Great breakfast "dives"?
Now that the weather is getting colder, my attention turns to seeking out those out of the way breakfast joints that offer traditional fare that is filling and tasty. Brookline Lunch, in Cambridge, comes to mind. Any other ideas out there?
I love those cheap, friendly little breakfast spots this time of year, too. Some of my favs are:
Brookline Lunch, Cambridge
Ashley's, South Braintree
Olympic Diner, South Braintree
Victoria's, Roxbury/Dorchester line
Andy's on Mass Ave, a couple of blocks outside Porter Square, might be what you're looking for. I like it but the reaction from Chowhounds seems to suggest that it's a "dive." It's not a diner but it is a popular classic breakfast spot.
West of the city, I've had very good experiences at Harry's on Rt 9 in Westboro. It is by no means transcendent enough to justify a trip in and of itself, but if you're in the area...