I heard about Sugar Mags from a coworker when I was asking where to find a great breakfast, not a mediocre one like so often I have been accostomed to recently. So, when she recommended a little spot in nearby Gloucester, Mass., I was intrigued.
Voted Boston’s Best Breakfast in 2008 by “Boston Magazine,” Sugar Magnolia’s is a hot little breakfast spot located about 30 minutes north of downtown Boston in the city that is famous for being portrayed in the Mark Wahlberg/George Clooney movie “The Perfect Storm.” Gloucester is a little fishing town that has a picturesque harbor and Main Street vibe.
The breakfast menu is full of hearty dishes and staples like pancakes, French toast, hash, omelets, crab cakes and more.
Let’s take a closer at look inside:
We dined on a Sunday morning earlier this fall – shortly after a street running race had completed so the streets of Gloucester were full of energy (and hungry runners). The moderate wait (about 30 minutes) was spent outside the restaurant standing on the sidewalk with others waiting for the tables. There wasn’t much space for standing inside the restaurant.
Once inside, we were seated at the counter. We had to wind our way through the tight maze of tables, chairs and other diners to get there.
These little doughy balls of fried goodness were served with a side of pineapple tidbits and a brown sugar dipping sauce. It reminded me a lot of beignets from Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort that have collided with a luau in your mouth.
Yes, we finally found a great breakfast in metro Boston. It only took three-quarters of a year but this dish is well worth the drive to wake up to such a great meal!
Learn more about Sugar Mags at www.sugarmags.com.