We’ve spilled the tea on where to find the best breakfast Boston has to offer! From sourdough bagels to southern fare. As an early-rising city, what Boston lacks in nighttime options, we sure make up for with scrumptious breakfast choices! These are some of the best breakfast options in Boston and surrounding neighborhoods that just keep us coming back! And make sure to check out our editor’s pick for each location.
These sourdough bagels are so good, they’ll ruin other bagels for you. The lines speak for themselves. Make sure to come early, especially on weekends, to get your desired flavor!
Editor’s pick: Salt bagel with honey rosemary cream cheese, Cheddar garlic bagel with scallion cream cheese, Olive bagel with spicy veggie cream cheese
1796 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Flour Bakery, Multiple locations
The smell of Flour Bakery is nostalgic for many Bostonians. The fresh foccacia, and innovative take on American classics make this a must-try breakfast spot in the city and a favorite of locals.
Editor’s pick: Breakfast egg sandwich
Tatte Bakery and Cafe, Multiple locations
One of the best places for a coffee or fast casual meal any time of day, Tatte is the quintessential spot for a fast and elevated meal in Boston. Make sure to snap a pic as their food is very Instagrammable!
Editor’s pick: Avocado tartine and muesli cup with House latte
This Mediterranean cafe is known for its pancake stacks inspired by classic Middle Eastern desserts. If you’re a fan of Kunefeh or Baklava don’t miss their pancake take on the iconic sweets.
Editor’s pick: Nabulsia pancakes
335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
Buttermilk & Bourbon, Back Bay
More of a weekend brunch spot, we couldn’t keep these chicken and waffles off the list! The combination of savory, spicy, sweet, salty, hot, cold and a million other textures and flavors will make your mouth sing!
Editor’s pick: Chicken and waffles and biscuits
160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, South Boston
Lincoln Tavern is a lovely spot in Southie offering whimsical pancakes! They’re drenched in syrup and topped with crunchy bits for a moist and flavorful bite.
Editor’s pick: Fruity pebble pancakes
425 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at Sofra. It’s one of the best places to eat in the entire city and recognized by the New York Times! Make sure to also check out Oleana, the sister restaurant for a nighttime experience.
Editor’s pick: Turkish breakfast and seasonal beverage
1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Vester Cafe, Multiple locations
This new women-owned cafe quickly expanded to have three locations between Cambridge and Boston! Everything here is fresh, delicious, and healthy. There’s a Norwegian twist with smørrebrød, an open faced sandwich coming with a variety of sweet or savory options like ricotta lignonberry or smoked salmon with herbs.
Editor’s pick: Avocado toast and coconut ube latte
The Friendly Toast, Multiple locations
A Boston classic. The Friendly Toast is known for its large portions and retro diner style setup. The food is rich, flavorful, and nostalgic and the expansive menu ensures there’s something for everyone.
Editor’s pick: Corned beef hash
Mother Juice, Multiple locations
If you crave some real health and wellness in your breakfast, Boston-born Mother Juice is the place to go. Everything is vegan, organic, and local when possible. Singer and Berklee grad Charlie Puth was spotted here a few years ago on tour!
Editor’s pick: Almond love smoothie made as an acai bowl