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Your New Favorite Brunch Spots

Mandatory floor meetings are not something any college student typically gets excited for and I was no exception my sophomore year. I arrived at the meeting exhausted from moving in and desperately in need of some coffee. What I was not expecting was for our first floor meeting to be interactive. My RA had placed questions on sticky notes around our floor and our job was to respond on a sticky note with our answer and name. Aside from this being such an innovative and effective way to meet my neighbors, I also picked up a few new restaurants, movies, and songs to check out! As a result, I have compiled what I think to be a pretty comprehensive review of Boston and Cambridge restaurants that specialize in one popular meal, pastime, lifestyle: brunch.

 

Sonsie ($$$)

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                  Fan favorite: Pancakes with creme fraîche

                  Location: Newbury Street, off Mass. Ave.

                  Best time to go: Late summer, early fall, and spring when you can sit outside!

                  Nearby attractions: Shops on Newbury Street, Berklee’s campus, plus more food spots

                  Good for: Anniversaries, birthdays, holidays

 

Stephanie’s ($$)

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                  Fan favorite: Cinnamon and nutmeg french toast

                  Location: Newbury Street

                  Best time to go: Late summer, early fall, and spring when you can sit outside!

                  Nearby attractions: Shops on Newbury Street, Copley

                  Good for: Anniversaries, birthdays, holidays

 

By Chloe ($$) (Vegan)

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                  Fan favorite: Overnight oats

                  Locations: Fenway Triangle and Boston Seaport

                  Best time to go: All year ‘round!

                  Nearby attractions: Blackbird Donuts, SweetGreen, Saloniki, Wahlburgers, Target, the harbor

                  Good for: Vegans and vegetarians

 

Tatte ($$)

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                  Fan favorite: Fried egg sandwich roll

                  Locations: Brookline, Harvard Square, and Charles Street

                  Best time to go: All year ‘round!

                  Nearby attractions: Brookline area, Harvard campus

                  Good for: Instagram pics and carbo-loading

 

Veggie Galaxy ($) (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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                  Fan favorite: Vegan frappes!

                  Location: Cambridge

                  Best time to go: All year ‘round!

                  Nearby attractions: MIT

                  Good for: The health-conscious foodie

 

The Friendly Toast ($)

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                  Fan favorite: French toast!

                  Location: Back Bay and Cambridge

                  Best time to go: All year ‘round! (But make sure to download “NoWait” to make sure you can reserve a table, I suggest going early in the morning or late at night)

                  Nearby attractions: Back Bay area, MIT’s campus in Cambridge

                  Good for: Post-run breakfast and good vibes

 

 

 

Neighborhood Cafe ($)

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                  Fan favorite: Sweet simplicity (with strawberries and bananas)

                  Location: Fenway area

                  Best time to go: After class for a quick pick-me-up

                  Nearby attractions: Restaurant row in Fenway

                  Good for: Delicious sweet and savory crêpes

 

Zinneken’s Belgian Waffles ($)

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                  Fan favorite: Oreo Freakin’ Party (Oreos, strawberries, and whipped cream)

                  Location: Cambridge

                  Best time to go: All year ‘round!

                  Nearby attractions: Harvard campus

                  Good for: A waffle on the go! (Be sure to look out for their food truck on campus)

 

If you want to check out more places and look at delicious pictures of food in the greater Boston area, check out @foodiesofbu and @bostonflavors on Instagram!

Lucy is a junior studying Psychology at Boston University. She lives in San Diego but prefers Boston. She has one cat but she would really like a large dog. You can find her lounging on the Esplanade, binge-watching Netflix in her room, or hanging out with friends on the BU beach. 
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