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Great brunch restaurants to try in Boston

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.

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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 (43 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.

Bar Vlaha, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline | Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m | Greek-inspired | $$$ | Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 2. The menu will feature boukies made of sweet and savory small bites. Plus, a section of traditional dishes like a baked egg casserole, Greek breakfast, shakshouka, and make your own gyros.

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.

Flight Club Boston, 60 Seaport Blvd., Ste. 215 | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Dart Club | Enjoy a variety of brunch options — like mimosas, shareable bites, and bottomless options — while throwing a few darts with friends.


Brassica Kitchen + Cafe is serving up an award-winning plate of Chicken and Waffles, topped with maple & hot sauce

Photo provided by @brassicakitchen

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.

Colette, 1924 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bistro | $$$ | This wine bistro is serving up decadent brunch offer black forest waffles, featuring a chocolate waffle with a cherry compote, and whipped creme fraiche — yum.

Estella, 49 Temple Pl.| Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lounge | $$ | Visit this downtown eatery for sweet or savory waffles, including chicken and waffles served with bacon, scallions, cheese, and a honey spicy maple syrup or the new red velvet waffles.

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.

A french toast plate from North Street Grille.

Order the Banana Bourbon French Toast from North Street Grille.

Photo provided by North Street Grille

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.

Photo via @bostonfoodjunkie

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.

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.

Yafa Bakery & Cafe, 594 Somerville Ave., Somerville | Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bakery | $ | This Mediterranean bakery is stocked with bite-sized pastries that will pair perfectly with a spiced chai.

Brunch on the patio at Rochambeau in Boston.

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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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