Brunch Guide: Boston

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As if we needed another reason for socially acceptable day-drinking, brunch provides another avenue in making it justifiably normal. No need for an explanation or excuse, throw on your fave “brunch” graphic tee and consume a day’s worth of calories because really, you have earned it, Womanistas.

As we search for the best brunches coast-to-coast, Boston serves up some seriously delish brunchtime meals. Show up in your PJs, rock a side-pony (intentionally) or “yah man” with reggae; there is a brunch spirit animal themed brunch for all in bean town.

Tremont 647 - 647 Tremont St.

Finally, someone has acknowledged our many “someone bring me breakfast, so I don’t have to put on clothes” memes. Keep it classy, you still have to wear clothes at Tremont 647, however, pajamas are preferred. Offered both Saturday and Sunday, the lazy PJ brunch menu is a bit like your bar-hopping night: slightly all over the place, but a wicked good time…from what you can remember.

 

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Gaslight - 560 Harrison Ave.

While Gaslight is open for brunch on weekends from 9am-3pm, they only offer their special Prix Fixe Brunch menu for $11.95pp on Saturdays from 9am-3pm and on Sundays from 9am-11am. The prix fixe brunch comes with your choice of either fresh squeezed OJ or grapefruit juice (orange!), coffee or tea (tea!  Earl Grey), Julia Child's Spiced Shortbread with raspberry jam, and your choice of a selection of brunch entrees.

 

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Masa - 439 Tremont Street

Live music, salsa dancing and marg's are solid ways to start the weekend. Not to mention that their southwestern brunch is budget-friendly: you get a starter and an entree, such as the Santa Fe eggs Benedict, at this South End restaurant for under $10. 

 

West End Johnnie’s - 138 Portland Street

Let’s get together with a brunch filled with one love and plenty of good carbs (not a thing). West End Johnnie’s live reggae brunch is all you need on a Sunday morning to feel alright. Their corned beef hash and eggs and bloody mary bar are (pun)

 

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Area Four

Because brunch should also include a tray of alcoholic flights, thankfully Area Four agrees. Mix and match mini mimosas, bloody mary's and local brews that pair perfectly with their breakfast pizza. Don't forget to get your caffeine on with Boston's very own Barrington Coffee Roasters coffee, manufactured in Lee and packing a delicious homegrown punch.

 

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Breakfast Club - 270 Western Ave

Crimp those bangs and grab your Chuck Taylor’s – don’t forget your best moody teenage angst demeanor – it’s time for brunch. Sneak out of detention and channel your inner diner-style menu items named after your favorite John Hughes film characters. The BLANK will make you want to pine after Emilio Estevez all over again…before he did Mighty Ducks, of course.

Megen DiSanto |

Megen (yes, it's spelled that way even though autocorrect claims false) is a cowboy boot wearing native Chicagoan with a passion for all things DIY.