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The 15 Best Breakfast Places In Cambridge

Updated: September 6, 2022

It’s morning and that means you need coffee and eggs! These Cambridge diners make the best breakfast in town. We evaluated top food blogs and publications and the best review sites for the best breakfast offerings. For the best breakfast burritos, muffins, pancakes, and drip coffees head to any of these Cambridge Diners.

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Bagelsaurus

Bagel shop, $$, PeabodyBagel shop, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best spots to score bagels in Cambridge

    Hoodline, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2020

    The best bagels in Boston

    TimeOut, 2020

Iggy's Bread

Bakery, $$, Cambridge HighlandsBakery, $$Cambridge, Cambridge Highlands
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

    Disregard the Rumors: There Are Good Bagels in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2018

Curio Coffee and Wine

Tea & Coffee, $, East CambridgeTea & Coffee, $Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • CultureTrip, 2016

    The 8 Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Cambridge, MA

    CultureTrip, 2016

Mamaleh's Delicatessen

Bagel shop, $$, Wellington-HarringtonBagel shop, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best spots to score bagels in Cambridge

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2018

    Disregard the Rumors: There Are Good Bagels in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2018

SOFRA Bakery & Cafe

Bakery, $$, Strawberry HillBakery, $$Cambridge, Strawberry Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best breakfast and brunch spots in Cambridge

    Hoodline, 2019
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Life Alive

American, $$, Mid-CambridgeAmerican, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2019

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    Trip 101, 2019

Royal Pastry Shop

Bakery, $, Wellington-HarringtonBakery, $Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2021

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LA SAISON Bakery

Desserts, $$, PeabodyDesserts, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

2nd Street Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, East CambridgeTea & Coffee, $Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Cambridge's 4 favorite cafes (that won't break the bank)

    Hoodline, 2020

Revival Cafe & Kitchen

Tea & Coffee, $$, North CambridgeTea & Coffee, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cambridge's top 4 cafes, ranked

    Hoodline, 2019

Praliné French Patisserie

Desserts, The Port - Area 4DessertsCambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sarah's Market & Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, West CambridgeTea & Coffee, $Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cambridge's 5 best cafes (that won't break the bank)

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Around Cambridgeport and West Cambridge

    Eater, 2019

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Bakery, $$, CambridgeportBakery, $$Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Around Cambridgeport and West Cambridge

    Eater, 2019

Vester

Tea & Coffee, $, MITTea & Coffee, $Cambridge, MIT
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Darwin's

Tea & Coffee, $$, The Port - Area 4Tea & Coffee, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cambridge's 4 best spots for budget-friendly coffee

    Hoodline, 2019
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and Trip 101. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - The 3 best spots to score bagels in Cambridge and Trip 101 - 10 Restaurants In Cambridge, Massachusetts. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Port with pancake with chocolate sauce

    A pancake with chocolate sauce can be tricky to find a red wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Port. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its strong.

  • The perfect complement to bacon and maple syrup pancake


    Experts suggest pairing a bacon and maple syrup pancake with a glass of americano, a popular coffee.


  • The ultimate drink pairing for berry pancake


    Knowing what to pair with berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

Interesting facts

  • For the love of waffle

    Love waffle? So do people in The United States. The country celebrates National Waffle Day every year on August 24.

  • The biggest waffle ever

    The Stichting Gouda Oogst of the Netherlands is the proud world-record holder of the largest waffle, an impressive feat considering its weight of 110 pounds 4 ounces.

  • The most lavish omelette

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $1,000 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, omelette?

Parking tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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