40 great brunch restaurants to try in Boston, MA

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Boston, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

A stack of fruity pebble pancakes from Lincoln Tavern in Boston.

We have a stacked list for you including these pancakes from Lincoln Tavern.

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In this city, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times.

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (40 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

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Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.

  • $ ~ $20 or less per person
  • $$ ~ $20-40 per person
  • $$$ ~ $40+ per person

Weekday wonders

Lincoln Tavern, 425 W. Broadway | Daily until 3 p.m. | Tavern | $$ | The weekday brunch menu features wood fired pizza, chronic bacon, and the award-winning Fruity Pebble pancakes.

Rosebud American Kitchen, 381 Summer St., Somerville | Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 p.m.-3 p.m. | Upscale diner | $$ | Bennies and waffles pair well with the morning sips menu, which you can order by the glass or in a pitcher.

Cafe Lanwder, multiple locations | Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | Mediterranean-inspired | $ | Landwer’s Famous Breakfast, bennies, and shakshuka means there is something for everyone at this cafe.

The Friendly Toast, 35 Stanhope St. | Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | $$ | Get a spot on the virtual wait list for this Back Bay breakfast spot that offers mimosa flights and breakfast all day.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge, 3 Beacon St., Somerville | Monday 12-4 p.m. | Lounge | $ | This industry brunch location is perfect to start your work week.

Vester Cafe, 73 Ames St., Cambridge | Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cafe | $ | Breakfast is served all day — try one of the toasts with a various of toppings, including fig and ricotta and prosciutto and arugula.

Trident Cafe and Booksellers, 338 Newbury St. | Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. | Cafe | $ | What we’re ordering: the lemon ricotta stuffed french toast and the breakfast pizza with a mimosa carafe.

Brunch table featuring eggs benedict, breakfast nachos, and a bagel sandwich at Bostonia Public House

Bostonia Public House is a must try brunch location Boston.

Photo via @dine.n.dashi

Weekend musts

Bar Mezzana, 360 Harrison Ave. | Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Italian-inspired | $$$ | Try the award-winning Crudo with your brunch cocktails and don’t skip the gelato for dessert.

Bostonia Public House, 131 State St.| Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | American-style | $$$ | What we’re ordering: Sweet potato donuts, bananas foster french toast, and lobster frittata.

Brassica Kitchen + Cafe, 3710 Washington St. | Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cafe | $$ | Try the Duck Ham Benedict, donut french toast, and biscuits and gravy at this Jamaica Plain eatery.

Burro Bar, 1357 Washington St. and 1665 Beacon St., Brookline | Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | Take on the Bottomless Brunch (all you can eat in an hour and a half) for $25.

Buttermilk & Bourbon, 160 Commonwealth Ave. | Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cajun-influenced | $$ | Laissez le bon temps rouler with an order of chicken and waffles, warm honey glazed biscuits, and a soft serve mimosa.

Cafe Sauvage, 25 Massachusetts Ave. | Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cafe | $$ | Travel to France with a meal at this cafe with the Sauvage Mama Breakfast or the Croque Madame, cocktails, and baked goods.

Frenchie Boston, 560 Tremont St.| Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. | Bistro | $$ | This South End staple offers French-inspired dishes to enjoy with your mimosas and spritz.

North Street Grille, 229 North St. | Thursday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bistro | $$ | This go-to North End neighborhood spot is known for its family recipes — try the banana bourbon french toast, burrito pancakes, or the sweet and salty sandwich.

South End Buttery, 314 Shawmut Ave. | Saturday-Sunday | Cafe | $$ | Order the house-made pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and toasts, plus a fresh pup cupcake for your dog. Pro tip: you can order a bucket of bubbles.

Sonsie, 327 Newbury St.| Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Bistro | $$ | The popular Newbury Street spot offers smoked salmon bennies, tempura french toast, and a quiche of the day special.

The Dubliner, 2 Center Plz. | Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Pub | $$ | Take on a full Irish breakfast or try the in-house smoked salmon bagel.

Five Horses Tavern, multiple locations | Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Pub | $$ | What we’re ordering: Brunch tots, Breaky Sammy, and a Bloody Mary pitcher.

A short stack of pancakes topped with butter at Committee in Boston, MA

A short stack with whipped butter is on the menu at Committee.

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Daytime party

Contessa, 3 Newbury St. | Saturday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Italian-influenced | $$$ | What we’re ordering: Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with a signature Spritz Contessa.

Wicked Craft Cocktail, 54 Salem St. | Sunday 12-5 p.m. | Lounge | $$$ | Specialty cocktails include Witches Brew, The Raven, and The Lost City to accompany your chicken and waffles or avocado toast.

Committee, 50 Northern Ave. | Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Greek-inspired | $$$ | Enjoy a Breakfast Gyro or an order of Baklava Oatmeal and create your own champagne tray with a selection of bubbles, juices, and garnishes.

Citrus & Salt, 142 Berkeley St. | Saturday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Baja Coast-inspired Mexican | $$ | Start with the specialty cocktail menu and don’t skip a soft serve mimosa.

Yellow Door Taqueria, 2269 Dorchester Ave. | Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tex-mex inspired | $$ | Enjoy the brunch specials with a Bloody Maria or a Waking up in Tijuana (reposado tequila, St. George coffee liqueur, cinnamon-infused cold brew, vanilla whipped cream, and cayenne).

The Beehive, 541 Tremont St. | Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. | Contemporary | $$ | Live music is always on the menu, along with shakshuka, benedicts, and an espresso martini.

Veggie focused

Life Alive Cafe, various locations | Daily, hours vary | Cafe | $$ | The plant-forward menu features acai bowls, greens, coffees, teas, and juices.

Veggie Galaxy, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | Tuesday-Thursday 11a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Diner | $ | Order breakfast all day and try the vegan bakery goodies.

Blunch, 59 E Springfield St. | Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cafe | $ | The “eggwiches” are thick and fluffy frittata-style eggs served all day. Pro tip: make it spicy.

Clover Food Lab, various locations | Daily, hours vary | Fast casual | $ | This vegetarian fast food chain has a variety of sandwiches, hummus platters, and salads.

LULU Green, 246 W Broadway | Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Cafe | $ | The South Boston spot’s plant-based menu features breakfast all day with acai bowls, avocado toast, and smoothies.

Barcelona Wine Bar, multiple locations | Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Tapas style | $$ | This wine bar offers plenty of veggie options, like the Martha’s Vineyard mushrooms, eggplant hummus, spinach and chickpea cazuela, and marinated beets with pistachios.

An almond croissant from Cafe-Madeleine in Boston.

The fresh baked pastries are a must at the French bakery Cafe Madeline

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Pastry paradises

Tatte Bakery and Cafe, various locations | Daily, hours vary | Cafe | $ | Stop by one of the 18 locations for fresh basked goods, pastry, and a variety of coffees. Pro tip: sip a hazelnut iced latte.

flour bakery + cafe, various locations | Daily, hours vary | Cafe | $ | The sticky buns are worthy of the hype. You can also try the scones, seasonal pop tarts, or cinnamon rolls.

La Saison, 407 Concord Ave., Cambridge | Wednesday-Monday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bakery | $ | Croissants, loaves, and sweets are baked fresh daily in this Cambridge bakeshop. Pro tip: don’t skip the apricot-pistachio or fig-walnut sourdough loaves.

Café Madeleine, 517 Columbus Ave. | Daily, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Cafe | $| The South End French cafe has an award-winning pastry chef crafting croissants, pain au chocolate, macarons, cannelés, and tarts.

Brunch on the patio at Rochambeau in Boston.

Grab a table outside at Rochambeau.

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Great outdoors

Terra at Eataly, 800 Boylston St. | Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. | Rooftop patio | $$ | Order the Uovo Benedict (a housemade cornetto topped with poached eggs) or go sweet with Terra Toast, featuring a lemon-whipped ricotta, berries, and balsamic. Pro tip: they serve three variations of espresso martinis.

The Bowery Bar, 2261 Dorchester Ave. | Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. | Comfort food | $$ | There is something for everyone (think: seafood chowder, burgers, and tacos) at this Lower Mills spot with an expansive patio space.

Rochambeau, 900 Boylston St.| Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bistro | $$$ | Enjoy a bucket of bubbles on the seasonal patio to pair with French delicacies.

Yellow Door Taqueria, 354 Harrison Ave. | Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tex-mex inspired | $$ | Try the brunch chimichanga, pancake tacos, and avocado toastada on the South End patio.

Stephanie’s on Newbury, 190 Newbury St. | Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Upscale American | $$$ | This Back Bay spot has a perfect patio set up and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

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