As of last week I am officially a resident of the South End. I used to be over here all the time when I was a student at Northeastern; if my friends and I ever decided to venture out of our college bubble, more likely than not we would go to the South End. There have been a lot of changes to the area since I graduated like Columbus Cafe closing and Parish Cafe II opening RIGHT after I left (which I am still bitter about), but there are still a ton of classics from college that I'm starting to revisit. First on the list is Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, my favorite breakfast place in the city.
They have the best omelettes ever. If you know of a better one please let me know so I can try it for myself. First of all, they are HUGE, perfect for a start to busy weekday or a morning after a late night. After they're cooked in the saute pan on the stove, they are transferred into this oven above to finish it off, giving it a very slight golden brown crispiness on the outside.
What are some of your favorite breakfast places in the South End?
Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe
429 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
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About the authors
Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.