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The Boston Breakfast and Brunch Guide

Everything you need to know about the most important meal of the day.

Although Breakfast Week 2016 has come and gone, why limit such a vital meal to one week a year? Here's an index of our breakfast- and brunch-themed stories and maps to aid in your morning dining decisions going forward, from doughnuts to boozy brunches and everything in between.

Originally published on February 22, 2016. Date of most recent update appears above.

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)


Loyal Nine pastries

Breakfast pastries at Loyal Nine/Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

Find excellent renditions of specific items around town.


My Diner breakfast Emily Phares/Eater

[Photo: Breakfast at My Diner/Emily Phares for Eater]

Take a deep dive into some classic breakfast and brunch joints around town.

Photo Series

shangri la 9

[Photo: Dim sum brunch at Shangri-La in Belmont/Katie Chudy for Eater]

Take a peek inside a variety of brunches in and around Boston to find the right fit for your own brunch plans.

Industry Q&A


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Boston-area chefs and bartenders shared lots of thoughts on breakfast and brunch.

Further Reading

From our national site,, here are some breakfast- and brunch-related stories:

Readers' Breakfast Photos

Our favorite photos that you shared on Instagram.

Sandwiches & the sticky bun dreams are made of

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Currently Craving: Hipster Benedict & Homefries

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Monkey Bread from Stephanie's on Newbury Street! It's a warm, sticky cinnamon bread with a sugar icing drizzle.

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[nutella-stuffed french toast] x2

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[Main photo: White trash hash at Lulu's Allston/Katie Chudy for Eater]

Weekend Recommendations: A Festive Chef Series and a Boozy Holiday Market

Boston Restaurant Openings

The Team Behind Field & Vine Is Now Slinging Wood-Fired Pizzas In Somerville’s Union Square

Weekend Recommendations: A Greek Party in the South End and Black Friday Beer Bashes