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Sep 26, 2006 10:15 PM

Breakfast places around Porter

I'm looking for a good breakfast place around Porter Square to get a good saturday breakfast. I would prefer something on the cheaper side with an interesting selection.

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  1. I used to live at Porter Square and there was a classic and very popular breakfast place on Mass Ave about 4 blocks north of the T stop, west side, I think it's still there but I can't remember the name.

    1. I believe you're referring to Andy's Diner? (meh)

      My thought depends on what you mean by "around porter." Because if you live in, say, Mattapan, then either Sound Bites on Broadway or Renee's in Teele Sq. is "around porter." But if you live in Porter, then, well, meh.

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      1. re: enhF94

        Yeah, my sister's name is Andi and I remember that this was the name of that place at Porter Square (my name is Chris and so I used to go to Christopher's and Andy's...). I think it's a classic breakfast place, I understand the "meh," but it would appeal to most people.

        1. re: steinpilz

          I really think the food at Andy's is worse than "meh". It's totally gross. Even Renee's is better, and that's saying something.

          1. re: yumyum

            Ok, as I've said I haven't been there in quite a while.

      2. If you hit sound bites when it's busy (ie every weekend when Tufts is in session), prepare for the breakfast nazi to insult you and your entire genus and species for thinking you might get a table or some food at his restaurant.

        If it's slow, it might be worth it.. the food is decently good.

        Otherwise, for an interesting selection, I'd hop on over to any one of the Indian places on Elm St in Davis Square for a belly splitting brunch. Get mango lassis! If you're on the other side of Mass ave, hit the porter exchange for b-fast. It's by Lesley U, hidden behind City Sports there is a mini Asia with a variety of great choices for a more lunchy brunch.

        1. I am not a fan of Soundbites, food was mediocre, service was...well, above poster commented on the breakfast nazi and that sums it up. I'd take the Rosebud over Soundbites anyday. But for a really good and inexpensive breakfast, head up Highland Ave. There's a great, tiny place across from the hospital that is my first choice when in Somerville.

          1. Or Kelly's Diner, Ball Sq, Somerville, just a few doors up the street from Soundbites. Classic diner, classic diner food, friendly and efficient service. I used to love this place when I frequented the area a few years back.