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teabythesea Jan 30th, 2009 09:50 PM

best breakfast place in boston?
Any recommendations for a local breakfast place in Boston?

emcash Jan 31st, 2009 04:12 AM

We love the Paramount on Charles Street.

cleo9340 Jan 31st, 2009 05:05 AM

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cfc Jan 31st, 2009 05:07 AM

I think teabythesea was just asking about breakfast, not B&Bs.

Teabythesea: When you say "local" breakfast, are you asking specifically about diner or cafe types of places (to avoid the very expensive brunches at upscale places) or were you asking about any particular neighborhood?

yk Jan 31st, 2009 05:59 AM

Which area?

Most Boston locals get their breakfast from Dunkin' Donuts.

wyatt92 Jan 31st, 2009 07:46 AM

The Paramount is very good. There's also Mike's City Diner in the South End. I think Brasserie Jo does breakfast. Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square also does a nice breakfast.

socialworker Jan 31st, 2009 07:50 AM

We love the breakfast at Henrietta's table at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. I am *not* talking about their very (!!!) expensive Sunday brunch but rather their regular breakfast. Delicious food and a great atmosphere at reasonable prices. If you like hash, try theirs. Homemade and unbelievably yummy! And this from someone who is not a hash person. :)

yk Jan 31st, 2009 08:07 AM

Mike and Patty's in Bay Village

If you're feeling adventurous, try dim sum in Chinatown.

Ackislander Feb 1st, 2009 03:15 AM

A really nice breakfast -- definitely not diner/funky, which I also love -- is the Parker House. They have a buffet, but you can/should order from the menu, and both the food and the service are excellent in a lovely setting.

A very different and distinctly funky breakfast is at the Family Restaurant, on Washington Street in Brookline Village. It is a Turkish diner/restaurant with 0 glitz and lots of atmosphere and great food. Try Turkish sausage with your eggs!

Also in Brookline, on Harvard St in Coolidge Corner, is Zaftig's, a deli restaurant with great, heartstopping breakfasts with a strongly New York flavor, though not kosher. Your cardiologist will love you for eating here. Very crowded on weekends.

Also recommend dim sum in Chinatown.

Thomas6 Feb 1st, 2009 04:00 AM

We used to enjoy the Rosebud Diner in Davis Square in Somerville, about two blocks from the T stop.

socialworker Feb 1st, 2009 11:38 AM

Did you go to Tufts, Thomas, or just live in the area?

saige Feb 1st, 2009 11:46 AM

I love this forum, but I use for good local food recommendations. You'll probably get more responses there. And it helps to specify your food and atmosphere preferences.

Thomas6 Feb 22nd, 2009 03:48 AM

Socialworker, we lived on Chandler Street just off of Davis Square but did not go to Tufts. We loved Davis Square but don't get back very often.

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