Martin’s Coffee Shop

Spork Rating: 4


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Brookline Village
  • Cuisine: Diner
  • Price:  Cheap Eats.  Just about everything is under $12.
  • Hours: 8am-3pm daily
  • Reservations:  No
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids

Red star_15x15 If you arrive during peak breakfast times, just stop in at the cashier up front and give your name.  They are pretty accurate with their wait time estimates and due to speedy service, tables turn over quickly, so the wait is rarely longer than 15-20 minutes.

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Kids are welcome at this cozy, delicious, friendly and lesser known breakfast hot spot.  Martin’s offers all the traditional breakfast fare, from omelettes and eggs every way to pancakes and waffles, as well as tasty sandwich and salad options for lunch.  Older kids will love sitting at the counter and watching the cooks in action, and the littler ones will enjoy the people watching from the elevated area in the back where they keep the larger tables as well as a stack of high chairs and booster seats.

Red star_15x15 The space is limited in this long and narrow establishment.  You’re best bet is leaving the stroller in the car or at home.  If you bring the stroller, leave it outside on the sidewalk before you enter, or fold it up before you step inside, and then stash it in the way back next to the high chairs.

family friendly restaurant Martin's French Toast

photo credit: Martin’s Coffee Shop


Fantastic.  The staff always greets kids with a smile.  This is a family friendly restaurant with a self-serve atmosphere when it comes to seating and setting up the high chair. But the wait staff will happily lend you a hand stashing a stroller and pulling out a high chair if you need an extra hand.

Main Menu:

All your breakfast (and lunch) favorites at affordable prices.  Favorites include:

  • Any omelette on the menu
  • Egg and cheese, etc. sandwiches
  • The fruit plate/bowl–big enough to split between a family of 4
  • Lunch salads

Kid’s Menu:

There’s no kid’s menu here, but they’ll do single egg or pancake orders and with all the options on side dishes, your little ones will dine like kings.

family friendly restaurant Martin's Sandwiches

photo credit: Martin’s Coffee Shop


Nearby Attractions:

  • JFK Birthplace
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Longwood Medical Area
  • Riverway/Olmstead Parks
  • Larz Anderson Park


  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • T accessible

Getting There:

  • T accessible from the Green Line’s D Line, Brookline Village stop
  • There’s usually plenty of metered parking on Harvard St., surrounding side streets, as well as several municipal lots within 2 blocks.