Brunch is, without a doubt, the perfect thing to do on a Saturday or Sunday, especially ahead of the Boston Marathon. Knocking back the best of breakfast and lunch foods? There’s nothing better! So without further ado, here are our top 10 must-visit brunch spots in Boston to visit this weekend:
1. Cafe Bonjour, Downtown
Tucked away on Temple Place in Downtown, Cafe Bonjour is a small but mighty brunch spot, serving ethically grown and locally sourced food. The space itself has an old-timey yet timeless feel, with tiled floors and dark wood panelling. With a creative menu including vegan and vegetarian options, you can enjoy classic breakfast plates or venture into Mediterranean spreads.
Find it at 55 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111.
2. Milkweed, Mission Hill
Milkweed is famous for their brunch – in fact, they’re at the #1 spot for brunches in Boston on Yelp! With colorful and filling brunch options like savory pancakes, shakshuka, and fruit bowls, you’ll be sure to enjoy your fare along with its cool interior featuring exposed brick and an open kitchen.
Find it at 1508 Tremont St, Boston, MA, 02120.
3. Summer Shack, Back Bay
Summer Shack is going viral for their massive build-your-own Bloody Mary, which comes with an optional garnish of oysters, jumbo shrimp, and lobster rolls. Their brunch menu also features dishes like the Seafood Benedict Trio, Lobster Hash, and Cap’n Crunch Chicken & Waffles. If your mouth isn’t watering by now, we’re impressed!
Find it at 50 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02115.
4. Phinista, Fenway
Phinista, Boston’s very own French-Vietnamese Cafe, is the definition of a cozy café. Featured in our prettiest cafes roundup, this eatery is decorated with delicate floral wallpaper and vintage wooden furniture that make you feel like you’re at home. The menu combines delicious French breakfast fare like crepes and tartines with a Vietnamese flavor palette.
Find Phinista at 96 Peterborough St, Boston, MA.
5. Cafe Sauvage, Back Bay
One of our favorite Black-owned restaurants in town, Cafe Sauvage perfectly blends the Parisian and African heritages of owners Anaïs and Antoine Lambert. This bistro does all the French classics and more, with a great eye for plating – just a quick glance through their Instagram page will show you that each plate is worth taking a picture before you dig in!
Find it at 25 Massachusetts Ave, Boston 02115.
6. Bar Saltie, Back Bay
A favorite of many Bostonians, Saltie Girl, has some of the best seafood you can get in the city. But did you know they have a brunch menu too? Featuring seafood towers and the Saltie Girl Benedict (topped with salmon, caviar, or lobster), you’ll understand the hype as soon as you try it!
Find it at 279 Dartmouth St, Boston MA 02116
7. The Beehive, South End
Beehive is known for its live music and drinks later in the night, but they also have a stellar brunch menu on the weekends. Enjoy avocado toast, green goddess salad, and eggs benny on their outdoor patio or inside their very cool venue.
Find it at 541 Tremont Street, South End, Boston.
8. Theo’s Cozy Corner, North End
Theo’s Cozy Corner is a quaint little spot in the North End that’s been in business for three generations. With a brunch menu featuring American, Italian, and Brazilian eats, it’s no surprise that Theo’s is often packed on a beautiful weekend. Make sure you get there early – it’s worth it!
Find it at 162 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113.
9. Citrus & Salt, Back Bay
Citrus & Salt is one of our favorite Insta-friendly restaurants in the city – with colorful foods and a vibrant dining space, it’ll be a feast for your eyes and stomach! Their brunch menu includes shrimp & chorizo empanadas, grilled street corn, and fried chicken and waffles tacos.
Find it at 142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116.
10. Krasi, Back Bay
Branch out from your usual brunch fare and try Krasi’s brunch special, featuring exquisite Greek food. You can start with a Baklava muffin and an assortment of dips, then move onto main courses of Solomo and Avga Me Patates. It’s a unique brunch experience you don’t want to miss!
Find it at 48 Gloucester Street, Boston MA 02115.