This is in my second hometown of Rockland. It is located on our Main street. If you love art galleries, museums, and quaint shops of all kinds you have to come here. Anyway, this cafe opened in April of 1992 and its still there in operation with the original owners. They are there everyday of the week and open every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas. The husband comes in the mornings to cook, and the wife closes. Other family members work there during the course of the day. It's a small place, inhabited by locals on their way to work in the off season, and tourists and lobstermen in the spring and summers. I've been there twice recently, once for lunch and the second time for breakfast. On neither occasion did I leave disappointed. On the lunch visit I had a fried shrimp and fries platter. The shrimp was deliciously breaded and seasoned; the oil the shrimp was deep fried in was fresh. There was no oily residue, no smell, nothing but light yellow, fried shrimp. The fries were the same way - not oily, but fried just right and absolutely delicious. The breakfast meal was for three. My daughter had the french toast and fresh sausage. The french toast were delicious (according to my daughter as she wouldn't let me sample) they were thick and fresh. Cooked just right. The sausage links (or patties, your choice) were local fresh, not oily, and oh so tasty. I had an amazing "Wild One" omelette which looked like a dominos pizza, but thicker. It was loaded with peppers, sausage, bacon and anything else necessary to cause a coronary. Add to that, some absolutely delicious home fries and I was done until dinner! The home fries were moist, not dry and oh so well seasoned I couldn't get enough. Oh and that huge egg pie came with a side of toast - nicely toasted with butter and your choice of jam. It was hard to finish that pie, but I did. And it was well worth it. The eggs in the omelette were in my opinion just right for me. They were not dry, but not drippy. Just the way I like them. My wife thoroughly ham and cheese omelette.
The place is older, and well worn but clean. There are huge photos of old Rockland which I find so interesting. On certain days of the week they offer "all you can eat night." I haven't been to that, but it sounds like fun. Prices are very reasonable for the area. As I mentioned earlier in the summer it's mobbed by tourists so I stay away but in the off-season, it's a delicious place to go sit, eat, have some coffee, mingle with the locals, and read the paper.
I am definitely a fan and will be returning, but there are so many eateries in Rockland, especially on main street that it'll be hard to head back anytime soon. My goal is to sample each eatery at least once. I've posted some photos to give you an idea of the food.
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