South End Buttery
The South End Buttery is the place to come for both sweet pastries and savory brunch dishes. Whether the traveler needs a bag of cinnamon rolls and coffees to take back to the hotel, or a sit-down meal, this South End restaurant is a great place to visit in the morning hours. Although South End Buttery has a dining room downstairs and seating in and outside of the restaurant, crowds tend to build up in the mornings. However, if it’s their brioche French toast calling, or their eggs Benedict, be sure to try and get in early, they are certainly worth setting an alarm for.
South End Buttery, 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston MA, USA, +1 617-482-1015
This quaint, South End café makes the brunch classics simply and well. While the space is quite small, the lines never seem to shorten at Metropolis Café. Their pancakes come chewy and melt-in-your-mouth, and their bacon comes thick and tender. Favorite dishes here include huevos rancheros and black bean hash, an excellent, colorful pairing of ingredients to start off a morning right.
Metropolis Café, 584 Tremont St, Boston MA, USA, +1 617-247-2931
Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin
Gaslight Brasserie du Coin looks almost directly imported from a side street in Paris, with its elegant, European-style décor. The brunch here is a similar story. Crepes, poached eggs, and omelets abound at this popular South End restaurant, and for their quality, so do the morning lines. The best time to come to Gaslight is during the week, or for their prix fixe brunch menu on the weekend.
Gaslight, 560 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, USA, +1 617-422-0224