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The Best Breakfast Eateries in Boston

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for good reason. Most people have their breakfast between 7 am and 10 am. After fasting for close to eight hours while asleep and despite the occasional midnight snack, your body will be starved of sugar in the morning, and breakfast perks you up and gets you ready for the busy day ahead of you. If you want a change from your usual fare, head over to one of these breakfast joints in Boston that we have mentioned here. We guarantee that they will have you licking your fingers after you are done!


Henrietta’s Table

Henrietta’s Table in Cambridge is a quaint place with an old-world charm. Even if you are not impressed by the setup – with its wood furniture, old wine keg and everything else, the food is sure to satisfy you. The menu is quite extensive and contains all the old favorites and then some more. Henrietta’s Table is one of the best places in Boston to enjoy authentic New England fare.


Zaftigs Delicatessen

Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline is one of the few places in Boston which has an all-day breakfast menu (meaning their specialty is breakfast). If you are not located near this place, do not worry. There is plenty of space in the vicinity of this Jewish eatery to park your vehicle. The décor with its wild artwork and the helpful staff are an added advantage.



Tryst means a number of things, but we really like this restaurant’s take on the word- a love affair with wine and food. The best time to have breakfast here is a Sunday morning, 11 am onwards.


Arthur and Pat’s

Breakfast on the rocks! We are not kidding; the seashore is only minutes away from this place. Arthur and Pat’s in Marshfield is famous for its seafood and traditional American cuisine. If you do not trust us, just read some of their Yelp! reviews. The place can get quite crowded, so make sure you get there early.


The Friendly Toast

There are actually two The Friendly Toast restaurants – one is in Cambridge and the other one is in Portsmouth. We are discussing the Cambridge one here. The Friendly Toast was already well known before it set up shop in Cambridge, courtesy its other restaurant in Portsmouth. The interiors of the place are unlike any other eatery you have ever seen – funky and retro. The breakfast is divine and the staff are courteous – what more can anyone want!


Johnny’s Luncheonette

Johnny’s Luncheonette at the Newton Center offers an all-day breakfast menu. The place springs on you like a jackrabbit, given that there are not many good breakfast joints nearby. The restaurant is also sparkling clean, which is another plus point.

Some of the other places that we found worthy of a mention are Clio, Sugar Magnolia’s in Glouchester, Martin’s in Great Barrington and Art Cliff Diner in Vineyard Haven. The list does not end here. There are many other small breakfast places in Boston that you can discover for yourself on an early morning pre-prandial walk!