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FoodForLife Aug 30, 2008 07:38 AM

Any suggestions for leisurely breakfast tomorrow (Sunday) at 9 a.m. near Back Bay Station. Gotta make the 11:10 train.

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    sugarmonster Sep 1, 2008 11:32 AM

    Well this rec will be too late but I used to love the brunch at Firefly's

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      bachslunch Sep 2, 2008 09:49 AM

      Mrs. B and I had brunch at Firefly's about a year or so ago, and it was arguably the worst we'd ever had, complete with veggies that should have been in the compost heap instead of on someone's plate -- and management seemed unconcerned about this when spoken to about it.

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        foodscience Sep 2, 2008 10:49 AM

        I have to agree. While my brunch there wasn't the worst I've ever had, I certainly won't be going back. I just remember going in with low/no expectations and still being underwhelmed.

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      BackBayGirl Aug 31, 2008 07:01 PM

      Brownstone used to do breakfast. I haven't been there in awhile so perhaps they're still doing it. It's right down the st. from Back Bay Station (on Dartmouth and Columbus next to Clerys).

      1. ChickenBrocandZiti Aug 30, 2008 08:08 AM

        Charlie's Sandwich Shop on Columbus, the turkey hash is absolutely one of my favorite things in the city. Old school charm and great food.

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          AbeFroman Aug 30, 2008 08:10 AM

          Ditto, but unfortunately Charlie's is closed on Sundays!

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            MC Slim JB Sep 1, 2008 01:31 PM

            I used to love Charile's turkey hash, and folks keep raving about it here, so I got it again the other day, and I still have to say: it's all potatoes now, no discernible turkey flavor, a big letdown from how it used to be, say, ten years ago. Still a good breakfast place, a lot of old-timey charm, but very pricey for diner food.

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              twentyoystahs Sep 2, 2008 11:57 AM

              I love Charlie's and when I'm craving french toast, there's no where I'd rather go, but I do agree it's a bit pricey for diner food. Breakfast for two almost always runs $20++, even when you order the most basic items. Even still, when I can make it there for breakfast, I'm always happy, and if I have to pay a few more bucks for the privilege, it's worth it!

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