This past weekend, my husband & I went to Boston to see a good friend get married. In order to maximize our time, get the best price, and only stay one night away from the baby we took a 7AM flight (that required a 4:30AM wake up call…) to land in Boston at 9AM. The wedding was about 1.5 hours away in Connecticut, but we had plenty of time to kill before the ceremony.
One of my favorite spots to eat brunch in Boston is The Beehive. My friend who was getting married introduced us to this cute jazz place in the South End almost 2 years ago, and we’ve been dying to go back! The weather was incredible, so we gave up our reservation for a table inside to wait an extra 30 minutes for outdoor seating. It was well worth the wait!!
I opted for the Johnny Cake w/ avocado, pico de gallo & pork while Kyle got a poutine topped with braised short rib & poached eggs. Delicious! We each got fun cocktails – I got the Queen Bee, the signature martini made with vodka, grapefruit juice, edelflower & champagne. Kyle got a Blood & Whiskey that had blood orange, whiskey, passion fruit & bitters. It was a little sweet for my taste, but delicious nonetheless.
After brunch, we drove a mile over to Newbury Street to walk off brunch & then of course, grab cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes. I love walking down Newbury Street, and going into the Boston Public Garden to look at the flowers & swan boats. Newbury Street reminds me of Chicago, and in the spring/summer, there isn’t a better place to be in my opinion. I was telling Kyle that I wished we could bottle up that section of Boston and transplant it closer to us in Indianapolis. He told me not to get any ideas about moving closer to Boston…and I agreed. There’s something about the history, the hustle & bustle, the food, the shopping…all of it…that makes me wish we could stay for a couple weeks each summer. Maybe one day!
Before hitting the road to Connecticut, I had to stop at a coffee shop to grab some coffee beans to take home & get a good latte. If you’re ever in Boston, I highly recommend checking out Render Coffee. They are a Counter Culture cafe and serve beans roasted in Maine (that’s what I brought home, anyway!) and have the cutest glass atrium you can sit and work from. The coffee was fantastic, but I expected nothing less. Unfortunately we were in a rush to get on the road so I had to take the coffee to go, but I will be returning again soon!!
Next time you’re in Boston you must try The Beehive for brunch, Newbury Street & Boston Public Gardens for a nice stroll, and end the afternoon with coffee at Render Coffee. We did all of that between 10AM-1PM so imagine if you had the full day to explore!