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From a gas station to a beloved local cafe

It started with a repurposed gas station and an ambitious idea. Uncommon Grounds opened in 1998 when Peter Kaloostian transformed his family's gas station into a bustling and popular cafe. Located in the heart of Coolidge Square in East Watertown, MA, Uncommon Grounds has been a beloved staple of the local community for over two decades (and always striving to getting better and better every year!!)


Our local, family-owned cafe serves both breakfast and lunch, including classic dishes like Belgian waffles with fresh berries, lemon ricotta pancakes, benedicts, customizable omelets, burritos, salads, paninis, half-pund burger, and more. Enjoy a meal on the cafe's outdoor patio with a house special latte, fresh brewed coffee, or calming tea. We pride ourselves on our delicious food and an accommodating, friendly staff, and we can't wait to see you soon!


575 Mt Auburn St.

Watertown, MA 02472


Wednesday to Sunday

8am to 2pm

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