Boston’s Best Brunch

By: Abigail Walker

If you’re like me, you most likely understand that a good brunch can solve all of life’s complex problems. If you’re not knee deep in mimosas by mid-noon on a Sunday, you are doing something wrong. One of my favorite things about Boston, is the seemingly endless supply of amazing brunch spots. You could probably spend every Sunday of your college career at Northeastern trying new brunch spots and still not hit them all.

Compiling a list of my top five brunch spots was difficult yet extremely delicious. I mean, the competition is steep, but I did it. I am just about ready to make reservations to all these spots this coming weekend.


1. Trident Booksellers Trident has a special place in my heart. It is probably one of the more hipster places in Boston; I mean where else can you eat your omelet surrounded by leather-bound classics? It is important to note that they serve breakfast all day, so the whole brunch time window will not be limited. If you are planning to go on a Sunday, make sure to get there either early or plan a twenty minute wait, atleast. If you had a particularly “fun” Saturday night, I recommend getting the potato chuckwagon- shredded potato hash, veggies, meat, cheese, eggs however you like, and a side of toast, the perfect way to recover from a great weekend out, or to just spend the day catching up with some friends

2. The Friendly Toast This eclectic diner just opened up a location in Back Bay, so you no longer have to trek out to Cambridge for french toast the size of your head. Everything here is delicious and huge. Rather than ordering three pancakes, a reasonable portion at other restaurants, opt for a single pancake. Trust me, these things are enormous and absolutly mouthwatering.  Also, do not forget to order their hot chocolate, you will not regret it.

3. Met Back Bay With a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar and a vast array of interesting options from captain crunch French toast to truffled croquet madame, you really can’t go wrong spending a weekend morning here. Be careful though, this place is pricey.

4. Aquitaine A bistro in the South End, Aquitane specializes in French twists on classic American brunch items (and other meals but that’s not what we’re here for). The décor of this restaurant alone is incredibly Instagram worthy, but the food itself is enough to revive you on any Sunday morning. I would recommend the malted Belgian waffled or the croque magret (duck confit and gruyere pressed sandwich). The bottomless French roast coffee is also a necessity.

5. The Gallows I would consider The Gallows to be a hidden gem. Located in the South End, they offer a small menu for Saturday and Sunday brunch, but their offerings do not disappoint. Their menu may be small, but it’s about quality not quantity in this case. The crowning glory here is the brunch muffin, which is a corn muffin with pulled pork, pepper jelly, guac, red onions, and eggs. If that doesn’t entice you, go for the cinnamon maple bread pudding and the sunrise poutine.