Twin Donuts – Union Square, Allston, MA


Twin Donuts has been a staple in union square in Allston – everyone has seen the can’t-miss sign on the restaurant roof is almost as recognizable as the Citgo sign (okay, that’s a bit of a stretch). But the establishment has been in existence since 2001.

Another unique thing about Twin Donuts is that it opens at 4 a.m. It’s a favorite spot to not only Allston residents, but also to those who get up early to go to work – the everyday man (or woman).

I did not get up at 4 a.m. on a weekday to go eat at Twin Donuts, but rather 11:00 am on a Sunday morning.

This is your classic diner with a great menu selection of all the breakfast places. The dishes are nothing fancy but in terms of the quality, it sure does the job. A bonus to how great the food tastes is how cheap it is. It’s a real value deal considering how great the quality of food is.

I ended up ordering a breakfast sandwich. The deal with the breakfast sandwiches is you can mix and match different breads and meats. I went with the sausage on a croissant with egg and cheese. I was glad I went with the croissant- it was fresh and buttered up nicely. I ordered a side of corned beef hash (one of my favorite side dishes) and I was not disappointed in the least. Sizable serving too.

TL;DR: Twin Donuts is much more than just a restaurant with a cool sign: it’s a diner and donut shop that’s worth your morning and your money!

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