Let’s set the scene: It’s 11:30am on a Saturday, you’re hungry, and you’ve been wandering in Back Bay for half an hour looking for somewhere to eat. Stephanie’s on Newbury, Joe’s American, and The Friendly Toast are all packed with brunch goers, and your energy is waning.
Well do not despair, because steps away is my absolute favorite brunch spot in Boston: Globe Bar and Cafe. I have been to the Globe at least ten times for brunch (probably more), and I have never once encountered a wait. Better yet, the food is delicious and reasonably priced.
Though the Globe brands itself as a “refreshing and stylish alternative” to the Newbury Street scene, I would say its atmosphere is akin to that of a (nice) British pub. When the patio isn’t open, its simple facade and dark interior do cause some question as to whether it’s even open. This is my theory behind why the Globe is not considered one of the Back Bay brunch hotspots, even thought the food and service here are up to par.
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 the Greek salad. Those with very strict allergies or restrictions should call ahead or check the menu online. See you at the Globe next Saturday!