Brunch — that late breakfast, early lunch meal that somehow makes ordinary eggs and bacon taste way better at noon than at 9 a.m. Brunch is practically a way of life for many Orange County (OC) locals, and why shouldn’t it be? We have some of the best brunch spots in SoCal. From a Cuban-inspired buffet-style brunch to an epic turkey and cheese waffle sandwich, these OC eateries serve up amazing spreads for a perfect lazy Sunday meal.
Newport Beach, Long Beach and Anaheim
Specializing in authentic freshly baked bread, pastries, breakfast and paninis - this French Boulangerie themed cafe offers a delicious brunch. They have multiple locations in the OC including one at the Anaheim Packing District so you won’t have to travel far to experience France in the OC. At Pandor, you can enjoy a Croque Madame, an authentic Quiche Lorraine, and a savory Sunny Side Up Crepe. To start your day with a sweeter option, try a delicious Napoleon Crepe (vanilla crème custard, strawberries and Nutella) or a Cinnamon & Sugar French Donut.
This Costa Mesa favorite recently introduced their new brunch-style buffet. Habana’s delicious offerings include traditional Cuban flavors, freshly baked muffins, made-to-order omelets, an expansive spread of charcuterie, and many other yummy items. We love the pork croquettes, plantains and fresh ceviche. Enjoy your overflowing plate of goods on the airy outdoor patio or gorgeous cozy interior with a cold, rum-spiked coconut or a delicious mojito.
Costa Mesa and Anaheim
The Iron Press serves up mind-blowing sweet and savory waffle sandwiches. Their playful menu features brunch creations like the Count of Monte Cristo — a flash-fried waffle with ham and cheese. Sweet-toothed kids and adults will love the Are You Cereal — a Belgian waffle infused with cereal and topped with vanilla ice cream, condensed milk drizzle and maple syrup. The Iron Press provides a fun and interactive dining experience with music, art and food. Plus, you can brunch any day of the week at any time, not just on the weekends!
This local Anaheim spot features an impressive brunch spread. With items like the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Burger and a Mediterranean Skillet, there’s a little something for everyone at the Scratch Room. Some other brunch favorites include the California Chicken Omelet, the Fajita Skillet, and the Country Benedict which comes complete with sausage patties on house biscuits, topped with three poached eggs and country gravy … oh my! A plus, they also have a senior menu with affordable, smaller portioned meals.