Urban Oasis

Prior to the email regarding Sunday’s Boston Brunchers event, I had never heard of Avenue One at the Hyatt Regency Boston. I honestly didn’t know there was a hotel in its space, so I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived for brunch on Sunday and were taken to this beautiful terrace.

Avenue 1 at the Hyatt

I arrived to brunch with fellow bloggers and buddies, Alicia, Daisy, Megan, and Michelle, and after meeting a few fellow brunchers, we made a beeline to photograph the food. Always the food bloggers!

The spread was impressive! As we later learned from Chef Armetta, many of the Hyatt’s guests are international travelers accustomed to the meat and cheese available at breakfast in Europe. As a result, the brunch featured an impressive spread of cheeses including an Aged Grafton from Vermont. Chef Armetta’s emphasis on seasonal, local, and regional food was evident at every station.

cheese display

This gluten free granola not only took into account gluten free diets, but it also tasted great.


An entire table of pastries, fruit, jams, and muesli drew me right in. I am a huge muesli fan. It is the original overnight oats, only way better, and I thought this one was delicious, with big chunks of fruit and creamy oats. It was a little warm, but other than that, I loved it. I also had a couple of slivers of these beautiful pastries.


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Everything was incredibly fresh. Also available? Made to order, triple chocolate hotcakes, coddled eggs over arugula, omelets, lobster Eggs Benedict, and much more. I shared an omelet with Daisy but wasn’t feeling the best, so passed on some of the other items, all of which I want to try eventually.

Avenue 1 at the Hyatt

Chef Armetta did a great job introducing each brunch station to us, explaining his emphasis on local ingredients whenever possible. The blackberry jam even comes from blackberries he grows himself! Hearing that while kicking back in a quiet space in the middle of the city, surrounded by skyscrapers, made for a really neat experience. There is a clear connection from farm to table at Avenue One, something I wouldn’t expect from a major hotel chain, and I was thrilled not only to learn about Chefs efforts but also to taste his delicious food. If you are looking for a brunch buffet in Boston, Avenue One is right in Downtown Crossing and really worth checking out.

They also use their urban oasis for after work events with special cocktails, appetizers, and $4 Dos Equis beers. I will definitely be back this summer!

Hyatt Boston

The Hyatt’s terrace is a little bit of a hidden gem in Boston. Do you have a favorite hidden gem you would be willing to share? Winking smile

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Tags: Boston, brunch, events, local food

  1. Shannon’s avatar

    so so gorgeous! i love a good brunch :)

    great to see you last night! it was a little crazy, hopefully next time we can chat a bit more :)


  2. Megan’s avatar

    Such a fun brunch. I loved sitting outside on that terrace and finally enjoying a little sunshine. The food was fabulous as well.


  3. Ché @ Knight at the Restaurant’s avatar

    Oh that looks AWESOME. Those pastries are making me drool all over my desk.

    I’m amazed at how many outdoor spaces there are in Boston – they really seem to come out of the woodwork in the warmer months.


  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    What a fun brunch! I never knew about the patio there. One of my favorite urban oasis is Oleana — see ya there tonight!


  5. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Everything looks amazing! I’d love to try that granola


  6. Alicia’s avatar

    Your pictures look great….I want to try and recreate that gluten free granola…..its just so beautiful!


  7. Michelle’s avatar

    Sunday was a lot of fun and I was happy that the “gang” could reunite!


  8. Daisy’s avatar

    beautiful photos that really captured the event in all it’s glory!


  9. !Bridget’s avatar

    It was so great to see you on Sunday! Thats a bummer you werent feeling your best…you need to go back and try it all! I didn’t try the muesli but when the Chef came by our table and someone commented on it he said its delicious because he makes it with whipped cream! No wonder :)


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