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South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
+1 617-482-1015
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“cupcakes” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delightful unpretentious but professional cafe/restaurant. Ground floor looks OK but the basement is charming and cozy and the place to go for a really pleasant experience. Menu is not extensive but well thought out and offers something for all tastes. The apple dessert is wonderful....More

Thank pogee06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I stopped here out of desperation after trying to find brunch in Back Bay but it turned out to be a good coffee shop with a relaxed vibe. The bagels and coffee were good and the staff were fine, just not the...More

1  Thank Phatbloke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation - this place is packed on the weekends! Great brunch and very reasonably priced. Try the French toast! It’s heavenly!

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner recently with several girlfriends. We were seated right away, even though we were not all there, which I really appreciate. The waiter may have been new, he seemed a little unsure, but he could have been more attentive in terms of getting...More

Thank Bos7474
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solo dinner while on business in Boston. Food was excellent (Brussels sprouts were amazing!) staff was very nice. The downstairs atmosphere was so cozy and quaint. This is on my list of places to return when I am in Boston next.

Thank Angelique H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast after having spent the prior 2 days eating at local diners. A very different experience. I preferred the food here, but the diners won hands down for service and seating. We had to wait in a confused gaggle to place...More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had dinner at the South End Buttery on a Friday night. The hostess was not particularly welcoming, but our server was lovely once we had a table. The seating was at a banquet style table, and chairs on the outside of the table were...More

Thank 60745Mary
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were having lunch at Coppa down the street and one member of our party had a birthday. Prior to lunch, host at Coppa suggested going here to get a cupcake for birthday. When I got to bakery side of this restaurant, I got pieces...More

Thank BostonTravelalot
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My husband and I have eaten at The Buttery several times - dinner and brunch. We recently went back and were enchanted all over again. A lovely, simple salad with a really fresh dressing started our meal. Then I ordered the vegetable bolognese which had...More

Thank Laura02116
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have been going to the buttery for years and have always found my food to have been prepared well. The pastry and bakery items are all great! Personally I like the morning glory muffins. I find the ordering process a little chaotic and unclear...More

Thank CarlaVPM
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Questions & Answers
Buzz M
1 July 2017|
Response from FlyAaron | Reviewed this property |
The cafe opens every day at 6am but you may want to call or check their website about lunch or dinner times.
Eleanor A
24 August 2016|
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Response from Bill V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Great place I'm sure they will help you if you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
    (Union Park)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-1015
  • E-mail
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