You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you are looking to load up on some protein or if you are slightly hungover and in need of something substantial in your stomach, we’ve got the scoop on the local breakfast joints in town.
Mul’s (75 West Broadway)
The little brother restaurant to Amrhein’s and located directly across the street, Mul’s serves up everything from eggs to pancakes and everything in between. The decor is old-school diner with red leather booths, a counter service, and host of tried and true Southie waitresses. Mul’s has a great breakfast selection from grilled blueberry muffins to Eggs Benedict Florentine.
The Paramount (667 East Broadway)
Southie’s newest addition to the restaurant scene boasts one of the best breakfasts around. Large portions and fresh ingredients, makes for a delicious breakfast to feed any appetite. Whether it’s Huevos Rancheros or Caramel Banana French Toast, The Paramount never disappoints!
L Street Diner (108 L Street)
Pizzeria by day/night and breakfast joint by morning. This cozy little spot is a local favorite. A standout on the menu – their Irish Breakfast with blood sausage and potatoes.
The Galley Diner (11 P Street)
Family run breakfast joint located in City Point. Known for its gigantic size portions, their omelets are chock-full of chockfull of good stuff like cheese, veggies and ham. Great hash. Featured on the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Winner of this year’s Best of Boston award.
The Cranberry Cafe (704 East Broadway)
This cute and cozy spot is run by local mother and daughter duo. Oatmeal and egg sandwiches are the highlights of their breakfast menu. Awesome iced coffee.
Sidewalk Cafe (764 East Fourth Street)
Their legendary egg sandwiches is the reason for the line out the door on any given weekend morning. This take-out spot has amazing coffee too.
Ethel and Andy’s Sandwich Shop (134 K Street)
This tiny little sandwich shop is a trucker’s favorite. Their breakfast sandwiches are delicious.
Boston Bagel Co. (753 East Broadway)
Judging by the lines last weekend, apparently Southie loves bagels. Serving up delicious bagels you can buy by the dozen or individually, Boston Bagel Co. (753 East Broadway) offers up breakfast sandwiches like the Southie Scramble, eggs, bacon, sausage, onions, peppers, and cheese for $4.50 and lunchtime specialty sandwiches like Turkey Avocado Club and the Tuna Melt. Don’t feel like carbo-loading, Boston Bagel Co. offers wraps as well.
P.S. Gourmet (106 Dorchester Street)
Home of the legendary “Bucket” of coffee and the best local commercial ever, P.S. is a local favorite. Offering a multitude of flavors of coffee in both hot and iced, P.S. also has fresh baked goods and delicious breakfast sandwiches made to order. Stop by and check them out!
My Diner (455 East First Street)
Welcome back! It’s been a long time coming but My Diner is back in Southie and officially open for business! Our neighborhood felt the void after the closing of the poplar breakfast and lunch spot on A Street back in June! My Diner is now open at the new development at the Distillery at 455 East First Street and will be serving breakfast and lunch from 6am-2:30pm. Deliveries are available from 7am-2pm.
Enjoy My Diner’s weekday special featuring 3 eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, and home fries & toast for just $4.99! Served weekdays from 6am-9am. Check out their website for a full menu!
Brunch anyone? The more glamorous alternative to just regular old breakfast, Southie is filled with great spots for brunch.
Amrhein’s (80 West Broadway)
The oldest restaurant in South Boston boasts one of the most popular brunches in town. Served Sundays from 10am-2pm, their brunch features classics like omelets, Belgian waffles, and chicken potpies. Reservations are recommended. (617) 925-6709.
Barlow’s (241 A Street)
Barlow’s brunch’s standouts are the Crab Cakes Benedict and French Toast. Wash it down with a Bellini and sit al fresco on their beautiful patio deck. And there is always live jazz music to accompany your brunch consumption at Barlow’s. Lovely!
Coppersmith (40 West Third Street)
When you walk into Coppersmith you’re immediately in awe of the space itself. Reclaimed steel, restored brick, exotic woods, multiple skylights, exposed timbers, and glass garage doors combine to create an air of openness, warmth, and brightness you can’t find anyplace else in the city. After you catch your breath from just how beautiful the space is you’ll probably notice the food trucks. In addition to regular brunch and dinner menus Coppersmith has two food trucks with rotating menus. They also have a fun cocktail list!
The Broadway – 726 East Broadway
The Broadway is one of Southie’s newest and more popular spots for brunch and features items that everyone in the family will love! Enjoy items like Cinnamon Monkey Bread, Huevos Rancheros Pizza, Corned Beef Hash Skillet! Don’t forget their brunch cocktails too like the Broadway Bloody Mary, Nitro Draft Espresso Martini, the Just Peachy Mimosa!
Junction (110 Dorchester Street)
There’s another choice for brunch in Southie! The Junction – 110 Dorchester Street – now proudly serves brunch featuring such delicious items as tips & eggs, the breakfast burrito and more all served with a choice of Irish baked beans or traditional baked beans and are just $8! Don’t forget to order a delicious Bloody Mary or a bucket of bubbles served with orange, pineapple and grapefruit juice! Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10-2.
Lincoln Tavern (425 West Broadway)
Southie’s new hot spot offers a delicious brunch to form a good base for an afternoon of socializing. With their four different types of Bloody Mary’s, to their breakfast pizza from the wood-fired oven, Lincoln is the perfect spot to clear out the cobwebs from the night before.
Lucky’s Lounge (355 Congress Street)
Kick it old school at the Sinatra Brunch featuring live music by the Ron Poster Duo and Alex McDougall. Eat your eggs with a side of cool daddy-o.
Local 149 (149 P Street)
Local 149 gives their spin on brunch with such dishes as Chicken n’ Waffles, Lobster MacMuffin and the Breakfast Pizza. Try the Danish Bloody Mary or the Classic Cure if you feeling a little groggy and foggy.
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar (412 West Broadway)
This wildly popular spot serves up some Mexican classics like their amazing tacos as well as hues con carne, omelet con tasso and a their version of french toast called budin de pan. Don’t forget to try their delicious margaritas too!
Moonshine 152 (152 Dorchester Ave)
The hip and happening spot for brunch offers the Ron Swanson Brunch item and Baked Scrambled Eggs Enchilada. The food is delicious here and the vibe is relaxed.
Telegraph Hill (289 Dorchester Street)
Telegraph Hill just added brunch to their menu on Sundays from 10am to 1:30 pm. Come in and indulge in their all you can eat “soon to be famous” buffet brunch.
Fat Baby (118 Dorchester Street)
Both Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm enjoy Baby’s First Brunch featuring items like donuts, cheesy ramen, Szechuan dumplings, Korean fried chicken and waffle, and brunch bao.
Brunch cocktails include a Bucket of Bubbles, Sake Sangria, the classic Mai Tai, and the Frosé will be flowing like….well…wine! Talk about perfect!
Capo (443 West Broadway)
Are you hungry? Capo is the spot for you! Feast on such deliciousness as Eggs al Forno, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Meatball Panini and oh, yeah….jugs of wine! For more information visit their website!
Coppersmith (40 West Third)
Just one more reason love Coppersmith! Their DIY Bloody Mary Bar is amazing! With dozens of options to spice up your classic cocktail, the bar features selections of in house pickled vegetables, spices, sauces and garnishes. Everything from pickled green beans to Korean BBQ sauce is available in an impressive display. You can even add bacon or shrimp too! The DIY Bloody Mary Bar is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm for brunch! We’ll raise our glass to that! With rooftop bar, patio, food trucks and fun and exciting events and specials, Coppersmith is THE place to be in Southie! It’s perfect spot to watch a game too!
Roza Lyons – 709 East Broadway
Roza Lyons is now serving brunch! Stop by this weekend and enjoy delicious brunch items like their Breakfast Burrito, Eggs Benedict, or the Lyons Omelet! Brunch is served from 10am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday! Don’t forget to order one of their amazing mimosas too!
Gather – 75 Northern Ave.
Head to the Seaport District and enjoy brunch at Gather! Gather’s brunch menu features their legendary Chicken and Waffle Bites (life-changing), egg sandwiches, DIY Waffle Bar and a Roasted Turkey Club (we think the best around!)Gather will also have a few special additions just for mom like Spring Vegetable Risotto and Creme of Asparagus Soup! To make a reservation visit here!
The Playwright – 658 East Broadway
The Playwright is back and better than ever! The menu will feature favorites like Mac N’ Cheese, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Cowboy Steak Salad, the Playwright Burger and the Mexican Wrap!
Publico – 11 Dorchester Street
One of Southie’s newest editions to the brunch scene – Publico is proving to be a local favorite! Executive Chef Keenan Langlois’ brunch fare will be served up every Sunday from 11am – 2pm in the restaurant’s rustic, mid-century dining room as well as outside in the 2,000 sq ft open-air atrium, garden space. The menu features Bag of Beignets (cinnamon sugar, mescal sabayon, $7,) Mahi Tacos (fried mahi, avocado, picco de gallo, cilantro, $15,) and Chilaquiles (tortillas, grilled salsa, fried eggs, crème fraiche, cilantro, avocado, $13,) among other breakfast-centric selections. The cocktail menu has been shaken up courtesy of co-owner and Beverage Director, Teodora Bakardzhieva, whose latest libations include; Bloody Russian Spy (vodka, house-made habanera bloody mix, $11,) Tiki Tiki Ta (Bumbu rum, coconut, crème de banana, falernum, grapefruit, $12) Girl From Ipanema (leblon cachaça, passion fruit, lime panela, $12,) and the crowd pleasing Frosé (sparking rosé, house-made strawberry syrup, lemon juice, splash of grenadine, $12) among other creative concoctions. Reservations are highly recommended!
Backyard Betty’s – 170 West Broadway
This weekend, Backyard Betty’s will fire up the grill early as it officially rolls out Saturday & Sunday brunch service from 11am – 3pm. The refined retro restaurant known for cookout classics and regional, American comfort fare will serve up a creative spin on brunch, ranging from a modern take on breakfast favorites to their creative cookout-style cuisine. Behind the bar, the Betty’s team will be mixing up a special brunch treat in the form of Boozy Adult Cereal Shakes, inspired by favorite childhood cereals!