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“Breakfast and Lunch with a unique tiwst!”
Review of Home Kitchen Cafe

Home Kitchen Cafe
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Now ALSO open for Dinner Wed - Sat 5-9pm
Rockland, Maine, United States
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Breakfast and Lunch with a unique tiwst!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Home kitchen cafe opened for business about three years ago and has quickley become the spot for Breakfast in Rockland,ME There menue is very unique for a breakfast esablihment, with iteams such has Huevos Ranchoers ,eight differant types of Bennies, and an home kithcen original,The Clawed Father,which is a giant lobster sandiwich with a full 1/1/4 lb lobster paired with applewood smoked bacon,yuuuuuum,and these are just a few iteams, the meuue is vast and differant from the ushaual ho hum breakfast iteams you will find at most places. The food is prepared and cooked from scratch and loaded with flavor,flavor truly lives here!From the moment you walk through the door,you feel very welcome and quickly greeted by the friendly and knowalble staff that I have ever seen!.the decor is unique has well,with local art work on display,and a wonderfull ararry of decorated colors. I have eaten just about everything offered on the munue over time,and have never had any complaints,the food is just to die for! the only complaint I have at the moment,is that they are currently closed for exspansion construction,and I am having breakfast withdrawals! but this is what you would exspect from a wonderfully run cafe with great food and service,they had to expand to acommate the overwelling customer response!Overall a fantastic experiance,flavor has nowhere to hide here! constriction should be compleate by Jan 2013,and Rockland will have its favorite breakfast place agian.Hey there open for lunch has well,and they serve local micros brews and wine. Rumor has it,after the construction is complete,they will acomadate dinner to.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Richard R
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bangor
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“Great food but............”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

food was great here when we went but i fell that the service and the management could use a lot of work. when we came to eat we had a seat at the bar the older lady that was serving there seamed very scatter brained and not quite sure what to do. Also wile we were eating it seamed like the head cook was fighting with anther line cook and not trying to hide it at all. with all that it kinda messed up our dinning experience. i hope that they can work these thing out because other then that food was great.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank s c
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“First Rate Experience!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

All the great reviews are well founded. Loved the food and the service. Waitstaff who can joke and make you feel at home rate high with me.

We were there on the last day before the shutdown for renovations so we're anxious to return after the new digs are done. It was a bit noisy but hey, the place was packed. Maybe the new layout will be less "intimate".

Only disappointment was we couldn't get any of the heralded cinnamon rolls. Just something more to look forward to!

  • Visited September 2012
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Maine
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“Great breakfast & lunch in Rockland”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great food- service and prices. Breakfast served all day, and imaginative menu with lots of variety. Going through a remodel now and can't wait to see what it looks like inside once reopened.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Best breakfast in the region, possibly in the state”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Home Kitchen not only serves incredibly good food, but their menu is a nice change from what everybody else serves. They make breakfast burritos and chorizo omelettes like they know what they're doing, which is not common up here. The lobster benedict is a favorite which everybody we've taken there. They serve a great lunch, too.

It's small and popular, so try to hit "off peak" hours.

Visited October 2012
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