Why is brunch so wonderful? One, it almost always includes adult beverages. Two, it’s far more bountiful than either breakfast or lunch. Three, there’s no hurry to eat it: Second and third helpings, more rounds of drinks, and leisurely conversation set the pace. Here are a dozen of our favorite places to enjoy it.


Hidden Valley Eatery

Breakfast and lunch are outstanding at Hidden Valley Eatery, a casual, rustic restaurant in the foothills of the Berkshires.


82 Queen

82 Queen is deluxe and expensive, serving inspired versions of coastal Carolina's regional specialties. Number One best-eat is shrimp and creamy grits.


m. henry

M. Henry is about locally sourced, organic provisions and healthy eating. But taste comes first, and the breakfasts in this Chicago restaurant are sensational.


Wise Acre Eatery

Farm-to-table dining at its finest in Wise Acre Eatery, a casual, modern Minneapolis restaurant located in a former gas station.


Matt’s El Rancho

A bustling south Austin Tex-Mex landmark, Matt's El Rancho is the place to come for chilies rellenos, huevos rancheros and legendary Bob Armstrong Queso.


Green Vegetarian Restaurant

Vegetarian and kosher with vegan and gluten-free options, Green is a great alternative to San Antonio's beefcentric cuisine. Smoothies are swell.



Brilliant southwestern flavors fuse with the cuisines of the world in the stylish Santacafe, one of the best Santa Fe restaurants.



The best sunny southern California cafe, from magnificent granola and homemade pastries to superb fish tacos and so much more. The Cottage is a La Jolla must!


Rick & Ann’s

Rick & Ann's is an isle of square meal breakfast (and more) in Berkeley, California, its specialties including red flannel hash and gingerbread corn waffles.


Hi Spot Cafe

A laid-back Seattle neighborhood cafe specializing in breakfast and lunch, Hi Spot is known for huge scones and cinnamon rolls as well as copious omelets.