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RFI - Great Breakfasts in Central Mass

Looking for kid-friendly great breakfast spots in Central Mass, preferably open Sat. and Sun. Great pancakes, waffles, bacon, real maple syrup ....

thanks in advance for your help !

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  1. Central Ma. is a huge area, although a lot of people East of I-495 wouldn't have a clue about that. Can you narrow your search area a little so the Hounds can give you better recs?

    1. Well, it's not MA, but not far away. In Mason NH (I think that's the town), there's Parker's Maple Barn. It's a really well known place that people love.

      http://www.parkersmaplebarn.com/

      1. Actualli, it's because Parker's Maple Barn ic closed from Xmas to Feb 15th, that I am looking for something similar as a substitute.

        We live outside of Boston, and anything within a 1-2 hour drive is what we a looking for. Could be MA, southern NH or VT, or RI or northern CT. Thanks again !

        1. Wow, that's a huge area for breakfast!

          There are lots of places; most are small cafe-style joints. The Cafe at the Sagatabscott Orchard store in Sterling, Mike's Country Kitchen in West Boylston, Debba's Country Kitchen in Rochdale and The Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret CT are just a few places I know from experience or reputation.

          1. Michael's Bridge Diner, Lancaster on Route 70N (just beyond the Clinton line). The business was just rebuilt across the road from it's former location after an arson fire this summer.
            It is a brand new building which is large, can accomodate big groups of people. Perfect kid place! Noisy, lots of hub-bub, plenty of parking. Terrific breakfast menu with specials everyday. Lunch too, and dinners soon to come.