Only at Brunch: San Diego's Extravagant Buffets, Innovative a la Carte Menus



Brunch in San Diego isn’t just for holidays and special occasions. This popular meal can be enjoyed on any weekend, and even some weekdays, in hotels and trendy restaurants across the county. It’s family-friendly, ranges from casual to upscale, and might just cure your hangover blues. Wasabi Bloody Mary? Bring it on, but save room--San Diego chefs have turned brunch into quite a culinary event that isn't just about eggs and bacon.

Brunch in San Diego exists in the all-you-can-eat buffet style, such as the seven stations at the Crown Room where you may also partake in bottomless mimosas. Or, perhaps you'd just like to try a gigantic cinnamon roll at Urban Solace, where the brunch menu is a la carte. Either way, these restaurants have offerings and experiences that are completely exclusive to brunch.

If you're having trouble deciding where to go, we’ve made a list of San Diego’s 10 best brunches. While there are lot of places that offer breakfast until late in the day, these venues have a proper brunch menu. We’ve done our best to list the days that brunch is offered, but let’s face it, you should call ahead as things can and do change. It would definitely behoove you to make a reservation in advance, too.

Allow enough time for a post-brunch nap. These innovative brunches are so good that you’ll surely want to indulge.




Located steps away from the ocean, The Shores Restaurant has one of the best views in all of San Diego. It is almost as if you can reach out the window and touch the sand. Sunday brunch is a la carte and features favorites such as huevos...  Read More


Hash House A Go Go


Modern diner Hash House A Go Go specializes in BIG "Twisted Farm Food" so bring your appetite. For brunch (served a la carte), indulge in a plate of hash with meatloaf, salmon, or corned beef. Try flapjacks such as the traditional buttermilk...  Read More




Owned and operated by Chef Matt Gordon and his wife, Urban Solace in North Park offers brunch-goers two options. "Blunch" on Saturdays includes breakfast-type items such as Kitchen Sink Biscuits and Gravy, Eggaroni (cheesy macaroni and egg baked...  Read More


Whisknladle


With a farm-to-table approach, Whisknladle succeeds in making simple food taste extraordinary. The menu changes with the season and is void of fuss. Everything is made from scratch, including the tonics and purees for the artisanal cocktails....  Read More


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North Park


Located about 1.5 miles away from Qualcomm Stadium, Cafe 21 is a great option for any reason. This extremely popular restaurant is Turkish and if you don't order the baklava... well, let's just say you should. The restaurant is so popular that...  Read More


Le Fontainebleau


The Westgate Hotel is meant to be a re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles with antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, plush carpets and brocade chairs. Le Fontainebleau, the hotel's modern-French restaurant, hosts an...  Read More




Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey of TLC's Mega Bites and Bravo's Top Chef, opened Searsucker in the heart of San Diego's trendy Gaslamp Quarter. Champagne Sunday brunch is an excellent time to try this venue, which also made our list of San Diego's...  Read More




Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, located in Hillcrest, is sort of how you'd imagine breakfast with the Jetsons to be. Decor is retro and full of vibrant colors. Try the Sandwich I Am, which is an Udi's soft pretzel roll with eggs, cheese and sausage...  Read More




Sunday brunch in the Crown Room at the Hotel del Coronado has been a long-time local favorite and award-winning year after year. Patrons dine under Victorian-era, dark vaulted ceilings and stunning crown chandeliers. Seven dining stations...  Read More


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Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie

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