Best of Boston

BEST Breakfast

1994 BEST Breakfast, Power

Seasons at the Bostonian Hotel


We won’t name names, but many of the town’s movers and shakers do their moving and shaking over coffee in this elegant dining room. read more»

1989 BEST Breakfast, Power

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe


We’re talking real power—as in the power to win marathons and regattas. Let the so-called heavy hitters do their early-morning deals at the hoity-toity eateries. We’ll go to Charlie’s for turkey hash and blueberry pancakes any day. read more»

1988 BEST Breakfast, Power



Where the politically elite meet to eat, including the O’Neills (Tom and Tip), Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, and Senate president William Bulger. read more»

1987 BEST Breakfast, Idea

Muffins at Rudi’s

Moist, dense, and perfect, even on a Monday morning. read more»

1987 BEST Breakfast, Power

The Ritz Cafe


Even better if the matîre d knows your name and whether you like coffee or tea. read more»

1987 BEST Breakfast, Cheap

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe


Cranberry French toast, blueberry pancakes, and pols. read more»

1986 BEST Breakfast

Ritz Café


Very Brahmin—and don’t skip the muffin basket. read more»

1985 BEST Breakfast, Cheap

Andy’s Diner


This neighborhood favorite serves outstanding French toast. read more»

1985 BEST Breakfast, Power

The Ritz Café


Even though Kevin White’s left City Hall, key deals are still struck here. And the food’s good. read more»

1984 BEST Breakfast

Café Plaza, Copley Plaza Hotel


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