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Juliet Launches Japanese-Inspired Set Breakfast

Grab a counter seat and start the day off strong

Wide angle looking between a row of tables towards a high white shelf with overhanging copper pans
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

Kick the week off with a Japanese-inspired set breakfast at Juliet's counter. The newish Somerville restaurant, which introduced dinner service last month after its first month-and-a-half of breakfast and lunch, is now expanding breakfast service further, as previously planned.

On Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., diners who opt to sit at the counter can order either the existing petite breakfast for $12 (two soft boiled eggs with thick toast, butter and jam, coffee, and juice) or the new Japanese set breakfast for $17 (a sample selection: seasoned rice, cured salmon, Japanese omelette, soft boiled egg, puffed rice and toasted seeds, Swiss chard, pickled radish, and black garlic, with coffee or tea and miso broth, plus optional uni for an additional $4). The petite breakfast is also available every other day of the week, but the Japanese option is only on Mondays and Tuesdays. A similar set breakfast is served on weekends but highlighting the cuisine of a different region.

These breakfasts are only available at the counter due to the full-service nature; they're served directly by the kitchen, which is wide open — breakfast and a show. As with all things at Juliet, the price includes service.

Owners Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri draw inspiration from Okonomi in Brooklyn, a tiny multi-concept Japanese restaurant that serves a set breakfast all week (fish, vegetables, rice, egg, and other accoutrements), ramen on weeknights, and a more elaborate ramen omakase dinner on weekends. The duo fell in love with Okonomi's breakfast, and the restaurant "helped inspired [their] style of service at Juliet with the counter offering full service as a backdrop to the more casual service out front," Lewin told Eater.

Breakfast reservations for diners going the counter route are available via the restaurant's website (but not required). And plenty of casual a la carte options are still available as well; just order and pay at the register up front and snag any non-counter seat (or try out the commuter-friendly options, like breakfast tacos, if you're not planning on staying).


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