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Optimist Cafe

134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
+1 508-362-1024
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
134 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1712
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After a disappointing visit in 2013 (in fairness, it was under difficult weather circumstances), our return to The Optimist Cafe this year was a pleasant one. We had a selection of lunch and breakfast foods, and all were excellent. Service was quite good, too. Would...More

Thank Ken1776
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last summer and I have been bragging about it all year. My wife and I had our daughters family join us for a few days this summer during our yearly pilgrimage to the Cape. I was excited to take the family here...More

Thank KarlWH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here around 11:00 am on our way home from Chatham back to PA. Delighted to see they served breakfast all day and we one had to wait a couple of minutes. Two of us had breakfast and two had lunch. The full order...More

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

wonderful brunch and breakfast place in a restored historic building. Just charming. with great food (including gluten free). Would definitely come back!

Thank BoJoZa
Reviewed 12 July 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

Thank Elfriede M
Reviewed 11 July 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

Thank WanderingWill71
Reviewed 8 July 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

1  Thank Mr_Terbillion
Reviewed 2 July 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 18 June 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 15 June 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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
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