The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Boston

By Madison Duddy | April 21, 2021 |

In Boston, brunch is complete with speciality libations, gourmet chicken and waffles, fresh pastries, Asian-inspired bites, and of course, good company. Check out these five eateries for a tasty start to any weekend morning.


La Saison Bakery
Originally founded in Tehran, Iran, La Saison Bakery moved to Boston in 2017 when its owner, Soheil Fathi, migrated to the United States. Their all-natural and non-gmo baked goods are the ideal grab-and-go treat. For a savory option, try the feta-za'atar scone or a flakey croissant. Those with a sweet tooth must taste the buttery, caramelized kouign-amann, or dip a crisp palmier in their coffee. 407 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 617.547.0009, lasaison-bakery.com

Cafe Beatrice
Located in Cambridge Crossing, Cafe Beatrice is the brainchild of Puritain & Co. Chef Will Gilson. The indoor-outdoor cafe welcomes customers to enjoy luscious brunch bites from sweet pastries like salted hazelnut sticky buns to savory items, such as the smoked salmon everything danish, egg sandwiches on a brioche roll or breakfast tacos with veggie eggs, avocado and green chili on flour tortillas. 100 N. First St., Cambridge, 617.945.1349, thelexingtoncx.com

This spot is tucked in the heart of Harvard Square and complete with fireside dining, a shaded garden terrace and a delectable menu, fit to please any brunch lover. Start the meal with bloody mary, hot rum cider or mimosa with grand mariner. The Vermont cheese options, buttermilk biscuits and oysters are perfect to share before diving into fried chicken and foie gras waffles, a Scituate lobster roll or Brandt prime beef flat iron steak and eggs. 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.868.2255, harvestcambridge.com

Myers + Chang
Award-winning pastry chef and owner of Flour Bakery, Joanne Chang, opened this Asian-inspired eatery with her husband and acclaimed restaurateur Christopher Myers. Their weekend brunch menu is certainly not the typical eggs benny and mimosas, and that’s why Bostonians love it. Options include fried egg banh mi with soy-glazed bacon, Taiwanese cool dan dan noodles in spicy peanut sauce and sake bloody marys. 1145 Washington St., 617.542.5200, myersandchang.com

Alden & Harlow
With a modern, comfortable and upscale feel, Alden & Harlow serves simple, elegant dishes, and their bruch is certainly not to be missed. For a sip, order the Avernal Equinox with Aria gin, Averna amaro, lemon and mint, or a blood orange mimosa with cava. Then try the sweet corn pancakes with spiced pears, ricotta and ginger honey, the focaccia egg sandwich with bacon, pickled green tomato and cheddar sauce or a sweet cinnamon roll. 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.864.2100, aldenharlow.com


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