square Cafe
    708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

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      lypp RE: caserole Nov 28, 2010 07:27 AM

      Highland kitchen?

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        dsackton RE: lypp Dec 2, 2010 11:26 AM

        Highland Kitchen has a delicous brunch, but the coffee was terrible the one time I had it. I don't think it was as bad the next time, if I recall correctly. Certainly not great coffee though.

        Highland Kitchen
        150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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          cambridgedoctpr RE: dsackton Dec 2, 2010 11:28 AM

          i have never been to the craigie brunch, but it gets good reviews on the CH.

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        celeriac RE: caserole Dec 2, 2010 11:29 AM

        I don't think it's quite what you're looking for, since it's counter service, but on the days when they do brunch (most Sundays) Toscanini's (yes, the ice cream shop) has good food and excellent coffee - Barismo from Arlington, brewed well.

        169 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

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          BJK RE: caserole Dec 2, 2010 11:52 AM

          While I'm more a Starbucks guy than a Dunkin guy, for diner coffee I like both Soundbites and Deluxe Town Diner.

          Soundbites may have a slight edge in quality, but it's self serve, while Deluxe, although not be quite as tasty, is full service and refills pretty reliably.

          I like the omelettes, benedicts, and other egg dishes at Soundbites better and both the pancakes and corned beef hash better at Deluxe.

          Deluxe Town Diner
          627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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