The Spot Cafe, at 385 Main St. in Watertown, has been a family-owned and operated diner-like restaurant since 2006. It's small, unpretentious and specializes in breakfasts, including pancakes with fruit, omelets and French toast, as well as sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch until 3 p.m. (no dinner).
Suggested dish: Given the hot weather, we chose a Caesar salad with turkey slices and an iced coffee. It also came with two slices of their homemade bread. (Another popular lunch choice is the soup and half-sandwich special.) The salad came with a choice of five different dressings; we chose Caesar dressing as well. The salad had crunchy, sweet Spanish onions, lots of tomato slices and greens and plenty of turkey. The disappointing ingredients were the roasted peppers, which were soft, and the canned black olives. Still, the dressing was good, the homemade bread delicious and the coffee robust and refreshing.
The vibe: Cosy, quiet and friendly.
Cool factor no. 1: The place is known for its hearty, homemade breads, baked on the premises, including baguettes used for French toast.
Cool factor no. 2: The milk or cream come in a separate, small pitcher and the salad dressing in a squeeze bottle, so one can add as much or little as one wants.