Best of Boston

2012 Best Reason to Wake Up in the Morning

Mike & Patty’s

Tinier than many walk-in closets and closed by 2 p.m. each day, Mike & Patty’s isn’t your typical café. But it’s home to the most satisfying handheld breakfast around—the “fancy” egg sandwich, a pile-up of bacon, cheddar, avocado, house-made mayo, and red onion on crisp multigrain bread.

12 Church St., Boston, 617-423-3447,