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Jan 11, 2007 05:49 PM

Great breakfast in Rowley

After leaving traffic court in Newburyport yesterday morning (GRRRR), we headed down Rt. 1 and stopped in at Cathy's Country kitchen for breakfast. I have to say, it was one of the best breakfasts I have had in the Boston area. We split a feta, onion and kalamata olive omelette...truly great. This was as close to a *real* omelette that I have ever had in a diner environment..very thin, light, fluffy with a hind of curd to the egg. No leathery product here! Red potato homefries were nicely seasoned and the toast made with their homemade bread was superb. We split for "dessert" the special pancake of the day: multigrain and nut. A MASSIVE single pancake chock full of walnuts and pecans. Tender while thick.

I haven't seen this place mentioned much on the board, but it looked pretty popular for 9:30 am on on Wed morning. Their homemade breads are sold, and there were other fresh baked items. Check it out!

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  1. hmmm, good to know, being from the general area myself.

    If you find yourself in court again in that area ;-) be sure to check out the Agawam Diner right on Rte 1 -- which I believe is right at the Rte 1 and 133 intersection.

    I haven't been there in a few years, but from what I remember it was excellent diner food! And reasonably priced as well.

    1. Reading your title, I was afraid you were going to say you had breakfast at the Agawam diner. I'm apparently the only person in the world who doesn't like the Agawam.

      I'm glad you stopped at Cathy's instead! Cathy's is a great breakfast place, and can have quite the wait on Saturday and Sunday mornings. My only complaint is that they make their specialty French Toasts from quick breads - but I guess a lot of people like that. They make up for it by having applewood-smoked bacon, though.

      They also have great homemade quiche. You can get a whole quiche to go at the counter - we frequently get one to take home.