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Mar 8, 2013 05:23 PM

Breakfast sandwich

My husband wants "a breakfast sandwich" for his birthday. Where might I find a tasty one in Brookline/Boston or such?

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  1. My husband is partial to the one at Zaftigs- I think they call it a fried egg BLT- but I find that no place compares to the ones we can make at home.

    Why not surprise him with breakfast sandwiches in bed along with a mimosa??

    1. Petsi Pies in Cambridge make very nice breakfast sandwiches. Add on a scone for a tasty treat.

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      1. re: donlan

        The breakfast sandwiches are only sold at the Putnam St branch, not the Beacon St one. I learned this the hard (?) way and instead went to Darwin's for their Oxford breakfast burrito - eggs, chorizo, Tabasco.

      2. Sebastians in the seaport district does them on bagels and roll ups. I go for the egg cheese and bacon roll up. With coffee it's about six bucks and it will keep you full for a while.

        1. Area Four in Cambridge. Incredible breakfast sandwich.

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          1. re: Matt H

            A strong +1 to this. Area Four's is the best in the city and it's not even close.

            1. re: mkfisher

              Can you describe what makes the sandwich so good? I do love their coffee.

              1. re: bear

                It's really simple. Just a nice english muffin, egg frittata, sausage patty and perfectly melted cheese cooked in the pizza oven. The english muffin gets just the right amount of crisp on it that gives the sandwich a little texture.

                1. re: mkfisher

                  Thanks. I'll definitely check it out.

            2. re: Matt H

              Based on this thread, I decided to check out Area Four's breakfast sandwich this past weekend, and I can confirm that it's an excellent breakfast sandwich. To say that it's "the best in the city and it's not even close" is, as you might expect, an overstatement (as it also usually is when someone uses a phrase like "hands down" to try to bolster their position), but it is nonetheless an excellent sandwich. It's different enough, though, from Friendly Toast's breakfast sandwich (which I always order with over easy eggs as opposed to Area Four's egg frittata patty) that I think there's room for both in my rotation. No question that Area Four is a finer restaurant than Friendly Toast, using higher quality ingredients and a more delicate preparation (not to mention a far more relaxed environment than Friendly Toast's weekend chaos, and much better coffee), but the Friendly Toast breakfast sandwich is worth checking out, too.

              By the way, I'm not sure I'd describe the bread that Area Four uses as an english muffin. It is muffin-like, but it strikes me as a cross between an english muffin and a biscuit. Some might find it too dry. I think it worked.

              Next on my list: Crema (where I had an amazingly rich and creamy latte this weekend) and Flour. I think Dwelltime may have a breakfast sandwich on its weekend brunch menu, too.

              1. re: Blumie

                Clearly, there was some hyperbole in my statement. There is no way for me to have eaten every breakfast sandwich in Boston, so the statement of "best in the city..." will never be truly accurate. A more accurate wording on my part would be that the A4 breakfast sandwich is the best I've had in the city and it's not even close.

                Now that we have that resolved, it sounds like the A4 food truck might end up serving the breakfast sandwich as well. It looks like it'll be in Dewey Square M-F, which means I'll have easy access to it 7 days per week.

                1. re: mkfisher

                  Sorry about my reaction to your hyperbole. That said, your news of the A4 food truck in Dewey Sq. is worthy of a hyperbolic reaction; I see a lot more of those sandwiches in my future, too!

            3. Mike & Patty's in Bay Village has reopened and Thinking Cup Coffee is a nice coffee shop with great [but limited] breakfast sandwiches, pastries and other breakfast goods.

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              1. re: KeyConcierge

                Have you been to m&p since the re-open? I had a not great experience there.


                May have been a one time thing but would like to get other feedback.

                1. re: Bob Dobalina

                  I have, still much of the same from before but sorry to hear about the sub par experience. It's location is unique which fits with the Bay Village area and the sandiwches are still very good. Solid and fresh ingredients. I just hope now they are more consistent with letting patrons know better if they are closed unexpectedly as that was issues with myself in the past.

                  1. re: KeyConcierge

                    Yeah, it could have just been a bad day.