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Chicken and waffles at Mike’s City Diner
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Where to Get Excellent Brunch for Takeout or Delivery Around Boston

Stacks of pancakes, endless eggs, wood-fired pizzas, and more

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Chicken and waffles at Mike’s City Diner
| Mike’s City Diner/Official Site

When the weekend is wide open and you have endless time to linger over eggs Benedict, syrup-laden French toast, and piping hot coffee, nothing suits the day better than brunch, and Boston really embraces this delicious meal. In normal times, brunch is perhaps best enjoyed with friends on a restaurant patio with endless bloody marys and mimosas, but many restaurants have expanded their takeout and delivery services during the pandemic, allowing diners to recreate a bit of that brunch magic at home.

Here’s a sampling of excellent Boston-area brunch options currently available for takeout and/or delivery, a mix of neighborhood mainstays and some newer spots worth exploring.

Please note that a number of Boston restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

See also: Irresistible Pancakes Around Boston; Excellent Boston-Area Diners

This map was originally published in February 2016; it is updated periodically, and the date of most recent update appears above.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Neighborhood Restaurant

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25 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9710
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Classic breakfast options and huge portions abound at this aptly named neighborhood restaurant in Somerville's Union Square. Eggs, French toast, home fries, pancakes, omelets, and more are all on the menu at the family-run restaurant that has been around since 1983. The Borges family's Portuguese roots show up in some of the dishes, as well. A must-have is the Cream of Wheat, which comes as one of the appetizer choices with any breakfast selection. Venture onto the handwritten specials page of the menu for huge, flavor-packed pancakes, French toast, and more. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. daily.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: (617) 623-9710 (takeout) / Uber Eats (delivery)

A white bowl of Cream of Wheat sits on a dark background, topped with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon
The famous Cream of Wheat at the Neighborhood in Somerville
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

2. Monument Restaurant & Tavern

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251 Main St
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 337-5191
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Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches, carnitas tacos, bacon Benedict, fruity margarita kits, and more: This is weekend brunch at Monument in Charlestown, and you can have it all at home.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

Slices of French toast sit on a plate, topped with dollops of whipped cream, strawberries, and granola
French toast at Monument
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3. Brewer's Fork

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7 Moulton St
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 337-5703
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Popular Charlestown pizzeria Brewer’s Fork has a little bit of everything for brunch, served on Saturday and Sunday: oysters, charcuterie, an ever-changing wood-fired frittata, a variety of pizzas, and more. Grab takeout and find some picnicking space at the Charlestown Navy Yard nearby.

Currently offering takeout and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website

overhead view of a pizza in a takeout pizza box topped with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and a meaty jam
A takeout pizza from Brewer’s Fork (the Bacon Jammy: bacon jam, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil)
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

4. Puritan & Co.

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1166 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 615-6195
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One word: pastries. You’ll definitely want to order from pastry chef Brian Mercury’s rotating selection of pastries. Additionally, the current brunch menu includes a concise selection of breakfast sandwiches and a few other items. And what would a Puritan & Co. meal be without a cocktail? The takeout selection includes summer-friendly watermelon mojitos and more.

Currently offering takeout, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: (617) 615-6195 / Official Website

overhead view of a sticky bun on a speckled blue plate, which is sitting on a white marble surface
Pastry from Puritan & Co.
Puritan & Co. [Official Website]

5. KO Catering & Pies

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16, 256 Marginal St
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 418-5234
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KO Pies opens at noon Wednesday through Sunday for your Australian meat pie brunch picnicking needs. (Check out the nearby Piers Park for some socially distanced outdoor space with stunning views of the downtown Boston skyline.) If you’re looking for pancakes and French toast, this isn’t the brunch for you; if you’re looking for beef stew pies, sausage rolls, fish and chips, and chicken schnitzel burgers, this is definitely the brunch for you.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Just show up (takeout) / DoorDash (delivery) / Uber Eats (delivery)

An Australian meat pie sits in a paper container on a red tray on a red and white picnic table
A meat pie at KO Pies
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

6. Brookline Lunch

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9 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-2983
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The name is a bit of a misnomer; Brookline Lunch serves breakfast all day in Cambridge (on Brookline Street, to be fair, and sure, there’s lunch too). Under the current ownership for over 30 years but dating all the way back to 1937, this old-timey spot has become especially popular in recent years for its pancakes, especially the baklava pancakes, which were originally meant to be a special but jumped to the regular menu. The rest of the breakfast menu is full of eggs: omelets, Benedicts, and such.

Order: (617) 354-2983 (takeout) / Uber Eats (delivery)

A stack of pancakes topped with baklava and pistachio crumble
Baklava pancakes at Brookline Lunch
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7. North Street Grille

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229 North St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 720-2010
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Diners love this North End brunch destination for its over-the-top pancakes, among other options (think Nutella French toast sticks, chicken and waffle sliders, lobster Benedict, and more.)

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Grubhub (delivery)

A stack of thin pancakes are covered with a thick, shiny, dripping layer of chocolate ganache
Boston cream pancakes at North Street Grille
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8. Cafe Luna

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612 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3400
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This Cambridge restaurant is known for its weekend brunch, offering a large menu that includes a variety of cinnamon swirl French toast options, numerous fancy omelets, pancakes (try the lemon ricotta or Oreo), eggs Benedict, and more. An abbreviated selection is available for weekday breakfast, too.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

Stack of pancakes topped with mixed berries, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and a lemon sauce
Cafe Luna’s lemon ricotta pancakes
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9. Branch Line

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321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 420-1900
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This Watertown standby, known for its rotisserie chicken (and killer beer list and, in non-COVID times, bocce on the patio), is serving a weekend brunch full of favorites: the restaurant’s essential sugar snap pea salad, half and whole rotisserie chickens, breakfast sandwiches, a hash featuring rotisserie cauliflower and corn, and more. Grab a pint of ice cream or sorbet, too. (Closer to Cambridge? Find similar offerings at sibling spot Shy Bird in Kendall Square.)

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

Rotisserie chicken on a plate in a pool of sauce
Rotisserie chicken at Branch Line
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10. Lulu's Allston

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421 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-1117
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Available on the weekends, Lulu’s brunch menu features a lot of booze, draft cold brew, and hearty food options like breakfast totchos, a “meaty masterpiece” omelet, short rib mac and cheese, “white trash hash,” a variety of Benedicts, burgers (including the vegan Beyond Burger), and more.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and limited indoor dining in the event of rain.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Uber Eats (delivery)

Poached eggs, hollandaise, and braised short ribs served over a pile of tater tots
“White trash hash” at Lulu’s Allston
Katie Chudy/Eater

11. Stillwater

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120 Kingston St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 936-3079
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Stillwater’s Sarah Wade was previously known for her comfort food-laden brunches as chef at Lulu’s Allston (see above), and now that she has her own restaurant, she’s carrying on the tradition with dishes like tater tots smothered with pulled pork, poached eggs, chile oil, and hollandaise; brunch sandwiches on Texas toast; and fluffy stacks of pancakes.

Currently offering takeout, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website

A white bowl full of empanadas topped with fluffy scrambled eggs sits on a restaurant bar. There’s a pink cocktail beside the dish.
Empanadas rancheros at Stillwater (not on the current takeout menu)
Stillwater [Official Photo]

12. Gourmet Dumpling House

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52 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-6223
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There’s no brunch-specific menu (although there are some weekday lunch specials), but there’s nothing wrong with a soup dumpling-filled brunch; Gourmet Dumpling House opens at 11 a.m. daily. Throw in an oyster pancake with gravy and eggs, some miso soup with fish, and some fried rice, and you’ve got a great start to the day.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Uber Eats

A metal steamer containing eight plump Chinese soup dumplings
Soup dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House
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13. Myers & Chang

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1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-5200
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For an at-home dim sum brunch, Myers & Chang-style, order a big selection of takeout items from the self-described “Asian-ish” neighborhood restaurant: tea-smoked pork spare ribs, chicken congee, crispy tofu, fried pork and chive dumplings, braised pork belly buns, spicy papaya salad, and more.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

A large aluminum rectangular tray holds lines of pan-seared, Chinese-style dumplings
A catering-sized tray of Myers + Chang’s dumplings (the takeout order comes with five dumplings)
Myers + Chang/Official Site

14. Mike's City Diner

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1714 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-9393
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This storied South End restaurant serves mammoth portions of classic breakfast dishes. Specials feature names like Emergency Room (two eggs, two pancakes, bacon or sausage, hone fries or grits, and toast) and Intensive Care (three eggs, a 10-ounce steak, home fries or grits, and toast). There are also breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, omelets, pancakes, French toast, and waffles. You won't leave hungry. Open at 7 a.m. daily.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: (617) 267-9393 (takeout) / Official Website (takeout/delivery) / Caviar (delivery) / DoorDash (delivery) / Uber Eats

A runny egg plated alongside hash
Eggs and hash from Mike’s City Diner in Boston’s South End
Ken Goodman

15. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 765-8636
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Brunch is jam-packed with sweet and savory options at Lincoln in South Boston. From the griddle, the fruity pebble pancakes — which have become somewhat of a signature dish for the restaurant — are doused in a cereal milk anglaise, and there are brioche French toast topped with berries and cream. There are plenty of options leaning in the lunch direction as well, from entree-sized salads to wood-fired pizzas, not to mention lobster rolls and burgers.

Currently offering takeout, deliver, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery) / DoorDash (delivery)

Thick French toast topped with strawberries, blackberries, bananas, and powdered sugar
French toast at Lincoln in South Boston
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant/Official Site

16. The Broadway

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726 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 307-6480
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Keep an eye out for the Broadway’s ever-changing doughnut specials, like this boozy s’mores doughnut. Also on the takeout brunch menu: cinnamon roll pancakes, French toast sticks, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and more, not to mention espresso martinis and other brunch-friendly cocktails.

Currently offering takeout, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website

A doughnut / chocolate chip cookie sandwich oozing with chocolate chips and cream sits on a patio table. A flyer behind it advertises a touch-free ordering process.
A Chipwich boozy doughnut special at the Broadway
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17. Milkweed

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1508 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 516-8913
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This Mission Hill favorite from the Blarney Stone team is serving breakfast daily, starting at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. The shakshuka is a popular pick; other options include strawberry and Nutella French toast, salmon cakes with cheesy grits, a Dutch baby pancake, and more.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Caviar

Salmon cakes sit atop grits and scrambled eggs on a white plate
Salmon cakes at Milkweed
Milkweed/Facebook

18. Dudley Cafe

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15 Warren St
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 445-1000
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Seeking a casual brunch on the go? This Nubian Square cafe, which works to support a variety of youth community programs, is the spot to grab a breakfast sandwich, yogurt bowl, or toast — or a sandwich, rice bowl, or burrito if you’re feeling more lunch-y. (Breakfast options are available all day, except for oatmeal, which ends at 10 a.m.)

Currently offering takeout, and there’s a bit of outdoor seating available.

Order: Just show up

A cookie and a breakfast sandwich are on small white plates, along with an iced chai in a plastic to-go cup
Breakfast at Dudley Cafe
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

19. Victoria's Diner

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1024 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-5965
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The longstanding Newmarket Square diner, typically open nearly around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, is currently operating on a reduced schedule — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily for takeout and delivery — but eventually you’ll be able to return for 4 a.m. breakfast. In the meantime, enjoy some biscuits and gravy; loaded waffles; Benedicts and omelets of all kinds; and more during daylight hours in the comfort of your own home.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Official Website

Eggs Benedict on a white plate, isolated on a white background
Eggs Benedict at Victoria’s Diner
Damian Marciante

20. McKenna's Cafe

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109 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 825-8218
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McKenna’s Cafe is prime brunch territory: Breakfast is served all day, seven days a week, with items like loaded omelets, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes and French toast, and smoked salmon platters.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Official Website

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McKenna’s Cafe
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21. Brassica Kitchen & Cafe

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3710 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 477-4519
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At Brassica, dinner is an innovative affair — cheffy experimentation in a casual atmosphere. Lots of fermented goodies. Weekend brunch is a little bit more classic but equally worth enjoying: biscuits with smoked salmon, an egg and cheese sandwich, crullers by the half dozen, and such. Don’t miss Brassica’s excellent fried chicken, served at brunch with waffles or in sandwich form. (A few breakfast items are available Wednesday through Friday, too, until mid-afternoon.)

Currently offering takeout and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website

A Belgian waffle is topped with pieces of crispy fried chicken and a green herb garnish. A small metal cup of bright red-orange hot sauce sits on the plate.
Brassica’s chicken and waffles
Brassica Kitchen & Cafe/Instagram

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1. Neighborhood Restaurant

25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
A white bowl of Cream of Wheat sits on a dark background, topped with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon
The famous Cream of Wheat at the Neighborhood in Somerville
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Classic breakfast options and huge portions abound at this aptly named neighborhood restaurant in Somerville's Union Square. Eggs, French toast, home fries, pancakes, omelets, and more are all on the menu at the family-run restaurant that has been around since 1983. The Borges family's Portuguese roots show up in some of the dishes, as well. A must-have is the Cream of Wheat, which comes as one of the appetizer choices with any breakfast selection. Venture onto the handwritten specials page of the menu for huge, flavor-packed pancakes, French toast, and more. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. daily.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: (617) 623-9710 (takeout) / Uber Eats (delivery)

25 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Monument Restaurant & Tavern

251 Main St, Boston, MA 02129
Slices of French toast sit on a plate, topped with dollops of whipped cream, strawberries, and granola
French toast at Monument
Monument Restaurant & Tavern/Instagram

Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches, carnitas tacos, bacon Benedict, fruity margarita kits, and more: This is weekend brunch at Monument in Charlestown, and you can have it all at home.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

251 Main St
Boston, MA 02129

3. Brewer's Fork

7 Moulton St, Charlestown, MA 02129
overhead view of a pizza in a takeout pizza box topped with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and a meaty jam
A takeout pizza from Brewer’s Fork (the Bacon Jammy: bacon jam, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil)
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Popular Charlestown pizzeria Brewer’s Fork has a little bit of everything for brunch, served on Saturday and Sunday: oysters, charcuterie, an ever-changing wood-fired frittata, a variety of pizzas, and more. Grab takeout and find some picnicking space at the Charlestown Navy Yard nearby.

Currently offering takeout and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website

7 Moulton St
Charlestown, MA 02129

4. Puritan & Co.

1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139
overhead view of a sticky bun on a speckled blue plate, which is sitting on a white marble surface
Pastry from Puritan & Co.
Puritan & Co. [Official Website]

One word: pastries. You’ll definitely want to order from pastry chef Brian Mercury’s rotating selection of pastries. Additionally, the current brunch menu includes a concise selection of breakfast sandwiches and a few other items. And what would a Puritan & Co. meal be without a cocktail? The takeout selection includes summer-friendly watermelon mojitos and more.

Currently offering takeout, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: (617) 615-6195 / Official Website

1166 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

5. KO Catering & Pies

16, 256 Marginal St, East Boston, MA 02128
An Australian meat pie sits in a paper container on a red tray on a red and white picnic table
A meat pie at KO Pies
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

KO Pies opens at noon Wednesday through Sunday for your Australian meat pie brunch picnicking needs. (Check out the nearby Piers Park for some socially distanced outdoor space with stunning views of the downtown Boston skyline.) If you’re looking for pancakes and French toast, this isn’t the brunch for you; if you’re looking for beef stew pies, sausage rolls, fish and chips, and chicken schnitzel burgers, this is definitely the brunch for you.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Just show up (takeout) / DoorDash (delivery) / Uber Eats (delivery)

16, 256 Marginal St
East Boston, MA 02128

6. Brookline Lunch

9 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA 02139
A stack of pancakes topped with baklava and pistachio crumble
Baklava pancakes at Brookline Lunch
Brookline Lunch/Instagram

The name is a bit of a misnomer; Brookline Lunch serves breakfast all day in Cambridge (on Brookline Street, to be fair, and sure, there’s lunch too). Under the current ownership for over 30 years but dating all the way back to 1937, this old-timey spot has become especially popular in recent years for its pancakes, especially the baklava pancakes, which were originally meant to be a special but jumped to the regular menu. The rest of the breakfast menu is full of eggs: omelets, Benedicts, and such.

Order: (617) 354-2983 (takeout) / Uber Eats (delivery)

9 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139

7. North Street Grille

229 North St, Boston, MA 02113
A stack of thin pancakes are covered with a thick, shiny, dripping layer of chocolate ganache
Boston cream pancakes at North Street Grille
North Street Grille/Instagram

Diners love this North End brunch destination for its over-the-top pancakes, among other options (think Nutella French toast sticks, chicken and waffle sliders, lobster Benedict, and more.)

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Grubhub (delivery)

229 North St
Boston, MA 02113

8. Cafe Luna

612 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Stack of pancakes topped with mixed berries, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and a lemon sauce
Cafe Luna’s lemon ricotta pancakes
Cafe Luna/Facebook

This Cambridge restaurant is known for its weekend brunch, offering a large menu that includes a variety of cinnamon swirl French toast options, numerous fancy omelets, pancakes (try the lemon ricotta or Oreo), eggs Benedict, and more. An abbreviated selection is available for weekday breakfast, too.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

612 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139

9. Branch Line

321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
Rotisserie chicken on a plate in a pool of sauce
Rotisserie chicken at Branch Line
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

This Watertown standby, known for its rotisserie chicken (and killer beer list and, in non-COVID times, bocce on the patio), is serving a weekend brunch full of favorites: the restaurant’s essential sugar snap pea salad, half and whole rotisserie chickens, breakfast sandwiches, a hash featuring rotisserie cauliflower and corn, and more. Grab a pint of ice cream or sorbet, too. (Closer to Cambridge? Find similar offerings at sibling spot Shy Bird in Kendall Square.)

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02472

10. Lulu's Allston

421 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Poached eggs, hollandaise, and braised short ribs served over a pile of tater tots
“White trash hash” at Lulu’s Allston
Katie Chudy/Eater

Available on the weekends, Lulu’s brunch menu features a lot of booze, draft cold brew, and hearty food options like breakfast totchos, a “meaty masterpiece” omelet, short rib mac and cheese, “white trash hash,” a variety of Benedicts, burgers (including the vegan Beyond Burger), and more.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and limited indoor dining in the event of rain.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Uber Eats (delivery)

421 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134

11. Stillwater

120 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111
A white bowl full of empanadas topped with fluffy scrambled eggs sits on a restaurant bar. There’s a pink cocktail beside the dish.
Empanadas rancheros at Stillwater (not on the current takeout menu)
Stillwater [Official Photo]

Stillwater’s Sarah Wade was previously known for her comfort food-laden brunches as chef at Lulu’s Allston (see above), and now that she has her own restaurant, she’s carrying on the tradition with dishes like tater tots smothered with pulled pork, poached eggs, chile oil, and hollandaise; brunch sandwiches on Texas toast; and fluffy stacks of pancakes.

Currently offering takeout, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website

120 Kingston St
Boston, MA 02111

12. Gourmet Dumpling House

52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
A metal steamer containing eight plump Chinese soup dumplings
Soup dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House
WordRidden/Flickr (Creative Commons)

There’s no brunch-specific menu (although there are some weekday lunch specials), but there’s nothing wrong with a soup dumpling-filled brunch; Gourmet Dumpling House opens at 11 a.m. daily. Throw in an oyster pancake with gravy and eggs, some miso soup with fish, and some fried rice, and you’ve got a great start to the day.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Uber Eats

52 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

13. Myers & Chang

1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
A large aluminum rectangular tray holds lines of pan-seared, Chinese-style dumplings
A catering-sized tray of Myers + Chang’s dumplings (the takeout order comes with five dumplings)
Myers + Chang/Official Site

For an at-home dim sum brunch, Myers & Chang-style, order a big selection of takeout items from the self-described “Asian-ish” neighborhood restaurant: tea-smoked pork spare ribs, chicken congee, crispy tofu, fried pork and chive dumplings, braised pork belly buns, spicy papaya salad, and more.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery)

1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

14. Mike's City Diner

1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
A runny egg plated alongside hash
Eggs and hash from Mike’s City Diner in Boston’s South End
Ken Goodman

This storied South End restaurant serves mammoth portions of classic breakfast dishes. Specials feature names like Emergency Room (two eggs, two pancakes, bacon or sausage, hone fries or grits, and toast) and Intensive Care (three eggs, a 10-ounce steak, home fries or grits, and toast). There are also breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, omelets, pancakes, French toast, and waffles. You won't leave hungry. Open at 7 a.m. daily.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Order: (617) 267-9393 (takeout) / Official Website (takeout/delivery) / Caviar (delivery) / DoorDash (delivery) / Uber Eats

1714 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

15. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Thick French toast topped with strawberries, blackberries, bananas, and powdered sugar
French toast at Lincoln in South Boston
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant/Official Site

Brunch is jam-packed with sweet and savory options at Lincoln in South Boston. From the griddle, the fruity pebble pancakes — which have become somewhat of a signature dish for the restaurant — are doused in a cereal milk anglaise, and there are brioche French toast topped with berries and cream. There are plenty of options leaning in the lunch direction as well, from entree-sized salads to wood-fired pizzas, not to mention lobster rolls and burgers.

Currently offering takeout, deliver, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website (takeout) / Caviar (delivery) / DoorDash (delivery)

425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

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16. The Broadway

726 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
A doughnut / chocolate chip cookie sandwich oozing with chocolate chips and cream sits on a patio table. A flyer behind it advertises a touch-free ordering process.
A Chipwich boozy doughnut special at the Broadway
The Broadway/Instagram

Keep an eye out for the Broadway’s ever-changing doughnut specials, like this boozy s’mores doughnut. Also on the takeout brunch menu: cinnamon roll pancakes, French toast sticks, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and more, not to mention espresso martinis and other brunch-friendly cocktails.

Currently offering takeout, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Official Website

726 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

17. Milkweed

1508 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120
Salmon cakes sit atop grits and scrambled eggs on a white plate
Salmon cakes at Milkweed
Milkweed/Facebook

This Mission Hill favorite from the Blarney Stone team is serving breakfast daily, starting at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. The shakshuka is a popular pick; other options include strawberry and Nutella French toast, salmon cakes with cheesy grits, a Dutch baby pancake, and more.

Currently offering takeout, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining.

Order: Caviar

1508 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120

18. Dudley Cafe

15 Warren St, Boston, MA 02119
A cookie and a breakfast sandwich are on small white plates, along with an iced chai in a plastic to-go cup
Breakfast at Dudley Cafe
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Seeking a casual brunch on the go? This Nubian Square cafe, which works to support a variety of youth community programs, is the spot to grab a breakfast sandwich, yogurt bowl, or toast — or a sandwich, rice bowl, or burrito if you’re feeling more lunch-y. (Breakfast options are available all day, except for oatmeal, which ends at 10 a.m.)

Currently offering takeout, and there’s a bit of outdoor seating available.

Order: Just show up

15 Warren St
Boston, MA 02119

19. Victoria's Diner

1024 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Eggs Benedict on a white plate, isolated on a white background
Eggs Benedict at Victoria’s Diner
Damian Marciante

The longstanding Newmarket Square diner, typically open nearly around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, is currently operating on a reduced schedule — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily for takeout and delivery — but eventually you’ll be able to return for 4 a.m. breakfast. In the meantime, enjoy some biscuits and gravy; loaded waffles; Benedicts and omelets of all kinds; and more during daylight hours in the comfort of your own home.

Currently offering takeout and delivery.

Order: Official Website

1024 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

20. McKenna's Cafe

109 Savin Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125