Best of Boston

Best Breakfast

2016 Best Breakfast

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe

After almost nine decades of extraordinary history—playing peacekeeper during race riots, serving everyone from presidents to Pullman porters—the Manjourides clan retired from the restaurant business, [...] read more»
2015 Best Breakfast


Visiting Oleana chef Ana Sortun's narrow bakery on the Cambridge fringes is an exotic way to kick-start the day. The menu is a parade of [...] read more»
2014 Best Breakfast

Henrietta’s Table

The Goldilocks Principle is perfectly apt when applied to early-morning eats: Go too big and you’re ready for a nap before 10 a.m., go too [...] read more»
2013 Best Breakfast

Zaftigs Delicatessen

We'll let you in on a little secret: The very same corned-beef hash and eggs, banana-stuffed French toast, and thick potato pancakes that breakfast lovers [...] read more»
2009 Best Breakfast, North


Given the high caliber of the region's diners (the Agawam in Rowley) and lunch counters (Newburyport's Fowle's), we'll admit this fine-dining pick is an eye-opener. [...] read more»
2009 Best Breakfast, South

Arthur & Pat’s

You don't have to be a red-carpet regular to get a seat at Arthur & Pat's. In fact, it probably wouldn't matter if you were. [...] read more»
2009 Best Breakfast

The Friendly Toast

Friendly Toast is coming!' "OMG! Friendly Toast!" Judging by the way local foodies were whipping themselves into a frenzy online, you'd think it was the [...] read more»
2009 Best Breakfast, West

Johnny’s Luncheonette

Newton Centre
Having eaten our way across the MetroWest in a futile search for a challenger, there's little left to say except, once again, here's Johnny's. This [...] read more»
2008 Best Breakfast


Among Boston's power-breakfast set, Ken Oringer's otherwise high-profile restaurant (and the chef's own 'baby') has mostly remained a close-kept secret. Exquisitely mannered servers glide through [...] read more»
2008 Best Breakfast, North

Sugar Magnolia’s

Bacon fans and omelet groupies, take a knee: This one's for Pancake Nation. A Main Street storefront café that's more about warmth than polish, Sugar [...] read more»