Early Rising

A bakery worth seeking out—but not too late

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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

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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.

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