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Along the Breakfast Trail at The Lighthouse Cafe

Breakfast is the best way to start a fun day on Cape Cod and  in my opinion, no buddy does it better than Cape Cod. We have a vast variety of restaurants sure to please anyone's taste buds. The Lighthouse Cafe is a family owned and operated business on route 28 in West Harwich which has been serving delicious food for six years. Although their menu isn't posted online, I am sure that you will find something that you love and its homecooking at its best and reasonably priced. Their expertise seems to be in hash and they have a few choices and a good special menu daily. Being Portuguese I had to try their linguica hash which was fresh with ground linguica, chopped red peppers, onions and small pieces of potatoes. It was a little spicey but very good, especially if you love linguica as I do. My friend tried their roasted pork hash which was served with finely shredded pork, peppers, onions and small pieces of potatoes with a savory goodness of great home cooking. The cheese omellette with asparagus was also delicious and their hash brown potatoes where freshly made and not overly seasoned. They are open year round Monday through Saturday 6am until 2pm and breakfast is always available. On Sunday,  they are open 6am until 1pm. A family run business at its bests from everyone involved. I will be returning to this great place again.

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Along the Breakfast Trail at Bonatt's Bakery and Restaurant

It wouldn't be summer without the taste of a fresh baked "Meltaway" and we were lucky to just get there in time to savor its goodness turned into a French Toast presentation just before they were sold out. A "Meltaway" is a flavorful cross between a cinnamon roll and a danish pastry that has been a Bonatt's family tradition for over fifty years now in Harwich at the Bonatt's Bakery and Restaurant. It becomes even more delicious when its grilled up, buttered and dripping with savory maple syrup. You get a choice of two eggs served up the way you like and a choice bacon or sausage which makes a hearty rich breakfast that you will long remember. They have lots of other breakfast choices that are always sure to please. The coffee they serve is Beanstock which is a local favorite, rich and flavorful. Despite the many changes that Bonatt's has gone through they continue with the tradition of good home cooking and it was nice to see that their matriarch Alice making sure her customers were satisfied.

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A Breakfast Bakery Could Be Just What You Need

A Breakfast Bakery Could Be Just What You Need
A Breakfast Bakery Could Be Just What You Need
A Breakfast Bakery Could Be Just What You Need

Quahog Hunting for the Best Stuffie at Flying Bridge

It's all about preparation and add in a great view of the Falmouth Harbour which is bustling this time of the year, add in a cool summer breeze and you have the perfect backdrop to a summer dining experience you won't long forget. The Flying Bridge is a great place to enjoy a summer event and this year they were the hosts for the summer kick off with Doug the Quahog who predicted a good summer. Now don't tell Doug, but their Stuffed Quahog is delicious with a light bread stuffing,  a hint seafood and nice bites of quahogs. Their chowder is rich and creamy and one of the best that I have had on Cape Cod. Now this is a place I will be returning as the menu has lots to offer and the view is spectactular. So little time and so much to explore out there. Have a Fun Summer!!

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Along the Breakfast Trail at Piccadilly Deli & Cafe

Just when I think that I have exhausted my sources of good breakfast places, I find there's a lot more out there and Piccadilly Deli & Cafe in South Yarmouth on Route 28 is yet another good breakfast spot with friendly waitresses. I believe that they could be the "King of the Benny's" as there have a whole menu section dedicated to the Benny and it's called, " World of Benny". I just had to try one and chose the "Jamies Deli Benny" which was two poached eggs on top of ham, lingucia, bacon, sausage, tomato, onion, green peppers, mushrooms, homefries & whatever with a delicious Hollandaise Sauce and grilled english muffins on the side. I have to say it was one of the best Benny's that I have had and this is a place that I would return. My friend decided on the scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon and sausage selection and more than pleased with her choice. So on my Breakfast Trail, I have found yet another good place to have breakfast. Thank God and all those great Breakfast choices.

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Doug the Quahog Predicts the Summer

Quahog Day on Cape Cod and time for Doug the Quahog to predict our summer weather. Yesterday at the Flying Bridge Restaurant in Falmouth the weather was sunny and cool as Doug entered the harbour escorted by the harbour patrol boat and a crowd was eagerly awaiting his arrival at dockside. It's a tradition that has been going on for seven years now and is the launch to a Cape Cod summer of fun. The Flying Bridge did an awesome job serving chowder and their version of "spa water" which was free to all. Nicole Oliverio, a news reporter from channel 7 WHGH  was the guest host and took the stage with Doug for the prediciton.  Matt Pitta who does the morning news on WFCC 107.5  looked like one of the body guards for Doug dressed in black. Also present were Karen Blake and Ralphie Marino from WQRC 99.9 our Cape Cod ambassadors for news and fun every morning. All in all it was fun and the food was delicious. Doug predicted 80 days of good weather but no matter what the weather, we are in control of what we love to do. Let the summer begin and enjoy. Be safe and drive careful.

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Along the Breakfast Trail at Jack's Ouback2

It's like a treasure hunt finding Jack's Outback2 at 161 Route 6a in Yarmouth Port, but one well worth it. In previous years when owner Jack Braginton was alive it was a crazy fun place to go where you were your own waitress and picked up your food at the kitchen window once it was prepared and there was always Jack's antics that made it fun. But the good food continues and a great friendly staff now serves you a breakfast you will not long forget. It's a cute cozy place to eat with all the charm of being in New Engand and if you find a Golden Retriever or two on the steps on your way in, don't be afraid. They are your welcome embassors to an awesome breakfast experience. Popovers seem to be the great new breakfast crave and Jack's outback does it up well. They are light fluffy and melt in your mouth as are any of their homebaked muffins and more. The home fries are delicious and seasoned lightly with onions and their homebaked beans are awesome with onions and molasses goodness. My friend had Poached Eggs with Spinach and Hollandaise on top of potato pancake which was a delicious special. I had the Portugues Omelet with linguica, peppers, onions and cheese that was cooked to perfection. They also serve a Lobster Benedict that is one of the best I have eaten. Breakfast choices could leave you dizzy but whatever choice you make will be a good one and making you want to return to try more. They even give you choices of kielbasa or Italian sausage with eggs. Thanks to Jack's and their super staff.

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Rolling Back Prices at Marshland Restaurant

It's Marshland's 14th Anniversary this year and they are celebrating the 14th of every month by sharing a "Rollback Menu" with prices of some of their specials at 2001 prices. I have been to Marshland for breakfast and the food was good, so I thought that I would try their "Rollback Menu" and I walked away impressed with some leftovers for later and an awesome food experience. I ordered the Clam Chowder which was thick and creamy with a nice clam taste and good bites of clam. Their Stuffed Quahog was big with a savory cracker crumb stuffing with good bites of quahogs and it was everything as promised from the Food Channel Best Bites with Duff Goldman. The Cobb Salad was fresh with tender flavorful grilled chicken and one of the best Cobb Salad that I have had out. My friend chose the Meat Loaf, which was well seasoned with squash, mashed potaotes and a tasty mushroom gravy. I have to say that I couldn't finish all my salad and took the rest home, but only because I had to make room for desert and I am so happy I did. The Grapenut Custard was a rich thick square of creamy grapenut heaven with a dollop of whipped cream which was so good I didn't stop until it was gone. Mashland has several locations but two on Cape Cod. The original Marshland is on Rte 6a in Sandwich and Marshland Too and Too's Tavern is next door to the Heitage Plaze in Sandwich. Whichever one you choose you will be sure to experience good food and a favorite restaurant that you will return to. Thanks Marshland your waitresses are great and food awesome.

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Quahog Hunting for the Best Stuffie at Wee Packet Restaurant

Quahog hunting can be a fun experience because along the way you meet great people and may find an awesome restaurant or two . After 65 years in the business, you can bet that Wee Packet is a good family restaurant that knows how to keep you happy. Their quahog is a lite bread stuffing with simple seasonings, a hint of bacon and lots of bits size pieces of Quahogs. For just under $5, I love it and would return again but next time would get more than one. They also make a great Lobster Blt as well as other great Cape Cod favorites on their menu.

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Along the Breakfast Trail at The Egg & I

Hyannis is not short on good places to have a good breakfast and now we add The Egg & I to that list. It is a great little place on Main Street that offers outside dining if desired, that has been serving up breakfast for well over thirty years. They only had one waitress to start but a big cheer to that girl because she did an awesome job making sure that everyone was happy on this busy morning. One of my friends chose the two eggs which she had scrambled with bacon, marbled toast and homefries and her eggs were light and fluffy for under $8. Another friend chose the Florentine Benedict with three poached eggs on toasted english muffins with creamed spinach and Hollandaise for under $12. And I chose the Italian Omelette with sausage, onions and peppers served with homefries and toast. My omelette was topped with a marina sauce and although it didn't have cheese, it's was good and for just under $12 and I felt less quilty without the cheese. Their coffee was delicious mild and fresh and our super waitress kept it comimg. The Egg & I had lots of other good choices but unfortunately no menu to go so that I could copy or no link on the internet. They offered a Portuguese Benedict, Southern Biscuits and Gravy, Rasberry Cream Cheese Stuffed Toast and many more interesting options. I have to say that they did an awesome job with the homefries as they sliced the potatoes thin and saute them with onions and seasoning, making them a stand out winner for creating something a little different. All in well they did a great job and I would return.

It's Burger Time at Five Guys

Five Guys is in the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis near the Sears entrance and it's been a popular place since it first opened. I had some shopping to do and it was open at 11am so you know I had to see what the hype is all about. It's clean and it's not your average fast food place and the service is fast and friendly. I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger "All the Way" and didn't know what I was in for. It was a double patty burger with mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup and mustard. What I should have ordered was the little Bacon Cheeseburger. The hamburger was delicious with no fillers or preservatives as they promised. It tasted like a burger from home and the toppings made it even better. They also have relish, onions, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, A1 Steak sauce, Bar-B-Q sauce and hot sauce to top your burger as you desire.The fries were fresh cut potatoes fried in peanut oil and so good, except that I would have rather put my salt on them. Check out their menu and give them a try....it's worth a stop.

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