Next to ice cream and tacos, breakfast foods are my favorite.
I love finding new brunch spots wherever my travels take me. Luckily my home city of Boston does not disappoint when it comes to brunch.
Here are 20 delicious places to get brunch in Boston.
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Table of contents
- Alden & Harlow
- The Beehive
- The Breakfast Club
- Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
- Eastern Standard
- The Friendly Toast
- The Gallows
- The Haven
- Lulu’s Allston
- The Paramount
- South End Buttery
- Stephanie’s on Newbury
- Sweet Cheeks
- Taj Boston
- Thinking Cup
- Trident Booksellers & Cafe
- Trina’s Starlite Lounge
- Where’s your favorite place to grab brunch in Boston?
Alden & Harlow
Located across the river in Harvard Square, Alden & Harlow serves up a mean brunch menu.
My fave dishes are the Root Vegetable Hash and the Croissant Toad in the Hole.
The Beehive‘s brunch menu has a good mix of breakfast and lunch options, plus they have live Jazz music.
Blunch is a casual counter-style spot with eggscellent egg sandwiches and bagels.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is an old school diner, complete with an extensive milkshake menu, themed after the 80’s movie of the same name.
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen has a tasty Southern-style brunch buffet with live Jazz music every Sunday from 10am – 3pm.
Eastern Standard holds brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, but with a different menu for each.
Sunday’s menu features a concoction called Hangover Soup. If you sampled all of the tasty cocktails the night before at Eastern Standard, you’re gonna need it!
Eastern Standard is one of my go-tos for both drinks and brunch in Boston.
The Friendly Toast
The Friendly Toast serves breakfast from open to close, with plenty of breakfast classics on the menu: pancakes, waffles, omelets, eggs benedict, and breakfast burritos.
The Gallows’ brunch menu is short and simple, but not at all lacking. I love their build your own brunch option.
P.S. This is where the tasty Blackbird Doughnuts got its start.
The Haven, located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, features Scottish food and drink.
Lulu’s Allston features a brunch menu full of delicious comfort food, like Cajun tots, deviled eggs, fried chicken, and eggs benedict.
Sometimes they have these delicious ricotta donut holes, too (and yes, they’re WAY better than the donut holes you can get at Dunk’s!).
The Paramount serves a classic breakfast menu, with plenty of pancakes, french toast and egg dishes.
South End Buttery
The South End Buttery is so good, it also made my list of 20 delicious places for sweet treats in Boston.
Stop by either of their 2 locations for brunch to-go (avocado toast…mmm) or sit down for a more formal brunch at their Shamut Ave. location (get the brioche french toast!).
Stephanie’s on Newbury
Stephanie’s on Newbury is fabulous for people watching from the patio along Newbury St. and build-your-own bloody marys.
Sweet Cheeks doesn’t serve a traditional brunch menu, so if you’re looking for eggs, this is not the place.
But if you’re down for some delicious Southern BBQ, biscuits, and sweet tea, then this is your place!
The Thinking Cup, which has 3 locations across the city (Boston Common, Newbury St, and the North End), has a simple breakfast and sandwich menu, plus plenty of treats (I love the zucchini bread!).
When I want something quick or something to take with me to the Boston Public Garden, Thinking Cup is where I go for brunch in Boston.
It’s time to break out your fanciest sweatpants and loose dresses: Townsman is now serving brunch EVERY Saturday, from 11am – 2pm, instead of only the last Saturday of the month.
Get ready to stuff your face with cinnamon bun grilled cheese, fried chicken with sweet corn waffles + delicious pastries from the cake table.
Trident Booksellers & Cafe
At Trident Booksellers & Cafe, you can browse for books to read on your next plane ride, then sit down for challah french toast or a green monster smoothie.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Trina’s Starlite Lounge serves brunch on Sundays and Mondays (for service industry folks!), with a classic brunch menu that includes Kool-Aid and Tang.
Zaftig’s, just outside the city line in Brookline, serves breakfast all day, every day.
My favorite is the banana stuffed french toast. Zaftig’s is another one of my go-tos for brunch in Boston.