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.
Cafe, Pub Grub, Coffee, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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.
Café Luna, 403 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 617 576 3400
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.
Curio Coffee, 441 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 857 242 3018
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.
Multiple Locations in Cambridge, MA, USA
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.
Henrietta’s Table, The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 617 661 5005
Alden & Harlow
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.
Alden & Harlow, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 617 864 2100
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Sofra Bakery & Cafe
Bakery, Cafe, Coffee, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, $$$
Brasserie, Restaurant, American, Beer, Vegan, $$$
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.
Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA, USA, +1 617 499 0001
Beat Brasserie | © Casey Campbell | © Casey Campbell