Breakfast Sandwiches

Mike & Patty's: Fancy

Boston’s best ways to break your fast, hangover or no.

This serious Waltham deli strips the breakfast sandwich down to its bare elements, showcasing the simplicity of quality ingredients. The Egg & Cheese on English Muffin mixes fluffy egg and gooey American on a perfectly browned muffin, but the real draw is chef Joshua Smith’s sweet, soft homemade sausage. If you’d like to replicate the magic at home, head to Smith’s deli counter for a wide selection of house-cured meats sold under his New England Charcuterie label.

You’ll have to count down to Sunday brunch to get Inman Square favorite Puritan & Company’s take on the classic—but it’s worth the wait. The Croissant Breakfast Sandwich liberally stuffs said pastry with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar for a buttery, flaky endgame that’s the perfect ticket to a lazy Sunday.

Funky fusion spot Mei Mei may not technically serve breakfast, but that wouldn’t disqualify the Double Awesome from our list. This gloriously messy number folds scratch-made pesto, cheddar, super-oozy eggs, and a choice of bacon, ham, or turkey into a giant scallion pancake. It’s always available from Mei Mei’s mobile food truck, though you may want to bring your own wet-naps if you’ll be eating it on the go.

Sometimes we just can’t pick one. That’s certainly the case when it comes to the offerings at this tiny Bay Village spot—it’s a tossup between The Fancy, an egg-bacon masterpiece with cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion, and house mayo on expertly toasted multigrain, and the Breakfast Grilled Crack, which decadently matches its eggs and double bacon with three types of cheese on buttered sourdough. Attention, late-risers: Mike & Patty’s serves the full range of breakfast sandwiches through lunch, too.