It always feels like it has been way too long when I finally get to meet up with all my Boston Brunching buddies. Since all of my weekends from Thanksgiving through to New Year’s were eaten up by The Nutcracker, I have missed out quite a few fantastic brunching experiences around town.
This past Saturday however, I jumped on the wagon and along with another 15 or so bloggers, had a delicious time at Ball Square Cafe in Somerville.
Right beside Somerville’s famed breakfast institution, Sound Bites, Ball Square Cafe is actually owned and operated by the same family…as is the deli on its other side. This is not surprising when you see the identical lines leading out of both restaurants, and a taste of what goes on inside explains why.
The service at Ball Square Cafe, led by Mike Moccia is truly exceptional. With such a high volume of guests, they manage to get your orders in and to your table almost within ten minutes of your sitting down. As part of our brunch experience we were started off with some sweet things; a delicious and bright fruit bowl,Thick cut french toast, smothered in strawberries and bananas,
and a Belgian waffle topped with mixed berries and the thickest, most sensational whipped cream.
Decisions are always a difficult choice for me especially when the menu is full of tantalizing options. Lucky for me, with the sweet things taken care of right off the bat, all I had to was select a savory dish for good measure:)
I decided on one of their egg’s Benedict renditions; the prosciutto and asparagus. What I really loved about the menu, is that you can order half-portions of their Benedicts. This way, you could try more than one kind and still be served a regular portion. (This realization was all thanks to my brunching neighbor, Taryn, who pointed it out)
As I mentioned before, the service team has their game down to a very fine art and we were done with all of our eating and enjoying in under one hour, it was definitely the most efficient brunch I have had. It is no wonder why either, one look outside and you see the hungry looks of people waiting in line. Luckily, the line moves really well.
Following the brunch, some of the ladies continued on to a Pure Bar class. Seeing as it was my one day off before we start rehearsing our upcoming All Kylian production at the Opera House, I took to strolling the streets of Somerville instead…there is so much great stuff to be discovered in the area! Stay tuned for some of the little gems I found:)