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.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 10:30am-2:30pm
40 Edwin Land Boulevard Cambridge, MA 02142 617-806-4122
Plan a stop at ArtBar at the Royal Sonesta Boston into your weekend to enjoy your favorite brunch dishes overlooking the Charles. You can relax with a mimosa out on their patio (weather and season permitting, of course) or enjoy views of the water and the city skyline from the modern, yet comfortable dining room.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 10:30am-5:00pm
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.
Chef-owner Robert Sisca and his team at The Banks Fish House have pooled their collective culinary talents to create an inventive and playful brunch menu that delivers fresh, New England seafood alongside creative cocktails, indulgent pastries and modern interpretations of brunch classics. Get yourself to this Back Bay fave asap – you won't be disappointed.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-2:30pm
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).
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.
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.
Burro Bar brings Mexican inspired brunch options to Brookline. With plenty to chose from, they're a quick solution to a dull morning. Pair a bloody maria (with mezcal, of course) with a big plate of huevos rancheros.
Spice up your brunch at Burro Bar South End where rich Mexican flavors abound in dishes like huevos rancheros, nachos, and the classic street corn. And tacos for breakfast? You got it. Complete your brunch experience with one of their brunch-time cocktails, that will make you feel like you're south of the border.