Brunch and Bunker Hill in Charlestown

26 Aug

Head to Charlestown to get a glimpse into Boston’s history. You can climb the 294 steps of the Bunker Hill Monument and work up an appetite for brunch. The Monument is a short walk from Grasshopper Cafe (229 Bunker Hill St), which boasts that it’s been voted the best place for breakfast in Charlestown, MA. That’s no surprise – the place is comfortable and service is prompt and friendly. The food arrives fairly quickly and is reasonably priced. Most of the menu is standard breakfast fare – eggs your way with home fries and toast, omelets, eggs Benedict, and pancakes – but there is also a long list of hot and iced coffees.

Three-egg omelets (about $8) are light and delicate and served with perfectly crispy home fries. The Spanish omelet is packed with jalapenos and cheddar, and topped with salsa.

The Annie Goat Omelet is loaded with generous amounts of spinach, tomatoes, onion, and goat cheese.

The Monument Pancakes are a stack of three large fluffy buttermilk pancakes. You can add strawberries, blueberries, or chocolate chips. My only criticism is that the chocolate chips are all clumped toward the center of the cakes, and not evenly distributed The pancakes are a much better deal than the $8 Belgian waffle. It’s a single plain waffle you could easily make at home. Toppings are extra.

Final Word: While I wouldn’t make a trip to Charlestown just for breakfast here, the Grasshopper Cafe does serve a reliable breakfast.
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