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Afternoon coffee & pastry in Newton

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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    carneyvore Jan 22, 2012 07:49 PM

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

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      catsmeow Jan 16, 2012 04:37 PM

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

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        Velda Mae 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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        1. re: Velda Mae
          Dave MP 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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          hckybg 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 Jan 15, 2012 05:44 PM

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

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            lergnom Jan 15, 2012 04:26 PM

            Newton is huge. What part?

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              powerfulpierre Jan 15, 2012 04:47 PM

              Chestnut Hill area.

            2. Bugsey34 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 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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