Opened in 2004, True Grounds rooted itself in Ball Square offering the community the fresh homemade baked goods, healthy sandwiches & salads and highest quality coffee & teas. Baked fresh every morning, our scones are a neighborhood favorite. And brewing Intelligentsia coffee, you can have some of the best coffee out there.


Our breads, dressings, sauces, spreads and soups are all made in-house. Our pastries are made from scratch. We offer over 20 different loose leaf teas and make the full spectrum of espresso drinks. We proudly carry local products from Oat Shop, Broadsheet, Moon & the Sea, Tiny Arms, MEM Tea, and more.


Shortly after opening, the cafe was selected as one of the top 10 coffee houses in the nation by USA Today putting Somerville as the only city not nationally recognized such as Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, etc. We’ve been told we have the warm charm of a small community spot you’d find in rural Vermont. We appreciate giving a tight-knit community feel in our environment.