Sat. 11am girls' brunch in Needham/Newton
Some girlfriends and I are meeting for brunch on Saturday in the Needham/Newton/Wellesley area. We have to meet early, 11am. Can you recommend a good place to meet up? We were thinking of Restaurant Pava in Newton, but it has more of a lunch rather than brunch menu on Saturdays. Another place I was thinking of was Bread & Chocolate in Newtonville, but I don't know how crowded it gets in the mornings. Thanks!
My own experience of Newton/Needham is that most fancy brunches are done on Sunday only. Your main options are lunch or a traditional diner-y breakfast (with long lines at 11am). Most lunches don't start until 11:30a.
I might lean toward something like Aquitaine Bis, which at least offers an elegant lunch if not eggs and omelets. Bernard's at the Mall at Chestnut Hill might also suit: fancy Westernized Chinese, decent noodle soups.
Le's at the Atrium Mall might be fun: you'd be doing the Vietnamese thing by having pho for breakfast/lunch rather than dinner. I hear there's also one in Needham, but I don't know it.
I haven't tried the Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill at lunch or under its new chef, but that's a pretty swank lunch spot. I haven't tried Masala Art in Needham, but hear that its Indian is quite nice and the space good-looking.
Not sure that any place that is in the league of Pava opens that early. In Needham, there is a small Greek place that serves breakfast- I believe it is called cafe fresca- hear it is good but it is not fancy. Other non fancy places for breakfast are Johnny's in Newton Center, Captain Marden's Takeaway in Wellesley. The Met club on Route 9 has a nice brunch but I think it is only on Sunday.