The Best Brunch Spots In Boston, Massachusetts

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Boston is known for many things when it comes to food: clam chowder, lobster rolls, baked beans, and Boston cream pie to name a few. Clearly, Boston is a city that takes great pride in its decadent food scene, and with so many great options to choose from, here is a selection of some of the best brunch spots around old Beantown to help narrow down your options.  

Shy Bird

Shy Bird is an all-day neighborhood rotisserie and cafe, that offers counter service with a full-service bar. Their popular brunches run Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm and include all of your favorites from Benedicts to Bloody Mary’s.

Photo via shybird.com

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Avenue Kitchen & Bar

Head to Somerville to check out a neighborhood favorite, Avenue Kitchen & Bar. Avenue serves American cuisine created by Chef Kenny Schweizer, and the menu offers tasty snacks, salad and grain bowls, apps, mains and “Detroit style pizzas”. Enjoy an oyster shooter or a breakfast bowl from their brunch menu running Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2:30pm.

Photo via avenuesomerville.com

The Gallows

Since 2010, The Gallows has been the South End’s neighborhood hangout.  They are known for dishes that embody New American fare with classic French techniques and a robust bar menu. The Blackbird Donut and Blackbird Breakfast Sandwich are excellent choices for a hearty Saturday or Sunday brunch.

Photo via thegallowsboston.com

The Emory

The Emory is an owner-operated neighborhood barroom and kitchen in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The menu features fun, modern takes on simple, seasonally-focused, American food, and brunch is no exception. You can’t go wrong with any item on this menu, but we suggest trying the Emory Burger or Benedict as a great place to start.

Photo via theemoryboston.com

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Mike & Patty’s

Don’t sleep on this corner sandwich shop that offers some of the best meals between two slices of bread that you will find in the area. From the Carolina Caviar to the Breakfast Grilled Crack, Mike & Patty’s has proudly perfected the art of the sandwich.

Photo via mikeandpattys.com


“Part French belle, part Parisian street kid”, Rochambeau serves brunch classics all weekend long. Enjoy the iconic Boston views overlooking Boylston Street while indulging in a decadent French menu of glazed skillet cinnamon bread, crepes, croquet-madam, and so much more.

Photo via rochambeauboston.com
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