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134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
508-362-1024
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always pleasant, but also overpriced

Even though I am always surprised at the high prices I continue to return to the Café because it is a bit different from surrounding restaurants. Typically we have a late breakfast on a Sunday (well after 1 pm) so it is nice to have a place that still serves eggs. Today I had the veggie benedict... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
FancyNancyBoston
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Boston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Boston
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156 reviews 156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Even though I am always surprised at the high prices I continue to return to the Café because it is a bit different from surrounding restaurants. Typically we have a late breakfast on a Sunday (well after 1 pm) so it is nice to have a place that still serves eggs. Today I had the veggie benedict which is almost... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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286 reviews 286 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the nearby Edward Gorey House. The cafe is in an old home and it is attractively decorated and well cared for. Overall, it has a very nice atmosphere. They had a good selection of lunch items. My wife and I were meeting friends for dinner so we didn't want to have too much.... More 

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Brewster, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The food was very good & the service was friendly and attentive. The Lobster quesadilla was yummy! The french dip was tasty, too. They serve breakfast all day & that selection looked great!

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast around 11am. The coffee was good and there are many choices on the menu. It was hard to choose! We all thought the food was great. We will be back.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I live in Yarmouth Port and I am pleased to say that the Optimist is my go-to restaurant in town. Their menu is interesting and incredibly delicious, the staff has always been kind and friendly, everything is served quickly. I really love it here. There are great decorative touches in all of the rooms that are fun to look at.... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Love this little place. Very friendly staff, great food and atmosphere. Go there at least 3 or 4 times a month. Enjoy the patio seating, weather permitting. I recommend this place to all who will listen.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

attractive interior but unfortunately very loud. When we were there only four tables were occupied but acoustics make noisy to the point that you can hear every conversation. Menu was creative. In fact one of the best breakfast menus I have seen on the cape. Even a gluten free menu. Coffee was great but at three dollars with an undersized... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurant is picturesque and a very nice place for breakfast or lunch. In previous visits I sat inside for breakfast; this time I sat outside for lunch. The breakfast experience was far superior to lunch because of menu selection. Breakfast items are well-prepared and home cooked. Lunch salads were not that impressive. Go for breakfast!

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The breakfast, brunch, lunch menu is full of unique and interesting possibilities. Try the fritatta on the menu as well as the fritatta of the day. And the omelettes? Lobster and tomatoes and cheese oh my! Even the toast was exceptional, hot and crisp and dripping with butter. Do not miss this great spot on 6A while you are touring,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was a super surprise. It has a whimsical garden and the inside is like coming home for a good meal. I love tea and the service is in individual pots with matching cups. I enjoyed some of the best pancakes and sausage I have ever ordered. The service was very efficient and the decor was enhanced by the original... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Yarmouth Port
  • Phone Number: 508-362-1024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?