6 Boston brunches worth waking up for
This innovative eatery is known for their pizza, so it makes sense to order the breakfast pie, which is a pizza with sour cream, potatoes, bacon, cheddar, scallions, banana pepper relish & eggs. Traditionalists will appreciate the breakfast sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit, and those with a sweet tooth should try the decadent cinnamon bun with caramel bacon frosting.
Comfort food is the name of the game at this Southern-inspired Somerville restaurant. That means the brunch menu is peppered with items like hush puppies, beignets, fried catfish and grits. Wash it all down with their Kentucky Cold Brew coffee, which has a dash of bourbon and bitters.
Trina's Starlite Lounge
This retro-style eatery serves up ultra hearty dishes like sloppy joe eggs, fried chicken and buttermilk waffles and PB&J french toast. Cocktails range from a bloody mary with house-infused vegetable vodka to grapefruit mimosas and mango Bellinis.
Both casual and eclectic at the same time, this eatery specializes in classics with a twist, like a toad in the hole on brioche with truffle salt and white gravy, lasagna with egg and hollandaise and hash with BBQ pulled pork and collard greens.
Two words: breakfast burrito. With chorizo, home fries, eggs, veggies and cheese all stuffed into the flour tortilla, it's a no-brainer for those with a serious appetite. Otherwise, Mexican chocolate chip pancakes with mango butter or huevos rancheros might do the trick. If tequila's your thing, you're in luck: the menu boasts cocktails like a habanero watermelon margarita and pomegranate tequila sunrise.
Rebecca Strong is a Boston-based freelance writer, diehard Bruins fan and unabashed foodie. When she's not scoping out local breweries and distilleries she's typically shopping around Back Bay or catching some live music.