According to most restaurant critics, the perfect café meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic café cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual café comestibles at Ball Square Café in Somerville. This deal is good for dine-in only.
Ball Square Café prides itself on a casual hang-outable atmosphere, accented by a staff that's warm and friendly without asking a lot of intrusive questions about your apartment layout. And though the café's servers are no longer shirtless and its bus staff no longer sleeping dogs, their hospitality will take care of all the details so that you're free to lounge and people watch as you like. Ball Square is best known for its bountiful breakfast menu of omelets, Belgian waffles, pancakes, breakfast plates, and beyond—all of which are available at any time of day. Gird yourself for the day's or night's adventures with delightful diurnal delicacies such as the Tunisian omelet ($8.95), stuffed with green olives, scallions, tomatoes, and feta, or the toothsome tower of caramelized-apple and cinnamon Belgian waffles ($8.50). And if you're drawing undue attention because you accidentally wore the same outfit as Lady Gaga that day, a macchiato ($3.25) will disguise you with a cream mustache so that you can finish your mango-banana pancakes ($7.95) in peace.
For lunch, relax into a grilled-chicken plate with stuffed grape leaves and a garden salad ($8.95) as if it were a simmering hot tub, or lounge back with a Neapolitan wrap ($8.50) stuffed with sautéed eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and basil. The bistro salad with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and orange slices ($8.50) also provides a pillowy stomach-rest for road-weary travelers, as does the smoked-salmon BLT ($9.95)—a hand hammock strung between slices of light or dark rye. Treat friends, family, or the marching band you found in your bed to a flexible fast-breaking or laidback lunch with today's Groupon to Ball Square Café.
More than 100 Yelpers give Ball Square Café four stars:
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