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Shaker's Cafe and Restaurant

American, European, Albanian
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296 Hamilton, Worcester, MA 01604
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Gem! Don't miss it.

What a breakfast, and what a menu. Pauline is a welcoming host. We are so happy that we ventured away from our regular stops on Shrewsbury St. To seek this wonderful cafe out. Our future trips through Worcester will be timed and routed for a stop here. the breakfast menu (all of it) is to die... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Portland, ME
via mobile
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Berkshires MA
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I stopped in for breakfast the other morning - actually almost drove by this little spot. This restaurant has so many great reviews that I wanted to check it out. It is tiny and is run by an older couple - the woman out front was so sweet and attentive and her husband was making the food - I had... More 

Thank CEG310
Portland, ME
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

What a breakfast, and what a menu. Pauline is a welcoming host. We are so happy that we ventured away from our regular stops on Shrewsbury St. To seek this wonderful cafe out. Our future trips through Worcester will be timed and routed for a stop here. the breakfast menu (all of it) is to die for, and it is... More 

Thank fogePortland_ME
Riverside, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast while visiting our son at holy cross. It is a small family run type of place with a very friendly staff and good food. It fills up quickly because it is small but they are pretty fast waiting on you and getting food out. I was starving and could not finish the... More 

Thank Tmcgrath2013
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well I am a native to the Worcester area and just recently moved off of Hamilton street (where Shakers is located) My boyfriend, sister, and I decided to try the place out one Saturday morning and it was not the best. Its small and cramped with no waiting area. We were finally seated at the bar (we were told we... More 

Thank NotoriousEAT
Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to try Shaker's Cafe this morning; we usually go to Lou Rocks and we love it there, but today we wanted to do something different. I instantly received the feeling that if you were not a regular to this restaurant you were not exactly a priority to them. The first thing was when the server... More 

1 Thank Kyle A
Worcester, MA
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had to try this place out. It came on a recommendation from a friend and also has very high marks on Yelp. We arrived around 7:30 am on Sunday morning. There was only 1 other customer in the place. Most of their offerings had 3 eggs (I prefer 3 eggs for the protein) and were a good value in... More 

Thank MikeFM
Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I go there every Sunday morning for breakfast, it's great, small but great, all locals. Service is good and the food is great!

Thank Libby H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I can't move right now. I couldn't stop eating this delicious food. I didn't get anything out of the ordinary even though they have a great variety of dishes but the quality and portions of the meal here were so good! I would recommend this place to anyone, best breakfast in worcester!

Thank Kosta508
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place totally delivers as advertised. I'm not usually a big "breakfast" person, but my adult son and I were visiting the area and needed home cooking. Do not judge this book by its cover. It's a sweet Mom and Pop shop, friendly and warm. I had a great eggs benedict and he had some type of corned beef hash... More 

1 Thank Richard D
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Went here a few months ago with our one year old and had a fabulous breakfast. Very accommodating to kids, quickly set up a highchair and encouraged us to sit away from the door where there may be a draft for the little one. Food was phenomenal- sick of the typical breakfast foods? This place has a variety of authentic... More 

Thank Kristina B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 296 Hamilton, Worcester, MA 01604
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: 508-797-5550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, European, Albanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?