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Breakfast places in Lexington Center?

jgmcl Oct 12, 2011 05:30 AM

Looking for weekend breakfast recommendations in/near Lexington Center, preferably those that will allow us to take our time. Thanks!

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    myladyfae RE: jgmcl Oct 13, 2011 07:17 AM

    honestly there is a HUGE vacuum in Lexington for a good sitdown breakfast place. It makes me sad on a regular basis. Sweet Thyme Bakery has asian influenced tea and pastries...that's about as close as you'll come there.

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      BostonMAC RE: jgmcl Oct 13, 2011 01:06 PM

      I think Via Lago serves breakfast, though they don't show a breakfast menu on their site but do open at 7:00 AM (not open on Sundays). Nourish has a Sunday brunch listed on their site - I've only ever eaten there for lunch, but quite enjoyed it. Those are both on Mass Ave in Lex Center. Otherwise you'll have to go the bakery/coffee shop route (and Lex Center has NO shortage of coffee joints - there's a Starbucks, Peet's and DD all on the same block).

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        digga RE: BostonMAC Oct 16, 2011 02:49 PM

        Forget those coffee chains! How about Ride Studio on the other side of Mass Ave, right down the street?

        EDIT: Sorry TammyH...I didnt' scroll all the way down to your post, already extolling Ride's virtues.

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        Blumie RE: jgmcl Oct 13, 2011 03:15 PM

        One of my favorite breakfast spots is Josephs Two, in Waltham, a greasy spoon about a 10- to 15-minute drive from Lexington Center. There often is a line on the weekends, but the line moves quickly. That said, I don't think they'll rush you out of there if you want to linger.

        1. hondodog RE: jgmcl Oct 13, 2011 04:06 PM

          Well, if you're willing to travel to Waltham (to visit Joseph's II), you could just as well travel to Concord (a wee bit more scenic of a drive and destination that Waltham) and eat at either Helen's or The Colonial Inn. The Colonial Inn has very nice pancakes. Helen's is a fine local hang out.

          Colonial Inn
          48 Monument Sq # 2, Concord, MA

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            Blumie RE: hondodog Oct 14, 2011 08:36 AM

            Haven't eaten at Colonial Inn in years because the last couple of times I ate there, it was just awful. Maybe they've improved over the years. I also haven't eaten at Helen's, but the reports are good and it looks cute.

            The best options if having a relaxed, leisurely breakfast is the goal may be area hotels, such as the Westin or Doubletree in Waltham or the Marriott in Burlington. Sure you'll overpay for a good-but-not-great breakfast at a hotel, but you're unlikely to encounter a line to get in or a rush to get out.

          2. tammyh RE: jgmcl Oct 14, 2011 11:55 AM

            Ride Studio Cafe (one of the many coffee joints in Lex Center) is a mashup of a bike store and a cafe. they have pastries, coffee and free wifi. http://ridestudiocafe.com/studio-cafe/

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              Marisa23 RE: jgmcl Oct 19, 2011 06:51 PM

              Also in Concord Center is the Main Street Cafe. You order at the counter, sit and they bring you the food. I remember them having waffles and egg sandwiches on the breakfast menu. One thing to keep in mind with Main Street Cafe and Helen's is that they stop serving breakfast relatively early on the weekends. I think it's 11 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. No late brunch here.

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                hondodog RE: Marisa23 Oct 21, 2011 01:20 PM

                Can't speak to bfast hours at Main Street, but Helen's stops serving bfast at 11 on Saturdays and at 11:30 on Sunday's. Small kitchen...so they can only do one thing at a time.

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