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Optimist Cafe

134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
508-362-1024
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Whitinsville, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food and decor was wonderful, unfortunately the service was extremely slow considering the restaurant was so quiet - seemed to be short staffed. Would try again though...

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Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped for lunch on a weekday around 2pm. We had a good hamburger and turkey wrap. Wait staff could have been a little more attentive, given how few customers there were at the time. Overall we were happy to have eaten there.

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Loudonville, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Recently sold and new menu. Very clean. We all ordered scrambled eggs. They were very dry. The place was not crowded so there was no excuse. Cost for what you get ? Above average.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Optimist Café is a small but popular restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Full range of choices (eggs, omelets, French toast, pancakes), but everything is beautifully prepared and delicious. We splurged with French toast and pancakes -- plain and blueberry. Bacon was perfectly crisped and sausage well seasoned. Coffee was better than most Cape restaurants. Indoor and outdoor seating; good wait... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We called in here for lunch on a very hot day and found the place lovely and cool. There was a good selection of items on the menu and we selected bagel and salmon and scones with devon cream and jam, which we shared. Happy to recommend and the staff we very nice.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here for lunch today following a kayak trip. There were 6 of us and we ate out on the patio. Overall, the food was good but, boy, did it take forever to get it. Our waiter said they were shorthanded in the kitchen, but our lunch took 45 minutes to get to the table! But it was tasty.....

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Have driven by here 100's of times and finally stopped in for breakfast. Food was ok, service a bit slow, but it is a nice place, outdoor patio as well as a larger than it looks. Good breakfast place to meet and convenient on 6A

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Cape Cod
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a unique and charming restaurant on historic Route 6A in Yarmouth Port. My friend and I were looking for a leisurely afternoon of high tea. The Optimist Cafe was the perfect place. Although "tea sandwiches" were not listed on the menu, we had seen the selection online and our waiter inquired in the kitchen. To our delight, we... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our first visit to the Optimist Cafe. Beautiful building on Rt. 6A, the Old Kings Highway in Yarmouth Port. Very open and airy inside. Artwork from local artists adorn the walls. Breakfast is served all day long along with a great lunch menu. My husband ordered the Cape Cod omelet....lobster, red onion, tomato, gruyere cheese and topped with lobster cream... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I went alone to do some work with the free wifi and have some scrumptious breakfast and Optimist Cafe delivered. The service was excellent, something you can always tell by if you dine alone and the food was large portioned and fresh. I ordered the Cape Cod Delight which wasn't as good as I expected it to be, but with... More

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