Hello. Like many chowhounds, my family and I are perfectly happy with simple breakfast fare and have happily patronized some of the good locals...(Julies in Acton,club car in Concord, Fitchburg Airport, Pauls in Westford) along with the "upscale"--Nancys Cafe at the Stow Airport....quite good, but probably not as good as they think they are. We also like Andros in Belmont.
What I am looking for,is for lack of a better word, something transcendent..and the model of that would be The Bridge Street Cafe in Shelburne Falls. If you have gone you know what I mean. If you haven't--Go.
About a year ago some poster turned us on to that, and we are forever grateful.
The standout for me is the homemade cornbeef hash, but every thing else is good....interesting but unpretentious specials, with everythign else..the coffee, juice, pastries all above. We have made the 160 mile round trip several times since.
So, what else is as good? thanks!!