Weekends are short – make the most of the two-day leisure time with brunch. Local chefs deliver the breakfast-lunch goods – like decadent eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, raw bar platters and more – to help extend the AM hours into the afternoon. Below, some Saturday and Sunday spots (and even some every day spots!) where you can unwind with a mimosa and your favorite brunch dishes.
Enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch overlooking the Zakim bridge at Alcove. As you watch the traffic zipping by, you can unwind and recharge over plates of Mediterranean-inspired eats like carrot cake french toast and a formaggio melt.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 12:00pm-2:30pm
Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-864-2100
Hungry in Harvard Square? Let chef Michael Scelfo host you for brunch at his subterranean spot on Brattle Street, where the mid-morning offerings are scrambled, smoked and skillet-roasted, but most importantly - seasonal.
Of course there's plenty of pizza on the brunch menu at Area Four, but the kitchen team at the Cambridge restaurant is also hard at work in the morning hours creating an array of dishes like breakfast sandwiches, baked French toast, The Hot Mess and more.
Availability: Saturdays 11:30am-2:30pm
25 Edwin H Land Boulevard Cambridge, MA 02141 617-868-4444
If you've ever stopped by for Bambara for breakfast, you know they can hold their own in the early mornings. But their brunch is even better, with an expanded menu, Bambara elevates your American breakfast classics.
Wake up to the taste of the Italian coastline with brunch at Bar Mezzana. Chef Colin Lynch's simple and authentic menu offers options like soft scrambled eggs with chives and caviar or warm house made donuts so all you have to do is choose (or just order all of the above).
Availability: Sunday & Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 857-576-8300
The options are endless at this casual neighborhood spot at The Street in Chestnut Hill with everything from shakshuka to sushi rolls, and breakfast pizza to housemade cake doughnuts glazed and powdered to perfection. Whatever you pick, the crew has the perfect pairing with brunch bevvies (both boozy and non).
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 12:00pm-3:00pm
Bird & Wolf American Craft Bar + Chop
1210 Osgood Street North Andover, MA 01845 978-208-1877
Whether you're popping in for sit-down brunch or something from the cafe, the team at Bird&Wolf in North Andover will make all your sweet and savory dreams come true with plates of eggs, short rib hash and pastries galore. Find a table on their four-season patio or the dining room to have your fill.
Brunch like the French, and start your weekend morning with croque monsieur or quiche. Bistro du Midi has a wonderful way of showcasing modern Provencal cuisine without forgetting a beloved brunch companion, the mimosa.
From the dream team behind Bar Mezzana, Shore Leave and No Relation - Black Lamb takes its inspiration from American brasseries. The brunch menu at this Tremont Street mainstay covers all the bases with an assortment of snacks, sandwiches, lots of eggs, sides and sweets. They've got brunch cocktails and you can add caviar to anything if you're feeling fancy.
Who said brunch is just for weekends? Definitely not the folks at Bostonia Public House, where they also offer brunch on Mondays. Get your eggs benny (or French toast or breakfast taco or lobster frittata) fix at the beginning of the week and sit down to all your favorites including specialty cocktails and their build-your-own bloody marys.
Start off your weekend morning right with brunch from Branch Line in Watertown. Try their bacon & egg sandwich on Iggy's bread or the juicy burger with cheddar and their secret special sauce. Grab a mimosa (in orange or pomegranate) or something from their rotating coffee program to really kickstart your day.
Brunch gets a French twist at the South End’s Brasserie, where you can tuck in to savories like croque madames and monsieurs, quiches and omelettes as well as sweets like crepes, French toast and croissant bread pudding. Snag a table in the bustling dining room or out on the expansive, umbrella-topped patio (when the weather warms) for a weekend trip to Paris right on Harrison Ave.