Pagu Starts Weekday Breakfast

This fall, stop by the new Central Square restaurant for grab-and-go pastries, or hang out with a cortado, congee, and free Wifi.

Pastries at Pagu. Weekday breakfast starts in September. / Photos provided

With her first restaurant, chef Tracy Chang created a flexible space—a chef’s counter here, communal tables there, comfortable bar stools with outlets below. It’s served dynamic dinner, coffee, cocktails, and brunch since opening in January, but Chang designed it to be an all-day hangout spot. Monday, September 18, is the first day guests can post up at Pagu for breakfast.

The morning meal features grab-and-go croissants, doughnut holes, and other pastries from Chang and her team, as well as take-home packages of granola. Or, sit down for a bottomless bowl of congee, yogurt, and more, and stay awhile. The Modbar is serving Gracenote espresso beverages, though the regular bar doesn’t start serving booze ’til 11:30 each day. Pagu also has matcha tea, and a couple new juices on the breakfast menu. Check it out in full below.

“Pick up snacks to bring to work, or come hang a while and use our workspace as yours,” Pagu shared on Instagram.

The mission of the restaurant, Chang told Boston last year, “is a push to innovate, and create unique experiences” with food as the medium. “Because you have that space to gather everyone, whatever comes beyond that in terms of collaboration… is completely up for grabs.”

If bottomless congee with pork and a soft egg, Maine blueberry muffins, or a savory stuffed choux sound inspiring to you, check out Pagu’s new breakfast service this fall.

8-11 a.m., Monday-Friday beginning September 18, Pagu, 310 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, gopagu.com.

Congee at Pagu. Weekday breakfast starts in September

Congee at Pagu. Weekday breakfast starts in September. / Photos provided


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com