Jazz brunches: Stuffy, a bit upscale, not for everyone. That’s how we might think of the jazz brunch, but at Johnny D’s, right in the heart of Davis Square, Somerville, you will find a laid-back jazz brunch that will keep you coming back. With a children’s menu, and even a collection of toys for the kids to play with, you can tell right off the bat that this isn’t just for adults. The jazz being played is not just typical jazz standards, but also a variety of modern day pop songs converted to a jazz guitar. Since there are eight regular mimosas to choose from, plus the weekly special, this is definitely a place to cut loose a bit.
The absolute best thing about Johnny D’s jazz brunch, though, is the food. The home fries are, like, wow! Seasoned with garlic and salt, it is almost impossible to leave any behind. Their omelettes are fluffier, and stuffed with more food than at most breakfast joints. Most of the dishes come with home-made oatmeal, and you can always add on some cheddar grits. Johnny D’s is great for your vegan and vegetarian friends as well, stocking soy milk for the coffee, and offering a vegan breakfast scramble. So come on into Johnny D’s (note: Saturday afternoons are not as crowded as Sundays), get a Summer Cha Cha (chocolate milk with blended bananas and ice), and try one of the many specials (like the shaved steak-and-eggs breakfast quesadilla, pictured above with a chipotle ranch sauce), or get a classic breakfast like the Belgian waffles with candied pecans!
Johnny D’s [Official Site]