704 Broadway, Somerville
When we walked around the corner onto Broadway Street we saw a mass of people and got a little nervous. We realized that the mass was actually two different lines of people waiting outside two breakfast places - ours, Sound Bites, and Ball square Cafe. It was already almost 11am, so we had no one to blame but ourselves for not getting up earlier and getting there before the crowds. Thankfully though, a server came outside and asked if there were any parties of two interested in sitting at the bar. Yes, please! Sitting at the bar definitely beats waiting outside in line for a half hour, even if it is nice out. I was surprised with how large the restaurant was when we walked in.
I was also pleasantly surprised with a large menu when we sat down. I had looked at the online version before we went and didn't see a lot of unique dishes, but at the actual restaurant they offered up a "specials" menu that had so many unique options it took me forever to decide what to get! With about two dozen different omelets to pick from, and a variety of stuffed french toasts and pancakes, I had the usual dilemma of savory or sweet for breakfast. Also as expected, sweet won.
|Picture does not capture how large this bowl of fruit was!|
So, all in all, a great breakfast. And at 1.2 miles from my apartment it's a nice walk through some cute neighborhoods and then I can feel a little better about the breakfast I'm sure to consume once I get to Sound Bites. I definitely recommend checking out this restaurant - and after trying breakfast I'm now curious to see how their other meals are so I may be heading back to check out lunch or dinner some time. Prices were also reasonable given the fact that you're in the city and getting some pretty huge portions! Now that the nice weather is here you'll also appreciate that they have some seating outsides - maybe 4 or 5 tables. Tell Yasser that The Academic Chef sent you!
Things I'm looking forward to trying on future visits: Cereal Walnut Almond French Toast with caramelized blueberry and banana, Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast, Triple Berry Pancakes (that everyone seemed to be ordering around me!), the Cornbread Pancakes, and the Eggs Benedict with Avocado and Tomato. How will I decide?!