Brunch is quite possibly my favorite meal of the day. I’m never usually hungry around breakfast but I’m always starving right before lunch, so naturally brunch is my ideal meal. And because Selma and I rarely have time to enjoy this coveted meal, we made it a point to get our brunch on hard this past Saturday.
Aquitaine is a quaint little bistro located in the heart of the South End and is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. I have only been here for dinner before but have been dying to take advantage of their prix fixe brunch special on the weekends. Because we never have the motivation or energy to make it all the way down to the South End on a Saturday morning, we’ve never been able to take part in their brunch special. However, because it is only $9.95 for a complete brunch, we finally decided to move our lazy asses and check it out.
The easiest way from Brookline to the South End is by bike. You can take public transportation but that’s just a mess and it takes forever. And if you don’t own a bike, you can always rent a Hubway for super cheap.
Anyways, back to the food. The brunch special is a pretty sweet deal. For only $9.95, you get a glass of fresh squeezed juice, coffee, a glazed cinnamon bun, and an entree. I know…ridiculousness.
Selma and I each started out with coffee and juice. Selma got their grapefruit juice which was fantastic. I’m pretty sure it was squeezed in house.
And then came the cinnamon rolls. These we’re some of the best rolls we’ve ever had. The outside was crunchy and flaky and the inside was soft and moist. And don’t even get me started on the icing…
For the entrees, Selma got the Omelette Piperade – Jambon, tomatoes and peppers.
And I ordered the omelette with pimento cheese and niman ranch ham. Both were really well made and tasted amazing. It’s surprising how something so simple can be so delicious.
We both left completely stuffed and craving a nap. And for only $9.95 per person, it’s really one of the best brunch deals in Boston. If you are ever in the mood for a good weekend brunch, I would highly recommend checking out Aquitaine in the South End.
And with that, thanks for reading!