Best of Boston

BEST Breakfast

2002 BEST Breakfast, Power



Big egos like big flavors, want big portions, and prefer big tables. Little wonder, then, that breakfast at Clio has reached utopian status among so many heavy hitters. Haggle over freshly baked pecan bread. Intimidate the enemy over creamy scrambled… read more»

2001 BEST Breakfast

Mike’s City Diner


Mike’s cinnamon and walnut waffles have all you ever wanted from a calorie, and more. The crispy home fries are perfectly salted on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. Of equal import is the atmosphere in which they’re… read more»

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… read more»

2000 BEST Breakfast, Power

Henrietta’s Table


Where else but in the sunny confines of this Charles Hotel restaurant could you expect to find such a large collection of Nobel Prize-winners huddled under one roof? Breakfasting regularly at Henrietta’s Table are MIT and Harvard professors noshing side-by-side… read more»

1999 BEST Breakfast



A good breakfast joint is the kind of place where you can settle down with your morning paper, sipping from a bottomless cup of self-serve coffee, and order what mom used to cook (or what you wish she had). After… read more»

1999 BEST Breakfast, Business

Cafe Fleuri


With eclectic specials such as the Japanese breakfast (seaweed, pickles, broiled salmon with vegetables, steamed rice, green tea), or the fitness breakfast (yogurt, exotic mushroom frittata, six-grain toast), it’s impossible not to find something to please even the pickiest clients…. read more»

1998 BEST Breakfast



Open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Now here’s a concept: buttery but not greasy breakfast. SoundBites may be a little out of the way for your day’s start, but the restaurant gives up as delicious and fresh an omelet as… read more»

1998 BEST Breakfast, Cheap

The Neighborhood


Do the math: $4.39 = orange juice, three eggs, home fries, fresh fruit or cream of wheat, toast, coffee and a plateful of pastries. All this served at no extra charge in the grapevine-canopied patio during the summer. Sometimes, though,… read more»

1995 BEST Breakfast, Cheap

Bob the Chef’s


If you can beat two eggs, your choice of breakfast meat, hot bread, grits or home fries, juice, and coffee for five bucks, let us know. Don’t miss what may be the best sweet-potato pie in the city. read more»

1994 BEST Breakfast, Treat

The Blacksmith House Bakery & Cafe


Lighter than pound cake, sweeter than brioche, this shop’s kuchen—a slightly lemony cake studded with raisins—is a revelation when spread with a little butter while still warm. In good weather you can enjoy it on the bakery’s patio. read more»