Uncommon Grounds

Serving Classic American Breakfast & Lunch 

575 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

OPEN Daily 7AM - 2PM

In 1998, Lisa & Peter Kaloostian, a clueless, coffee-loving couple, wanted to get into the burgeoning specialty coffee business.  Fast forward 20 years & you'll now find we have evolved into a bustling (thanks, google!) neighborhood restaurant offering great coffee, inventive breakfast & lunch offerings & a typically boisterous atmosphere. Our customers appreciate that they can get great food to go along with their consistently excellent cup of coffee (from our friends at Kahve Koffee). We hope you become part of the Uncommon Grounds family as so many others have done because, when all is said and done, family is EVERYTHING!

We have been a local favorite for many years :

  • Visited nearly daily by our dear friend, Set, and by the many, many regulars like Sarkis, Ralph, Marion, James, Kathy, and others,
  • Boston's Best Breakfast in 2013 by Improper Bostonian,
  • Watertown's Reader's Choice Favorite for breakfast and lunch (2015, 2016 & 2017),
  • Top 10 List of Most Popular Breakfast Places in Boston (Feburary 2017) in Boston.Com 

Our History


Closed for Vacation

Monday, July 2nd thru Monday, July 9th, 2018


Chef Chris is continually creating new specials that will keep your taste buds excited & happy. Our menu includes  hard-to-resist special dishes as well as the classic breakfast and lunch favorites.   Our soups are all created from scratch like our  New England clam chowder which is loaded with fresh clams and potatoes. We use only quality ingredients from many local purveyors such as Pain D'Avignon, Russo & Sons Produce, Nashoba Brook Bakery, Cabot Farms, Kahve Koffee  & MEM Tea Imports to name just a sampling.