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Afternoon coffee & pastry in Newton

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powerfulpierre Jan 13, 2012 04:43 PM

Looking for suggestions for a place to sit with a friend for coffee and conversation, late afternoon.

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  1. Bugsey34 RE: powerfulpierre Jan 15, 2012 03:40 PM

    Peet's? There aren't too many options... the Deluxe Town Diner is open between lunch and dinner as well.

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      libertywharf RE: Bugsey34 Jan 16, 2012 04:06 PM

      Rosie's is a good suggestion. There are a lot of little villages within newton. If you are with someone who knows the area, seek one out.

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      lergnom RE: powerfulpierre Jan 15, 2012 04:26 PM

      Newton is huge. What part?

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        powerfulpierre RE: lergnom Jan 15, 2012 04:47 PM

        Chestnut Hill area.

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        hckybg RE: powerfulpierre Jan 15, 2012 05:13 PM

        You could drive over to Taste in Newtonville. An excellent coffee shop owned by the venerable George Howell.

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          teezeetoo RE: hckybg Jan 15, 2012 05:44 PM

          Rosies in Chestnut Hill between the Shaw's and the movie theater.

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          Velda Mae RE: powerfulpierre Jan 16, 2012 03:27 PM

          The coffee and pastry at Bread & Chocolate in Newton Highlands is just o.k., but it's very pleasant and the dining area is around the corner from the door so you won't get a draft on a cold day. It's fairly quiet in the late afternoon and so would be a nice place for conversation.

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            Dave MP RE: Velda Mae Jan 22, 2012 02:18 PM

            I like the cookies at Bread & Chocolate, and I agree that their sitting area would be very pleasant on a winter afternoon. Not exactly in Chestnut Hill, but not too far a drive down Rt. 9

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            catsmeow RE: powerfulpierre Jan 16, 2012 04:37 PM

            Cafe Vanille at the Chestnut Hill Mall. Really good French pastries and croissants.

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              carneyvore RE: powerfulpierre Jan 22, 2012 07:49 PM

              Lincoln St. Coffee off Walnut St. in Newton Highlands.

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