February 7th, 2010

Spot Café, Watertown

I’m a sucker for good bread, so when the Boston Phoenix review of Spot Café talked about how they get their bread from a Montreal bakery and how good it is, the diner made it on my “to try list”. When I realized the Spot Café is en route to Russo’s, my favorite market, a Saturday morning plan was hatched. I was worried that it would be crowded, given the recent positive review, but we were able to get a table right away. The space is small, and quant, painted in warm colors. It had a very European feel. R ordered the blueberry pancakes ($1.65 extra for real maple syrup) and I had a Belgian waffle. My waffle was a soggy disappointment. The best part of a waffle is a crispy exterior, without it, it’s just a pancake with divots. R liked his pancakes, but it did not come close to the Town Diner gold standard. The homefries were greasy, but in a good way and the bacon was appropriately crispy. The much lauded bread was a disappointment.


The service was quick and friendly. I think if this place wasn’t just 2 miles away from Town Diner it might be worth while, but if you are going be in Watertown, you might as well keep going up the road till you hit Town Diner.


385 Main Street Watertown, MA 02472-2360 - (617) 923-2339