Tucked into the residential neighborhood of South End, a cafe and coffee shop called South End Buttery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. I visited the cafe on two separate occasions: once for an afternoon snack and another morning for breakfast. South End Buttery uses organic and locally produced ingredients as well as implementing environmentally focused processes (i.e. recycling, Dyson hand dryers, biodegradable packaging/paper products).
For my afternoon visit, I ordered a latte and cranberry orange scone. While a pretty standard order, I was impressed with the freshness of the scone and the creamy-ness of the latte. I sat at the marble counter which faces the large windows and got to people watch while enjoying these treats.
Wanting to return to try breakfast, I pondered all the choices: oatmeal, breakfast burrito, frittata, baked goods, bagels ... but I decided on the country biscuit with scrambled eggs and aged cheddar cheese. I picked tomatoes instead of bacon (another option). As you can see in the picture, the biscuit was huge, but it was buttery and delicious. I would have liked the tomato slices to have been a little thinner, too. A little awkward to eat like a typical sandwich, I needed a knife and fork. None of these details really mattered because I made the right decision to eat this to kick start my day.
On another trip to Boston, I hope to check out South End Buttery's dinner menu.
South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118