Best of Boston

Best Brunch

2018 Best Brunch, North

C.K. Pearl

Let the tourists stand in line for fried clams across the way while you claim a seat at Patrick Shea’s riverside Essex spot and let [...] read more»
2018 Best Brunch, West


Just off the north side of Moody Street, Waltham’s restaurant row, sits this slice of Havana heaven. During the Cuban eatery’s bustling brunch, crêpes stuffed [...] read more»
2018 Best Brunch, South

The Farmer’s Daughter

North Easton
The progeny of potato farmers, chef Chandra Gouldrup offers emphatically local brunch fare we’d gladly wake up to every morning (even the coffee, Jim’s Organic, [...] read more»
2018 Best Brunch, Nantucket

Island Kitchen

A year-round locals’ favorite, Island Kitchen expanded in 2017, adding a patio bar and a counter serving house-made ice cream and doughnuts in varieties such [...] read more»
2018 Best Brunch, Cape Cod

Old Yarmouth Inn

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or just a sunny summer morning, you’ll want to bring the entire crew—and your appetite—to this 300-year-old inn’s Sunday [...] read more»
2018 Best Brunch, Martha’s Vineyard

Artcliff Diner

Vineyard Haven
Housed in a little shack just outside downtown Vineyard Haven, Artcliff is the epitome of an island establishment, beloved by locals and tourists alike. Slurp [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch, Cape Cod

Hangar B Eatery

A top-notch brunch spot—on a tarmac? It's long been a reality in Cape Cod, where chef Brian Erskine turns out fluffy lemon-ricotta pancakes and hearty [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch, West


Newton Centre
The toasted meringue rests, like a stormy cumulus cloud, atop the thick piece of buttery brioche, daring you to break into it and let the [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch, North

The Paddle Inn

The team behind Trina's Starlite Lounge injected some much-needed energy into Newburyport with a beach-inspired, rum-fueled hangout that fits the bill from day to late [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch, Martha's Vineyard

State Road

West Tisbury
State Road's no-reservations brunch is a hot ticket, so go early or expect to be patient. From the fish and chips made with Vineyard flounder [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch, Nantucket

The Proprietors Bar & Table

Hollandaise-drizzled eggs Benny and bloodies are always a welcome weekend indulgence, but there are times—especially on vacation—when we want more from our morning meal. Thankfully, [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch, South

Little Carmen’s

When you need fortification before hitting Hingham's Derby Street Shoppes, slip into Little Carmen's. The wee strip-mall café in Norwell serves a knock-out medley of [...] read more»
2017 Best Brunch


Joshua Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri's airy, French-inspired all-day café is at its finest on weekend mornings, when they kick their daily breakfast offerings up a [...] read more»
2016 Best Brunch, Cape Cod

Daily Paper

Find everything from lobster Benedict to big-as-your-face pancakes at this cheery diner, which also serves an excellent lunch. (Beware the enormous Daily Paper burger, topped [...] read more»
2016 Best Brunch, Martha's Vineyard

Behind the Bookstore

Known as the island’s top destination for coffee, brunch at this Secret Garden-meets-French-café oasis just off Edgartown’s tony main drag remains perpetually underrated. Studded with [...] read more»