On this celebrated national holiday, I asked my friend Douglas to brunch at a local Medford/Somerville favorite of mine, SoundBites. It's located in Ball Square, right off the Powderhouse Rotary, and it was my favorite place for hangover breakfasts (until I was introduced to Magnificent Muffins and Bagels).
We had the three egg crabmeat omelet complete with fresh tomatoes and melted Monterey Jack cheese, something I always look forward to. All breakfasts also come with a choice of bagel or toast and their unbeatable home fries.
We also shared the challah french toast with fresh seasonal fruit. I'm a huge fan of challah, so I would opt for this before waffles. Also, when they say fresh fruit, they mean it. Their fruit salads are a great combination of everything from kiwis to mangos.
I always wanted to try their stuffed french toast. I hear great things about it, but I keep going back to the same order. I also hear great things about their breakfast bowl, which is exactly as it sounds: everything you would want for breakfast in a bowl.
I'm pretty emotionally attached to SoundBites. There were many memorable Dishes for Wishes charity events, post-twenty-one-birthday brunches, and my sorority semi-formal (surprisingly, maybe not so surprisingly, the latter two involved a good deal of purging and then some breakfast food binging). The eggs can be kind of greasy, and the lines are usually long on the weekends, but it has a great ambiance and vibe for breakfast/brunch. Worst case scenario: head to Ball Square Cafe, Renee's, or the Broken Yolk.
Somerville, MA 02144