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“Local gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama D's Cafe Mercantile

Mama D's Cafe Mercantile
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
USA
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Local gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great food, great service, good prices. What more could you ask for? Nice homey atmosphere with a relaxed feel. The kitchen is very accommodating with special requests. Great spot for breakfast, probably best spot in the area. Just be aware they are cash-only and come prepared.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lovesgoodfood101
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  • English first
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English first
New Hampshire
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yo Mama”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We have been to Mama D's twice for breakfast and the best thing here is that we got to meet the local people who come in for breakfast. It is not hard to cook a good egg so rating them on the food is not going to happen from me. Service is slow, but who cares..... I am on vacation to...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Verdantthumb
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We found ourselves at Mama D''s more often than not during the week we were in town. I love their breads and the blueberry cake is a true delight. My fiance really enjoyed his waffle and it looked yummy. I got breakfast sandwiches both days and they were really quality. The fruit bowl was fresh and appetizing. Our servers were all sweet and efficient. I wish I could go there for breakfast every day.

Visited August 2013
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Thank BethyB22
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You'll Love It or Hate It”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Here's the first giveaway of Mama D's. In a tourist town, Mama D's doesn't accept any credit cards. So if you're traveling and do as I do, i.e., keep my cash in my pocket for unexpected occurrences, avoid Mama D's. Aside from that, most everything about Mama D's is a bit whacko. The menu, for example, charges you for breakfast by the egg (different price for second egg in omelet than second fried or scrambled egg - go figure). A lot of the menu isn't clear, so you're going to get a surprise if you don't grill the waitress as to what you are actually going to get. And, speaking of the waitress, she didn't know what half & half was. Turns out, mama D's doesn't serve half & half, only 2% milk, not even whole milk. What's going on here? Here's what. Some businesses are in business to offer what customers want. Mama D thinks she knows what you SHOULD want, and offers ONLY that. The food was mediocre, and, for my money, I prefer to breakfast where the menu offers up typical breakfast fare instead of piece by piece, and I want my latte breve (made with half & half). My partner couldn't even get a latte made with whole milk. And, by the way, you have to serve yourself your own cup of coffee from urns placed out for that purpose along with an urn marked "milk" - don't ask, I didn't. Both trips to get coffee produced a plaintive gurgle and I had to wait while they replaced the urn with a fresh one. The second time, they didn't have the coffee at all. Mama D's is not my cup of tea - or should I say, coffee.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jhj1623
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Casual, Pleasant, Good Variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is our "go to" place for light breakfast or for light lunch. You can get a "big" meal also but we tend to eat light. Friendly, Pastries are outstanding.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Exegete
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