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I was in the mood today to visit the coziest, cutest breakfast spot in Greendale!


Jan’s Kitchen at 580 West Boylston St! So I put my goofy hat on and headed out the door with the mighty Jett. Bob, Amanda, Patty and crew fill Jan’s with happy times and serve generous breakfasts!  But I was late – they’re open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. – so I snapped this pic instead!


Try Jan’s Biggest-Pancake-in-Worcester! Possibly the world! This griddle-cake has girth, boys and girls! It measures 13 inches across! Try Jan’s lunch specials, too! Everything at Jan’s is home-made right on the spot for you!

This school vacation week – offer good today thru Friday – take advantage of Jan’s SCHOOL VACATION SPECIAL!


Each omelette discounted!

Enjoy a BOTTOMLESS cup of great coffee, too!

Jan’s does lunch! But don’t be late like I was this cold, brittle day! You’ll miss the conversation, laughter, smiles. Jan’s Kitchen – home of the 13-inch pancake and good vibrations! And free Wi-Fi!  (for more info, call Jan’s at 508.852.0432.)

(I know! I know! I’ve used way too many exclamation points!!!!)

– Rosalie Tirella

Hearty Saturday (or Sunday!!) morning omelet! by Chef Joey

InCity Yum Yums

By Chef Joey

1/4 cup olive oil
2 potatoes, peeled
4 slices bacon
2 slices cooked ham, diced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon Spanish seasoning –   Adobo or Saizon work great!

Slice edges off of potatoes so that potatoes are roughly square; thinly slice.

Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and lightly fry. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease and cook ham, onion and red pepper. Remove from heat.

Beat together eggs and Spanish seasoning. Pour eggs into skillet with vegetables. Add bacon and potatoes. Cook over medium heat, without stirring until bottom begins to brown.

Turn omelet over and allow both sides to brown. Serve warm. or let set to room temp for a great snack – this can be cut into little squares when cooled for a fun app!

Jan’s Kitchen – pancake-arama!

By Matt Wexler

In the search for a good place to eat, it is rare to find a restaurant as warm and inviting as Jan’s Kitchen. Located on West Bolyston Street, this small diner serves breakfast and lunch throughout the week to hungry customers from all over the area.

A family business, Jan’s Kitchen is run by Amanda Pineiro, the restaurant’s manager. Previously, it was owned and operated by Jan Dubeau, Amanda’s mother, who founded the restaurant back in 1991. A professionally trained cook, Jan handled nearly everything in the kitchen herself, building its reputation for good food and service over the years.

Sadly, Jan passed away several years ago, leaving her husband as the restaurant’s owner. He and Amanda have handled the kitchen since then, and while Jan’s famous spritz cookies may not be on the menu anymore, they continue to do her memory justice.

The environment that Jan’s Kitchen has established is truly unique. The first thing you’ll notice upon entering the restaurant is that there are no tables. Instead, customers sit around several square counter tops built into the floor. It feels like a classic fifties malt shop, complete with an open grill behind the counter, where you can view Amanda and the rest of the staff bustling about, preparing orders. Continue reading Jan’s Kitchen – pancake-arama!