Don’t Hit Snooze on These 7 Delicious Brunch Dishes
When it comes to brunchin’, it’s essential to have a “go big or go home” mentality. After all, few folks go with the intention of only consuming 200 calories. And whether you prefer savory or sweet, we’ve rounded up seven a.m. dishes that’ll surely knock your slippers off and get you right out of bed. From cereal-inspired French toast to a juicy breakfast burger, these decadent brunch dishes are not ones to snooze on. Rise and shine!
Must-Order: Fruity Pebble French Toast
Known for its over-the-top cuisine and cocktails, Bosscat Kitchen + Libations sure puts on a show when it comes to a morning meal. And while it may be hard to decide between the Fruity Pebble French Toast and Apple Cheesecake Waffle, we say go with the one that “rocks your whole mouth!” Bosscat’s Fruity Pebble French Toast offers an ultra-sweet take on the classic breakfast staple with bacon, a condensed milk glaze and fresh berries. Feelin’ extra? Ask your waiter or waitress for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Must-Order: Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Doughnuts
For those who love the sweet and savory combination, Great Maple’s Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Doughnuts are a must. Drenched in warm maple syrup, this deep-fried dish is worth every calorie, but you won’t want to wait until the weekend to try it. Head to this modern American restaurant at Fashion Island during the week and treat yourself to pure decadence!
Must-Order: Monkey Bread
This one’s for the spice-loving sweet tooths out there! Lido Bottle Works’ signature Monkey Bread is crafted with housemade dough, dulce de leche, ancho and burnt orange cream! This indulgent delight is the perfect combo of sweet and spicy and pairs excellently with the restaurant’s new Chili Resolution cocktail made with chili-infused tequila, tangerine juice, fennel syrup and fresh lime juice!
Rendez Vous French Bakery & Cafe
Must-Order: French Tacos
Corona del Mar’s Rendez Vous Cafe offers locals and visitors a taste of authentic French cuisine with a brunch menu chock-full of omelettes, crêpes, pastries and desserts. But as much as we love a taste of Paris, this charming cafe whips up a mean pair of French tacos. Yes—you read that right—tacos. These come loaded with a variety of goodies like French fries, French pickles, cheese, tomatoes and eggs. You won’t even miss your croissant!
Must-Order: Crab Cake Benedict
What’s better than fresh seafood and Eggs Benedict? You guessed it—a Crab Cake Benedict! The Beachcomber in Crystal Cove may be known for its beachfront location, but boy, do they serve up one heck of a Crab Cake Benedict. This savory dish comes stacked with pan-fried blue crab cakes, two poached organic eggs and hollandaise sauce, all on an English muffin. If you’re a seafood lover, don’t miss out on this tasty creation!
Must-Order: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
Treat your tastebuds to a bayside brunch at Lighthouse Cafe on the Balboa Peninsula! This restaurant is located in the beautiful Marina Park and features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer unobstructed views of Newport Harbor. Order the Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, made with mascarpone cream sauce and blueberry coulis, for a treat that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth. But before you dig in, be sure to let your phone eat first—this short stack is totally ‘Grammable!
Must-Order: The “a.m.” Burger
A burger for breakfast? Sure, it may sound odd, but believe it or not, Newport Beach’s Eat Chow knows what they’re doing when it comes to a breakfast burger. With two fried eggs, crispy onions, cheddar cheese, hollandaise, applewood smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, tomato, avocado and a side of crispy breakfast potatoes, it’s no wonder The “a.m.” Burger is one of the most popular dishes on the menu.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger