WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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local cuisine "good coffee and morning conversation" Kuemmerle, who now runs Kuemmerle Research Group, Ltd. in Boston, says he was particularly struck by the diversity of the patrons and their congeniality, no matter whether someone was in a tailored business suit or a work uniform already muddied from an early morning job. "It has character," Kuemmerle says. "I'd go back there any time." A Morning Ritual Stefan Cunha works at SavATree in Lincoln and enjoys stopping at the Cottage any morning he has a job in the area. He'll often pick up breakfast sandwiches for the crew as well. He joked that he initially found the diner "by smell" and has been coming back for the good coffee and morning conversation ever since. His menu favorite is "The Luke," named for a young regular who struggled having to choose between French toast and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. So the kitchen whipped up a combination. "The Luke" was a hit and earned a place on the menu alongside "The Lydia Shire Special" named for another Weston resident. The renowned chef 's namesake: two eggs over easy, two sausage patties, a small juice and coffee . The cups of coffee are bottomless and fixed to your liking by Andy Kuncewicz, who has worked behind the counter for the past five years. Kuncewicz estimates around 75 percent of customers are regulars, most of whom he knows by name and how they take their coffee. It used to be that after the morning coffee, patrons at Ye Olde Cottage could catch the bus out front that ran from Hudson to Boston during commuter hours, according to Local History Librarian Madeleine W. Mullin at the Weston Public Library. Mullin culled through a treasure trove of old news clippings, yearbooks, and reference materials in the Local History Room for images of the businesses that line that section of the Boston Post Road in the center of Weston. She found mention of a Ye Olde Cottage Two that used to operate where Theo's Pizza is now. 184 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012 BRIAN SMITH

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