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5 Best Brunches

Jackie Bryant, Bonnie Davidson, Angelina Lewis, Kalah Siegel and Jennifer Yun | June 29, 2017 | Feature National

Part of our 50 finest things on San Diego's food scene right now.
Bottega Americano's baked French toast with mascarpone whipped cream, toasted almonds, local berries, caramel and maple syrup

Now with five locations throughout San Diego, Breakfast Republic is an established icon among the brunch set. The settings offer cheeky decor sure to give you a chuckle, but the menu is serious business, with every breakfast desire from eggs to pancakes in reach. Locations vary

The legendary lavish Sunday brunch in the Crown Room reaches epic proportions for parties up to 10 people who book the VIP Chef's Table. In addition to the full buffet experience, perks include tableside cooking demos, reserve wine pairings and free-flowing Champagne. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.6611

Plant-based restaurant Café Gratitude is devoted to using 100 percent organic ingredients. Try the gluten-free cinnamon rolls or French toast; or the breakfast toast topped with mashed avocado and wasabi. Wash it all down with The Golden turmeric latte or a decadent almond butter cup shake. Not a bad way to start the day. 1980 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.736.5077

Chef Brian Malarkey's brunch menu at Herringbone is filled with sweet treats, from a pecan sticky bun to smoked salmon eggs Benedict. The Village haunt is also home to all-day rosé. 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, 858.459.0221

With Italy as culinary inspiration, Bottega Americano's brunch specializes in breakfast pizza (eggs, mozzarella, fontina, prosciutto cotto, bacon, caramelized onions and potatoes). 1195 Island Ave., East Village, 619.255.7800


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