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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.

1

Hidden Valley Eatery

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

2

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.

8

Santacafé

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

9

Cottage

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!

10

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.

11

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.