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Feb 21, 2002 05:38 AM

Pancakes/breakfast in Boston?

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We'll be in Boston the weekend of April 7th, and are looking for breakfast places Saturday and Sunday.

We're staying at the Doubletree at the NE Medical Center T stop, and certainly on the Saturday wouldn't want to cut too much into sightseeing time. Sunday we can probably travel a bit further, and I was thinking of Sorella's or Zaftig's for that, or a moderately priced brunch buffet.



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  1. Charlie's on Columbus Ave. might be good for Sat. breakfast. Small joint w/ great pancakes, you'll have to wait a bit if you're not early. Lots of us like the Blue Room brunch (Kendall Sq.) on Sun., $18.95 I think and a nice selection.

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    1. re: Joanie

      I second both of these suggestions. I was just at Charlie's this past weekend and their blueberry pancakes are delicious. Try the turkey hash too!!! As for the Blue Room, it is always a great brunch.

      1. re: Maura

        I'll third the recos...reminder..Charlies is closed on Sunday..and it is on Columbus Ave..not to be confused with Charley's Saloon on Newbury.

        1. re: 9lives

          I'm convinced about Charlie's, now what's the best way to get there from the Doubletree. We'll be right next to the NE Medical Center tube stop, but would a bus down Tremont be better? We need to get there, eat and get back to Haymarket T stop by 9:45.



          1. re: Doug Weller

            If you don't have time to walk (it'd be about 20 min), take the Orange line to Back Bay, walk down Dartmouth St. to Columbus Ave. and take a left. Then take the Orange line to Haymarket when you're done.

            1. re: Joanie

              Walking down Darthmouth (the back bay T station should be on your left is you are facing south), take a RIGHT (or west) on Columbus (the intersection). Charlie's will be on your right, between Holyoke and Braddock. You can't miss it. The cranberry pancakes are wonderful.

              1. re: Ginger

                Whoops, thought it was between Dartmouth and Clarendon.

                1. re: Joanie

                  Thanks all, Charlie's it is.


    2. Are you aware that you can also walk to Chinaton in about 5 minutes? You're actually IN Chinatown...Is dim sum to your liking? Served Sat and Sun starting at 8:30, IMHO, a tourist destination of its own...If it's of interest to you, I would recommend Chau Chow City.

      1. Doug-do yourself a favor-if you're willing to travel to Brookline, go to JP instead, and go to Perdix(make a reservation now)and have their delicios brunch, for about the same as you'd pay at Zaftigs-and 10 times better.

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        1. re: beagleboy

          Sounds nice but too expensive, and we want pancakes/waffles french toast!