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Breakfast recs for metrowest?

JaneRI Sep 19, 2006 01:46 PM

Breakfast and/or lunch, Harvard, Lincoln, Concord areas. Thanks!

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    three of us RE: JaneRI Sep 19, 2006 06:10 PM

    West Concord -- Nashoba Brook Bakery. They have a waffle bar Saturday and Sunday mornings. During the week, there are delicious breads and other baked goods.

    I've heard so-so reports about the cafe at the Stow Airport. Some like it, others not so much. Do a search on this site. I think there were some posts about it recently.

    In Concord Center, there is a former Brighams that is now called Helen's. They serve breakfast, I think.

    Frankly, Nashoba Bakery is the best of these suggestions.

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      Harp00n RE: three of us Oct 10, 2006 07:21 PM

      Nancy's Airfield Cafe is a local treasure. No, you won't get 27 different omelets to choose from. What you will get is a good variety breakfast items that are cooked exactly to order each and everytime. Their baked goods are superb. Food that is made a with the finest fresh ingredients and locally grown when ever and where ever it's humanly possible. Nancy loves to cook and loves people. It shows in everything she does. I'm not a regular but wish I was. I get there maybe 7 or 8 times a year. It's a great to take the kids and watch the expressions on their faces, as the plane take off and land, even in these jaded times.

    2. trufflehound RE: JaneRI Sep 19, 2006 11:43 PM

      For a delicious, fill your belly heart stopping old fashioned diner style breakfast you can't beat the Club Car in West Concord.

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        three of us RE: trufflehound Sep 20, 2006 12:56 AM

        Where is this ? I looked on Mapquest and can't place it. Is it past the train station? Sounds like a place to try.

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          LStaff RE: trufflehound Sep 20, 2006 02:18 PM

          It IS the train station.

          If grease is your thing, this is your place.

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          hargau RE: JaneRI Sep 19, 2006 11:58 PM

          The fruitlands museum does a nice Sunday Brunch

          As does J's

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            Keithel RE: hargau Sep 21, 2006 04:06 PM

            I would call Fruitlands and J's upscale compared to the others discussed here, just so people know.

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            JaneRI RE: JaneRI Sep 20, 2006 12:33 PM

            Thanks so much!

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              LStaff RE: JaneRI Sep 20, 2006 02:27 PM

              I've lived in West Concord for the last 6 years and have yet to find a really good place for breakfast in the area. Julie's in Acton is our usual spot when I don't feel like cooking. Passable diner like breakfasts, but the homefries are bland and boring - be prepared to wait if you don't show up early enough. This place has a nice hometown feel to it and the staff is friendly.

              Sometimes we hit up Babico's in Maynard - again diner level breakfasts, but they have a linguica omelette that I enjoy - and seems to be the most adventurous breakfast item I've seen in the area.

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                Keithel RE: LStaff Sep 21, 2006 04:10 PM

                I find Babicos puts on a fair breakfast (omlettes, etc) -- not outstanding, not bad, but on the other hand, they have the absolute best chocolate frosted cake doughnuts around, and their coffee is from the New England Coffee Co, which is my favored brand.

                I definitely go out of the way every once in a while to get Babicos doughnuts. (again, specifically the chocolate covered cake ones -- I find the chocolate glazed ones (my usual favored doughnut variety) aren't chocolatey enough)

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                lavelanet RE: JaneRI Oct 10, 2006 01:08 PM

                Mels in Wayland is Very good the pancakes are just special. and Stephen Anthon's in Marlbor by the Sudbury Line is also good.

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