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.
Modern yet rustic, Milton's Steel & Rye brings its culinary version of Americana to its perfectly pared down brunch menu. Order their chilaquiles verdes or corned beef hash with fried eggs, or indulge in ham & cheese croissant or a slice of banana bread with whipped marscapone. Either way, the end result is satisfaction.
Thistle & Leek brings a little bit of Great Britain to Newton Centre by way of their brunch menu. Go for the Full English (egg, bacon, sausage, tomato, black pudding, beans and toast), or pick from other delectables like sourdough waffles and hanger steak & eggs. Snag a spot outside at their lime green patio tables (weather permitting, of course) or get cozy inside this upscale modern gastropub.
Availability: Sundays 11:00am-2:00pm
Town Meeting Bistro
2027 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 781-301-6655
Looking for a Saturday or Sunday excursion? How about Champagne Brunch at the Inn at Hastings Park. Every weekend the luxurious hotel in Lexington hosts a lovely midday meal with sharable goodies. There’s bubbly to be had, as well as mimosas and bloody marys too!
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-3:00pm
470 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-477-4851
Mix it up with your typical brunch routine and check out Tres Gatos. Their Spanish style brunch takes on traditional pancakes with their scrumptious sweet potato pancakes, or try their decadent creamy scrambled eggs. After, walk off your full belly and check out their unique set up with attached book and music store.
Brunch in British style over a delectable afternoon of high tea at the Four Seasons One Dalton Boston’s Trifecta. The street-level-lobby is a fun, vibrant spot to nibble on tea sandwiches, fresh scones and sweets while you sip bespoke blends of loose leaf teas or a glass of bubbly.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm
502 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 617-576-1900
Small plates, large plates and whole bunch of sides make Viale's brunch come to life. The Central Square restaurant brings innovation to the table with whole wheat pancakes topped with dulce de leche whipped cream, but also makes sure to offer up classic standbys like eggs Benedict, shrimp n' grits, breakfast sammies and smoked pork hash with poached eggs.
While Vicki Lee’s is known for their desserts, for the past thrirteen years their brunch is what attracts the crowds every Sunday. Their chic and sunny bakeshop offers a variety of brunch specials for every taste – from eggs benedict and shakshuka, to Belgium waffles and seasonal French toast, all carefully crafted by chef Jason Reed. And not to forget their hand-rolled and laminated croissants. Vicki Lee's strives to offer brunch at its finest!
Availability: Sunday 9:00am - 2:30pm
233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue Cambridge, MA 02141 617-314-7297
Texas roadside delights take the main stage at Vincent’s weekend brunch. Breakfast tacos, breakfast sausage and kolaches can be packed up to-go for a trip to a local park, beach or home or enjoyed on-site. With natural wines, smart cocktails, craft beer, great coffee, and homemade refreshments, they've got all your brunching needs covered with their always-evolving menu.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-4:00pm
90 N Washington Street Boston, MA 02114 617-823-4478
Ward 8 kicks it up a notch when it comes to brunch. With their not so typical french toast...(hint: it's a casserole) or their amazing lobster crepes stuffed with eggs, three cheese and homefries. Last but not least, don't forget to top it off with one of their fried oyster shooters!
Availability: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Woods Hill Pier 4
300 Pier Four Boulevard Boston, MA 02210 617-981-4577
Wake up and head for the Seaport to enjoy Woods Hill Pier 4 selection of sweet and savory small plates and shareable larger dishes. Choose from classics like eggs benedict and cinnamon swirl French toast, or get creative with their signature lobster popover. Dine inside or out on their spacious waterfront patio (weather permitting) to watch the comings and goings on the water while you sip boozy brunch beverages.
Worden Hall's streamlined brunch menu covers all the bases so everyone in your group will find something to love. Fans of sweet can go for the french toast waffles while those who lean savory can opt for breakfast sammies and brunch wraps. For those who'd prefer a boozier note, there's a whole list of cocktails from which to choose.
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-3:30pm
Yellow Door Taqueria – Lower Mills
2297 Dorchester Avenue Boston, MA 02124 857-267-4201
The fiesta starts early(ish) at the Lower Mills location of Yellow Door Taqueria with brunch chimichangas, tacos, churros and mezcal. The stylish little Mexican spot on Dot Ave—with some of the city's best tacos and an array of brunch cocktails—may be the best reason to get out of bed on the weekend.