Newbury Street on a perfect summer day in Boston is hard to beat. And one very important aspect of that is brunching at one of the many bourgeois establishments with patio seating. Yes, attractive-people-watching at its finest.
When Anna, Jackie, and I went to Joe's American recently, we were unable to snag a seat by the semi-patio, but this is what our seat would have looked like.
Ugh, I LOVE SUMMER.
One of my favorite things about Joe's American (and sister restaurants like Atlantic Fish and Abe & Louie's) is the sourdough bread. It's larger than my palm, and yet I've been known to polish off multiple of these in a meal.
Served right out of the oven... hot, fluffy, and beautiful as hell. It's hands down in my top 5 breads.
I ordered a florentine omelette: spinach, parmesan cheese, sour cream, chives.
You can't see very clearly, but the layer of melted parmesan in the middle was amazing. I also liked how the omelette was thin and browned, reminding me of egg pancakes (dan bing) in Taiwan. (I think I might have Taiwan on the brain because of our upcoming Han+Diana trip this fall! That's right, get ready folks.)
Anna went with the classic eggs benedict.
How adorable are the little canadian bacon cups?
Jackie wanted a more lunchy item, and got the fried fish sandwich.
This made her a happy camper.
*Happy sigh*, wish I could start all my days with brunch on Newbury Street...
181 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116