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Apr 3, 2011 06:36 PM

breakfast in financial district

I'm staying at the Langham next month and looking for some good, fairly priced breakfast spots in the area...
My first time in Boston...

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    1. Weekday or weekend? It makes a big difference.

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      1. re: MariaVII

        Both. I'll be there Wed- Sunday. Can be sit down or grab and go.

        1. re: brlady

          On weekends, not too much is open in the Financial District other than hotels or Panera. It is worth a 15 min walk over to Flour bakery in the Fort Point Channel area. The breakfast sandwich is delicious!

      2. Collaegues of mine raved about the breakfast at Woodward at the Ames Hotel.

        1. You're not too far from Boston's North End. Caffe Nuovo on Salem St. serves breakfast seven days a week starting at 7 a.m., I think. Pleasant space and the food is good. You can get standard fare, or something more Italian-American (polenta and eggs, decent carbonara, etc.) The tenderloin and eggs is really good, but you won't be hungry for the rest of the day. It would be a nice walk if the weather is good.

          We sometimes get a cannoli from Maria's for dessert.

          Caffe Nuovo
          76 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

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          1. re: bear

            I'd suggest walking to Flour one morning (when it's nice out). I live right down the street from the Langham, and that's what I did on Sunday for Breakfast. The Harbor Walk is really beautiful behind the Intercontinental/Atlantic Wharf, so you'll get to see a really under appreciated part of the city along the way.

            1. re: mkfisher

              For nearby coffee, head to Flat Black on the corner of Milk & Broad, about two blocks behind the Langham. They have pretty good pastries too but their coffee is the best in the neighborhood.

              Cafe Fleuri, in the Langham, is known as a 'power breakfast' spot. Food isn't bad, especially on an expense account. Another nearby spot for breakfast is the Boston Harbor Hotel; on a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy a very nice view.

              Another good-weather brunch option is Joe's American Bar & Grill on the edge of the North End. Food isn't bad and there are a lot of outdoor tables.

              Sel de la Terre on Long Wharf does a later brunch (11am) that is pretty good.

              Outside of hotel restaurants, your mostly going to be limited to breakfast sandwiches/bagels/dunkin donuts in the Financial District.

              Flat Black Coffee Co
              50 Broad St, Boston, MA

              1. re: JoeM

                sel de la terre also has a "boulangerie" counter with pastries, bread, coffee and yogurt to go in the morning.

                sel de la terre
                boston, MA, boston, MA

              2. re: mkfisher

                I do the same, though I head towards fan pier where there are nice benches and a view of the city and harbor.

            2. On a nice day, it is always fun to grab some coffee and food at a nearby Starbucks, and then walk a couple of blocks to the harbor to watch the boats.