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 to unwind before the work week begins all over again.
Imbibe this weekend at Five Horses Tavern. Along with numerous craft beers on tap, this South End spot is pouring bellini's, mimosa's and bloody mary's made-to-order. Looking for a big pick me up? "Spike your coffee" with your choice of whiskey's, vodka's and flavored liqueurs.
While known for their irresistible morning sweets like their croissants and cinnamon rolls, Flour doesn't mess around with their breakfast sandwiches either. The featured sandwich is their applewood smoked bacon sandwich with arugula, tomato and mayo served on focaccia toast.
The trendy brasserie styled gastropub is a brunch staple in the Davis Square neighborhood. Their robust Saturday menu is full of surprises like pork belly benedict and a grilled everything bagel with dill cream cheese. And not to be outdone, the Sunday menu offers just a handful of options but supplements with an all-you-can-eat buffet for $20.
While a small menu, every item on Freepoint's menu is sure to hit home. You can keep it simple with their Greek yoghurt with granola and fresh berries or maybe experiment with their miso veggie breakfast bowl. Either way Freepoint is here to help you send your morning off on the right foot.
Boston meets southern charm in Jamaica Plain, where The Frogmore is dishing up some Lowcountry brunches. Immerse yourself in this southern space with their country-styled plates. Shrimp and grits? Check. Flapjacks? Check. Bucket o' biscuits? Check.
The North Shore's not left out when it comes to awesome brunches.You can go all out at Gaslight Lynnfield, where scrumptious pastries, truffle fries and smoked chorizo are among the offerings. Or you can go with the prix fixe option to try an array of things.
Availability: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
450 Kendall Street Cambridge, MA 02142 617-945-9450
This Kendall spot offers a limited breakfast menu during the week but come Sunday morning they break out the big guns with fanciful dishes like gnocchos (gnocchi nachos) and fried lobster benedict. There’s lighter fare if you’re trying to curb your intake and a full bar if you’re not.
Availability: Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm
Grafton Street Pub and Grill
1230 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 617-497-0400
You're all but guaranteed to be stuffed when you leave Harvard Square staple, Grafton Street Pub and Grill. This Irish influenced menu is a tantalizing blend of classic comforts with New England influence. Choose between a classic Irish breakfast or towering stacks of Texas style french toast.
Availability: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
1704 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02445 617-396-8752
If you can't make it to your actual Nonna's for Sunday brunch, you can do the next best thing ad book a table at Grassona's Italian. The Washington Square spot serves quirky versions of classic dishes like tater tot-sagna and meatball eggs benny.
Availability: Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm
Great Road Kitchen
812 Constitution Avenue Littleton, MA 01460 978-952-7333
Lobster Benedict, corn flake-crusted French toast with maple pecan butter and cast iron eggs with loaded breakfast potatoes are a few of the specialities at this Littleton institution. The menu is small and simple, but delicious.
Availability: Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
44 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-868-2255
With a focus on modern New England cuisine, you'll be getting only the freshest ingredients here. This Harvard Square classic will have everything you're looking for from eggs benedict to chocolate chip pancakes. If you want a little bit of everything make sure to take them up on their three-course prix fixe option.