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Early weekday breakfast near Sullivan Square (Charlestown)?

ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 03:24 PM

Can someone recommend a good (or even just decent) sit down breakfast spot nearly Sullivan Sq?

I'd like to be seated and eating by 6 am if possible. I know there's Grasshopper Cafe, but it appears to open at 6:30, which is sort of pushing it for me.

And I know about Zume's, which doesn't look like a sit-down place, right?

In any event, any thoughts or advice very much appreciated.

Thank you.

  1. t
    treb Oct 28, 2013 03:35 PM

    You may want to look, on the Somerville side, at Ball Sq Café, The Neighborhood, Rene's, Cafe Rustica. Is your schedule flexible? Most places don't get going till 6:30.

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    1. re: treb
      ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 03:56 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion treb.

      But unfortunately Somerville probably won't work, as I'm coming in from Boston. If I have to go to Somerville, I'd probably just find a place in Boston near my hotel.

      A place in/around Sullivan Sq. would be ideal, as I'm sort of on a rather tight schedule ... cuz timing is everything when it comes to robbing banks.

      1. re: ipsedixit
        Madrid Oct 28, 2013 04:54 PM

        the mount vernon restaurant on broadway in somerville close to Sullivan is open for breakfast, but I don't think until 8 am or so

    2. w
      wandergirl Oct 28, 2013 05:38 PM

      Buddy's Diner, just down the road from Sullivan Square (on Washington Street), opens at 5:30. I haven't eaten there but it seems to have decent reviews. It would be a short drive or maybe a 10 minute walk.

      There's also a Holiday Inn on Washington Street that I'm sure would serve breakfast. It is maybe half the distance of Buddy's Diner to Sullivan but probably less than half the character.

      Buddy's Diner
      113 Washington St.
      Somerville, MA

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      1. re: wandergirl
        ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 06:35 PM

        Thanks. Buddy's Diner looks like it'll work.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          CportJ Oct 29, 2013 07:13 AM

          MC has a review of it on yelp that made me consider giving it a shot.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            pickledtink Oct 30, 2013 07:51 PM

            2nd (or 3rd?) Buddy's. It's great little truckstop-style diner for solid, no-frills breakfast!

          2. re: wandergirl
            ipsedixit Nov 4, 2013 06:15 PM

            Wanted to come back and thank everyone for the recommendations, esp. the ones here for Buddy's.

            Ended up at Buddy's. Worked out well, early enough, but it was a bit cramped. Good french toast, coffee was a bit weak, but I quibble.

            Hat tip to all Bostonians for the advice.

            Thanks again.

            1. re: ipsedixit
              wandergirl Nov 4, 2013 06:40 PM

              I'm glad to hear it worked out for you (weak coffee notwithstanding), thank you for letting us know. I hope you enjoyed your time in Boston.

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