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The Breakfast Club

270 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1034
+1 617-783-1212
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggs benedict” (11 reviews)
“home fries” (8 reviews)
“panini” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
270 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1034
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The line outside says it all! This is a great place to come for a traditional American diner breakfast. Add to that the 80s album sleeves that adorn the walls, the 80s music playing and the coffee served in thick coffee mugs and this place...More

Thank Gordon C
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad you're a fan of our diner, Gordon! I hope you return for another delicious meal and to enjoy our nostalgic, 80s-themed atmosphere again soon. Take care, George, Owner

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Came here after seeing good reviews while staying at the Doubletree in Cambridge. Easy one mile walk (or you can Uber). Fantastic eggs Benedict with eggs perfectly cooked. Friendly service and open early on a Sunday. Lots of variety on the menu and freshly squeezed...More

Thank d220172017
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks for visiting our diner during your time in Allston. I'm glad you enjoyed our Eggs Benedict and our freshly-squeezed orange juice as well as the welcoming vibe at our place. I hope you return again whenever you're in the area next! Sincerely, George, Owner

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place has free parking in the back. It’s in the town of Allston. It’s a very casual diner with milkshakes and diner food. Prices were average and a lot of student go there to eat. Staff was friendly and they play good music.

Thank Judith484
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi, Judith. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and our laid-back atmosphere. Thanks for the kind words of support. I hope you return again soon. -George, Owner

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I wanted to try a US take on the classic English fry up and I wasn’t disappointed! The marinated steak tips were succulent and extremely tasty. The bacon and sausages were very enjoyable, although as you’d expect the sausages were not as gourmet as you...More

Thank Jake M
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

I'm happy you enjoyed your breakfast, Jake, especially the marinated steak tips, sausage, and french fries. Thank you for visiting! I look forward to your return in the future. Warm regards, George, Owner

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Prepare for a wait on Saturday and Sunday mornings but great stuff. The best brunch at a reasonable price in the area.

Thank Christopher B
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Christopher, thank you for visiting our diner. I'm glad you're a fan! I hope you return for another delicious breakfast soon. Take care, George, Owner

Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a true diner, serving great breakfast food efficiently and in a traditional atmosphere. Aggressive refills on the coffee, which is always appreciated. Sit on the left-hand side of the counter to admire how the grill is worked by a seasoned and skilled professional.

Thank Wdnsdy
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for all of the support! I'm happy you're a fan of our diner. I'll see you here again soon. Sincerely, George, Owner

Reviewed 17 August 2017

4.0 star rating 8/16/2017 There are so many breakfast places, some get a few things right while the rest of the menu falls flat. This place got everything right in my book, and I'm not the only one who thinks so because the place was...More

1  Thank Sharon_Aguinaldo
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

I'm thrilled you and your husband enjoyed your meal along with our friendly, attentive service, Sharon. I appreciate your feedback, especially about the step outside -- we'll try to mark this better in the future. Thanks for stopping by during your visit to Massachusetts! I...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I like the location because it's away from the overcrowded Cambridge and Allston college crowds but parking is a bit strained in this area. There was a small wait time for seating because the diner is small but the menu is really good and the...More

Thank vzescape
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for visiting our diner for a classic breakfast and some ice-cream shakes! I'm thrilled everyone in the family enjoyed their meals and that your kids were a fan of our 80's theme, too. What's more, it means a lot to know you're already...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The Breakfast Club is one of our favorite places in Allston. You always get a great breakfast - all with clever names from the movie. I love lunch, my favorite is the meatloaf sandwich. Meatloaf is flavorful and served on a fresh braided roll. Next...More

Thank Michelle B
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Michelle, it's wonderful you enjoy the 80s nostalgia in our diner along with our unique combinations for each dish, especially the meatloaf and Pilgrim sandwich, and the harvest veggie hash. Thank you for supporting our local restaurant. I look forward to your return soon! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We went here the morning after a bachelor party. What a great decision. All of the food was spectacular. Panini, western omelet, banana pancakes, etc. and the 80s vibe was pretty cool too! Would definitely come back!

Thank Mike C
George A, Owner at The Breakfast Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks for stopping by our cafe for breakfast after your fun night out at the bachelor party, Mike. I'm glad you were a fan of our food and decor. Hope you make it back this way again in the future. Take care, George, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1034
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-783-1212
For over fifteen years, The Breakfast Club has delighted the residents of Boston's Allston neighborhood. With its nostalgic diner atmosphere, The Breakfast Club brings about the feel of home with a fresh, east coast feel. The Breakfast Club is a marvelous world of generous servings, abundant flavors and enticing aromas. You'll find a steaming pot of coffee, the aroma of big breakfasts drifts in from the kitchen, juicy sausage, lean ham and crisp bacon sizzle teasingly, and simmering sauces, homemade pancakes, and toppings are being whipped up. The Breakfast Club delivers it all with smiles and good attitudes. You'll find line after line of intriguing selections all made on the spot with the freshest ingredients...fluffy eggs, select vegetables, quality meats, and crepes, to name a few. Our lunch is served all day, and features artisan sandwiches and salads that are made to order. If you are new to the Boston area and are looking for a family restaurant that serves both breakfast and lunch, stop in today. If you would like to order ahead, pick up the phone and call us! There's something for everyone at The Breakfast Club!
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