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Where is the best sit down breakfest in Boston?

seedove17 Mar 1, 2008 10:04 AM

I'm looking for a "go to" place on Sat and Sun mornings that has good/cheap food and coffee. Good homefries are a must!

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    BBHound RE: seedove17 Mar 1, 2008 10:16 AM

    Ball Square in Somerville is the breakfast capital of the Boston area. It's also home to one of the fiercest restaurant rivalries in the area. There are three restaurants there that specialize in breakfast food and another that does coffee and pastries. Search for Ball Square and breakfast and you will get lots of discussion on this board. My favorite is Ball Square Cafe, but Sound Bites next store has lots of faithful and a liquor license.

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      voodoocheese RE: BBHound Mar 1, 2008 11:15 AM

      Just came from a delectable breakfast at Ball Square Cafe this morning- I had a "Broadway Blues;" small cheese omelet, bacon, garlic mash home fries and a blueberry muffin that was split and grilled- yum! I'll be faithful to them unless I find something better..

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        polias RE: voodoocheese Mar 2, 2008 11:52 AM

        Interesting - "Boston's Best Blue" at SoundBites is almost exactly the same thing. I wonder who had it first...

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      BBHound RE: seedove17 Mar 1, 2008 12:41 PM

      Here is a thread about the Ball Square rivalry:


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        bachslunch RE: seedove17 Mar 2, 2008 11:56 AM

        Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in the South End is excellent, but only open Saturdays.

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          shaebones RE: bachslunch Mar 2, 2008 12:59 PM

          Only Saturdays???? I had brkfst there last Wednesday. Good turkey hash BTW.

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            bachslunch RE: shaebones Mar 2, 2008 02:52 PM

            Sorry if I wasn't clear. The OP was asking about Saturdays and Sundays, so I assumed these were the only options of interest to them. If memory serves, Charlie's is open for breakfast every day except Sundays.

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              lergnom RE: bachslunch Mar 2, 2008 03:38 PM

              My favorite lunch counter / diner meal is Charlie's turkey hash. It's really great and the atmosphere can't be beat.

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          taxi RE: seedove17 Mar 2, 2008 12:43 PM

          Doo Wop Diner in Malden Square.

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            adrienne69 RE: seedove17 Mar 2, 2008 01:25 PM

            If you find yourself on the Northshore on a weekend morning, Red's in downtown Salem is #1 for a really good, plentiful & tasty breakfast.

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              kweesee RE: seedove17 Mar 2, 2008 08:09 PM

              charlie's sandwich shoppe.

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                autopi RE: seedove17 Mar 2, 2008 09:01 PM

                centre street cafe in jp is pretty good, though it's crowded and loud (there's basically always a queue out the door waiting.)

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