Best All-Day Breakfast In Boston

October 26, 2010 6:05 PM

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It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To some, it’s the only meal that matters. For breakfast lovers, there is no better find than a spot that serves French toast, omelettes and home fries all day long.

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Zaftigs Deli

335 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Customer favorites include indulgences like banana-stuffed French toast covered in berries and Empire Eggs served poached over potato pancakes, smoked salmon and spinach, with Hollandaise sauce on top. Lines at Zaftigs on the weekends are long and the prices aren’t discount, but the free bagel chips with cream cheese while you wait almost make up for it. Serving breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Martin's Coffee Shop

35 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Best described as a small, laid back greasy spoon. Their large menu includes sections dedicated to different varieties of eggs benedict and omelettes, various flavors of pancakes and French toast, and breakfast meats that include steak tips and linguica sausage. Regulars swear by their coffee. Serving breakfast until 4 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. weekends. CASH only.

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Deluxe Town Diner

627 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA
(617) 926-8400

If pancakes are your thing, this may be the place for you. Sour cream flapjacks, sweet potato pancakes, blue cornmeal pancakes and jonnycakes are among their much-raved-about varieties. Challah French toast and corned beef hash highlight their non-pancake popular picks. Like any great breakfast place, expect a decent wait on the weekends – so try breakfast for dinner; they serve it ’til 10.

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The Paramount (BEACON HILL)

44 charles street
Boston, MA 02114

The Paramount (SOUTH BOSTON)

667 east broadway
Boston, MA 02127

You’re sure to find a line outside this Beacon Hill neighborhood hotspot. The menu is a small variety of pretty standard selections, but it’s well-executed. You can order huge portions of fresh fruit to top your fruit-filled pancakes, Texas toast or Belgian waffle. The dining experience is a bit different; you order cafeteria-style in back, and can’t sit until you have your food. Serving breakfast daily until 4:30 p.m.

mikes Best All Day Breakfast In Boston


Mike's City Diner

1714 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

As seen on the Food Networks’ popular “Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives”, huge portions of greasy breakfast fare at reasonable prices are Mike’s claim to fame. Regulars rave about their home fries, or if you prefer they’ll actually serve you a side of grits. Serving breakfast 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. CASH only.

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  • shizmac1976

    Charlie’s in the South End? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

  • Warren

    Great list, although I have no love for the Paramount. The one “classic” breakfast place that’s missing is Johnny’s Luncheonette in Newton Centre. Granted, its not Boston, but Brookline isn’t Boston either.

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