Boston Sunday morning breakfast ideas?
I will find myself in the Longwood area at about 8am on Sunday, and am looking for ideas for an interesting breakfast at that time, in Boston, Camberville, etc where we can leverage the early hour to beat the crowds and find easy parking. (Not Chinatown as we go there all the time anyway.)
Given the early hour, I've thought so far of Mike and Patty's (any thoughts on the new ownership?), and Mike's City Dinner (never been). Last week we went to the Paramount, which was lovely as always.
Other ideas? Thanks!
Henrietta's table in the Charles hotel in Harvard Square serves breakfast from 7:00-10:30a on Sundays. The breakfast is very good and you will be able to find parking at a meter in the immediate area, or at the municipal lot right across from the hotel (since it is Sunday there will be no parking fees). This is not Henrietta's expensive and overhyped brunch, which starts later in the morning.
Agreed on Henrietta's breakfast (not the brunch, though!). Even a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs, good smokey bacon, and their delicious homefries is a cut above other places, and the anadama or cranberry walnut bread makes very good toast. My husband really likes their pancakes, and always asks for blueberries inside even though they aren't on the menu.
Parking at 8 a.m. is usually pretty easy.
City Girl Cafe in Inman Sq - so tasty, fresh, fits your interesting bill too
The Neighborhood, Union Sq Somerville - huge cheap and prob not very busy at that time
The Breakfast Club - Allston
Deluxe Town Diner - Watertown - mmmmm
Sofra - Cambridge/Belmont line - fits fast easy and interesting. Easy street parking, small lot.
Flour - several locations. one of the best breakfast sandwiches in town. Small but delicious bfast menu, delicious pastries
Thanks for the great ideas everyone! We wound up at Mike's City Diner after all - we were in more of a greasy spoon than "nice" dining kind of mood. It was fine, though I have to admit to being a bit disappointed with the corned beef hash after all the raves I heard.
While there it occurred to me that Sofra would fit the bill (then saw 5thAndNowhere had suggested it too!) Will probably check it out next time. (Have only popped in before for a pastry, not an actual meal.)
Love Flour and have been there many times already. Agree the breakfast sandwich is excellent. Was too full after Mike's, otherwise would have gone down the street for a sweet afterwards.