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August 2023 ■
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Breakfast, brunch and café spots to explore in Boston

Living at The Bon you’re within easy reach of some great cafes and restaurants serving delicious breakfasts and brunch dishes to help you start your day off the right way! Whether you are looking for a local gem or happy to venture across town, discover the best spots for brunch in Boston and your new local haunt right on the doorstep of the Bon 

Our list of the best brunch in Boston

Boston boasts a huge array of dining options, and breakfast fare is no exception. We’ve selected some of our top brunch picks from across the city.  

  1. Stephanie's on Newbury

    Stephanie's on Newbury

    Location: 190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Offering sophisticated comfort food the restaurant offers a diverse brunch menu over the weekends.

  2. The Paramount

    The Paramount

    Location: Beacon Hill

    A very popular diner style restaurant which is a great brunch stop when you’re in downtown Boston during the weekend.

  3. Cafe Luna

    Cafe Luna

    Location: 612 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    A cozy relaxed café spot in Cambridge known for its delicious brunch dishes, including creative omelettes and hearty breakfast feasts.

  4. South Street Diner

    South Street Diner

    Location: 178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111

    Friendly diner open 24/7. Serving up a traditional American breakfast any time of the day. This institution serves up burgers, breakfast and shakes.

  5. Micks City Diner

    Mike's City Diner

    Location: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

    A '50s-diner vibe known for generous portions. It is a neighborhood institution for hearty, homestyle breakfasts & lunches.

  6. Mamaleh's Delicatessen

    Mamaleh's Delicatessen

    Location: 15 Hampshire St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

    For a brunch with a Jewish deli twist, Mamaleh's is a popular choice. The time-honored tradition of the Jewish deli gets an enlivening reboot .

  7. Flour Bakery + Cafe

    Flour Bakery + Cafe

    Location: multiple site across Boston

    Renowned for its French pastries and baked goods, Flour Bakery also offers a tasty brunch menu with both sweet and savory options.

  8. Thinking Cup

    Thinking Cup

    Location: Multiple locations, including North End and Back Bay.

    Trendy cafe offering high-end coffee & espresso drinks, plus homemade pastries & sandwiches to be enjoyed in the cozy café atmosphere.

  9. George Howell Coffee

    George Howell Coffee

    Location: multiple sites

    Cafés & roastery serving specialty coffee, with an emphasis on quality beans and farming practices. The café is a sleek, modern setting.

  10. Gracenote Coffee

    Gracenote Coffee

    Location: Leather District.

    Looking for a great coffee that has been rigorously tested look no further than this espresso bar specialising in the craft of coffee.

  11. 1369

    1369 Coffee House

    Location: Cambridge

    A cafe with a relaxed atmosphere, offering fair-trade coffee, and a menu that includes sandwiches and pastries.

  12. Jaho

    Jaho Coffee Roaster

    Location: Multiple locations

    A cozy coffee hangout where their coffee is roasted on-site. Light bites and baked goods available at this contemporary café.

Where to go for brunch near Fenway

There are a lot of cafes and restaurants serving up delicious breakfasts to choose from in your neighborhood - Fenway. We’ve selected some of our favourite local spots, all within easy reach of The Bon.

  1. Tatte

    Tatte Bakery & Cafe

    Location: 1352 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    A popular bakery and cafe offering specialising in breakfast, coffee, brunch and pastry options. It is known for great pastries, sandwiches, and egg dishes.

  2. Friendly Toast

    The Friendly Toast

    Location: 35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116

    Offering all day brunch this quirky bar and diner offers a creative menu, with one-of-a-kind drinks. Stop by if you’re looking for a hearty breakfast – they offer both sweet and savoury options you’ll be salivating over.

  3. Pavement coffee

    Pavement Coffee House

    Location: 1096 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    A laid-back independent coffee shop serving up speciality coffees and homemade bagels.

  4. Phinista Cafe


    Location: 96 Peterborough Street, Boston, MA 02215

    A French Vietnamese café specialising in coffee, tea, crepes and savory baguettes (Bánh Mì).

  5. Crispy Crepes Cafe

    Crispy Crepes Cafe

    Location: 714 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    Looking for a quick but filling breakfast this counter-service café specializes in sweet & savory crepes, Mediterranean wraps & plates are also on offer.

  6. Zaftigs


    Location: 335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

    A Jewish delicatessen serving traditional dishes with such comforting breakfast fare at moderate prices, no wonder there’s a line out the door on weekend mornings.

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