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Jan 2, 2009 04:17 PM

Breakfast or brunch Metrowest

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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  1. Gourmet Decisions, Natick

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

    1. I do not have a lot of experiece in this vicinity, but we have been to 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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      1. re: mjg0725

        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.

        1. re: trufflehound

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

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

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        1. re: City Mouse

          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. "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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          1. re: Harp00n

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

            1. re: trufflehound

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


            2. re: Harp00n

              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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