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#22 of 250 Cafe in Boston
#179 of 1,688 Restaurants in Boston
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American, Cafe, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Allston
1.6 km from Harvard Square
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

Fantastic Breakfast diner. Great selection friendly staff. Fast service. Large portions of freshly cooked breakfast favourites. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Not sure what the hype is about. The breakfast was average at best, the coffee weak. The service was good but you could go to any diner for this experience. The atmosphere was pleasant.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

The 4 review is for the quick service and the fact we didn't wait for a table (8 am on HOCR weekend). The food was out super quick - and I'd rate it a 3-4. Service was efficient but not that friendly (oh well). Veggie...omelette was good but kind of brown. Coffee was fine. Rest room was very nice, which was surprising! I'd recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

We loved this breakfast place. It has memorabilia from the 80's and my daughter even though she is 12 she loved it too. The food was great and service friendly and fast. I definitely recommend it

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

Neat place. Lots of menu items. I got an omelet with lots of veggies, and had toast and potatoes. Plenty of good food. Friendly and efficient waitstaff. Not yet busy when I arrived here for an early breakfast.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

This is a must try, I have never seen a short order cook work so well! Great selections of great food cooked right, what more do you want? O yea the best looking wait staff in Boston, now what more could you as for! The...potatoes are slightly spiced crispy but it was good quality and that made up for it. You may have to wait as it gets crowded and you can quickly run up a $20 breakfast bill here. I will still return!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

I was looking forward to a wonderful breakfast, after a red-eye flight from Oakland. First, the coffee was okay, but not even close to French Roast Dark, then the meal came out and our potatoes were already cool to cold and and my eggs were...overdone. I guess, based on reviews, we hit it at a bad time, but 8AM on a Sunday morning should be a good time in a breakfast diner, don't you think?More

Date of visit: February 2020
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Manny, I apologize that your experience with us could have been improved. You deserve nothing less than a hot and delicious meal, and anything less than this is not characteristic of who we are. Please don't ever hesitate to speak with a manager if you...More

Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

They have a lot of GF options. I ended up getting an eggs Benedict plate with a GF English muffin. It was delicious. They also had an offering of GC pancakes and french toast. There was a line out the door when I arrived and...the wait was short.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2020

AlyssaDnae, we wanted to make sure our guests could enjoy a meal with us no matter their dietary restrictions. Thanks for sharing how great your experience was! Sincerely, George, Owner

Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

I like exploring classic diners and this one did not disappoint. Small and very busy around 10a on a Sunday morning, our party of four had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The theme matches the name of the popular 80’s movie and...the names of the menu items were clever associations with the movie. 80’s theme lunch boxes were fun to look at while we waited for our food. We ordered smoothies (the best), omelette, a cinnamon bun waffle (wow), pancakes and their Mexican dish. All were very good and good size portions. Attention from wait staff could have been a little better, but forgiven because it was so busy. You could tell locals and the college crowd came here for breakfast. We can’t wait to go back and try lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

Jason, thanks for sharing everything you loved about your visit. I'm glad each course of your meal impressed more than the first. Can't wait to see you back as well! Warmly, George, Owner

Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

We came in for lunch with friends and had a nice meal. We tried the sandwiches and salads, all were great. Also our server was extremely nice, helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2019
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2019

Valverden, great to hear that our food and service were able to make for a great meal with you and your friends. Thanks for letting us know how everything went! Warmly, George, Owner

Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

Had a quick breakfast with my daughter. We both enjoyed what we ordered. The omelette was well cooked, needed some seasoning to stand out. Home fries were a little greasy.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2019

Glad you and your daughter enjoyed everything you ordered. I'm sorry to hear we missed the mark with your omelette's seasoning this time around. Hope you'll give us another chance to show you how tasty a meal with us can be. All the best, George,...More

Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

A wonderful way to start our day. A great breakfast menu with lanyards options. The food was prepared and presented excellently. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: September 2019
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2019

Thanks so much for sharing such kind words about your experience here. I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the good work. Hope you'll swing by the next time you're around! Sincerely, George, Owner

Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

Absolutely FABULOUS food and Isabella was the most attractive server I’ve had in DECADES!!!! I’m from out of town and wished that there were more of her in my travels! Competent, pleasant, attentive proactive and professional !!! We had 7 and they sat us so...quickly!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

Appreciate you leaving this absolutely fabulous review! Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Sincerely, George, Owner

Reviewed 6 August 2019

Great food and very friendly service. They offer a great variety of eggs Benedict. The hollandaise was freshly made and the eggs were perfectly cooked. The chicken and waffles are a little bit different than in other places. They serve it with pulled chicken and...spicy gravy. Very delicious. Our server Monica was lovely and very attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Glad you got the chance to enjoy both our Eggs Benedict and Chicken and Waffles. Thanks so much for the compliments on our staff! Hope to see you back the next time you're in the area. Warmly, George, Owner

Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the breakfast club. Great food served by friendly staff in interesting surroundings

Date of visit: July 2019
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George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

We love to hear how many things you enjoyed about our place, especially our interesting surroundings. Thanks for letting us know your thoughts! -George, Owner

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W5782MJloric
26 December 2018|
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I’m not sure. I believe there are steps to negotiate, it is an old diner setup. I would suggest giving them a call at 617-783-1212
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Yes there is some parking in the back of the restaurant.
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The Breakfast Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5