In Brown’s Mall, there is now a new cozy restaurant, the Cape Ann Diner (7 Pleasant Street)! They are currently open 7-2PM, Monday-Saturday (closed on Sunday).
There aren’t big signs outside yet, but they sometimes have a sandwich board outside. The closest entrance/exit is the door between The Hive and the Pleasant Street Tea Co. I came in that way, and chanced upon some friends who were enjoying a delicious lunch at the diner.
I joined them for a cup of hot cocoa (with a mound of whipped cream) – perfect on a cold early winter day.
The prices are very affordable. A bowl of the soup of the day – my favorite item on most menus – is just $2.95! The most expensive item I could find on the lunch menu (all good traditional American fare) is the Burger Bomb – two fresh patties, American cheese, crispy bacon, grilled pepper and onions, bbq sauce and mayo on a grilled seeded bun with lettuce and tomato with choice of potato chips, home fries, or mashed potatoes. All of that for $8.95! That sounds so good, I am almost drooling on my keyboard. No, they didn’t bribe me to say that.
If you go in the front door of Brown’s Mall on Main Street, you get to enjoy the decked halls as you head up one flight of stairs towards the back left.
Up the stairs, into the hall, to the right!