Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A nutritious and delicious breakfast is the key to happiness. This is probably why I love diners so much… There is nothing like the stick-to-your-ribs cuisine found in the American diner. I mean nothing. Some diners are traditional, Worcester Dining Car types, others are mere holes in the wall. Then there are the more visible, retro-styled establishments reminiscent of the 1950’s car hops. Some are just café store fronts. Regardless of the form, you can usually count on great food, served fast and at a great price.

The Looking Glass Café ( is one of those store-front type diners located in the heart of Wrentham Center.

The décor is clean and simple with counter service, two booths and another five or six tables. Not a lot of space, but enough.

The food is standard diner fare, with breakfast served from until closing and lunch from around noon to closing, which is 3:00 pm daily.


My favorites are the Taste of Ireland and the Looking Glass Eggs Benedict – both are served with homemade corned beef hash. In the case of the Taste of Ireland, you enjoy two eggs any style, two slices of raisin toast, home fries and the previously mentioned hash. With the Benedict, substitute Canadian bacon for hash and you’re rolling. The Hollandaise is silky and creamy and home fries are extra.

Breakfast specials are always a treat, like their Chili and Cheese Omelet!


There are a host of other goodies and the lunch specials are always a treat.

Weekends can get busy, but the efficient wait staff keep things moving so wait times are always reasonable.

So, if you find yourself on Route 1A in Wrentham Center, make sure you stop in at the Looking Glass Café…