I’d like to take the time to wish all the wonderful mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Without them, we would definitely not be here.
With it being Mother’s day, the options for brunch was very limited without expecting a super long wait. I ventured to one of the Northend’s prominent breakfast spots on Salem Street since it was the only place surprisingly not packed. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Theo’s Cozy Corner ,including how scrumptious the home fries are. On a normal weekend day between 10-11 a.m., the line usually is through the door around the corner however, with everyone busy making reservations for their families at other restaurants, we were sat immediately.
Upon entering the diner style restaurant, it was clear to see why there usually was a line out the door. As the name suggests, the restaurant is very small, therefore “cozy” and right at the corner of Salem Street and Sheafe Street. There was a good selection of breakfast options including Belgium Waffles, French Toasts, Breakfast sandwiches, home fries and much more. I ordered the stack of pancakes with chocolate chips and a side of home fries while my friend ordered the french toast with a side of bacon and home fries. Within five minutes we got our home fries. I normally like when home fries are a bit crispy and well seasoned and not just slabs of potato on a plate. The home fries at Theo’s was exactly what I wanted. Very savory and the portion was definitely filling. Trying to not finish all the home fries before the main dish came out, the pancakes and french toast came out around the same time, about 10 minutes later. For majority of restaurants I have been to around the Boston area, the food service here was surprisingly prompt.
The stack of pancakes consisted of about three large sized pancakes and butter. The pancakes were very soft and there was a good amount chocolate chips that were distributed perfectly so it didn’t feel like they all were in the center. The home fries were well seasoned but not too salty and the combination gave the savory and sweet flavor that I love when I have brunch.
For a quick bite on the weekend if you’re around the Northend, Theo’s Cozy Corner is definitely somewhere to go. I could say I was very satisfied with my brunch today. Word of advice: Get there early ! On Sundays they open from 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.