It took Chris Haynes’ response to the original article for me to find out that it was Seth Woods from Metropolis Cafe and the Aquitaine Group who started the brunch trend in Boston’s South End. And what a wonderful trend… Waking up late on Sunday (and the occasional Saturday) followed by my favorite yoga class and then brunch with friends!
The only downside is that you have to plan your brunch carefully if you are with more than two people or have a specific time in mind. Brunch is getting so popular that it is increasingly challenging to find a table at one of the hotspots (unless you reserve well ahead). So when a friend and I were looking to meet up with her fiance and baby daughter for a quick brunch during a shopping spree on a Saturday, I was prepared for a wait.
Not at Metropolis Cafe! Part of a bigger group of restaurants that includes some of the best brunch places in South End, their original, cozy cafe offers brunch and had the perfect table waiting for us… Their brunch dishes are traditional ones with an international twist – all equally delicious (as we shared our plates around while one of us was entertaining the little one).
Metropolis Cafe is open for brunch on weekends, and for dinner the rest of the week (also worth a try considering their range of vegetable dishes) and is conveniently located right on Tremont Street in the heart of South End!