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Oct 2, 2011 06:01 AM

Best breakfast sandwich?

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

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    1. re: hckybg

      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

        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

      2. re: hckybg

        Thirded. Bacon and egg, fancy. Period.

      3. 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. 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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          1. re: Boston_Otter

            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.)

            1. re: Boston_Otter

              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. 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. 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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                1. re: yumyum

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

                  1. re: marcreichman

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

                    1. re: Bob Dobalina

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


                      1. re: marcreichman

                        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

                        1. re: marcreichman

                          Ha! I was reading the conjunction in the disjunctive.

                      2. re: marcreichman

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

                      3. re: yumyum

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

                        1. re: joth68

                          Cool. I would.

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