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Oct 2, 2000 04:08 PM

Breakfast in New England

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Hi all,

This is my first time posting and I'm hoping you all can help me out. I'm going to be taking some time next week to travel around NH, MA, and possibly VT to enjoy the foliage. I'd love to try some great breakfast places on my travels: nothing fancy, just good, sit-and-relax-with-a-cup-of-coffee-and-a-stack-of-pancakes type joints.

Someone suggested The Littleton Diner in Littleton, NH and Cliff's on Rt 119 in Townsend, MA. Anyone know these places, or have other suggestions?


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  1. Yeah! Good topic! Though I think you, like I, would also consider frenetic bustling breakfast meccas as well as relaxing coffee/flapjack places.

    I'll dump some notes here, hopefully others will flock forth.

    Actually, I'll divide my response by state, that will provide better organization for those reading along (and researching later). Please reply to my three new breakfast threads, everybody!

    I love breakfast.


    1. In West Brattleboro, Vermont on Route 9 I highly recommend the Chelsea Royal Diner. You will also be at the gateway of great foliage touring besides having a good breakfast. It on the right as you are heading west on Rt. 9, just past the state police barracks.

      Off of Route 93 in NH at the Tilton exit the "Tilt In" Diner is a good choice.

      In Keene, NH Lindy's Diner is a local landmark and full of local color. The Greek omlet is a good choice but they will make you whatever special order you want.
      If you are there on a Saturday, the local farmer's market will be right across the street. If you are in Keene in the evening, try Nicola's for dinner.

      In Portsmouth at the Rye border(NH) the Golden Egg is top notch. Near the Sagamore Bridge. A great place to buy fresh lobsters is a stone throw away.