Village Cafe on Washington St. in Newton?
Stay away! This place is a horrible excuse for a restaurant. The first time I went, the order (eggs and pancakes) took 30 minutes and came out cold. Considering they had just opened, I gave them a second chance a month later, and it was still very bad. Rude servers, and again, the order took 30 minutes even though there were only a few people in there. You're much better off at Cabot's, Talk of the Town Diner, or The Deluxe Town Diner.
I have not been due to their hours, breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri I believe. However, several family members have either eaten there or taken out and have very good things to say. I think they do home-style food since I remember hearing meatloaf mentioned from my aunt.
Take it for what its worth, none of them are exactly chowish, but they usually can pick good food.