Let’s set the scene: It’s 11:30 on a Saturday, you’re hungry, and you’ve been wandering Back Bay for half an hour looking for somewhere to eat. Stephanie’s on Newbury, Parish Cafe, and The Friendly Toast are all packed with brunch goers, and your energy is waning.
Well don’t despair, because just steps away is my absolute favorite brunch spot in Boston: Globe Bar and Cafe. I have been to the Globe at least fifteen times for brunch (probably more), and I’ve never once encountered a wait. Better yet, the food is delicious and reasonably priced.
The Globe recently relocated to the former location of the beloved Rattlesnake, and has kept the distinct vertical Rattlesnake sign outside, perhaps in homage to this popular southwest-inspired joint. With the location change comes a larger space with more booths, a brighter seated area by the front, a nice long standing table in the bar area, and even a rooftop deck – right on Boylston Street in the heart of Back Bay.
I’ve come here in both large and small groups, and I can say that this place is really a crowd pleaser. My carnivore friends love the steak and eggs, my vegetarian friend swears by the grilled portobello sandwich, while my gluten-free (non-sensitive) and vegetarian diet is satisfied by a variety of salads. Those with very strict allergies or restrictions should call ahead or check the menu online. See you at the Globe next Saturday!