While most people know that this city runs on Dunkin, Bostonians also enjoy a great breakfast, especially on the weekends. Cambridge, in particular, is full of restaurants serving up some of the best brunches around, from a simple coffee to the most creative breakfast plates.
Located in Central Square, Café Luna serves breakfast on weekdays and weekend brunch. At this cozy café, you can order everything from classic French toast to a lobster and avocado omelet. Their menu is filled with creative breakfast choices to satisfy both sweet and savory tastes.
It’s not often that an establishment receives five full stars on Yelp, but Curio Coffee has achieved this feat. Not only do they serve an entire menu of coffee and espresso but also waffles – their specialty. These delicacies are made in small batches and cooked to order, ensuring you get the tastiest waffle every visit.
Clover is definitely unlike any place you’ve ever eaten, and that’s the point. They’re putting a new spin on fresh food in this all-vegetarian food lab. Their farm-to-table philosophy means that they have no freezers in any location, and the food is prepared daily and to order. The menu can change from day-to-day depending on their food supplies; therefore, you never know what you’ll get here, and that’s the fun of it.
Here’s another vegetarian hot spot in Cambridge, one of many restaurants reaching into the farm-to-table trend. Henrietta’s Table‘s slogan is ‘fresh and honest,’ and their menu is simple, elegant breakfast food. Here you can order dishes like smoked salmon with a bagel, cream cheese, and the traditional accompaniments, or customize your own omelet with farm fresh eggs. Better yet, the rustic atmosphere will take you from the crowded city to a relaxing, rural feel.
On weekdays, Alden & Harlow doesn’t open until 5 pm, but weekend brunch is worth the wait at the end of the week. All of their menus are small plates, inspired by a gathering of friends and family at a home kitchen table, with an upscale twist. You won’t find the traditional bacon and egg breakfast here, but rather dishes like the ubiquitous kale salad, pickled corn pancakes, and croissant toad in the hole.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of a different breakfast, Sofra Bakery & Cafe is the place to go. This Middle Eastern bakery is a hidden jewel for sweets and food inspired by traditional food in Turkey, Lebanon, and Greece. The name ‘Sofra’ is synonymous in Turkey with generosity and hospitality, making this casual café a favorite for locals.
The glamorously decorated Beat Brasserie is unlike any restaurant in Boston, and for good reason. Walk down the stairs to their underground space, and you’ll think you’ve been transported to New York City. The owners are the same team behind the wildly popular jazz restaurant, The Beehive, and here in Harvard Square, they’re serving up clean and elegant weekend brunch.
It’s hard to find a Bostonian that doesn’t love Flour Bakery + Cafe. Everyone loves their famous sticky buns, but they have a large menu of sweet and savory breakfast options. You can even take baking classes here and learn how to make those sticky buns yourself.