Best of Boston

2011 Best Brunch, West

Zaftigs West

Fancy-schmancy menus that focus more on mimosas than food? Feh. When we crave brunch, there’s no better place than Zaftigs West. Though the breakfast menu is offered all day — and night — our favorite time to gorge ourselves on banana-stuffed bourbon-vanilla French toast; buttermilk pancakes with strawberries; smoked fish; and a multitude of scrambles, hashes, and omelets is on a weekend afternoon, when the service is especially laid-back and friendly.

1298 Worcester St. (Rte. 9), Natick, 508-653-4442,