With near-perfect weather and an active population that rises early, San Diego is a city that truly thrives during the daytime. So, it follows that quality brunch options are at a premium all across the county. Here are the latest brunch happenings from recently-opened restaurants, older restaurants unveiling new services or others well-versed in the eggs Benedict and mimosa game that regularly switch things up.
Enjoy brunch at Oceanside’s Bagby Beer Company, which is serving up much more than beer and bar grub. Choose from build-your-own mimosas, vegan hash, $2 draught beer specials or chicken chilaquiles, to give a few examples. Brunch, which is kid and dog-friendly, is served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Farmer & The Seahorse
Farmer & The Seahorse offers al fresco brunch with live music every Sunday. Menu favorites include multi-grain pancakes, chilaquiles, and a Moroccan scramble. Also: mimosas, which come with unlimited bottle service for $20. Guests can choose from five juices to accompany each bottle of bubbly: triple rosemary berry, pineapple mango, traditional orange juice, grapefruit, and blood orange. Farmer & the Seahorse offers mimosa bottle service on Sundays from 10am-2pm.
The Grass Skirt
Pacific Beach tiki bar The Grass Skirt officially launched its tiki Sunday brunch in April. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can munch on green papaya salad, the Fiji albacore bowl, tender belly pulled pork sliders and the smoked salmon rice bowl. Special brunch cocktails include the Lychee Li, a blend of gin, lychee, lemon, pineapple, Peychaud’s bitters; and the Good Morning Vietnam, prepared with Trinidad rum, coconut rum, coffee.
A new spring brunch menu was recently launched at Tidal. Selections include an acai and granola bowl or an egg foo yung shrimp omelet with Chinese sausage.
Herb & Wood in Little Italy launched brunch this past April, which is served between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. On the menu are dutch baby soufflé pancakes, a Jamón Ibérico Benedict and scallop ceviche. Brunch cocktails and a special brunch dessert menu are also available.