Diesel Café

Café, Coffee Shop
257 Elm St (at Chester St)
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 629-8717
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm



  • Besides the good coffee and yummy sandwiches, an old school photo booth is a great way to goof-off by yourself or with friends. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Don't plan on finding a seat; get your food to go
  • Our readers' choice for best independent coffeehouse in Somerville or Cambridge.
  • Use Starbucks wifi! Attwifi.
  • This is one of the top coffee shops in the Boston area, because of it's character, large space, friendly staff, and delicious coffee. Oh, and the photobooth.
  • Best cafe near school. Fun ambiance. Not my favorite place to get work done, but a great place to meet people.
  • nice staff and customers. people leave their attitudes and fears at the door.
  • A cool coffee shop at Davis Square.
  • The cream cheese brownie is all a brownie should be: so moist it doesn't NEED no stinkin' frosting.
  • Paid WIFI but the happy service and delicious Intelligentsia coffee and menu make up for that. Grab a seat in the front for good people watching and one in the way back for quiet writing.
  • I saw a mouse scurrying on the floor here - beware...
  • mmmm, apple cider- perfect for a fall day. bonus: halloween decorations are spooktacular ;)
  • Go for the "Tuck's Turtle" - hot chocolate w/ hazelnut, caramel & whipped cream (if you ask, they'll add expresso)
  • Check out Dan Hartshorn's awesome paintings and sketches
  • p cool vibe but they make you pay for wifi smdh. three guys writing a screenplay out of five .
  • Good coffee and vibe but you have got to try the Maple Oatmeal Scones. Fabulous! Disappointed there is no free WiFi however.
  • This is the nicest environment to read your book at davis square area so far. Peaceful, and warm. Great staff. Also the interior design of the place inspiring by diesel is awesome. Love you DC
  • Bagel. Intelligentsia coffee. Book.
  • Square tattoo on forearm and/or thigh, check. Short haircut, check. Facial jewelry and androgynous clothing, check. You are now qualified to work here.
  • If you say the right password in the photo booth you will get a FBI briefing video.

Nearby places

55 Chester St (at Elm St.)
260 Elm St (at Day St)
255 Elm St (at Chester St.)