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Au Bon Pain

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26 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3928
+1 617-338-8948
06:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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248 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice and were quite pleased. Very hard working staff behind the counter..food good for the price...has the breakfast items you need. good coffee.

Thank TheScanian
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190 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice (and quite busy) cafeteria for breakfast with a lot of selection. Friendly and effective service. Good coffee.

Thank Pekka T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the park plaza which essentially is in the same building, would recommend eating here as it is good value for bagels , hot soups etc. Coffee and tea is inexpensive it's a great way to start your day without being too fussy and upmarket but is also comfy and efficient. offers free wifi.

Thank Lucinda H
Gardner, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I'm not a huge fan of chain restaurants in general; but Au Bon Pain provided a fresh, quick breakfast. I liked that there were some healthy options available (fruit cups, yogurt, yogurt parfaits, etc). I have to say that the pastries and bagels looked really good though too. ;)

Thank MiniCoop469
Co Antrim N Ireland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had breakfast here two mornings. It does get quite busy but it's quick and staff friendly. Really good value and good selection.

Thank joshkatie
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Must admit I 'm not a SB fan -Au bon pain is fine for me . Coffee basic and a few flavors but not the trendy versions. Love Au Bon Pain for its great coffee fresh breakfast treats (bagels ,croissant, patisseries, oatmeal and yogurt . They even have a plethora of home made soups -Pea potato etc for the late... More 

Thank adudm
York, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our first morning on US soil and we were looking for somewhere for breakfast. This was very near being in the hotel block where we were staying and so we ventured in. Many of our party were already there and we were treated to, what seemed to us, the real US business breakfast experience - and the food was good... More 

Thank Hollyfan46
Somers, New York
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

An inexpensive spot to grab a bite to eat or a coffee in an otherwise expensive part of town. We stayed nearby and paid $50+ for breakfast at our hotel. The next day we walked to Au Bon Pain and got breakfast sandwiches, muffins, coffees for under $15!

Thank denisegee
Watertown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

open early for breakfast good value and good selections coice of breads and bagels and coffee neer hotel

Thank jimstockwell2003
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Food reasonably priced compared to other breakfast places in Boston. Not huge variety of choice but bagels were excellent.

Thank IRD923

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast food, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3928
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8948

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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