Oakland Brunch Spots. A Delicious Start To Your Weekend Open House Tours
Brunch has become a mainstay of weekend enjoyment. And Oakland’s wide variety of delicious and delightfully inventive restaurants can make fueling up for a day of open house touring all the more fun and adventurous.
There are so many fantastic Oakland restaurants that it’s difficult to narrow it down. Here are our top 10 Oakland brunch recommendations:
It would be sacrilegious to exclude Brown Sugar Kitchen from this list. Tanya Holland’s take on soul food will knock your socks off. Her chicken and waffles are arguably the best in the region, and are a draw for people from all over the Bay Area. If you are going to go here for weekend brunch, you may want to go early because the line and wait time for food does get long. 2534 Mandela Parkway, Oakland. Sat. 7:00am-3:00pm, Sun. 8:00am-3:00pm.
If you are looking for a more French approach to brunching (and maybe some champagne), Michel is an excellent choice. With delicious Pain Perdu and Pork Cheek Benedict and Oysters on the menu, you really can’t go wrong. 3343 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland. Sun. 10:30am-2:30pm.
For a slightly less traditional brunch, Doña Tomás serves up a fantastic one with a Mexican twist. Huevos in many iterations are of course on the menu, but so are Chilaquiles, Churros, and Carnitas Hash. If you like Doña for dinner you are bound to love them for brunch. 5004 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 9:30am-2:30pm.
Looking for a low key, delicious place to brunch? Caffee 817 in Old Town is an excellent choice. The menu is not fancy, but it is tasty and the coffee is fantastic. The baked eggs in polenta with chorizo-tomato sauce was a favorite of our group, but the eggs benedict and the granola are fantastic as well. 817 Washington Street, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 8:30am-3:00pm.
Local, sustainable, incredibleness. At the forefront of the “no tip” movement, Camino continues to experiment with the homey and family atmosphere they create. From the locally grown herbs, to the great cocktails, you will be so happy you came here. 3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 10:00am-2:00pm.
The menu at Mama’s is one of the largest on this list, so if you are looking for variety, go no further. It also doesn’t hurt that all of the food is delicious and they have mimosas for 2 for $10! 4012 Broadway, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 8:00am-3:00pm.
Lakeshore Cafe has bottomless mimosas to enjoy with their classic diner-style breakfasts. Sitting outside is especially fun during the Saturday farmer’s market, when the people watching is prime. 3257 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 8:00am-4:00pm.
In true Chop Bar fashion, they take brunch and step it up a notch. Their menu includes delicious egg dishes served with either Acme or Arizmendi bread, pork belly hash, and challah apple french toast. If you are considering Jack London Square for your brunch adventuring, don’t miss Chop Bar. 247 4th Street #111 (4th & Alice), Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 9:00am-3:00pm.
This one is a bit of a cheat because they don’t actually serve “brunch”. They do, however, serve incredible bagels and coffee all day, as well as awesome side dishes. Their wood fired bagels are fluffy and savory and you definitely can’t go wrong heading down here for a yummy good time. 3838 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 8:00am-3:00pm.
Boot and Shoe’s brunch menu changes every week, and it is always delicious. The eggs are incredible, and if they have zeppole or beignets on the menu, indulge. You won’t be sorry. 3308 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Sat. & Sun. 10:00am-2:00pm.
There are so many other fabulous places to have brunch in Oakland, but these are some of our favorite. We hope you find your favorites too. Happy brunching!
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