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10 San Diego Brunch Spots to Try Right Now

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What better way to kick-off (or wind down) a fun-filled weekend than with a brunch feast with friends? Whether it's coffee and pastries, eggs benedict and Bloody Marys, or a mouthwatering meat feast you're after we've got plenty of options to make sure the most important meal of the day is also the tastiest. Check out Eater's updated collection of Where to Eat Brunch Right Now in San Diego. Some of these menus are offered every day while others are reserved for weekends; use it as a guide for all your day-drinking and dining needs.

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CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

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Make your next Sunday brunch a boozy one at Enoteca, where the $28 prix fixe menu offers a choice of eight savory-to-sweet entrées (frittata, ricotta & banana pancake, smoked salmon grilled cheese), plus access to the antipasti bar between 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Unique libations, including the Venus Fly Trap (jalapeno infused tequila, agave nectar, dry curacao) and a Moretti Michelada (lager, lime, salt, pepper and Ivan’s hot sauce) grace the menu, alongside traditional tipples like Bellinis and Bloody Marys. For an extra $15 mimosas can become bottomless.

OB Warehouse

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The OB eatery's "Beats, Bubbles & Brunch” is still a big hit every Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There's live musical entertainment and serious deals on brunch cocktails ($2 (!) mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys), plus a "Sofa-King Delicious" cinnamon roll, fries topped with eggs, bacon and hollandaise and Nacho Mama’s Short Rib Benny with cheese fondue.

The Cottage

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Set within a vintage home, complete with white picket fence and convivial patio garden, the Cottage is hugely popular breakfast spot in downtown La Jolla. The coffee cake comes highly recommended, while other popular items include the stuffed French toast (brioche, strawberry compote, mascarpone cheese, $14) and, lemon ricotta pancakes ($11.50, or $13 with added grilled blueberries). Tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis so be prepared for upwards of a 30 minute wait on weekends.

S&M Sausage and Meat

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S&M's weekend 'Bedhead Breakfast' Deal on Saturday and Sunday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), where diners are encourage to show up in pajamas in return for a free shot, has gone down a storm since May. Other day-drinking options include various mimosas and the aptly named Corpse Reviver. The meat palace's morning eats range from their signature sausages served with eggs, smashed tater tots and toast, to breakfast-style poutine and a Mexican-Korean mashup with venison chorizo called Kim-Chi-Laquilles.

Great Maple

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With lines out the door most mornings a table is always worth the wait at this upscale diner. From popovers and scramble melts, to silver dollar pancakes, options for brunch are almost endless. While health conscious diners (vegan hash, seasonal fruit bowl), and sugar lovers (maple bacon donuts, beignets) are catered to in almost equal measure – you can never go wrong with the champion of breakfast beverages, a.k.a the Bloody Mary. Perhaps the most outlandish of the bunch, the One Armed Mary comes with a spicy octopus tentacle garnish ($13.95).

The Rose Wine Pub

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This wine bar's weekend brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with seasonal fruit mimosas, bloody beers and an ever-changing menu that highlights local produce in everything from housemade pastries to savory empanadas, breakfast pizza and more. Don't miss the exceptional avocado toast topped with poached egg ($10), or the carnitas hash with kabocha squash ($14).

Breakfast Republic

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This freshly-minted eatery from the owner of the equally brunch-friendly Fig Tree Cafe has the de rigueur craft beer taps that seem to come standard in North Park and specializes in breakfast all day, every day. Eaters are already raving about the pancake versions of popular sweet treats, from cinnamon rolls to Oreos and churros. According to Twitter, Bacon lovers can upgrade regular rashers to Jurassic Pork - thick cut bacon marinated and baked with paprika and brown sugar.

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

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The Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch at this charming replica World War I French farmhouse is not for the faint hearted. Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $28.95 per person gets you all you can drink champagne (there is a 2 1/2 hour limit) and – with individual omelet, waffle and fajita bars, carving station, plus pasta and dessert stations – as many trips to the buffet that you can handle. Between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. expect to pay $23.95 per person.

Petite Madeline

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Breakfast is available daily until three at this downtown Oceanside bakery, where fresh-baked pastries and restorative coffee await. Heartier day-starters include baguettes topped with soft basted eggs, pesto, bacon and tomato, build-your-own omlets and sweet and savory crepes.

With its elevated breakfast fare and retro styling this vibrant Hillcrest eatery packs in the weekend crowds. Divided into five main sections (hen, hollandaise, sammies, sweet, light) menu options range from an indulgent three-pancake flight (the Pineapple upside down cakes have rave reviews on Yelp!), to the more health conscious quinoa porridge. If the ‘benny options have you beat Snooze allows you to order half an order of your two favorite offerings.

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CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Make your next Sunday brunch a boozy one at Enoteca, where the $28 prix fixe menu offers a choice of eight savory-to-sweet entrées (frittata, ricotta & banana pancake, smoked salmon grilled cheese), plus access to the antipasti bar between 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Unique libations, including the Venus Fly Trap (jalapeno infused tequila, agave nectar, dry curacao) and a Moretti Michelada (lager, lime, salt, pepper and Ivan’s hot sauce) grace the menu, alongside traditional tipples like Bellinis and Bloody Marys. For an extra $15 mimosas can become bottomless.

OB Warehouse

The OB eatery's "Beats, Bubbles & Brunch” is still a big hit every Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There's live musical entertainment and serious deals on brunch cocktails ($2 (!) mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys), plus a "Sofa-King Delicious" cinnamon roll, fries topped with eggs, bacon and hollandaise and Nacho Mama’s Short Rib Benny with cheese fondue.

The Cottage

Set within a vintage home, complete with white picket fence and convivial patio garden, the Cottage is hugely popular breakfast spot in downtown La Jolla. The coffee cake comes highly recommended, while other popular items include the stuffed French toast (brioche, strawberry compote, mascarpone cheese, $14) and, lemon ricotta pancakes ($11.50, or $13 with added grilled blueberries). Tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis so be prepared for upwards of a 30 minute wait on weekends.

S&M Sausage and Meat

S&M's weekend 'Bedhead Breakfast' Deal on Saturday and Sunday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), where diners are encourage to show up in pajamas in return for a free shot, has gone down a storm since May. Other day-drinking options include various mimosas and the aptly named Corpse Reviver. The meat palace's morning eats range from their signature sausages served with eggs, smashed tater tots and toast, to breakfast-style poutine and a Mexican-Korean mashup with venison chorizo called Kim-Chi-Laquilles.

Great Maple

With lines out the door most mornings a table is always worth the wait at this upscale diner. From popovers and scramble melts, to silver dollar pancakes, options for brunch are almost endless. While health conscious diners (vegan hash, seasonal fruit bowl), and sugar lovers (maple bacon donuts, beignets) are catered to in almost equal measure – you can never go wrong with the champion of breakfast beverages, a.k.a the Bloody Mary. Perhaps the most outlandish of the bunch, the One Armed Mary comes with a spicy octopus tentacle garnish ($13.95).

The Rose Wine Pub

This wine bar's weekend brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with seasonal fruit mimosas, bloody beers and an ever-changing menu that highlights local produce in everything from housemade pastries to savory empanadas, breakfast pizza and more. Don't miss the exceptional avocado toast topped with poached egg ($10), or the carnitas hash with kabocha squash ($14).

Breakfast Republic

This freshly-minted eatery from the owner of the equally brunch-friendly Fig Tree Cafe has the de rigueur craft beer taps that seem to come standard in North Park and specializes in breakfast all day, every day. Eaters are already raving about the pancake versions of popular sweet treats, from cinnamon rolls to Oreos and churros. According to Twitter, Bacon lovers can upgrade regular rashers to Jurassic Pork - thick cut bacon marinated and baked with paprika and brown sugar.

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

The Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch at this charming replica World War I French farmhouse is not for the faint hearted. Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $28.95 per person gets you all you can drink champagne (there is a 2 1/2 hour limit) and – with individual omelet, waffle and fajita bars, carving station, plus pasta and dessert stations – as many trips to the buffet that you can handle. Between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. expect to pay $23.95 per person.

Petite Madeline

Breakfast is available daily until three at this downtown Oceanside bakery, where fresh-baked pastries and restorative coffee await. Heartier day-starters include baguettes topped with soft basted eggs, pesto, bacon and tomato, build-your-own omlets and sweet and savory crepes.

Snooze

With its elevated breakfast fare and retro styling this vibrant Hillcrest eatery packs in the weekend crowds. Divided into five main sections (hen, hollandaise, sammies, sweet, light) menu options range from an indulgent three-pancake flight (the Pineapple upside down cakes have rave reviews on Yelp!), to the more health conscious quinoa porridge. If the ‘benny options have you beat Snooze allows you to order half an order of your two favorite offerings.

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