Hi everyone and welcome back! My vacation was actually cut short because I got a new job (wahoo!) and had to get myself organized. I may have only been away for a few days but I definitely ate more than a few days’ worth of food, starting with my quick trip to New Hampshire. A long time ago, in a sort of far-away state, this New York girl went to college and met some incredible New Englanders that are now some of her closest friends. Many of them have since relocated to the greater Boston area and I visit them as often as I can. When I stay in Nashua with one of my best friends one of my favorite things to do is breakfast. I don’t know what it is but the Nashua area has got the whole breakfast thing down to science. The old standby’s like Nathaniel’s, the ever popular City Room Café and Hollis Country Kitchen, and, featured here, the “only the locals know about it” Midfield Café aka the airport diner.
The first time I went to the airport diner with said best friend she warned, “Be prepared to wait.” Thankfully, we got the last open table that time and, lucky us, the same thing happened this trip. While we may not have endured the wait it’s a very real, long line after 9am. Not too soon after we had seated ourselves the line was spilling out the door and trickling down the stairs. Given how hidden the locale is it’s impressive how long the line gets. I mean, really, this is where it is,
Upon walking into the café you are greeted by 1970’s aviation decor (see photo) The Nashua Airport is for small private planes, making it a delightful place to take small children so they can excitedly point at every passing pilot between mouthfuls of waffle.
Both breakfast and lunch are served but when breakfast is an option, why ever choose lunch? There all sorts of options but the real treats are the daily specials and the pancakes. Take a look at these specials,
If I had starved myself the previous decade I would have absolutely demolished the French toast trio. Instead, I went with the old standby of M and M pancakes. They’re the size of your plate, fantastically fluffy and so darn yummy you’d think you were at grandma’s house.
All in all it was a good, albeit short, trip up north. If you only have one breakfast to eat in Nashua, eat at the Midfield Café. You will be more than satisfied and the locals will be impressed that you even knew how to find the darn place. Next up, now and then in Rhode Island. Until the next dish, ciao!