There is nothing quite like starting the day with a hearty, delicious breakfast! It’s even better when you don’t have to make it yourself. The Boston area is simply swimming with brunch spots to get your YUM on! Here are a few of Boston Moms’ favorite family brunch spots! 

North Street Grille 

229 North Street, Boston :: (617) 720-2010

North Street Grille started out as owner Robin Sidell’s dream to create a friendly neighborhood spot with great food and service. Using family recipes like her grandma’s famous banana bread and modern takes on classic favorites, she has succeeded in creating an environment that welcomes all diners “home!” 

South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Avenue, Boston :: (617) 482-1015

The Buttery has everything you could want in a brunch. Award-winning specialty coffees and teas, house-made biscuit breakfast sandwiches, and made-from-scratch pastries await. The Buttery also houses a restaurant and bar with dinner service daily! 

The Paramount

667 East Broadway, Boston :: (617) 269-9999
44 Charles Street, Boston :: (617) 720-1152

The Paramount has been a long-standing Boston favorite since it opened in 1937. This comfortable bistro serves three meals a day at each of its two locations, with a brunch that cannot be beat! 

Thornton’s Restaurant

150 Huntington Avenue, Boston :: (617) 267-6336

Hearty diner-style eats are served for breakfast and lunch in this busy, straightforward American canteen. Don’t forget to get a celebration cake for dessert! (Yes, even breakfast needs dessert!)

Idle Hour Quincy

1464 Hancock Street, Quincy :: (617)-845-5711

An environment that is a little fancy, a little funky, and a whole lot of fun awaits you at Idle Hour in Quincy! They prepare local, farm-inspired dishes from scratch daily, and there is definitely something for everyone here. Eat a delicious brunch, and stick around for some imaginative cocktails! 

Yaz’s Table

1209 Bedford Street, Abington :: (781) 421-6118

Try out delicious combinations of new flavors with a Mediterranean flair at this farm-to-table kitchen! Make sure to check out the menu section called “Momma Maggie’s Corner” — a collection of recipes from the owner’s mom.

The Painted Burro

219 Elm Street, Somerville :: (617) 776-0005
99 Third Avenue, Waltham :: (781) 622-1500

Visit the Painted Burro in Davis Square — or the new location in Waltham — for Burro Brunch, and enjoy traditional brunch foods with a Mexican flair! You had us at breakfast tacos! 

Stephanie’s on Newbury

190 Newbury Street, Boston :: (617) 236-0990
Stephanie’s on Newbury is an institution in Boston! Enjoy “sophisticated comfort food” at one of the city’s most stylish sidewalk cafés in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Stephanie’s is nestled into one of the city’s most fashionable streets, so the views are always fantastic!

Ball Square Cafe 

708 Broadway, Somerville :: (617) 623-2233

Ball Square Cafe boasts a warm, rustic, classy environment that will make you feel right at home! Try the drool-worthy Nutella french toast — you will not be disappointed! 

The Strawberry Fair Restaurant

14 Pond Street, Norwell :: (781) 878-7878

If you are looking for an adorable, historic restaurant, look no further! The Strawberry Fair offers a myriad of strawberry dishes on their delicious menu, and the ambiance of this historic farmhouse-turned-restaurant is just lovely! 

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at