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A bakery worth seeking out—but not too late



agnificent Muffin is the epitome of truth in advertising. Tucked away in a nook of Teele Square, this tiny bakery has muffins ranging from the typical blueberry and chocolate chip to original combinations like the heavenly raspberry mocha. The rich sour-cream muffin is also a favorite of the locals, who would prefer to keep this secret to themselves. Don’t like muffins? Try one of the fresh-out-the-oven bagels, in tangy flavors including onion or spinach, with egg and cheese for a meal that will start your day off right. Just make sure to get here early: The doors open at 5:30 a.m., and the shop is closed up tight by noon. Jacobson



Famous Somervillians have included Isaac Asimov, Bob Cousy, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Howie Long, marshmallow fluff inventor Archibald Query, and Barack Obama when he went to Harvard Law School.