In 1998, we started on this journey as a coffee house but our new throng of customers wanted us to do more.  They wanted great food to go along with their cup of excellent coffee.   We revamped our line and added breakfast and lunch and our business has not stopped growing since.  We hope you become part of the Uncommon Grounds family as so many others have done.

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

Our History


We will OPEN @ 7am on Wednesday, March 14th 

Bye Bye Blizzard....

Call in your TO GO order  (​617) 924-9625​


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Uncommon Grounds

Serving Classic American Breakfast & Lunch 

575 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

OPEN Daily 7AM - 2PM

2015, 2016 & 2017




We have been a local favorite for many years :

  • 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