In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳
Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (50 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas. 🥂
Hours listed are when brunch menus are available, while price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.
$ ~ $20 or less per person $$ ~ $20-40 per person $$$ ~ $40+ per person
Morning Glory | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Dripping in velvet + Instagrammable vibes, this “it” spot is known for its soufflé pancakes; slide in during the week to avoid the weekend crowds.
Madi | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | This hip, colorful eatery on Adams Avenue makes brunch a whole lifestyle, and we’re not mad about it. Pro tip: Those Waffle Churro Sticks are game-changers.
Hash House A Go Go | Daily, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Huge hankering for brunch? Hit up this farmhouse-focused eatery in Hillcrest, order the Sage-Fried Chicken + Waffles, and for sure share with a friend.
Crushed | Daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | $ | Go for the sweet stuff — aka “Bresserts” — like the French Toast Sticks or Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes at two locations: Pacific Beach + North Park.
Flap Your Jacks | Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sat. + Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Each table is outfitted with its own pancake griddle, so you can flip your own pancakes — and add all kinds of toppings.
Café Gratitude | Daily, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | $ | We’re grateful for this veggie-forward brunch spot in Little Italyboasting dishes like Chik’N and Waffles (a chicken fried-style oyster mushroom) and a Tofu Scramble.
Kindred | Sat. + Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | So many veggie standouts on one menu — the Good Morning Captain featuring New England-style kimchi chickpea cakes has our attention.
Donna Jean | Sat. + Sun., 12-3 p.m. | $ | We spy tofu + breakfast potatoes in The Motherload scramble, Chicken Fried Shrooms, and Biscuits & Gravy.
Cafe21 Gaslamp | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | You had us at Veggie Power Bowl + Vegan French Toast.
The Presley | Sat. + Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | This breezy Liberty Station restaurant with plenty of patio seating boasts savory + sweet offerings; start your meal with the Parker House Rolls.
Little Frenchie | Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | A beautiful bistro on Coronado Island that’ll transport you to France — housemade pâtiserries and all.
Eggies | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Stacked breakfast sandwiches + layered egg creations served in jars make this an egg-cellent spot to grab a laid-back brunch across four locations: PB, North Park, La Jolla, and East Village.