Coffee and billiards? You bet. That’s just part of what makes Diesel Cafe stand out as the best cafe in Somerville. Order online for pickup, delivery, or catering if you can’t commit to hanging out for a bit, but you’ll thank yourself if you can—it’s a totally cool, hip spot that really has to be experienced firsthand.
It may not be obvious from the outside, but there’s a lot of space in this cafe. Even with plentiful seating, Diesel Cafe is consistently packed on the weekends and you may have to be opportunistic to grab a good spot.
The coffee is a dark roast from Intelligentsia, so you know the quality is there. Prices are pretty close to what you’d pay at Starbucks, however.
Since 1999, Diesel Cafe has offered a great menu of nonalcoholic drinks like the Raspberry Lime Ricky and the salted caramel latte to accompany sandwiches and breakfast stuff like house-made overnight oats. When your tank is running low, make a pit stop at Diesel to get your motor running right!
The Wi-Fi used to not be free, but they seem to have addressed this so that there’s now free, if somewhat slow, internet throughout the premises. Skip the bathroom here though, it gets overused unfortunately.