The 7 Best Brunch Places in San Diego

Posted on 20 Jun, 2019

Everyone loves brunch, a meal that combines the best of breakfast and lunch. Mimosas? Check. Eggs? Check. Pancakes? Check. And as the weather warms up, there are more chances to enjoy brunch outside. Here are seven of the top-rated brunch spots on Yelp and TripAdvisor near Weston in San Diego.

Werewolf serves brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – plenty of time to eat before your big weekend adventure or after your morning outing. Order a classic like biscuits and gravy, or try one of their house favorites like the pork belly Benedict. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, Werewolf is 17.5 miles from Weston.

Richard Walker’s Pancake House
Richard Walker’s Pancake House has perfected gourmet pancakes and breakfasts; and they have a lot of pancake options – Swedish pancakes, baked pancakes, flap jacks and potato pancakes to name a few. But they also have an extensive menu of crêpes, oven baked omelets, Belgian waffles, lunch options and more. Walker’s is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and has locations in Carlsbad, Downtown San Diego and La Jolla, 16.9 miles from Weston.

Snooze: An A.M. Eatery
Snooze serves fresh twists on America’s classics and creative morning cocktails like the A.M. Manhattan. They are open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. And the genius of Snooze is that you can get a pancake flight of three different flavors, and a benny duo of your top two eggs Benedict picks. With locations in La Jolla, Del Mar and Hillcrest, which is 13.4 miles from Weston, you’ll never be too far from this a.m. eatery.

The Cottage
The Cottage has been a local favorite in La Jolla since 1992, and has won several Readers’ Choice Awards from the La Jolla Village News. Sit on the patio and dine on breakfast classics like pancakes, French toast, omelets, eggs Benedict options and more. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast, and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch. The Cottage is 16.9 miles from Weston.

Crush brunch at this neighborhood spot in Pacific Beach, 18.6 miles from Weston. Crushed has a varied menu and a lot of their dishes can be made vegetarian. You can order a mimosa, beer or margarita flight and play board games at your table while you wait for your food. They are known for their “bresserts” like the cinnamon roll pancakes (served rolled and standing), their chicken chilaquiles and El Benedicto – eggs Benedict with carne asada. They are open from 8 a.m. to midnight.

The Mission
The Mission is a beloved – and delicious – fixture in San Diego with locations in East Village, Mission Beach and North Park, which is 15 miles from Weston. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., they offer the traditional brunch staples, plus Latino breakfast plates, vegan options like their soy chorizo specials and a gluten-free menu. There really is something for everyone here.

Parkhouse Eatery
With the largest patio in University Heights, Parkhouse Eatery – just 14.7 miles from Weston – is the place to dine alfresco. They serve brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Start with a mimosa flight and one of their famous house-made muffins. Then try the cowboy Benedict with flat iron steak if you’re in the mood for savory, or the churro pancake if you’re feeling sweet. Maybe share both!

Weston is within 20 miles of all the above restaurants, so you can have one of the best brunches in San Diego on the weekends, and still enjoy your home and community in Santee.

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