The Best Breakfasts in Boston
Our list begins with Worldwide ’Wiches. From bocadillos to buns brimming with Teutonic meat loaf, here are seven of our favorite globe-spanning breakfast sandwiches. Because hey, it’s always 7 a.m. somewhere. —Scott Kearnan
Pictured above from left to right:
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Toad in the Hole at Alden & Harlow
Chef Michael Scelfo reimagines the British classic, crowning buttery croissant bread with slow-poached egg, bacon jam, and Gracenote-coffee-based gravy.
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Bocadillo at Toro
This perpetually packed tapas spot presses together house-made coppa and salt-cured pork neck with egg, pickles, potatoes, and Idiazábal, a smoky Basque sheep’s-milk cheese.
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Breakfast Sandwich at the Haven
Loosen your kilt before binging on this brunch specialty: brioche coddling a flat sausage patty, fried egg, potato scone, and chive-speckled Cotswold.
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Egg and Carne Arepa at the Middle Gray
The creative sammies at Brookline’s new café/art gallery include this arepa stuffed with brisket, farmer’s cheese, and hogao, a tomato-and-green-onion sauce.
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Egg and Leberkäse at Karl’s Sausage Kitchen
Indulge your Deutscher side with leberkäse (beef, pork, and veal loaf) topped with egg and caramelized onions.
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Breakfast Torta at Mike & Patty’s
This Bay Village spot may have new owners, but there are still lines out the door for its famed torta with fried eggs, pickled jalapeño, avocado, and mashed black beans.
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Egg Sandwich at Sofra
Ana Sortun’s Cambridge bakery proffers this bacon-and-halloumi-cheese-draped masterpiece—its brioche brushed with vibrant feta butter.