Recs for breakfast in Cambridge..
Hi...I will be staying at Le Meridien on Sidney Street Thursday night and would like a good spot to go for breakfast on Friday. Walking distance would be great but not required. We like small, locally owned typed places. Outdoor seating would be a huge plus. Just looking for a great breakfast in the area....not the fanciest! Thank you!
Brookline Lunch! Delicious food, lots of homemade touches, inexpensive, family run, a few minutes walk from your hotel. No outside seating though.
You could head up to Union Square (you said you'd have a car?), which is not far. The Neighborhood Restaurant is a family run place that serves a big Portuguese breakfast under a grape arbor.
If they haven't set up for Friday outside (I've only been outside on weekend mornings), you would still have an option-- eating from a more limited menu from Bloc 11, a cafe next door in a renovated bank. (Easily one of the coolest cafe buildings in town.) They don't have the patio set up yet, but the front is open air.
Although I've only been for dinner and drinks, Miracle of Science, just up the street from your hotel, is purported to serve a solidly tasty breakfast.
A little further away, but still potentially walkable depending on your personal tolerances, Petsi Pies (the branch on Putnam) is a fun bakery serving reliably good, homey pastries and pretty decent coffee.