We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Optimist Cafe

Is this your business?
134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
+1 508-362-1024
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (42 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (168)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 167 reviews

Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop for breakfast in Yarmouth port. Started with unlimited coffee and orange juice. Then had blueberry pancakes, breakfast potatoes and Canadian bacon. Pancakes were Fluffy potatoes nicely seasoned and Canadian bacon tasty. Service was prompt and friendly Don't forgot to kiss the...More

1  Thank Elfriede M
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Place was a hidden gem for my wife and I. Large portions, good food recipes. They have a separate gluten free menu. I skip Grumpy's in season due to the lines. This place was empty when we got there. Its a little pricey but the...More

2  Thank WanderingWill71
Reviewed July 7, 2017

I had read about this breakfast/lunch spot in a travel guide and the favorable mention was well deserved. The building is a historic sea captain's mansion with reported paranormal activity and local artwork displayed on the walls. The staff was friendly and the meals were...More

3  Thank Mr_Terbillion
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, delicious, intriguing menu. Wonderful experience. Spacious dining area with beautiful lighting and artwork. Soups, teas and coffees. Scones with butter, clotted cream and jam!!! Fabulous sandwiches and full array breakfasts. Really worth the trip.

1  Thank judithdp
Reviewed June 17, 2017

This is a non-typical Cape Cod restaurant. It is located in a delightful old home with a menu containing some non-traditional Cape Cod items. Yes, there is some lobster on the menu, but there is also some Indian curry dishes. The service is friendly and...More

1  Thank Franco M
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Decided to try a new place for breakfast. What a disappointment. The menu is okay. The service was slow and follow-up was non existent. The hash browns were overcooked and chewy as was the toast which was burnt. The coffee is overpriced at $3.00 and...More

1  Thank JoLakeMary
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Optimist Cafe many times and have always enjoyed our visits, until recently. We were recently there the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and found it to be extremely busy and understaffed. We returned today only to find the main dining room...More

Thank Grammie321
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Please go for breakfast or lunchor tea, but do not expect expertly crafted coffee drinks. This establishment would greatly increase it's business if it could provide Yarmouth Port with reliable, higher quality coffee drinks.

1  Thank bnc2oths
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This place is wonderful. We had a FANTASTIC brunch here before heading to Heritage Gardens. Great food & kitschy atmosphere. you will be STUFFED!

1  Thank ChrisnPaulAP
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We love this place... but recently, we've been on a bit of a health kick and I was surprisingly disappointed when we stopped there yesterday for a late breakfast. I was expecting some breakfast choices that were a bit more health friendly... things like maybe...More

Thank paul b
Nearby HotelsSee all Yarmouth Port Hotels
Kingfisher Lodging
34 reviews
3.22 miles away
Starlight Lodge Cape Cod
80 reviews
3.25 miles away
Rodeway Inn
40 reviews
3.26 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Cape Cod Area
376 reviews
3.27 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Old Yarmouth Inn
770 reviews
.33 miles away
Harbor Point
53 reviews
.95 miles away
Inaho-Japanese Restaurant
236 reviews
.08 miles away
Jack's Outback Restaurant
134 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Edward Gorey House
160 reviews
.48 miles away
Winslow Crocker House
6 reviews
.38 miles away
Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
24 reviews
.50 miles away
Parnassus Book Service
10 reviews
.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Optimist Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Yarmouth Port
  • Phone Number: +1 508-362-1024
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing