Enter this sunny Main Street bakery-café — a BTV staple since 1990 — and you'll be greeted with a buttery scent. The tantalizing aroma is just one of Mirabelles' many charms. The crowds come for the sweets stacked in tiered trays and glass cases — croissants, cinnamon buns, French macarons, meringues and more. The sit-down menu specializes in more savory fare. We dig the popover breakfast, heaped with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and lemon-shallot crème fraîche.
Laptops and tablets are off-limits at this screen-free café — so you'll have to actually strike up a conversation with someone over a delicious mocha and fresh-made pastry.
This bright Old North End café pairs a living-room vibe with egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos and buttery French toast.
The long lines are a testament to this café's eternal popularity. Try the Zydeco Breakfast — two eggs any style, black beans, corn muffins and andouille sausage.
Weekend brunch at this retro café is legendary, and the daily specials are always eclectic. The classic eggs Benedict is a home run.
Chill out at this surf-inspired space, where the menu features breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros and several omelettes.
Grab a stuffed popover or wafflini — that's a waffle sandwich — at this Western-themed bakery. The cowboy coffee is strong enough to bring you back to life.