Centerville Pie Company, Centerville, MA

27 08 2012

My mom used to work with the owner of Centerville Pie Co. until one day she decided to leave to start her own pie shop. This place is right down the street from my house. I have driven by it a thousand times, seeking out other places to get breakfast, never thinking to stop. Really, I thought they only did pies. I thought they only did Meat Pies. I had no clue that you could get a spinach and feta quiche here, or coconut cream pies, let alone breakfast.

Ryan and I stopped by the restaurant on a weekday morning; a real unassuming place, located in a sort of strip mall, bunched in between a clothing store for tweens and some lawyers offices. It is broken up into two parts, the pie shop on one half and the restaurant on the other. A few tables, a counter, one short-order cook cracking eggs on a flattop. That’s about it. I like it.

Two Eggs with Cheese on a Sweet Roll, $3.95

I ordered a breakfast sandwich on a sweet roll, which is a giant, fluffy pile of awesomeness. This huge sandwich only cost $4 and was so filling that I could barely touch the baked beans I ordered too. Ryan had the Chef’s Choice Sampler; two slices of savory pie (shepherds pie & chicken pie) that came with a vegetable and gravy for $9.95.  He really enjoyed it, especially the chicken pie.

I can see Centerville Pie becoming one of my go-to places for breakfast. Probably because then I’ll feel justified in leaving with one of these every time.

Key Lime Pie

Centerville Pie Company
1671 Falmouth Road/Rt. 28
Centerville, MA, 02632
774-470-1406





The Mills Restaurant, Marstons Mills, MA

28 06 2012

The Mills is one of those timeless breakfast spots. Off of the main Cape Cod drag and quaintly-decorated in an Americana fashion, it is a restaurant that could appear in any decade, in any quiet, rural community.

Nothing on the menu is going to absolutely blow your mind, but you’ll still be satisfied with what you get. I really enjoy their many steel-cut oatmeal options (something you don’t find in many breakfast places). You can get it with yogurt, fruit, nuts, honey, basically whatever you want. And on some days, they offer a breakfast specials menu that does step things up a notch; cream cheese pancakes with blueberries, lobster scampi omelettes, etc.

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

The chocolate chip banana pancakes were delicious, but would have liked a bit more pancake for the $8 and change price tag. Also enjoyed this breakfast special; 2 poached eggs atop a  bed of bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. This isn’t four-star dining, but it is a simple, country breakfast that hits the spot and I respect it for that.

Poached Eggs Peperonata

Plus, when you’re done dining at the Mills, you can go for a dip or take a kayak out at one of the many ponds & lakes right down the street. My favorite summer adventure: paddling out at Indian Lakes, passing through the thin gap that leads into Mystic Lake and exploring the island in the middle. I guess I enjoy Cape Cod sometimes…

Mills Restaurant
149 Cotuit Rd.
Marstons Mills, MA, 02648
(508) 428-9814