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Corner of Church and Main St, Phoenicia, NY
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Phoenicia
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Phone: 845-688-3050 This cafe/market opened at the end of May 2010, and we discovered it when we visited Phoenicia for a weekend in October 2010. It features homemade and local-sourced food in a very casual atmosphere (no table service - you order and pay for your food, then have a seat). We stopped by three times because we enjoyed the food so much and we thought the owner (Michael) was great. He is supporting the community in tangible ways (sponsoring scarecrow-making and a Halloween parade) while serving delicious food. They are even serving s'mores by a campfire in front of the store on Friday and Saturday evenings! Makes me want to live in Phoenicia..... Mama's Boy serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; you can stop in for a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate, dessert, or a whole meal. Michael will make you feel welcome no matter what.
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Their pecan pie isn't too sweet (hard to find), the peach pie has the right acidity, and all the crusts are properly flaky. I never know what pie they'll have -- I just get a piece because after all my visits, I know I'll love it. I love that they have something for everyone -- muffins (REAL blueberries!!), brownies, cookies,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This little jewel is a neat place to get a great cup of coffee, catch up on your emails, and get some work done. Really the only place in town you can sit and work at your computer and get that second cup. Wifi is always solid, they post the password on the wall. Also very community minded, you'll find... More 

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Woodstock, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Mama's boy is a homey, funky, coffee shop in the heart of Phoenicia. Michael has created his own blend to create the best cup of coffee for miles around. The food is homemade style comfort food. His soups are deeelish. My wife likes the pulled pork sandwich, I like the brisket. Service is always friendly, even when place is super... More 

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Clean, shabby, friendly and with delicious food. The establishment has a "Pay it Forward" blackboard where people can buy coffee or baked goods for those less fortunate than themselves. It is clearly a community minded establishment. The bakery goods and coffee are excellent. They also have prepared foods for take-out that are delicious. The staff were sweet and friendly and... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to mama's Boy based on a recommendation, and from it's cool website. I am an annoying coffee snob so take this as you wish. The coffee was weak and not flavorful. They claim "best coffee in Phonecia" so I thought it worth mentioning. The food is pre-made shown in a deli case, and then microwaved. We did however... More 

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Michael K, Owner at Mama's Boy, responded to this review

Well, when you're right you're right. Here's what likely happened.. Our coffee brewer broke down on a busy weekend in September and I was forced to go out and buy a less-that-ideal temporary replacement until our new brewer arrived. During that period, we may have occasionally gotten the proportions wrong, while making the coffee, which might be why you received... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Loved the eclectic, unpretentious decor and unbelievably friendly service, not to mention the creamy, foamy lattes. Will come back - often!

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Portland, Maine
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181 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I found this little place while filling up at the gas station next door, during a recent road trip which brought me through the Catskill Mountains. I needed a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich for sustenance, for the drive between Binghamton, NY and Northampton, MA. Phoenicia is a sweet, unpretentious small village which was on my route, offering... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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172 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Ice cream very good! Quaint place in centre of town. Wi fi free in this place of cell phone silence. Worth the visit for this alone! Have been told that lunch BBQ is worth a visit. Will try it next time.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had no idea the Catskills are a cell-phone Siberia. So we were always hopping from one wifi place (our hotel) to another. Not that many eateries feature wifi, but Mama's Boy does. They have a cute porch for breakfast, which was a yogurt and granola parfait that was way too dry and heavy on granola. But we got wifi!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Decent coffee in a REAL mug. Cool setting and catered for gluten free. The bakery items looked great too.

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Address: Corner of Church and Main St, Phoenicia, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Phoenicia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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