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Oct 19, 2008 10:16 AM

Breakfast For Dinner

I'm looking for a place in the greater Boston area (Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, etc.) that serves breakfast at dinnertime... which is much more popular elsewhere in the country, but I can only cite Zaftigs here.

Ideally, it would be a reasonably nice place (not entirely greasy spoon - Zaftigs-level) but can accommodate a group of 10-15...


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  1. S&S Deli? Victoria Diner, South St. Diner all may be a little greasy for your likes.

    1. You'll have to check on setting up for 10-15 but we love Trident Booksellers & Cafe On Newbury Street, for breakfast all day. Here's more information. photo and links.

      They might be able to set aside the back section of the restaurant if you pick a quiet time. Weekends they are mobbed all morning and into the afternoon but I've been in during the week when things are quieter.

      Big portions and reasonable prices and free wifi if that is of interest to your group.

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      1. re: BostonZest

        Soundbites in Somerville and the DeluxeTown Diner in Watertown

        1. re: tweetie

          Deluxe for a group of 10-15? No way. I don't even know where they could put a group that size.

          (And frankly, I'm on the verge of issuing a Downhill Alert for Deluxe: the last couple-three times Allstonian and I have been there, my breakfast has been subpar in some small but crucial way.)

          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            I had breakfast for dinner at the Deluxe Town Diner on Friday and would support Barmy's concerns. The food was just o.k. but the slow service would be a problem for 10-15 people. It took an inordinately long time to get a short stack of pancakes and an omelette even though the restaurant was only about half full. It is possible you could get adjacent booths but you couldn't get 10-15 people at the same table at that diner.

            1. re: Velda Mae

              !!! Not happy about this news at all. We haven't been for a month or two, I hope they're just training someone or something!

      2. You might try Zoe's in Cambridge (on Mass ave). I've been there in groups of 8 or so and we were fine.

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        1. re: pickledtink

          Totally missed the large group component of the query! Thanks for the correction.

        2. I would 2nd Trident. In fact, I remember they were touting themselves as a great place to go for business meeting presentations because they would set aside space for companies who wanted to hold their morning meetings there. If that's the case, you should have no problem with a group of 10-15.

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