Originally created as a way to fend off hangovers in the 1930s, brunch has evolved into a pseudo-Sunday religion. While most restaurants only offer weekend brunch, there’s quite a few hidden gems around Boston serving breakfast and lunch combinations daily. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite restaurants offering brunch in and around Boston.
Double Chin adds modern twists to conventional Chinese dishes. Craving a sweet treat for brunch? Snag an order of the infamous cube toast featured on the Travel Channel, Zagat, Thrillist and more. Prefer something savory? Check out the Katsu Bo Lo Baowich or the Skillet Char Siu Pork Belly Hash.
If you find yourself near Swansea or Providence on a Sunday, make a pitstop at The Aviary for brunch. Serving up dishes from beignets to crab cakes and avocado Benedict, it’s no wonder The Aviary is featured on OpenTable’s best brunches in the US.
Also featured on our Best Restaurants in Brookline post, this tapas hot spot serves up a delicious weekend brunch. We love the cinnamon torrijas—a Spanish take on French toast—and the serrano Benedict. Arguably the best brunch brunch around town for groups, Barcelona Wine Bar doesn’t disappoint. Reservations highly recommended.
Buttermilk & Bourbon
Back Bay meets the Big Easy at Buttermilk & Bourbon. Patrons can choose from brunch classics such as cinnamon french toast to New Orleans dishes like the crawfish étouffée hand pies. Combining Southern charm and decor earned this Boston brunch spot a place on OpenTable‘s 100 Best Brunch Spots in the country.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
One of the only spots in Boston offering brunch on Mondays is Trina’s Starlite Lounge. Fairly new to the Boston restaurant scene, Trina’s makes brunch affordable. We love the fried chicken and buttermilk waffles paired with the Adirondack cocktail. Trina’s sister restaurants in the Greater Boston area also offer Sunday brunch: Parlor Sports Bar and The Paddle Inn.
Whipping up breakfast every day until 3:00pm, Angela’s is our pick for authentic Mexican brunch dishes. Patrons can feast on classics such as as chilaquiles, western omelettes, and huevos rancheros. With two locations in East Boston, you’ll finally have a reason to take the Blue Line.
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant
While this Southie hot spot turns into a hipster haven on Friday and Saturday nights, it’s the brunch at Lincoln’s that keeps us coming back for more. Feed your sweet tooth with the Fruity Pebbles pancakes (pictured above) or tickle your tastebuds with the breakfast pizza.
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
It’s not often you see a bookstore with a built-in restaurant. Trident diners have ample menu options such as choosing their own ‘eggventure’—by customizing their own eggs Benedict—or chowing down on specials such as the challah bread French toast. Once you’re finished with brunch, cruise through the book shop for your next summer beach read.
Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen
One of a handful of Boston restaurants with live jazz, Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen is the perfect place for a Sunday brunch buffet. The all-you-can-eat brunch buffet costs less than $26 and includes Southern-inspired dishes such as fried catfish cheddar grits and macaroni and cheese collared greens.