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Breakfast/Brunch near 128 & MassPike?

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A friend is landing at Logan on a MONDAY, then heading west out the Pike to upstate NY.
I live in Lexington.
I'm seeking suggestions for breakfast or brunch very close to the Pike/128 exit, so she'll have a minimal detour.
Timing in the morning is dicey, so I'd prefer a place that serves until at least 10:00am, if not straight through.
Any cuisine OK.

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  1. It's a 10-minute detour off the Pike for your friend, but Joseph's Two in Waltham is a good option.

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    1. re: Blumie

      That was the first place I thought of, too.

      You could also try Steve's Kitchen in Allston, even closer to the Pike (about five minutes off). They serve breakfast all day.

      EDIT: Once again, nowhere near the map provided by Chowhound. Woof!

      Here's an actual map of Steve's location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&s...

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      Steve's Kitchen
      120 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    2. There is also the Marriott Hotel in Newton off of 128 and the Pike. Many business meetings are held in that hotel over breakfast. The food is nothing to write home about, but it is a good place to meet.

      1. A convenient option would be Knotty Pine Restaurant in Auburndale, right off of 128/Pike exit in Newton, It is a diner style restaurant with good (for a diner) breakfast/lunch options at a reasonable price.

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        Knotty Pine Restaurant
        295 Auburn St, Auburndale, MA 02466

        1. Thanks, hounds.
          The Marriott looks good for someone just off the red-eye. That's the one to beat right now.
          I'll check back in a day or two, so feel free to add more suggestions.

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          1. re: peregrine

            Decent home made CB hash there too and a buffet.

            1. re: peregrine

              Just make sure how late they serve breakfast at the Marriott to make sure it works with your timing.

              1. re: Blumie

                I did that - for general info, buffet until 10:00, menu until 11:00.
                Her plane is scheduled to land around 7:00, so it ought to work.