Start your shopping day on Newbury Street the right way—with a delicious brunch.
A day-long shopping trip on Newbury Street requires lots of stamina to avoid shopping ‘til you drop—literally. There’s no better way to get energized than to enjoy a hearty meal before you hit the boutiques, so stop by one of these delicious brunch spots to start your day in the Back Bay.
Sonsie is a classic and classy bistro that’s been serving hungry shoppers for over twenty years. Highlights of the menu include multiple variations of Eggs Benedict and Bananas Foster French Toast—not to mention their extensive list of specialty house cocktails. With indoor and outdoor seating opening at 9:30 AM, it’s a great option for breakfast in the Back Bay neighborhood.
Find it at 327 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115.
2. Trident Booksellers & Cafe
You’ve heard of the classic dinner-and-a-movie date, but why not try a brunch-and-a-bookstore date at Trident Booksellers & Cafe instead? Beloved by locals and tourists alike, Trident offers an extensive brunch menu of burritos, breakfast bowls, and eggs benny to start the day. In addition to your meal, you can browse this indie bookstore’s shelves of new and discounted books. It’s the perfect dining and shopping experience under one roof.
Find it at 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115.
3. Jonquils Cafe & Bakery
If you’re in the mood for a lighter meal that makes a big impression, check out Jonquils Cafe and Bakery. While Jonquils carries a great selection of specialty coffees and teas, this eatery really shines in its unbelievably photogenic desserts. Their apple caramel cake looks as if it’s straight from a video game, with geometric lines and gradient colors. In fact, Jonquils’ lead chef, Dinara Kasko, worked as a 3-D visualizer before switching to baking, and it certainly shows in these creatively designed desserts. A visit to Jonquils is sure entertain your eyes and your taste buds.
Find it at 125 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115.
4. Stephanie’s on Newbury
Self-described as “sophisticated comfort food,” Stephanie’s on Newbury offers a classic brunch selection in a sophisticated atmosphere. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining experiences, Stephanie’s mixes eclectic decor with a laidback and hearty menu, featuring entrees such as the Breakfast Burger and Carnitas Scramble. Not only are their entrees drool-worthy, but their cocktails are deliciously unique as well – you can even build your own Bloody Mary!
Find it at 190 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115.
5. La Voile
If you’re looking for a more upscale brunch experience, La Voile offers the fanciest of breakfast and lunch dishes with a Parisian flair. From noon until 3, you can get meals as simple as poached eggs to the more classic French options of escargot and foie gras. If you’re looking for the full works, look no further than their Luncheon Special, which includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert for a set price. You’ll be living in the lap of luxury as you start your day Parisian-style at the heart of Newbury Street.
Find it at 261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115.
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