Best of Boston

2014 Best Brunch

Puritan & Company

The ideal brunch requires the trifecta of good food, good drinks, and good company. Puritan covers the first two in spades, with house-baked pastries (strawberry-almond muffins, cashew sticky buns); not-your-average brunch entrées (sourdough griddle cakes, a gloriously crunchy pork-shoulder hash); and creative hair-of-the-dog libations (the “Church,” with gin, Aperol, and lemon). As for the third? That’s up to you.

1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-615-6195,