Boston's Best Breakfast: Where to Curb Your Morning Cravings

 Boston's best breakfast nooks run the gamut from classic diners to hip pastry shops ensuring not only your taste-buds will be pleased, but also you sense of aesthetics.  

Hearty sit down meals are served at Mike's City Diner where you could eat from morning until night, but breakfast is a must at least once. A classic diner feel in the middle of the city brings crowds of return guests through their doors daily. 

Newton Center's Johnny's Luncheonette is the place to go for this in the know. Giving guests the feel of being in a small town, this establishment serves big plates of fresh food that has customers coming back time and again to stand on line for a seat. 

The Friendly Toast in Kendall Square finds itself packed with diners who love the eclectic vibe and funky menu items, and it's location makes it a hub for chatter among the tech crowd whose offices surround it.

Enjoy the service that comes with hotel restaurants at the Bristol Lounge or Henrietta's, both of which offer an elegant spot for a leisurely breakfast before heading off to start your day.

Or get something to go at Anna's Taqueria where the big breakfast burritos are easy to eat when you're on the move. 

No matter where you choose to eat, you are in for a treat.




This cafe is small on size but big on charm. The interior can be described as friendly and the home-baked goodies as delectable. You can enjoy melt-in-your-mouth pastries and oh-so-sweet cakes and cookies. The menu also includes a nice selection...  Read More



Mike's is open for business for both breakfast and lunch, and it does both equally well. The early-morning pancakes are lighter than air, and the eggs and grits are perfect comfort food for whatever ails you. Turkey and mashed potatoes are...  Read More



Inside the Four Seasons Hotel you'll find this gem of a spot; Bristol Lounge is an upscale hangout in the downtown area where you can dine in the pristine dining room overlooking the Public Garden or enjoy a more casual bite in their bar area....  Read More



Anna's Taqueria serves the best burritos in Boston. The small dining spots are set up assembly line style and often have lines curling throughout the restaurant and out the door. A bargain under $10, you'll fill up on meat, veggies, rice and...  Read More



This eclectic restaurant, located in the elegant Charles Hotel, emphasizes New England-inspired dishes, and the use of fresh local ingredients has become one of Henrietta's most enduring qualities. Farmhouse-chic decor distinguishes the...  Read More



Seriously Strange concoctions come out of the kitchen of the Friendly Toast. Take their King Cakes as an example, two "mini" pancakes with bananas & chocolate chips inside, peanut butter in between, topped with real whipped cream and a side...  Read More

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In the heart of Brookline's Coolidge Corner, this neighborhood eatery stands out as one of the best. If you're in the mood for good eats, breakfast (served all day) will hit the spot. Try standards like challah French toast with a side of...  Read More



The Breakfast club is no bigger than a train car, with counter seating on one side and booths lining the walls. This retro diner is a comfort food spot that lifts spirits with their cheerful service and great breakfast fare. You get get any...  Read More



SOFRA is a modern Mediterranean bakery and cafe that serves up some of the most spectacular dishes you'll find. Whether seeking breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or even a dessert you'll be pleased with whatever you select. The exotic decor...  Read More



Johnny's Luncheonette has a 50's diner feel and serves breakfast all day as well as lunch and dinner. Their seriously sensational homestyle food evokes the essence of an era when meals were made from scratch and cooked with love in your kitchen....  Read More


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