Best of Boston

2001 BEST Breakfast, Power

Café Fleuri

When you want to close the deal over breakfast, reserve a table at this sunny, airy café in Le Meridien hotel. You’ll find more suits than at Brooks Brothers, enough varied menu options to feed every executive appetite, and coffee that’s every bit as powerful as the people sipping it. The setting is all business without being stuffy, and service is discreet (though, alas, not speedy). Newly renovated connecting rooms are spacious, and tables are plentiful—as are the menu options, which range from the fitness breakfast (fresh juice, yogurt with fruit or granola, an egg white frittata, six-grain toast, and coffee) to the Japanese (miso-shiru soup, yaki nori seaweed and Japanese pickles, broiled salmon with veggies, steamed rice, and green tea). Prefer to wheel and deal over a sugar shot? Go for the honey-glazed brioche French toast.

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