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Zaftigs Delicatessen



335 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

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(617) 975-0075

  • Sun - Sat 8:00am - 10:00pm

Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch, Delis

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4.7 of 5.0 from 145 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
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  • Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
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  • Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
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  • Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
  • Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
  • Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
  • Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA
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  • Miriam GoldmanJewish style but NOT kosher. The knishes and borscht are some of the best.

    55555 by Miriam Goldman


  • Perry HOrdered sandwiches to go. Hot corned beef was excellent, hot pastrami fatty. Don't order the sour pickles, taste like they came from a jar in the midwest. Counter service was very acomodating.

    33333 by Perry H


  • Madonna MHBest brunch spot in Brookline!!! Get the eggs benedicts on top of latkes!!!

    55555 by Madonna MH


  • Apeksha ShenoyWe tried the Mac n Cheese, the Monte Cristo and Lemon Chicken but everything lacked flavor (and texture for the Mac n Cheese). Potato latkes were the only saviour. And why such uninterested waitstaff?

    33333 by Apeksha Shenoy


  • Aleksander MTheir knish are great. I also enjoyed the bagel crisps a lot.

    55555 by Aleksander M


  • Josue C!!!Potato Pancakes!!! All day.

    55555 by Josue C


  • Filiz SYummy yumm..

    55555 by Filiz S


  • Gianna N.I love all their breakfast options and the staff is super friendly

    55555 by Gianna N.


  • Pompeyo Cthey are not open monday until 8

    55555 by Pompeyo C


  • Doctor BGreat sandwiches & soup. Great prices, friendly staff.

    55555 by Doctor B


  • Michael LGrilled pastrami and Swiss. NOT just a pastrami sandwich and NOT just "hot pastrami" (that's just a kind of meat). Grilled pastrami and Swiss. Great sandwich.

    55555 by Michael L


  • Shelly W.It's not easy to find great chopped liver, and they do it like your bubbie would!

    55555 by Shelly W.


  • Nicholas CGet the soup and a sandwich.

    33333 by Nicholas C


  • Barzillai KExcellent location! $20 gets you in the backdoor... Well worth it! (Just kidding!)

    55555 by Barzillai K


  • Art V.Get the banana stuffed French toast or the empire eggs.

    55555 by Art V.


  • Peter AIt's all about the banana stuffed French toast!

    55555 by Peter A


  • Haleigh RI love the Empire Eggs. However, now that I found out I have celiac disease I can not enjoy it anymore. They still have a great gluten free menu.

    55555 by Haleigh R


  • Greg GTry the banana stuffed French toast, it's great

    55555 by Greg G


  • @BostonAttitudeOne of the Best Breakfast spots in Brookline, The pancakes are my favorite.

    55555 by @BostonAttitude


  • Rawan 🎀 BEgg benedict with avocado is so good.

    55555 by Rawan 🎀 B


  • Mark G.If you eat breakfast here and do not order the Empire Eggs, you're doing it wrong.

    33333 by Mark G.


  • Nathalie AssensIncredible grilled cheese. All is good you can't go wrong

    55555 by Nathalie Assens


  • Meg FarmerCan't go wrong with brunch here. Egg BLT - tasty, filling, well cooked.

    55555 by Meg Farmer


  • Max SaberI've never been disappointed once in the eight years I've been going to Zaftigs. The brunch is out of this world, their homefries are where it's at!

    55555 by Max Saber


  • JessicaBagel chips! Brunch is amazing, but be prepared to wait.

    55555 by Jessica


  • Dana C.Never disappointed here. Corned beef hash is unbelievably tasty and the bagel chips are an awesome start to the meal.

    55555 by Dana C.


  • Olivia S.banana stuffed french toast topped w/ date butter & fresh berries? ...get ready for the itis!

    55555 by Olivia S.


  • Merida WrightIncredible French toast!

    55555 by Merida Wright


  • WayneThe Lupo is absolutely amazing! It's so big, you might die after eating it.

    55555 by Wayne


  • Yera H.There's nothing you can get here that you won't be in love with

    55555 by Yera H.


  • Jeremy K.1 hour+ wait on weekends. Vastly overrated in comparison to anything you can get in NY. Service is slow.

    33333 by Jeremy K.


  • Daniel T.Matzoh ball soup is truly the best cold remedy. Get some Jewish penicillin when you're here.

    55555 by Daniel T.


  • BJ C.Brunch menu is absolutely incredible. Almost always a line out the door, thought, gotta get here super early.

    55555 by BJ C.


  • David H.A great place for breakfast with kids. Put your name in and wait at the park next door!

    55555 by David H.


  • Sharon ChungGreat brunch, loves the eggs Benedict

    55555 by Sharon Chung


  • Jon B.Always start with Chelsey's Cheese Fries ... after the complimentary bagel chips of course.

    55555 by Jon B.


  • w CAmazing eggs Benedict. Street parking.

    55555 by w C


  • Michael L.Mentioned by @ihnatko on Macbreak Weekly

    55555 by Michael L.


  • Adam S.Can't-miss breakfast menu. Turkey hash, generous omelets, open-faced challah BLT, anything off the griddle. If you're with a group, get an order of pancakes or French toast for the table.

    55555 by Adam S.


  • Susie I.Get the lox scramble. Yum!

    55555 by Susie I.


  • Ricky C.Saw Jon Lester grabbing a late lunch with his family on a Friday. Bostonians we're totally chill and let him enjoy his meal in peace.

    55555 by Ricky C.


  • Drew LGreat deli food

    55555 by Drew L


  • Monia NI love Zaftigs!! Everything is great!!

    55555 by Monia N


  • Andres KTry the Bbq brisket quesadilla, it's delicious. Very crowded on weekends during brunch time so get here early, it's worthy

    55555 by Andres K


  • Phoenix R.Never disappoints!!! Honestly the best restaurant in town!!!

    55555 by Phoenix R.


  • Gaspard v.Order one thing at a time. Dishes are big !

    55555 by Gaspard v.


  • @BostonAttitudeBanana Stuffed French Toast!! and you can Thank me Later

    55555 by @BostonAttitude


  • Elaine L.Empire eggs, ftw!!!

    55555 by Elaine L.


  • Javier L.good deli at coolidge corner

    55555 by Javier L.


  • Evan J.I find the food to be very hit or miss. Definitely try the loaded latkes though.

    55555 by Evan J.


  • Areej S.Good service ♥, delicious breakfast

    55555 by Areej S.


  • Derek C.Slowest. Service. Ever.

    11111 by Derek C.


  • Claire C.Corned beef is so good!

    55555 by Claire C.


  • Robin G.The food is absolutely fantastic and homemade! To die for :)

    55555 by Robin G.


  • Leigh G.The brisket chili is BOMB if chili is your thing

    55555 by Leigh G.


  • Lessa C.Empire Eggs and/or Banana stuffed French Toast - worth the wait!

    55555 by Lessa C.


  • Shivani S.The banana stuffed French toast and herb chicken are my favorites.

    55555 by Shivani S.


  • Michael H.Homemade banana french toast one of a kind delicious

    55555 by Michael H.


  • AdamCome early on a Sunday because anytime after 12 will be an absolute madhouse and you can wait up to an hour for 2!!

    33333 by Adam


  • Celeste S.always delicious - three fish plate, yum and they have a gluten-free menu - just be prepared to wait a VERY long time but it's worth it

    55555 by Celeste S.


  • Linda C.Their omelet is so gooood.

    55555 by Linda C.


  • Steve L.Today and last week the cupcakes I got were starting to go stale.

    22222 by Steve L.


  • Greg M.Gravy fries and corned beef sandwich for the win

    55555 by Greg M.


  • SiLanGood brunch place. Expect a long wait. So get here early and make sure all your party is there to be seated. Recommendations: Empire Eggs, San Francisco Joe's Special and Banana Stuffed French Toast.

    55555 by SiLan


  • Sir Topham H.Don't go on Christmas — they'll be closed! #WTF

    22222 by Sir Topham H.


  • Marissa W.Salmon quesadilla. Forever & always.

    55555 by Marissa W.


  • Nick S.Get everything because it is all delicious!

    55555 by Nick S.


  • Dana F.Om nom nom bagel chips + spread are money.

    55555 by Dana F.


  • Christina B.Worth the hour wait... Everything is amazing from the chocolate French toast to the banana stuffed French toast to the eggs Benedict.

    55555 by Christina B.


  • Steve L.Try the Matzo Ball Soup, Potato Pancakes, Sweet Noodle Koogle, Whoopie Pies, and Boston Cream Cupcake.

    55555 by Steve L.


  • Rue La LaIf there's one thing we need when we go here, it's the potato latkes. Traditional, savory, and served with sides of sour cream and applesauce. Perfect for an app or as a meal on their own.

    55555 by Rue La La


  • Eddie M.Try the Banana Stuffed French Toast - in a Bourbon-Vanilla batter with date butter and berries. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Eddie M.


  • MichaelBest (bottomless) fresh-squeezed lemonade- in the world.

    55555 by Michael


  • Nicole M.A bit off campus, Zaftigs is huge at BU with both students and parents! You can't go wrong with any meal. Expect to wait, but so worth it! Coffee is amazing - try the chocolate raspberry french toast.

    55555 by Nicole M.


  • greg s.Bloody Mary with sale? NOT GOOD. Everything else? Delicious!!

    55555 by greg s.


  • Jessica A.Potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce are a must. Stuffed French toast is everything you think it would be and more.

    55555 by Jessica A.


  • Sofia P.My fav breakfast spot. Can't get enough of the lox and the challah bread French toast!

    55555 by Sofia P.


  • Molly B.The coffee is like crack. SO GOOD.

    55555 by Molly B.


  • MeganGreat salads!!

    55555 by Megan


  • Yoav S.Best chicken soup in Boston, good when you're sick.

    55555 by Yoav S.


  • Eric L.There is free (no meter) 2-hour parking on Stedman St. a couple blocks away.

    55555 by Eric L.


  • Olivia D.The banana stuffed French toast is unreal. I literally almost ordered another one right after I finished

    55555 by Olivia D.


  • WayneNHTry the Dr. Browns soda, latkes and leave room for the desserts.

    55555 by WayneNH


  • BU OffCampus CouncilAmazing prices and excellent breakfast selection. Try their Empire Eggs next time you're in the area!

    55555 by BU OffCampus Council


  • Stephanie S.There's usually a wait, but it's never as long as they say it will be.

    55555 by Stephanie S.


  • BU TodayIf you don't mind a line that sometimes spills out the door, you'll be happy to learn that the quest for the perfect Reuben sandwich ends at Zaftigs! Take yours to go if you want to avoid a crowd.

    55555 by BU Today


  • Kevin W.Sandwiches bigger than your face. Stuff yourself and then digest while watching a movie across the street.

    55555 by Kevin W.


  • Alwyn V.Try the Reuben Sandwich - Succulent combination of dark rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Alwyn V.


  • Alwyn V.Try the chicken, cilantro, avocado & jack egg scramble - Deliciousness embraced by bread. Tangy, tasty and a perfect combination of ingredients. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Alwyn V.


  • Jake S.While the breakfast sandwich is excellent, the potato pancakes are the main attraction here.

    55555 by Jake S.


  • Allison C.Corned beef hash is most excellent

    55555 by Allison C.


  • Peter C.Can't go wrong with the challah french toast.

    55555 by Peter C.


  • Sonia M.Zaftigs def got the pot part down pat with good gravy and a variety of veggies, but the pie portion was a square of puff pastry. Delicious for sure, but not quite a pot-PIE per se. I know: purists!

    55555 by Sonia M.


  • Jamme C.Adore this place! Try Salmon & Corn Salad; it's amazing!

    55555 by Jamme C.


  • Lincoln L.If you're looking for a real Deli, go to NYC.

    55555 by Lincoln L.


  • BU TodaySome favorites from our review: Pastrami and Swiss sandwich with French fries and potato. The Caesar salad is delightful, but don’t bother getting it with chicken.

    55555 by BU Today


  • Chuck T.Here for the soup

    33333 by Chuck T.


  • Linda T.banana stuffed french toast is the best in boston.

    55555 by Linda T.


  • Kara B.The latkes are to die or at least kill for

    55555 by Kara B.


  • Hillel K.The bagel chips are the best and the omelets are great

    55555 by Hillel K.


  • Heidi W.Don't miss the banana stuffed French toast! It's legendary.

    55555 by Heidi W.


  • Laura C.Order the potato pancakes. Reminds me of the high holidays!

    55555 by Laura C.


  • RueBostonIf there's one thing we need when we go here, it's the potato latkes. Traditional, savory, and served with sides of sour cream and applesauce. Perfect for an app or as a meal on their own.

    55555 by RueBoston


  • Kate Z.Crazy line for Sunday brunch but delish! Potato pancakes with lox is amazing and huge portion- definitely big enough to split with 2 people!!

    55555 by Kate Z.


  • Brian B.Line up 1 hr before you want to have Sunday brunch - it's worth it and then some.

    33333 by Brian B.


  • Jessica A.Every single breakfast item can cause an overdose of chocolate, or sweets, or of sheer yummy goodness. Totally worth it.

    55555 by Jessica A.


  • UrbanAmpEverything is delicious here, but best come early or plan your day on the weekends - the brunch line can get long!

    55555 by UrbanAmp


  • Deanna B.Great Breakfasts!

    55555 by Deanna B.


  • Chrysanthe T.granola pancakes=zomg.

    55555 by Chrysanthe T.


  • Demian MThe potato pancakes and smoked salmon are amazing.

    55555 by Demian M


  • Chris P.This place is terribly overrated for breakfast? Been here a few times and it constantly disappoints. On a positive note, the coffee is good! Don't waste your time (long lines) and money($$$) here.

    22222 by Chris P.


  • Jason S.Try the BBQ brisket quesadilla... Heaven!

    55555 by Jason S.


  • The FeastGet here early for Brunch to avoid long waits—be sure to ask for extra bagel chips to start, and get the blintzes and a side order of fat potato pancakes.

    55555 by The Feast


  • Thomas DThe smoked maple bacon will blow your mind right off your head, delish!!!

    55555 by Thomas D


  • Jonathan S.Can't beat their grilles cheese challah paired with chicken matzo soup -- yummy in my tummy!

    55555 by Jonathan S.


  • andrew b.This is the best, you cant beat this place. Not your traditional Jewish Deli.

    55555 by andrew b.


  • Adam S.The fried egg BLT on challah is my go-to breakfast and the hot roast beef sandwich with mushroom gravy is a go-to lunch. This is a can't miss menu overall.

    55555 by Adam S.


  • FoodspottingTry the Rueben

    55555 by Foodspotting


  • Jess P.pass on the chocolate french toast (meh) - opt instead for the two best things on the menu: empire eggs & banana-stuffed french toast.

    55555 by Jess P.


  • Adam M.The hummus platter was great and an AMAZING value for the $7 cost. Wait to sit was much less than estimated.

    55555 by Adam M.


  • Richard MEmpire Eggs are amazing!

    55555 by Richard M


  • Amanda TBanana walnut pancakes w. Date butter are dairy free! And delicious! I'm lactose intolerant & never get to order restaurant pancakes, great find

    55555 by Amanda T


  • Naomi D.Best deli sandwiches. Best half sour pickles. So yummy.

    55555 by Naomi D.


  • Kyle P.If you're hungry, try the Lupo. That's my go-to.

    55555 by Kyle P.


  • Joyce L.empire eggs ~ an amazing meal!!

    55555 by Joyce L.


  • Jessica H.The open-faced turkey sandwich with cranberries is excellent. Like turkey dinner on a piece of bread

    55555 by Jessica H.


  • Max AEXCELLENT place to get FAT

    55555 by Max A


  • Laura C.Bagel chips and cream cheese before the meal are great! But only after noon.

    33333 by Laura C.


  • Boon Y.Love the Rueben, as well as the New Yorker. Whitefish is also excellent!! :-)

    55555 by Boon Y.


  • Dan B.Breakfast served all day & night. Go for the Banana-Walnut pancakes with butter, then walk down the street for a movie at Coolidge Corner Theatre.

    55555 by Dan B.


  • Felipe G.If you happen by Brookline for brunch you should try Zaftig's. Try the banana stuffed french toast for breakfast or the Lupo sandwhich for lunch.

    55555 by Felipe G.


  • amlom ..you might have to wait a long while, but the latkes are worth it. with apple sauce. and so is their cobb salad.

    55555 by amlom ..


  • Lisa A.Fantastic brunch spot - worth the wait.

    55555 by Lisa A.


  • Mohamed MBanana Stuffed French toast are the best a must try .....

    55555 by Mohamed M


  • aaron c.In the mood for a sandwich? The 7th avenue is the way to go. Get some cupcakes on the way out too... they're awesome

    55555 by aaron c.


  • Erin F.I love coming here for brunch and getting the banana-stuffed french toast! They also have great Jewish-American menu selections for lunch and dinner!

    55555 by Erin F.


  • Rob W.The LupoHot brisket layered between two potato pancakes, vegetable gravy and horseradish

    55555 by Rob W.


  • Nicholas K.On the children's menu, a lot of the words in the word find are backwards. Eraweb...

    33333 by Nicholas K.


  • Nicholas K.Here's a tip, when trying to help the kids find the right trail home, follow the second from the left. Everything else is a dead end!

    22222 by Nicholas K.


  • Nils GOn the childrens menu, the only thing to color in is a snow man...

    33333 by Nils G


  • Rich K.The Raphel open faced turkey sandwich with mash and cran apricot chutney is the ultimate comfort food

    55555 by Rich K.


  • Annie S.Fantastic breakfast!

    55555 by Annie S.


  • Eric A.Don't get the Challah bread toast - it's more bland than plain white bread!

    33333 by Eric A.


  • Eric A.Plan on a 45-60 minute wait Saturday and Sunday mornings, *all* morning

    55555 by Eric A.


  • sheri k.The line to get in sucks, but the San Francisco Joe Eggs are really one of the best things you can for breakfast in Boston.

    55555 by sheri k.


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