The Painted Burro
219 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
Yes, Davis Square locals love The Painted Burro for Mexican favorites like tacos and margaritas, but on weekends the restaurant is especially appealing since it offers a brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A highlight of brunch here is the chipotle chocolate chip pancakes. They feature Taza chocolate, sweet agave whipped cream, along with syrup, for a perfect combination to start the day on a great note. They are just $10 a plate and can be enjoyed amongst the other options, which include Latin American side dishes like the Spanish style red rice or the Charro beans.
The Friendly Toast
1 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Conveniently located by MIT and Kendall Square, the award winning breakfast and brunch foods at The Friendly Toast makes the restaurant stand out from other area spots. In addition to plain pancakes, the restaurant also offers additions like blueberries, toffee crumbles or chocolate chips. The restaurant has seasonal options as well, such as the pumpkin pancakes and even pancakes featuring coconut flakes. Best of all, the king cakes ($11) offer diners two pancakes along with bananas, chocolate chips and peanut butter in between. The pancakes are then topped with real whipped cream and you get a side of bacon in this delightful treat. You can even have this dish made gluten free.
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1024 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Although Victoria’s Diner serves guests 24 hours a day on weekends and is open seven days a week, some of the best options the restaurant offers are breakfast foods. From omelets to French toast to the infamous grilled banana bread French toast, their breakfast options are delectable, and the pancakes are worth a try, too. The highlight? Oreo stuffed pancakes feature buttery pancakes with chocolate chips and Oreo pieces for just $6.99.
44 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Established in 1937, the Paramount restaurant in Beacon Hill serves up three meals a day surrounded by charming local shops, restaurants and apartments. For breakfast, dig into fluffly buttermilk pancakes for $6, or jazz up your flapjacks with chocolate chips, banana or apple for just $7.50. The menu also provides additional options, like the blueberry or strawberry pancakes for $8.50, and plenty of other dishes like egg sandwiches, hot oatmeal and French toast.
149 P St.
Boston, MA 02127
South Boston’s Local 149 is another award winning restaurant that offers a really appealing brunch menu. The $8 pancakes change flavors each weekend! They keep the basic recipe, which yields light and airy hot cakes, the same and add in ingredients like nutmeg, Oreo’s, lemon ricotta or creamy coconut. Brunch is served 11 am to 4 pm both days of the weekend, so there are plenty of chances to head here.
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