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breakfast in westfield area?

nab71 Jul 5, 2012 05:36 PM

looking for a place in or near westfield to meet a friend for breakfast next week. something a notch above a diner, but not too pricey. thanks for any recommendations.

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    cke25 RE: nab71 Jul 5, 2012 05:44 PM

    Vicki's Diner is a hidden gem:

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      LttlMichey RE: nab71 Jul 6, 2012 06:38 AM

      Turning Point is great. It can get crowded but if you call ahead they'll put your name down and tell you about how long the wait should be.

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        coldsolderjoint RE: nab71 Jul 6, 2012 08:26 PM

        Just plain dave's is certainly not fancy but the food is great

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          benn2009 RE: nab71 Jul 8, 2012 11:07 AM

          I second the love for Vicki's, even though you'd probably classify it as a diner. Vicki's food is great and the service is quick and easy - their pancakes are fantastic, and even the short stack is huge! Turning Point, while perhaps a "notch above a diner," has terrible food and service. In the time it took a waitress to come take our meal order, at Vicki's we already got our food. Once our order was finally taken, the waitress disappeared, and even though our table was right next to the kitchen, one order of eggs was cold by the time we got it. The food itself was nothing to write home about, either - my omelette and potatoes were swimming in a pool of oil and water, and my english muffin was burnt. You can always count on Vicki's, though - and that's why you go to a diner, isn't it?

          If you really don't want a diner, might want to try Ana Beall's Tea Room (opens at 11, so might be better for brunch). From what I've heard, it has a cute atmosphere. However, be warned as I haven't heard as good things about the food.


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            jbsiegel RE: nab71 Jul 9, 2012 04:44 AM

            I agree with everybody about Vicki's being great. Yes...technically a diner, but a wonderful one! I do like the food at Turning Point, but the above poster is correct. The service can be lousy. Another option is Bagel Chateau on South Avenue.

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