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Best breakfast sandwich?

sallyt Oct 2, 2011 06:01 AM

I've been looking for the best breakfast sandwich in the area - so far, thumbs up to Rox Diner and Clink. I don't eat pork, so bacon is not a requirement (I know, blasphemy). And, I'm pregnant (probably the reason for my obsession!) so only pasteurized-products...

Any other recommendations? Thanks!

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    hckybg Oct 2, 2011 11:27 AM

    Mike and Pattie's in Bay Village. Lots of praise on these boards, and all well earned.

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      twentyoystahs Oct 2, 2011 02:20 PM

      Second Mike & Patty's.
      I also think an egg and cheese on english muffin at Charley's Sandwich Shoppe is divine. Very simple but made fresh to order and then put under the broiler for a minute or two to make it all crispy & gooey. Delicious.

      Sandwich Shoppe
      188 County Rd, Barrington, RI 02806

      1. re: twentyoystahs
        CookieLee Oct 3, 2011 05:18 AM

        Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe
        429 Columbus Avenue
        Boston, MA 02116
        (617) 536-7669
        Open Weekdays 6am-2:30pm; Sat 7:30am-1pm

        I have to get there! I love a good breakfast sandwich.
        Transit: Boston Back Bay Station

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          twentyoystahs Oct 4, 2011 07:28 PM

          Ah, thanks for the correction!

      2. re: hckybg
        marcreichman Oct 2, 2011 05:04 PM

        Thirded. Bacon and egg, fancy. Period.

      3. Berheenia Oct 3, 2011 05:27 AM

        I really like the "French Egg" sandwich at O'Leary's in Brookline's Sunday brunch menu. It comes on a split croissant but if you hold the bacon it might not be the same.

        1. Boston_Otter Oct 3, 2011 06:36 AM

          Not sure if I'd classify it as the best in the area, but the breakfast sandwich at Clover in Harvard Sq is pretty excellent in its simplicity. Just a perfectly-cooked soft-boiled egg in a pita with sharp cheddar and fresh, delicious tomato.

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            StevieC Oct 3, 2011 06:44 AM

            Second, based on the Clover truck adjacent to Boston City Hall. I've never been to the Harvard Sq. location.

            (The only caveat being that the sandwich is not always assembled with uniform care at this location, and that can make a big difference.)

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              viperlush Oct 3, 2011 01:27 PM

              Third, I've had the one @ the Truck in Kendall. Loved that it was pretty inexpensive and it's simplicity. Good on a warm morning (don't think we will have one of those for quite some time) because it isn't too heavy.

              A little more elaborate and expensive is the egg sandwich at Flour. Egg, dijon, arugula, meat & cheese on a brioche bun. The arugula gives it a nice bite. My main problem is that it's hard for me to get out of Flour w/out spending $20.

            2. Bob Dobalina Oct 3, 2011 06:38 AM

              For value, Alexander's in Medford still makes a fine meat, egg and cheese sub for about $2. Does not hold a candle to Mike and Patty's in terms of overall taste, but it's the best $2 sub one can get. Get the sausage or ham - the bacon gets swallowed up in the starch.

              1. yumyum Oct 3, 2011 09:11 AM

                Some Somerville options:

                Magnificent Muffins makes a perfectly greasy, eggy, cheesy breakfast sandwich on an English muffin. Cheap. Teele Square, just outside Davis.

                Soundbites breakfast sandwiches have saved my (hungover) bacon on more than one occasion. I've called ahead to take out when I just wanted to take the sandwich back to bed. You know what I mean. Ball Square.

                Magnificent Muffin
                1118 Broadway, Somerville, MA

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                  marcreichman Oct 3, 2011 09:16 AM

                  I may give Magnificent another shot for that. Their bagels really turned me off.

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                    Bob Dobalina Oct 3, 2011 10:57 AM

                    There is a reason they are not called Magnificent Bagels....

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                      marcreichman Oct 3, 2011 11:01 AM

                      In all fairness, they are called "Magnificent Muffin & Bagels"...


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                        BJK Oct 3, 2011 11:14 AM

                        Agree re: Magnificent Muffin and Clover. Also check out Hi Rise Bakery and Deluxe Town Diner. Hi Rise has numerous breakfast sandwiches, and Deluxe is basically a pick-your-ingredient variety, albeit with excellent ingredients.

                        Deluxe Town Diner
                        627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

                        Magnificent Muffin
                        1118 Broadway, Somerville, MA

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                          Bob Dobalina Oct 3, 2011 12:05 PM

                          Ha! I was reading the conjunction in the disjunctive.

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                        dfan Oct 4, 2011 11:57 AM

                        Ditto. I tried them for bagels a few years back and have never returned.

                      3. re: yumyum
                        joth68 Oct 6, 2011 08:53 AM

                        I go to MM&B almost every weekend due to proximity but wouldn't recommend anyone to make a trip to it.

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                          yumyum Oct 6, 2011 10:32 AM

                          Cool. I would.

                          Never tried the bagels though, and sorry to hear they suck it.

                      4. Matt H Oct 3, 2011 11:05 AM

                        Area Four in Kendall has an amazing Breakfast Sandwich as well. English Muffin (House made), Egg, Cheese and House made Sausage.

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                          jgg13 Oct 3, 2011 07:01 PM

                          This is sold at the little coffee shop portion? How much is it?

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                            Matt H Oct 3, 2011 07:52 PM

                            Yes in the coffee shop part and it is $6. Really great sandwich.

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                              jgg13 Oct 3, 2011 08:48 PM

                              cool, thanks.

                        2. chefematician Oct 3, 2011 01:52 PM

                          Darwin's Ltd can be hit or miss depending on who's making the sandwich, but when they're having a good day the breakfast (and lunch) sandwiches are really good.

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                            mgerstenblatt Oct 4, 2011 01:50 PM

                            One of my favorite breakfast sandwiches can be found right in Back Bay Station. The gentlemen across from the T kiosks makes fantastic sandwiches. I usually get sausage, egg, and cheese on sweetbread.

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