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“Best Breakfast in Northampton”
Review of Kathy's Diner - CLOSED

Kathy's Diner
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Westfield, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Northampton”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Yes, the place is old. Yes, it's kind of dirty and the decor is tacky.

The service, however, is the absolute best in Northampton. After being disappointed and disgusted with my last experience at Sylvester's, I gave this place a shot. It's within walking distance of everything downtown, but it's handy to parking as well. It quickly became my favorite stop for breakfast, and not just because the coffee is always fresh and full.

Kathy is a quirky old lady who makes you feel like an old friend, or even family. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate some of the most demanding diets. Her burger buns are all gluten-free, and her ketchup has no high fructose corn syrup. She offers real maple syrup without charging an arm and a leg!

The place is small and quarters are cramped, but if you're passing through downtown and want a quick bite with a couple of friends, it's perfect. The portions are plentiful for what you pay, and the specials board always has an amazing deal.

If you want pristine and sterile diner ambiance, drive to Hadley and wait at the Route 9 Diner. If you want a real diner experience, go to Kathy's! I will send as many people here as I can. I have yet to be disappointed after going 20+ times!

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun, hectic, perfect diner!”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

We sat at the counter and had a delicious breakfast - the staff was attentive and nice. The food was fresh and fabulous. The place is filled with character... a fun place to go! It's an old train car added onto. Don't miss it!

Visited October 2011
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“You CAN tell a book by its cover”
Reviewed July 1, 2011

"This place must be better than it looks"..how wrong I was. The woman behind the counter knows how to let everyone know how rotten life is, and how to then ignore them and the hamburger she put on the grill 5 minutes ago. Generally, it's great to see diners hanging in through hard times, but this one makes its own hard times. Maybe those who read this review will think "You went THERE?".

  • Visited July 2011
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Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Awful!”
Reviewed September 19, 2009

Primary ingredient in breakfast, lunch or dinner is grease. You've been warned!

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“Greasy breakfast galore.”
Reviewed August 16, 2008

Greasy breakfast galore.

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