Lets GO-GO to
Hash House, San Diego CA
3628 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-4646 www.hashhouseagogo.com
This is the perfect Sunday brunch spot. The wait can be long so I advise you go early. But the food is definitely worth the wait. Portions are HUGE. One dish will definitely satisfy hunger of 2 people. They have everything from special hashes, omelettes, benedicts, scrambles, and "Flapjacks". One of my favorite dishes is the roasted chicken benedict served w/ mushroom and basil pesto cream sauce (shown in the picture on the right) ;p My friend and I also had their Snickers flapjack....yes candy for breakfast ;p That totally satisfied our sweet toothe craving. And their service is great. People seem so happy to work there and serve you. I never had a bad experience coming here. Don't be surprised if they say random things that makes you laugh or even compliment you on your eyebrows ;p You have to check out the menu...it's definitely not your ordinary breakfast ;p
3940 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(between University Ave & Washington St)
(619) 500-3344 http://www.snoozeeatery.com
Let's SNOOZE for breakfast...I'm glad I did with a friend ;p By snooze, I don't mean the button on your alarm clock; I'm talking about the new breakfast spot in Hilcrest of San Diego. They are open everyday for breakfast and closes at 2pm. This place is charmingly cute and there's color everywhere (including the food). Here's my flight of pancakes: red velvet, chocolate salted caramel, and upside down pineapple. My favorite would be the upside down pineapple and chocolate salted caramel; the red velvet pancakes didn't really impress me. They have a variety of pancakes and the flight is your choice of 3 different kinds . On another visit, I fell in love with their coffee n donut pancakes; pancake shaped like a donut with coffee maple syrup Yum! But on this visit, I hit the SNOOZE button again with an order of the 'Breakfast Pot Pie'. This puff pastry is filled with a creamy rosemary sausage gravy topped with an egg sunny side up and a side of hash browns. I would recommend it! It's flakey, it's comforting, and it's savory; it's perfect for lazy weekend breakfast. Honestly, their breakfast menu has so many items but it's a hit or miss with what you order. The guys who ate next to us had the breakfast tacos ;p But definitely experience it for yourself. And do arrive early, there might be a line (there was one when I went).
Across the street from Hash House is their sister restaurant
Tractor Room, San Diego CA
3687 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-1007 www.
Sister restaurant to the famous Hash House is Tractor Room (located across the street from Hash House). I suggest going here if there's a long line at Hash House and there always is. Same big portions just different items on the menus ;p And this is what you call a "Flapjack"; a funny name for a pancake the size of a map. We ordered the raspberry and macadamia nut flapjack and it was insanely good. I also usually order their cornbread b/c it's the best in town. The cornbread is baked fresh in a big pan and they bring out the whole pan to your table. Moist and buttery on the inside, crunchy caramel like texture on top ;p You have to get it and you'll be glad you did ;p
French does breakfast well...
Champagne Bakery, San Diego CA (Carmel Mountain area)
11925 Carmel Mountain Rd # 801, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 613-7767 www.
Hidden in a strip shopping mall on Carmel Mountain Road is a little French bakery called Champagne Bakery. It's quite the charming place ;) The cafe menu consist of special sandwiches, crepes, quiches, soups, and salads. They have quite a variety of French bake goods as well including cookies, breads, tarts, and cakes. It's a nice place to visit for a simple yet good breakfast. The quiche I've had was flaky and wasn't soggy like most places. The potatoes are seasoned just right with just enough butter that you can enjoy it without feeling guilty. Before you leave, you can pick up dessert. The cake I bought for my friend received great feedback. I bought the Three Layer Chocolate Mouse Cake- White, Milk, Dark Chocolate mouses on a layer of chocolate cake. Sounds too chocolate? It was light and fluffy (some people thought it was light ice cream cake). So enjoy the casual dining and enjoy a little pinch of French in your food ;)
The Red Door
741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-6000 www.thereddoorsd.com
If you think you're reading double, you're right. I wrote a blog about the Red Door under the 'American' section for their dinner menu. This review is for their FABULOUS BRUNCH. It's the place you want to be for a lazy Sunday. With relaxing string quartet band playing and endless peach bellinis and mimosas...I don't know how it could get any better. BUT IT DOES...WITH THEIR BRUNCH MENU ;) Everything on the menu will make your mouth water and you would want to order everything. They'll even tease you with their complimentary yummy soft scones. I had their shrimp and grits benedict. I also had an add on of roasted brussel sprouts because they're one of my favorite veggies; I loved my dish and finished everything on my plate. My friend had their garden fresh breakfast plate (they do grow their own veggies) and she enjoyed everything on hers. The only mistake we made was our cinnamon bun order came out before our entrees; it was sweetly sinful and was very hard to resist ;p So much that it kind of made it hard for us to finish our main dishes ;p Once you start eating and drinking (maybe 4 bellinis like I did), you will not want to leave this place.
Meet me at
The Cottage (La Jolla area)
7702 Fay Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-8409 www.
Another favorite brunch place of mine would have to be the Cottage. Like any other good breakfast brunch restaurants I've listed on here, there is also a wait time. Average wait time on Sundays are approximately an hour. Take this time and catch up with your friends and stroll around the La Jolla Prospect area. The food is well worth the wait. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu but my favorite is their egg benedicts; I personally like their crab cake and carne asada benedicts. Fresh oven baked pumpkin muffin, stuffed french toast, fresh juices and flowers make their breakfasts a whole lot brighter ;)
My mission is to go to
The Mission (Mission Beach area)
3795 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
Let's go have breakfast and go to the beach! It's possible if you start the day off at the Mission. There are places that I go and I would never go back but I wouldn't mind going back to the The Mission. My friend woke me up early one morning and took me here for breakfast. I wasn't disappointed ;) I had the sirloin steak hash and it was yummy ;) My friend ordered blueberry pancakes and they were tasty too. Below are some before and after pictures of our breakfast.
Let's do Hawaiian for breakfast: Refer to the Hawaiian Section
Island Style Cafe
This place makes it hard not to want breakfast. Everything on the menu is good. I mean everything including their combination breakfast plates, omelets, crepe breakfast, etc...Refer to the Hawaiian Section.
Home of the 'Baked Apple Pancake', this is the place to be
Richard Walker's Pancake House
520 Front St., San Diego CA 92101
I work down the street from this place but I never got the chance to eat here (probably because I only go there early in the mornings to be at work). Luckily for me, my friend suggest we try a new place for breakfast and she brought me here. I wanted to order their famous baked apple pancake that suggested time of cooking is 20 mins. My brother said pictures of their famous baked apple pancake looks sinful...it is sinful ;p This thing was humongous!!! It's probably the biggest pancake I've ever digged into. It was warm, gouey, and sweet. Almost something that you would get from your grandmother's house. And it was better than an applie pie in my opinion. As for our other breakfast dishes like the french toast and crepes, those were delicious by themselves. Everything served was eye appealing and stomach pleasing ;p There was nothing we didn't like. No wonder there was a line on Sunday morning. Go early and enjoy a good breakfast here.
Panera Souffles are out of this world!!!
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I know it's odd that I have a chain restaurant up on here for breakfast but I have to tell you about Panera's souffles ;p They are crazy DELICIOUS!!! There's a Panera by my work and I had gone in for lunch and ordered a souffle without realizing they only serve it for breakfast ;( I then came in one day to grab a quick breakfast and there the souffles were just sitting there calling my name. I knew I had to try them. I got the spinach and artichoke souffle and after the first bite, I was HOOKED ;P The pastry shell was flakey and buttery, the egg mixture with the spinach, artichoke and cheese were hot and creamy, and it just melts on your tongue after the first bite. You get this moment of a 'wow' sensation of texture and flavor that you just want to keep on eating more of it. I got my co-workers hook on them too. My co-workers have had the spinache and bacon, ham & cheese, and also the 4 cheese souffles. Those with my spinach and artichoke are the 4 kinds of souffles that Panera serve for breakfast. I would try to eat them all if I were you ;p
Breakfast is good at
Bailey's, Houston TX
7826 Flintridge Drive, Houston, TX 77028
(713) 635-7870 www.
This was the last place I ate at on my last trip to Houston. Too bad it wasn't one of my first because I would have totally gone back. They catered to my sister's wedding and we had breakfast the next morning at their restaurant. The crab cakes were enormous; I should have taken a picture of it from another angle. The seafood omelet with grits were out of this world. I'm not a fan of grits but these were GOOD. Let's put it this way, the food was DELICIOUS! I'll definitely go back there on my next trip to Houston.
Nobody does it like
Mama's on Washington Square, San Francisco CA
1701 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-6421 www.
This is a locals favorite. I have friends who have lived in San Francisco and they have mentioned how good the food is here. When I visited my friends in San Jose, they have said the same thing. So they took me here the morning after I got food poisoning (from dinner the night before) hoping I will get my appetite back and enjoy breakfast. Too bad I didn't gain back my appetite to order a real breakfast here. I only sampled my friends' plates. My friends had ordered chocolate pancakes, berry pancakes, French toast, salmon with scrambled eggs, and a fruit cup. All my friends enjoyed their food and I enjoyed my samples ;) Our drinks consisted of fresh squeeze orange juice, coffee, and tea. The place isn't big but their food portions were. We got here early so we were the second group in line at the time; the line got long as we were leaving. I will revisit this place next time and order a plate of my own ;) Who wants to go with me?
Best meal of the day has to be brunch at
BlackHawk Grille, Danville CA
3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506-461
The first restaurant I dined at on my first visit to San Ramon. My friend had organized a Sunday brunch for my visit and we were joined by her friends. I knew it had to be good because she was the pastry chef here ;p And so I had tried the shrimp benedict and crab cake (you can mix and match your entree plate here); they were yummy ;p The portion was just perfect for me and the quality of the food is up there. Other orders on the table included the crepes and country fried steak and eggs; that country fried steak was enormous and delicious! We then shared the cookie (made from my friend Monica) with ice cream oh my goodness there couldn't have been a better way to end my meal....it definitely satisfied my sweet tooth ;p It's similar to the pazookie on BJ's menu. I have to say this place was classy, food was good, staff was friendly, and that makes it a good restaurant in my book ;p