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Mel's Commonwealth Cafe

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310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778-5006
06:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:30
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sudbury, MA
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Find myself there every Sunday! Really great omletes and breakfast foods. Pancakes, Waffles, eggs, etc.

Thank funseeker867
Boston, Massachusetts
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282 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our breakfast here and would recommend it. It was crowded on a Sunday so we waited for about 15 minutes. While waiting we had a blueberry and coffecake muffin. They were delicious.(In fact, we picked up another 4 on our way out...). The chocolate chip and double chocolate chip looked great as well. Nice Diner atmosphere, clean with... More 

Thank J0hnPM10
Metrowest, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant for breakfast or lunch where you can have breakfast even at lunchtime. The choices for breakfast or lunch are many, and all are delicious. Even the muffins are fantastic. I know I am raving, but honestly we think this is the best place for breakfast in Metro West. My favorite is Irish Eggs Benedict which... More 

Thank newg4ff
Cody, Wyoming
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We make it a point to go here on our annual visit from Wyoming. So many great things to choose from. Only open for breakfast and lunch, till 2:00 p.m. except Sunday till 2:00 p.m. On Sunday they only serve from the breakfast menu but it is great. Purchase muffins or other goodies on the way out!

Thank Just_Plain_Ornery
Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've never been here before but was pleasantly surprised. Good food, good service. and reasonable prices. I would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant for others.

Thank MRK-Portland
Palm Harbor, FL
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281 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Whether alone, with my wife, or with out-of-town guests this is a favorite spot for breakfast. The pancakes or French Toast are popular choices. The omelettes are always good, as are the Benedicts. (The Crab Cake Benedict is not made with Blue Crab Backfin but it's tasty.) On weekends you're apt to find a line of folks waiting to be... More 

Thank OldRoadWarrior60
Framingham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Not many places for breakfast anymore. Mel's has withstood the test of time. How? They offer a diverse menu. Good portions, prices and you feel like your mother is serving you. There is a lot of love. Paul who works in the front is a huge asset to the business. Thinking of going out for breakfast. This the place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a solo breakfast. Sat at the counter with the regulars and reviewed last night's Sox game and all the news about town. Great food. Friendly service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wayland, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Mel's is a staple in Wayland. Family owned. It is packed at breakfast and lunch - especially on Saturday. Service good considering the full tables at times. Better than diner food, large menu, but still reminiscent of the good old days. If you cannot find something here to enjoy, you are way too picky and need to get a life

Thank Rwd43
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a very nice breakfast/lunch place, BUT...their gluten free menu has a huge disclaimer on it that it is not for celiacs. We were already seated and did not want to get up and leave at that point, so I told the waitress our 5 year daughter has a gluten allergy. She was not trained on how to handle... More 

Thank tea_addict28
Stuart B, Owner at Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry you had such a negative experience with us! As noted on our menu, we do not recommend consumption of our gluten free foods by those with celiac disease. This is to protect our customers from consuming food that may make them ill. Although we do try our best to make sure there is no cross-contamination, we cannot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778-5006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wayland
  • Phone Number: 15086537777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?