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real breakfast

I work in the Seaport area, but arrive in town via South Station. When I get in early enough to have a decent breakfast, all I can find is breakfast sandwich places, but no place where I can sit down and enjoy a real breakfast, you know, eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, whatever is cooked without a microwave and is served on a real plate. Any good spots?

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  1. Little out of the way but Redline to Broadway then walk to Mul's on the corner of A St.

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    1. re: chuck s

      Thanks, it looks like this place could be worth the extra trip to try out. Pretty much what I was looking for and I bet it gets very crowded at times.

    2. Not fine dining, but the 24 hour diner at South and Kneeland (kinda the opposite direction of your commute though).

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      1. re: kate used to be 50

        This was one of the places I had in mind to try. I saw good and bad reports about them on other websites, so I wasn't sure. I think being open 24 hours, you can catch them at different times and have completely different experiences. Have you ever tried FIgaro's on Beach Street?

        1. re: foodlady

          No I haven't tried Flagro's. The diner is what it is. Last time I was there I ordered blueberry pancakes. Asked the server if the blueberries were in the pancakes. He said yes. They dug a hole in the middle of the pancakes and put the blueberries in that way. You have to have a sense of humor to eat there!

      2. There are a few serviceable options in the Financial District, within a 5-10 minute walk of South Station. A few I like reasonably well are Elephant & Castle and Grass Roots Deli.

        I believe Flour, right by the Children's Museum, does some made-to-order breakfast stuff; their baked goods are certainly good.

        Looks like the Channel Cafe does eggs to order with a side of toast or bagel; I haven't tried them.

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        1. re: finlero

          Thanks, I did try Elephant and Castle this morning, and it worked very well for what we needed today, close to our appointment, good food with a nice atmosphere, and peaceful in the morning so the pub was not in full swing.
          I like Flour, but I did not think they had too much to offer for breakfast besides pastries. I think I will give Channel Cafe a try, as they are right on my way to work. Thanks again.

          1. re: foodlady

            I have to report that the Channel Cafe has the best egg sandwich that I have tried so far - I was reluctant to go with the sandwich, but it was fresh cooked, moist, tasty and cheap (2.50). It it the only place that has changed my mind about egg sandwiches in the area. The only problem is that they open at 8 AM. I recently tried the egg sandwich at Flour and for the price (5.95) there was no comparison.

        2. Drydock Cafe (Drydock Avenue) has/useta have a sign outside saying "we serve Breakfast--open 5 AM" I don't know if they still do...it's been a few months since I've been by there. (awesome place for lunch by the way)

          Pete's dockside (almost across Drydock from Drydock Cafe, on the loading dock of the building) used to serve breakfast (not on real plates though) but they sold it a year or two ago and the new owners changed a lot, so once again I'm not positive.

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          1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

            You are right about the Drydock Cafe for lunch, very good food and reasonably priced - never thought of them for breakfast, but will check it out and keep an eye out for Pete's at the same time. Thank you.

          2. You're probably going to think I'm crazy, but you can get a perfectly serviceable breakfast at Brigham's on High Street.

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            1. re: resipsaloquitor

              I walk by Brigham's every day on my way to work and see people eating in the window. It appears to be a Denny's quality breakfast, but some days that hits the spot!

              1. re: Blumie

                Thanks, Blumie! I was a little nervous about posting a plug for Brigham's. They make the best poaches eggs I've ever had -- absolutely perfect.