Five Must-Try New Brunches in Boston
After you sleep in, here's where to eat out.
If you’re wondering where to eat this weekend, allow us to direct you to a few new restaurants with fun brunch menus. Wake up, chow down.
Blake’s Kitchen + Bar
Though this New American restaurant quietly soft-opened in the West End in January, its interior design is now complete–so it’s celebrating a grand opening this weekend, and moving full-throttle ahead by expanding into brunch. With Saturday and Sunday hours from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., it’s geared a bit more toward weekend early-risers (which makes sense, since the spot is located inside a hotel). But set your alarm to check out avocado toast dusted with chili flakes, lobster Benedict on an English muffin, and “Blake’s Bloody Mary,” dosed with Awake coffee porter from Night Shift Brewing, which opens its nearby taproom next week.
276 Friend St., Boston, 617-720-7834, blakesboston.com.
Colette Wine Bistro
Wake up with Colette. This French-inspired new addition to Cambridge offers a lineup of simple breakfast fare daily, but adds a much more extensive brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.). The fruit-filled bowl of Greek yogurt parfait comes with the crunch of banana granola, chef Cyrille Couet stuffs waffles with duck confit and sage cream sauce–and if you really want to indulge, dive into the “Noir & Blanc” pudding, a layered croissant pudding with dark and white chocolate.
1924 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-576-2222, colette1924.com.
Trillium Brewing Company
As if we needed another reason to pair beer with eggs Benedict, this expansive, three-floor brewpub in Fort Point launched brunch service (Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the end of January. Besides a Hollandaise-soaked benny, options include the “Full Plate,” a hearty platter of eggs, bacon and veggies with a white cheddar sauce, and Liege-style Belgian waffles (they’re sweeter and thicker than the Brussels-style you’re used to). Trillium also teamed with Great Barrington Coffee Roasters to create a special nitro cold brew on tap–just one more way to get a brunch-time buzz.
50 Thomson Place, Boston, 857-449-0083, trilliumbrewing.com.
Elm Street Taproom
This Davis Square newcomer baits with beer: Sip your way through all 40 draft lines, and all 40 bottles and cans, and you’ll be inducted into its “Mug Club.” (That means you get your own mug, discounts, event invites, and other swag.) But sign us up for the brunch menu, too. Served Saturday and Sunday (10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.), it’s got fun offerings like hot fried chicken biscuits, brioche French toast crusted with Cap’n Crunch cereal, and the “Call Yogurlfriend” cocktail that combines vodka with pineapple, peach schnapps, Aperol, and yes, Greek yogurt.
256 Elm St., Somerville, 617-764-4965, elmstreettaproom.com.
When the Westland debuted near Symphony Hall just after the new year, it was music to the ears of those desperately seeking new dining options in the neighborhood. Brunch service (Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) rolled out soon thereafter, pouring “Shareable Bubbles” of sparkling wine mixed with a choice of house made cordial, like prickly pear or white peach. There’s also a pizza topped with gruyère, bacon, and chive scrambled eggs; a burger topped with crispy onions, cheddar, and “secret sauce”; and French toast topped with bananas foster sauce. Top that.
10 Westland Ave., Boston, 617-208-6292, westlandboston.com.