Best of Boston

2000 Best Brunch, Affordable

S&S Deli Restaurant

Its name comes from the Yiddish phrase “es and es,” meaning “eat and eat,”—which you will do here after you wait and wait in line. Crowds flock for standard brunch fare, executed flawlessly. Omelets are made to order with ingredients ranging from pesto to goat cheese; smoked salmon is fresh and served with the appropriate fixings; and potato pancakes and matzo-ball soup will send any Jewish grandmother back to the kitchen.

1334 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 617-354-0620,