Best of Boston

BEST Breakfast

2005 BEST Breakfast, West

Johnny’s Luncheonette

Newton Centre.

Granola-crusted French toast. Pastrami scramble. Turkey-apple sausages. Despite its greasy-spoon name, Johnny’s Luncheonette serves up a proper gourmet breakfast that you can order all day long. And you thought breakfast in the ‘burbs was limited to Dunkin’ Donuts…. read more»

2004 BEST Breakfast, Power

Café Fleuri


Before it reopened after renovations and started serving only dinner, Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons had a seemingly unshakable hold on the title of best power breakfast. Now that honor has been decisively usurped by Café Fleuri—a sunny, cushy space… read more»

2003 BEST Breakfast, Power

Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel


It’s nice of the attentive staff to give you space to conduct your business. Truth be told, as much networking gets done among the breakfast tables at this Four Seasons restaurant as at them; most diners spend their mornings circumspectly… read more»

2002 BEST Breakfast

Johnny’s Luncheonette


On weekends, Johnny’s teems with families. But step in for any pre-workday fuel-up and you’ll encounter an entirely different feel. The retro red vinyl booths and bright checkerboard floor are still there, of course, but the chaos is gone. Patrons… read more»

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»