Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2014 BEST Brunch, North
Photograph by Michael Piazza

Ceia Kitchen + Bar

Newburyport

Rye crêpes with ricotta, smoked salmon, and fiddleheads. House-made linguiça with eggs. Portuguese sweet-bread French toast with strawberries and streusel. This Newburyport hot spot turns out pumped-up versions of brunch favorites with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients (which… read more»

2014 BEST Brunch, South

Arthur and Pat’s

Marshfield

This brunch spot got Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s vote for ” best food in the whole wide world” (he presented A & P’s with the title and a platinum-record plaque several years ago), and now it has our stamp of approval as… read more»

2014 BEST Brunch, West
Photograph by Jesse Burke

Farmstead Table

Newton Centre

You can practically taste the love in chef Chad Burns’s buttery asparagus-and-goat-cheese quiche, delicate house-made blintzes, and chive soft-scrambled eggs with Grafton cheddar. That it’s all served in a sunny space brimming with homespun accents (rustic wood tables, walls festooned… read more»

2014 BEST Brunch
Photograph by Anthony Tieuli

Puritan & Company

Cambridge

The ideal brunch requires the trifecta of good food, good drinks, and good company. Puritan covers the first two in spades, with house-baked pastries (strawberry-almond muffins, cashew sticky buns); not-your-average brunch entrées (sourdough griddle cakes, a gloriously crunchy pork-shoulder hash);… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch

Craigie on Main

Cambridge

Tony Maws has made a name for himself with the meaty inventiveness of his dinner menu, and his brunch menu reflects that same ethos. Oft-changing dishes include rabbit ragout layered with smooth, creamy grits; tender roasted veal and cheese pressed… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, South

Oro

Scituate

There’s no better way to start a Sunday than at Oro, just a stone’s throw from the water in Scituate Harbor. Your morning coffee will go perfectly with the Nutella-stuffed French toast and brûleed bananas, but if a bloody mary… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, North

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

With a reasonably priced menu that caters to a diverse range of eaters, the Organic Garden Cafe will leave you feeling full and healthy. It’s something of a hole in the wall, but adventurous eaters are rewarded with yummy kale… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, West

AKA Bistro

Lincoln

What do French toast with dulce de leche and Hawaiian poke have in common? They’re both on the brunch menu at this French-Japanese fusion spot, where you’ll also find house-made pastries, Sunday dim-sum specials, and one incredibly decadent croque-madame sandwich. read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, Cape Cod

Hangar B Eatery

Chatham

Even if you’re not flying anywhere, Hangar B—located at the Chatham airport—is worth a trip for its lemon-ricotta pancakes and the freshly baked doughnuts. Dig in as you watch the small planes take flight. read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, Martha's Vineyard

Artcliff Diner

Vineyard Haven

A Vineyard Haven mainstay, the Artcliff Diner is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Try the popular almond-crusted French toast; get indulgent with the Green Monster, which loads scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado, and spinach on top of tortilla chips; or… read more»