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Breakfast or brunch Metrowest

trufflehound Jan 2, 2009 04:17 PM

Who has a butt kicking breakfast or brunch in Metrowest. Homemade hash, great bread a plus. Been to Sunnyside, Bullfinches and J and M diner.

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    AnnieP RE: trufflehound Jan 3, 2009 07:35 PM

    Gourmet Decisions, Natick

    Gourmet Decisions Cafe & Grill
    7 South Ave, Natick, MA 01760

    1. mjg0725 RE: trufflehound Jan 4, 2009 05:38 AM

      I do not have a lot of experiece in this vicinity, but we have been to http://www.stephenanthonys.com/ many times for breakfast and it has been great. However, I have to mention that the hash was not good, but that is pretty much it. My favorite is the homemade maple italiain sausage patties - out of this world. They also bake their own breads - so their french toast is a highlight too.

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        trufflehound RE: mjg0725 Jan 4, 2009 12:13 PM

        Thanks for the reminder. Been meaning to try it and we did today. Very good, not quite as great as it could have been. Had the sausage trio, Excelent turkey, maple a little sweet for me and a good italian a little heavy on coriander. I would have preferred more fennel. Over easy eggs were over medium and home fies had little seasoning. Wheat toast was hearty, coffee and service excellent.
        DC had a brocoli and swiss omelet that looked good. Prices are reasonable.

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          mjg0725 RE: trufflehound Jan 4, 2009 02:00 PM

          Yes, the Maple Sausage is very sweet, but I love sweet things. Glad you liked it.

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        City Mouse RE: trufflehound Jan 4, 2009 07:22 PM

        We went to Stone's Public House for brunch today...it was great! Great thick cut homemade bread, homefries...delicious!

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          trufflehound RE: City Mouse Jan 5, 2009 02:34 AM

          The last and only time I brunched, the home fries were little more than mashed potatoes, the CB hash the same, plus CB.Plus, wasn't it a 'one slice of toast' place which being a carbivore I hate. It's been keeping me away. I like the food and the staff there.

        2. Harp00n RE: trufflehound Jan 4, 2009 08:58 PM

          "Kicking" might well be classified as "in the eye of the beholder" but if you haven't been to the only Old School diner in Framingham, Lloyd's, you should try it some time, Truff, This is a 1942 Worcester Lunch Car (#783) and is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. It was originally Whit's Diner in Orange, MA and was moved to Framingham in 1990. Their hours are limited to something like 6AM till 11:30AM on the weekends. I've never tried to go during the week but I believe their hours are limited/erratic. There are only four TIGHT booths and @ eight stools in the main dining car but more spacious seating, a relative term, is available in the rear addition. They do offer excellent and ample traditional diner breakfast fare and they will, on occasion, call you "Hon". However, for those looking for a Metro West version of a Deluxe Town Diner experience; keep seeking elsewhere..


          Lloyd's Diner
          184 Fountain St, Framingham, MA 01702

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            trufflehound RE: Harp00n Jan 5, 2009 02:33 AM

            I don't mind the tight booths or the 'hon', but the hours suck.

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              Harp00n RE: trufflehound Jan 5, 2009 11:12 AM

              Yup, no brunch here Hon but it is good for what it is! :-0)


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              bigkracka RE: Harp00n Jun 26, 2010 09:47 PM

              Lloyds has changed to the Tropical. This diner has a storied history that inludes a move to Framingham sometime in the early 90's. Having driven by it for years and seeing that they were rarely open, I began to notice that there was some buzz at Lloyds and the sign outside stated new hours. I decided to stop in and check it out.

              Well under new management is an understatement as my cheeseburger was served with corn and what appeared to be onion strings on it. Well, I did agree to everything, largely because there was a language barrier. Overall, the food was good, not great. The burger was overcooked and the fries were soggy by the time they hit my table. Portions were generous, but that was little compensation as a box full of something I won't eat again is useless.

              I will go back because the breakfast menus looked and smelled great judging by my neighbors table with omelets and home fries and really, a diner should be able to do breakfast.

              Service was ok, but if I wore a Ronaldinho or Kaka shirt it would have been different.

              Lloyd's Diner
              184 Fountain St, Framingham, MA 01702

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              CollegeSolutions RE: trufflehound Sep 6, 2010 09:06 PM

              The J&M on Rt 126 Natick is the best breakfast, large portions, top quality food. The only down side is they only take cash.
              Gourmet Decisions in Natick is more upscale and very good.
              Sunnyside in Natick is good, but not as good as the above.
              The J&M and Gourmet Decisions are the best in Boston!

              Sunnyside Cafe
              150 W Center St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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