Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Coffee Pot Reopens in Provincetown

My first meal at the Coffee Pot this year was the Denver Omelet.
The Coffee Pot, at Lopes Square, has reopened for the season, serving breakfast and lunch (and supper, once the season kicks in) from a menu that has greatly expanded over the years. I went for breakfast the other day and had a Denver Omelet with potatoes, wheat toast, butter and jelly for $10. Grilling the ham, onions and peppers before stuffing them into the eggs along with the cheese made this one of the tastiest omelets I've had in quite some time.
Remember when this place started out? For years it was just a very friendly little hole-in-the-wall serving coffee and fresh baked muffins and bagels and such, slipped into a paper bag to go. Well, if you haven't noticed, the menu has expanded by leaps and bounds, and awhile back they knocked down a wall to make room for tables and added a small bar where beer and wine are now served seasonally as well. You'll still order at the counter, but now you have the choice of sitting indoors or out with fresh, tasty food for any time of day, once the season really begins.  It will be a few more weeks until you can get fish and chips at dinner time, but you can get them for lunch, or a number of other meal specials that rotate daily. Check the blackboard as you walk in.
There are soups, salads, grilled panini sandwiches, burgers, and some of the best French fries in town. There are a few ethnic influences as well, like the Gyro (choice of chicken or the traditional lamb) or the Cuban sandwich. Try the Asian Chicken Salad, or the Santa Fe Wrap, made with chicken, black beans, salsa, lettuce and dressing.
They still do a big takeout business, too, particularly in the morning when fresh baked goods are coming out of the oven and Townies are streaming in for their morning coffee and a breakfast sandwich to inhale on their way to work. I usually call ahead for a bacon, egg and cheese croissant, or a breakfast burrito (eggs, cheese and salsa wrapped in a tortilla) or a dozen other choices and combinations. Call the Coffee Pot at 508 487-2580, and by the time you get there your breakfast will probably be ready to grab-and-go.
Right now they are open daily from about 6:30 AM till around 5 or 6PM, if it's busy enough to stay open. At the height of the summer they'll be open 5:30 AM till around 10 PM.
We welcome back Linda and Nelson and the gang for their 25th season in PTown.

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