THE CROWN ROOM
Dine under the famed crown-shaped
chandeliers at the legendary Hotel del
Coronado, whose lavish brunch wows with
carving stations, international fare, succulent seafood, a serious bloody mary bar and
an eye-popping candy and dessert spread.
LITTLE LION CAFE
This Point Loma favorite has a striking
menu that runs the gamut from decadent
Dutch baby soufflé-like pancakes with
whipped cream and berries to healthy fare
like chia seed pudding, poached eggs on
organic greens, and their Mermaid Bowl
with coconut yogurt nuts and hemp seeds.
CLAIRE’S ON CEDROS
At this charming bungalow in Solana
Beach, you’ll find farm-fresh omelets, signature “Clairecake” pancakes, biscuits
and gravy, salmon cake Benedict and
housemade baked goods.
SNOOZE, AN A.M. EATERY
Big, bold decor meets an inventive menu,
which features cinnamon roll pancakes,
the art of hollandaise, mix-and-match eggs
and boozy cocktails like a Drunken Dirty
Chai with coffee liqueur and rum. Locations in Hillcrest, La Jolla and Del Mar.
This retro-cool spot in Hillcrest is known
for its made-to-order maple bacon donuts,
but the house-smoked beef brisket hash
and the Johnny’s Lolliwaffles with dipping
goodness do not disappoint.
Enjoy Creole and Cajun dishes from the
Big Easy on the patio of this new North
Park haunt, like the LP Sardou: steak and
creamed spinach on an English muffin,
topped with crab boil poached eggs, and
marchand de vin and béarnaise sauce.
It’s Kiwi-style brunch set in a quaint
Craftsman house where plush sheep hang
from the ceiling and dogs are welcome on
the patio. Think blue cheese lamb burgers,
chicken and waffles, and peach sangria.
It’s a perfect stop after strolling Saturday’s farmers market in Little Italy.
This South Park newcomer is an instant favorite for brunching on biscuits and gravy,
peanut butter waffles, breakfast burritos and
the tasty Uppers & Downers—horchata vodka with cold-brew coffee and Ancho Reyes.
Bacon, bloodys and Benedicts. Who doesn’t love this casual
weekend meal? It’s decadent and delicious, explaining why
San Diego is brimming with bruncheries worth lingering in.
This hip weekend
brunch spot in Carls-
bad serves up dishes
prepared in a wood-
burning oven or over
an open flame. There
are even smoke-
infused cocktails, so
send the kiddos out
to play in the 12-foot
teepee and indulge.
Kids dig the funky
design and treats like
Oreo pancakes and
bacon mac ’n’ cheese,
while Mom and Dad
can share a shrimp
and ricotta frittata,
and Brussels sprouts
loaded with bacon.
Plus 20 beers on tap.
Parents can kick
back and enjoy their
chilaquiles, steak and
eggs, and punchy
bloody marys, while
kids can race about
on the lawn and play
corn hole after their
waffles. Dining in
the Airstream located
inside is another hit
with the small fries.