Best of Boston

1979 Best Breakfast

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe

Muffins and homemade rolls cool aromatically in the window while the Manjourides family flops eggs and pancakes in individual pans on the stove top. This half-century-old Boston institution retains many of the original fixtures, including a wooden refrigerator, and a homeyness that makes the morning bearable.

429 Columbus Ave., Boston,