Two local diners got some positive press about their breakfast & location in the Boston Globe Uncle Charlie’s Finer Diner in Weymouth and JJ Cafe in Brockton
Here is a snippit from the article
In Brockton, breakfast is a booming business at JJ’s Cafe on Main Street, where the sun streams in through the windows of the former pizza place, still crispy-new spotless after almost three years.
Even though owner and chef JJ Fernandes, a Cape Verde native, once cooked for US presidents and other dignitaries at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, he tired of his 30-plus years commuting into Boston.
Now customers travel to him.
“We drove from Boston to come here,” said Pedro Fernandes (no relation) of Dorchester, sharing a table with three female friends. They learned about JJ’s by word of mouth.
“It’s about 25 minutes,” Pedro Fernandes said, “but it’s worth the drive.”
There’s plenty of the regular stuff, like two eggs, two pancakes or French toast, home fries, and sausage or ham ($8). But remnants of creme brûlée French toast lay on a plate shared by Gomes and Jessica Araujo of Dorchester.
“This is just an appetizer,” Araujo said, while the table waited for their “real” orders.
Generations of breakfast lovers are raised on Uncle Charlie’s Finer Diner in Weymouth, open since 1987.
“We’ve been coming here for, like, years,” said Diane Higgins of Rockland, who was there with her daughter, Emily, home for the day from Regis College.
Before coming home, Emily told her mother she wanted a veggie omelet ($9) from Uncle Charlie’s.
“I mean, look how much you get,” Diane said. “The omelets are fabulous.”
“It’ll all be gone, too,” Emily added.
Here is some buzz on Uncle Charlie’s from the Swampies
Have enjoyed Uncle Charlie’s for breakfast for over 25 years. Always great coffee food and service. Everyone is friendly
I just went there for the first time a few months ago… I was back within a few weeks! Their food is great and their waitstaff is extremely knowledgable on the entire menu. I hope to be going back soon!!
And on JJ’s Cafe in Brockton
Jjs Cafè. ..hands down…if I could move in I would…
This morning we decided to check out JJ’s Cafe in Brockton. We were immediately seated by Shane. He took our drink order -coffee for my friend and tea for me. We were pleasantly surprised at how cheery the restaurant was and that there were cloth napkins and a little vase of flowers on the table. Tables were so clean they shined. Another waitress came over with a box of assorted teas for me to choose from. I choose the green tea ( by default as I forgot my glasses and couldn’t read the labels). Coffee and tea was immediately served. Coffee was fresh and piping hot. Shane promptly returned to take our order. Farmer’s omelet for my breakfast companion. The omlet had American cheese,spinach, peppers, onions and tomatoes. It was served with Awesome home fries, peppers and onions and a grilled English muffin. I opted for the cheese omlet, with home fries, peppers and onions and a grilled English mufflin. The food was fresh and delicious. Might I add piping hot. Two different waitresses kept checking in to see if we needed more coffee or tea. Shane was so upbeat and friendly. I told him I was a member of the Hockomock Diners Club. We chatted a bit more. Soon after Shane delivered a complimentary piece of Creme brûlée French toast. It was fabulous!!!
The chef and owner stopped by to see how everything was. I told him I was going to immediately share how wonderful his place was with all of the Hockomock peeps. It seems he was a chef in Boston for many year’s and decided to open his own place. You can definitely tell. Service was spot on and food was delicious. Did I mention that it was piping hot? I will definitely be returning to this hidden gem. Next time I will be ordering that lovely creme brûlée French toast. I almost forgot -they make and sell their own hot sauce!