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134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
508-362-1024
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Essex, Vermont
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I find it difficult to find a bad breakfast but unfortunately that was what we had at the Optimist last weekend. Cold home-fries and overcooked scrambled eggs made for a disappointing meal. Even the coffee was awful, it tasted reheated. Too bad because the restaurant itself is adorable and the waitstaff very friendly.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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173 reviews 173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

One Of The Best Breakfasts I have ever had. I got Pancakes. they were light thin and fluffy. I did nto have to chew. They actually melted in my mouth. I got bacon with it. Two pieces very very wide pieces. Dont to perfection. I also got Tea. They put it in a big ceramic pot. It was English Breakfast.... More 

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Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went here for lunch before checking into our neaby Inn. I had high expecations but the service was a bit spotty and we were put in a side 'bar' room that was cold. My husband had a club sandwich that was yummy, but the fries came out when he was almost done eating his sandwich. I had a half... More 

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Hyannis, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

On a Saturday afternoon, mom wanted to take me out to lunch and suggested this cafe since she hadn't been in a few years. I had not been here since it was called the Aardvark years ago, and the Ginger Bread House before that. We arrived about 1:30 and went right in, being too cool to enjoy the out door... More 

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went to the Optimist Cafe because it sounded a little different and boasted gluten-free options in their ads. The restaurant is very cute, tastefully decorated and clean. I don't eat much dairy as well as being gluten free, so my options were a little more limited, but I wasn't that hungry anyway. I opted for a gf English muffin... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just arrived at the Cape and our rental wasn't ready. Drove by the restaurant and decided to stop for lunch. Had a couple of great sandwiches and ice teas. Service was good and price was reasonable. That said we went back 4 days later and got a large breakfast order to take back to the house. Food was great... More 

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Additional Information about Optimist Cafe

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

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