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Guidebook for Wellesley

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Guidebook for Wellesley

Food Scene
Good for fast Italian meals
Bertucci's
380 Washington Street
Good for fast Italian meals
My favorite Wellesley restaurant, great Italian food, sensational olive oil.
Alta Strada
92 Central Street
My favorite Wellesley restaurant, great Italian food, sensational olive oil.
Authentic Japanese neighborhood restaurant (I lived in Tokyo, so I know), great value
Yama
245 Washington Street
Authentic Japanese neighborhood restaurant (I lived in Tokyo, so I know), great value
I love diners, this is a great old diner, try this or Frescafe, 158 Central st, E. Natick
Maugus Restaurant
300 Washington Street
I love diners, this is a great old diner, try this or Frescafe, 158 Central st, E. Natick
Good Asian fusion, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, smart chic
Jin Fine Asian
11 Washington Street
Good Asian fusion, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, smart chic
Too noisy for me, but food is good, popular local hangout
The Local Wellesley
11 Forest Street
Too noisy for me, but food is good, popular local hangout
At 5am its lights are already glowing yellow, by 7am everyone is stopping there for fresh bread, coffee, croissants, cakes, sandwiches
Quebrada Baking Company
272 Washington Street
At 5am its lights are already glowing yellow, by 7am everyone is stopping there for fresh bread, coffee, croissants, cakes, sandwiches
The staff are not friendly but the teas are sublime, lots of business meetings
Dorset Café
352 Washington St
The staff are not friendly but the teas are sublime, lots of business meetings
Okay, I admit it, I hate Starbucks, but plenty more love it.
Starbucks
2322 Washington Street
Okay, I admit it, I hate Starbucks, but plenty more love it.
This is the store the people of Wellesley love, there is a JP Licks a little further up the road, but I prefer this place. Sit on the sidewalk and lick.
Truly Yogurt
35 Grove St
This is the store the people of Wellesley love, there is a JP Licks a little further up the road, but I prefer this place. Sit on the sidewalk and lick.
Good takeaways for those who prefer a thicker crust
Deluxe Pizza
1 Forest Street
Good takeaways for those who prefer a thicker crust
Small Greek restaurant, very popular, very good food, no need to book, good value.
Kouzina Estiatorio
557 High St
Small Greek restaurant, very popular, very good food, no need to book, good value.
Shopping
for mailing parcels
The UPS Store
396 Washington Street
for mailing parcels
Consistently one of Boston's top cleaners, also do alterations
Holly Cleaners Inc.
290 Washington Street
Consistently one of Boston's top cleaners, also do alterations
Very popular with wine cognoscenti. Great range of port, gin, etc. Helpful staff.
Lower Falls Wine Co
2366 Washington Street
Very popular with wine cognoscenti. Great range of port, gin, etc. Helpful staff.
Very good bookstore
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Very good bookstore
Excellent hardware store, very helpful staff
Green's Hardware & Paint Inc
308 Washington Street
Excellent hardware store, very helpful staff
I hate shopping malls, but many love them. This is a particularly good mall, high-end, lots of stores from Apple to Sears, to Nieman Marcus and Lord&Taylor
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Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street
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I hate shopping malls, but many love them. This is a particularly good mall, high-end, lots of stores from Apple to Sears, to Nieman Marcus and Lord&Taylor
Drinks & Nightlife
Popular for after work cocktails & tapas. Sidewalk dining too.
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Juniper
13 Central Street
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Popular for after work cocktails & tapas. Sidewalk dining too.
Inexpensive, great Indian food
Singh's Cafe
312 Washington Street
Inexpensive, great Indian food
Good chain restaurant, you can eat outside too if you wish, surprisingly few people do. Next to Roche bros, CVS, etc.
The Cottage Wellesley
190 Linden Street
Good chain restaurant, you can eat outside too if you wish, surprisingly few people do. Next to Roche bros, CVS, etc.
Essentials
Excellent supermarket, great deli, wines, flowers.
Roche Bros. Wellesley
184 Linden Street
Excellent supermarket, great deli, wines, flowers.
Classic Whole Foods, this is a very good one.
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Whole Foods Market
442 Washington Street
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Classic Whole Foods, this is a very good one.
People line up inside this great cheese store. Prices aren't bad either.
Wasik's
61 Central St
People line up inside this great cheese store. Prices aren't bad either.
Excellent selection of Asian foods and vegetables.
Well Come Asian Market
4 Wethersfield Road
Excellent selection of Asian foods and vegetables.
Good grocery store next door to a Panera, clean, large range of organic foods.
Stop & Shop
829 Worcester Street
Good grocery store next door to a Panera, clean, large range of organic foods.
Arts & Culture
Absolutely wonderful library, books, dvds, cds and a wonderful research/study area with fax, scanning and internet & business facilities, mostly free. Free concerts in summer
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St
Absolutely wonderful library, books, dvds, cds and a wonderful research/study area with fax, scanning and internet & business facilities, mostly free. Free concerts in summer
Great walks around the campus and the lake. Lovely art gallery and beautiful chapel.
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Great walks around the campus and the lake. Lovely art gallery and beautiful chapel.
Very nice, rather funky neighborhood indie cinema. Good range of movies
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West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
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Very nice, rather funky neighborhood indie cinema. Good range of movies
Lovely funky, indie cinema, tends to screen great movies. Have dinner at the Greek restaurant diagonally across the street.
Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place
200 Elm Street
Lovely funky, indie cinema, tends to screen great movies. Have dinner at the Greek restaurant diagonally across the street.
Everything Else
Wonderful college and lovely walks around it. Also a Post Office next to it, although the Wellesely Hills PO is closer. Next to Wellesley Country Club
Babson College
231 Forest St
Wonderful college and lovely walks around it. Also a Post Office next to it, although the Wellesely Hills PO is closer. Next to Wellesley Country Club
Top rated Boston salon for nails, beauty etc.
The Parlor Salon And Apothecary
398 Washington Street
Top rated Boston salon for nails, beauty etc.
excellent stylists for a really good cut or color
Lisa James Salon
573 Washington Street
excellent stylists for a really good cut or color
Good cutters, friendly
Id Salon
241 Washington St
Good cutters, friendly
Actual farm that sells its own produce, wonderful plants and cut flowers. Reasonable wine and coffee selection. Nice to have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake or pie here. Can sit outdoors.
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Volante Farms
292 Forest Street
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Actual farm that sells its own produce, wonderful plants and cut flowers. Reasonable wine and coffee selection. Nice to have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake or pie here. Can sit outdoors.
Convenient to stores and restaurants
ATM (Sovereign Bank)
185 Linden St
Convenient to stores and restaurants
ATM, very helpful staff
Bank of America (with Drive-thru services)
185 Linden St
ATM, very helpful staff
Very helpful staff, convenient drive thru
Bank of America (with Drive-thru ATM)
342 Washington St
Very helpful staff, convenient drive thru
Good local sports club
Boston Sports Clubs
140 Great Plain Avenue
Good local sports club
Convenient sports club
Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs
161 Linden Street
Convenient sports club
Very nice church, welcoming of strangers
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
79 Denton Rd
Very nice church, welcoming of strangers
Good for minor cuts, colds etc. They have X-ray machines, service is quick and thoughtful.
AFC Urgent Care Natick
945 Worcester St
Good for minor cuts, colds etc. They have X-ray machines, service is quick and thoughtful.
For minor conditions - cuts, colds, etc. Part of Newton Wellesley hospital which is very good and is closer if you are willing to go to the ER.
Newton-Wellesley Urgent Care
9 Hope Ave
For minor conditions - cuts, colds, etc. Part of Newton Wellesley hospital which is very good and is closer if you are willing to go to the ER.
Beautiful old church, a pleasant walk from the house.
St Paul's Catholic Church
502 Washington St
Beautiful old church, a pleasant walk from the house.