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Beyond Bacon and Eggs: 10 Unique Breakfast Sandwiches

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so they say, so it's important to keep things interesting. Instead of the simple, run-of-the-mill bacon and egg combos available everywhere, here are some breakfast sandwiches that take it to the next level, helping hungry diners get their day started on the right foot.
Katie Chudy


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1. Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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1 Belmont St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-3161
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Little sister restaurant to Oleana and, as of last week, Sarma, Sofra serves up a fun breakfast menu. Of particular note in the breakfast sandwich category: the haloumi egg sandwich with feta butter and the Israeli madame with beet-cured salmon, manouri cheese, challah, and a fried egg. Adventurous weekend visitors can follow up with the “surprise filled donut.” [Photo: Official Site]

2. Clover Food Lab

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7 Holyoke St
Cambridge, MA 02138
For a quick breakfast, Clover offers a popover sandwich, and it comes with a choice of an egg or roasted tempeh. Also inside: cheddar, tomatoes, fried leeks, and a bit of mayo. It pairs exceptionally well with one of their hot coffees or teas. [Photo: Clover in Harvard Square/Cal Bingham]

3. Trina's Starlite Lounge

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3 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-0006
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A dream come true for those who have ever wished that someone would figure out a way to fit a sloppy joe into breakfast, Trina's offers sloppy joe eggs. It's two over-easy eggs, potato hash, sloppy joe, and hollandaise. It’s advisable to be hungover before taking this one on. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

4. Abigail's

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291 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-9086
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On Sundays at Abigail’s in Kendall Square, diners can indulge in a barbecue brunch. The must-try is the windsor sandwich, a combination of pork shoulder, a sunny-side-up egg, good ol' American cheese, and special sauce. The bread of choice is an English muffin, and home fries or salad accompany. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

5. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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Those waking up with sausage on the mind should try the kielbasa and egg sandwich: house-smoked kielbasa, a fried egg, horseradish aioli, and Vermont cheddar sandwiched between two halves of an English muffin (oh, and there are home fries, too.) Don’t forget to pair it with a cocktail. It is brunch, after all. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

6. Mei Mei Street Kitchen

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27 Buswell St
Boston, MA 02215
Not exclusively limited to breakfast (good news for Boston), the Double Awesome is available all day long: a scallion pancake sandwich with local greens pesto, cheddar cheese, and a slow-poached and fried egg. The Mei Mei Street Kitchen food truck can be found around town, and very soon, the Mei Mei brick and mortar will open in Audubon Circle. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Mike & Patty's

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12 Church St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-3447
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Diners lucky enough to snag a seat at this teeny tiny spot can take in the picturesque Bay Village streets while eating a breakfast torta, complete with fried egg, pepper jack cheese, roasted poblanos, potato, refritos, salsa, and avocado, plus optional meat, on a torta roll. No seats? No worries. It's also available to go. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Bagel Rising

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736 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 277-8737
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See if the self-described “Boston’s best homemade bagels from scratch” live up to their description by stopping into this Allston bagel spot for a Jackson Crook, which comes with two pieces of bacon, tomato, onion, and a choice of sun-dried tomato or scallion cream cheese. There’s also a vegan breakfast sandwich option stacked with eggplant, tempeh, and a jalapeno tofu spread. [Photo: Facebook]

9. The Haven

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2 Perkins St
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-2836
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Those seeking Scottish cuisine on the weekends can head to JP and enjoy The Haven breakfast sandwich, a spread of fried egg, Lorne-style sausage, tattie (potato) scone, Cotswold cheese, and pickle sauce on brioche. If that’s not enough, it all comes with a side of baked beans. This is Boston, after all. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

10. Rox Diner

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1881 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 327-1909
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Hungry diners in West Roxbury or Newtonville can give this concoction a go. The Irish jumbo breakfast roll includes two eggs, bangers, and rashers, served on a sub roll. Optional upgrade: add white or black breakfast pudding. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Sofra Bakery & Cafe

1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Little sister restaurant to Oleana and, as of last week, Sarma, Sofra serves up a fun breakfast menu. Of particular note in the breakfast sandwich category: the haloumi egg sandwich with feta butter and the Israeli madame with beet-cured salmon, manouri cheese, challah, and a fried egg. Adventurous weekend visitors can follow up with the “surprise filled donut.” [Photo: Official Site]
1 Belmont St
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Clover Food Lab

7 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138
For a quick breakfast, Clover offers a popover sandwich, and it comes with a choice of an egg or roasted tempeh. Also inside: cheddar, tomatoes, fried leeks, and a bit of mayo. It pairs exceptionally well with one of their hot coffees or teas. [Photo: Clover in Harvard Square/Cal Bingham]
7 Holyoke St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Trina's Starlite Lounge

3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
A dream come true for those who have ever wished that someone would figure out a way to fit a sloppy joe into breakfast, Trina's offers sloppy joe eggs. It's two over-easy eggs, potato hash, sloppy joe, and hollandaise. It’s advisable to be hungover before taking this one on. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
3 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

4. Abigail's

291 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142
On Sundays at Abigail’s in Kendall Square, diners can indulge in a barbecue brunch. The must-try is the windsor sandwich, a combination of pork shoulder, a sunny-side-up egg, good ol' American cheese, and special sauce. The bread of choice is an English muffin, and home fries or salad accompany. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
291 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142

5. Deep Ellum

477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Those waking up with sausage on the mind should try the kielbasa and egg sandwich: house-smoked kielbasa, a fried egg, horseradish aioli, and Vermont cheddar sandwiched between two halves of an English muffin (oh, and there are home fries, too.) Don’t forget to pair it with a cocktail. It is brunch, after all. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134

6. Mei Mei Street Kitchen

27 Buswell St, Boston, MA 02215
Not exclusively limited to breakfast (good news for Boston), the Double Awesome is available all day long: a scallion pancake sandwich with local greens pesto, cheddar cheese, and a slow-poached and fried egg. The Mei Mei Street Kitchen food truck can be found around town, and very soon, the Mei Mei brick and mortar will open in Audubon Circle. [Photo: Facebook]
27 Buswell St
Boston, MA 02215

7. Mike & Patty's

12 Church St, Boston, MA 02116
Diners lucky enough to snag a seat at this teeny tiny spot can take in the picturesque Bay Village streets while eating a breakfast torta, complete with fried egg, pepper jack cheese, roasted poblanos, potato, refritos, salsa, and avocado, plus optional meat, on a torta roll. No seats? No worries. It's also available to go. [Photo: Facebook]
12 Church St
Boston, MA 02116

8. Bagel Rising

736 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
See if the self-described “Boston’s best homemade bagels from scratch” live up to their description by stopping into this Allston bagel spot for a Jackson Crook, which comes with two pieces of bacon, tomato, onion, and a choice of sun-dried tomato or scallion cream cheese. There’s also a vegan breakfast sandwich option stacked with eggplant, tempeh, and a jalapeno tofu spread. [Photo: Facebook]
736 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

9. The Haven

2 Perkins St, Boston, MA 02130
Those seeking Scottish cuisine on the weekends can head to JP and enjoy The Haven breakfast sandwich, a spread of fried egg, Lorne-style sausage, tattie (potato) scone, Cotswold cheese, and pickle sauce on brioche. If that’s not enough, it all comes with a side of baked beans. This is Boston, after all. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
2 Perkins St
Boston, MA 02130

10. Rox Diner

1881 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Hungry diners in West Roxbury or Newtonville can give this concoction a go. The Irish jumbo breakfast roll includes two eggs, bangers, and rashers, served on a sub roll. Optional upgrade: add white or black breakfast pudding. [Photo: Facebook]
1881 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132

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