Home Kitchen receives 'Best Breakfast' award

By Beth A. Birmingham | May 01, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham James Hatch and Susan Schiro hold the award they received from Yankee Magazine. Home Kitchen Cafe was named "Best Breakfast" in New England for 2014.

A local breakfast hot spot has received recognition for its hard work, excellent service, and delicious fare.

"We were shocked and surprised," said Susan Schiro and James Hatch, owners of the Home Kitchen Cafe.

Upon receiving a package April 25, they opened it up to find the award. They have been chosen by Yankee Magazine's Best of New England Travel as the 2014 Editor's Choice "Best Breakfast" in New England.

"We are thrilled that they even know we exist," said Schiro of the award.

The couple said it is a group effort to run the cafe and cited they could not do it without the hard work that everybody puts in.

"It's an incredible compliment to be recognized like this with all the thousands of other restaurants in New England," said Schiro.

With all the preparation that goes into their menu, the couple has decided to stop their dinner service.

"We want to satisfy our customers and the secret to that is prep," said Hatch.

They also acknowledged they will be opening an ice cream parlor in the building behind the cafe. They said there is lots of work to do there, but plan on opening that up hopefully the end of June or first of July. The plan is to eventually add a bakery there as well.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (8)
Posted by: Ann M. Flagg | May 03, 2014 21:20

I have to agree as a former employee these guys so earned this! Every aspect they do is done with pride and excellence! Congrats you deserve this!


Posted by: David & Becky Gibbs | May 03, 2014 08:37

I would also like to know where the Home Kitchen Café is...
Thank you!

Posted by: Steve Roberts | May 03, 2014 08:33

  • LOCATION: 650 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
  • (207) 596-2449
    Most locals know where this place is as it is a local favorite too. Yummy, creative, and the owners and staff are friendly and service oriented. Congratulations James and Susan.

  • Posted by: William Lohrman | May 02, 2014 16:57

    See: http://www.homekitchencafe.com/

    for address and other information

    Posted by: VALERIE ANN ORR | May 02, 2014 11:37




    Posted by: Lee Sligh | May 02, 2014 07:07

    Cogratulations, James and Susan and the wonderful staff at Home Kitchen!  You guys are the best!

    Posted by: AL Hooper | May 01, 2014 20:41

    Its always good when a local business gets a award for there product, it shows how much work and care put into what ever they have to offer, Those of us that know where this place is just might go to find out how good breakfast is.starts the day off. those of us that do not know where the place is it would of been nice to have written it into this piece.

    Posted by: Molly P Luce | May 01, 2014 18:52

    This doesn't surprise me they are great!

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    Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

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