Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive brunch with the girls, grabbing grub on the go, or on the hunt for the city’s finest cheap and delicious diners, these are the best cheap breakfast spots in Boston. Your family, friends (and wallet) will thank you.
75 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
A diner staple in South Boston, Mul’s Diner features quick eats at an even better price as most items are under $10. The service is super fast and your coffee cup will always be full after a visit to Mul’s.
1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
If you love greasy, filling breakfasts, this authentic diner found at the edge of Brookline and Fenway is for you. It’s been around for more than 50 years so they’ve had plenty of time to perfect their meals. Two eggs, with ham, sausage, bacon or hash, toast, and potatoes will only cost you $2.95.
1595 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Breakfast sandwiches and pastries galore! Don’t be deterred by the line, it goes by quickly. Their $4 caramel and toasted pecan sticky bun is heaven on earth.
MIKE & PATTY’S
12 Church St, Boston, MA 02116
A Boston staple, Mike & Patty’s have the best fresh-to-order breakfast sandwiches, especially if you’re still recovering from the night before. Their famed Breakfast Grill Crack Sandwich is under $10 and will leave you full all day.
270 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Don’t you… forget about the Breakfast Club diner. Their “Library Specials” pay homage to the ‘80s hit movie with items titled “The Basket Case” 2 eggs any style, home fries, toast, with a choice of bacon, sausage, or ham and two pieces of french toast or pancakes for $10.99. On the weekends, there’s always a long line at this old-school establishment, so don’t hit the snooze button.
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Cafeteria-style staple, the Paramount offers a delicious brunch for a great value. Order the brioche french toast for $7 and if you’re feeling more adventurous, add on caramel, Nutella or chocolate sauce for $1.
SOUTH STREET DINER
178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111
You don’t find diners like these anymore. South Street is uniquely open 24/7. If you crave sweet for breakfast, order their banana french toast. More a savory person? The corned beef hash is seasoned, crispy and mouth-watering.
1796 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
If you’ve never had honey rosemary cream cheese, then what are you waiting for? The delicious cream cheeses and bagels are worth the long like at this bagel shop. The famed handmade bagels will run you $2.50 for one, $13 for 1/2 dozen and $24 for a baker’s dozen. The spreads cost $1.50 for one bagel and $5 if you love it so much you want to take a tub home with you.
UNION SQUARE DONUTS
20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
Maple Bacon Donut. Need I say more? Union Square’s gourmet donuts are made in-house from scratch daily. Their premium donuts, like Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch, costs $3.75 while their originals, like Sea Salted Bourbon Caramel, $3.
63 Broad St, Boston, MA 02109
Nestled in the city’s Financial District, Wheelhouse is the spot for working professionals on the move. Their iced coffee flavors are unique, and at times difficult to choose from. If you can’t make up your mind, go with the Cinnamon Toast Crunch flavor — they use the flavoring in the roast instead of sugary syrups.
THORNTON’S FENWAY GRILLE
100 Peterborough St, Boston, MA 02215
A casual bar that turns into a standard brunch spot on the weekends, Thornton’s brunch menu items cost between $11 – $15. In the summertime, their outdoor patio is perfect for sipping a $7 Mimosa.
THEO’S COZY CORNER
162 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113
When they say cozy, they mean cozy. This adorable, yet tiny, eatery in Boston’s historic North End serves perfectly seasoned home fries and their eggs benedict is something to write home about. Hit the ATM around the corner first though — it’s cash only.
BETTER BAGEL COMPANY
83a Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
As a native Jersey girl, it’s nearly impossible to find the delicious breakfast meat known as Pork Roll in places outside of the tri-state area. Luckily, Better Bagel Company in the Seaport found a way to incorporate this “exotic breakfast meat” into their delicious bagel sandwich, The Jersey Shore. The spot is small so grab a sandwich to go and walk a few blocks over to soak in the views of the Boston Harbor.
11 P St, South Boston, MA 02127
Featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” this is a hidden gem in South Boston. Bourdain hailed the corned beef hash and eggs as “a perfect example of what corned beef hash and eggs should taste like.” This idyllic meal will only cost you $9.95.
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