Since 5757 (aka 1997), this up-market delicatessen has creatively interpreted Jewish classics. Empire Eggs are Benedict-like, but substitute Brooklyn-made smoked salmon and crispy, thick potato pancakes for the traditional Canadian bacon and English muffin. The Roughrider Omelette features flavorful house-made corned beef hash. And the beloved Banana-Stuffed French Toast is a sweet engineering marvel. Breakfast is served all day at both the Brookline and Natick locations, so no need to go during the weekend rushes.
335 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617-975-0075, and 1298 Worcester Street, Sherwood Plaza, Natick, 508-653-4442, zaftigs.com