Best of Boston

2006 Best Brunch, West

Mels Commonwealth Cafe

Brunch, like everything else about a lazy weekend, should be low-key yet memorable. And so it is at Mel’s Commonwealth Café, which, for more than 45 years, has been feeding the hordes with fluffy chocolate chip pancakes, omelets, and sandwiches suitable for any time of day. Dieters: Treat yourself to the almost-virtuous Belgian waffle made with yogurt, Egg Beaters, and skim milk and topped with a mound of fresh fruit.

310 E. Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, 508-653-7777,