Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

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 »

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 »

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, 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 »

2013 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Boarding House

Nantucket

The patio at this island institution is prime people-watching real estate, but it’s the food that keeps us coming back season after season. The brioche doughnuts coated with bourbon-caramel sauce and bacon sugar are a must, but there are lots… read more »