Mo’s Midtown

Coffee shop | Diner | Pancake House | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

Mo’s is proudest of its home fries, and they are cause for admiration. Cut into large hunks and seasoned with brio, they are kept warm in a huge heap on the griddle in the open kitchen. Whenever the grill man finishes an omelet or an order of eggs, he takes his spatula and heaps a pile of these hefty potatoes alongside.

Pancakes are grand, too. Mo’s makes several kinds, including apple-walnut, blueberry, chocolate chip, and strawberry-raspberry. The unfilled and unfancy buttermilk cakes are the best. Made of whole wheat flour and with a faint sweetness reminiscent of cinnamon, they are thick and tender and featherweight, fairly levitated off the grill in irregular shapes and piled willy nilly (by ones, twos, or threes) on a plate. Not handsome pancakes, but memorable ones, they are breakfast comfort food.

Mo’s reputation is as a breakfast place, but there’s lunch, too: hamburgers and sandwiches (with hash browns available midday) and homemade soup. It’s a cozy spot, inconspicuously located in a cluster of stores near Farmington Avenue. Seating is in several booths along a wall, at a handful of tables up front, and at the counter with a view of the grill. Service is attentive and efficient, but not ultra-fast. Everything is cooked to order — expertly.

What to Eat
Mo’s Midtown, Potato Pancakes
Potato Pancakes
Potato pancakes are shatteringly crisp with a creamy center.
Mo’s Midtown, Home Fries
Home Fries
The view from Mo's counter: a mountain of hash browns
Mo’s Midtown, Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes
Hot off the griddle, a buttermilk 3-stack is still smoking.
Mo’s Midtown, Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry pancakes: asymmetrical and a little lumpy ... and delish
Mo’s Midtown, Bacon
View from a counter seat
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7 am - 3 pm
Monday7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday7 am - 3 pm
Thursday7 am - 3 pm
Friday7 am - 3 pm
Saturday7 am - 3 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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