Places for the Best Brunch or Breakfast Monterey, CA – whether it’s eggs benedict or hash browns, here are some great suggestions for the best brunch in Monterey.
Wave Street Cafe
550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940
Wave Street Cafe in Monterey serve breakfast and lunch. On their brunch/breakfast menu you can choose from items such as Corned Beef Hash & Eggs (eggs & hollandaise, choice of toast: sourdough, wheat, corn tortillas, English muffin, gluten free), Over- Stuffed Breakfast Burrito (scrambled eggs, black beans, onion & bell pepper, green chilies, cheddar & jack, topped with sour cream, fresh avocado and salsa. Add choice of chorizo, smoked bacon, diced ham, grilled chicken or sausage) or Slow Cooked Oatmeal (milk, raisins & brown sugar, cooked with soy or almond milk). They have a range of Benedicts such as Norwegian Benedict (smoked salmon, sautéed spinach, tomato Served with breakfast potatoes) or Applewood Bacon & Arugula Benedict. If eggs are your thing, you could go for Chorizo Scramble (chorizo, 3 eggs scrambled, black beans, onion, jalapeno, jack & cheddar, topped with house-made salsa, sour cream & fresh avocado) or a Genovese Omelet (Egg white omelet with pesto, artichoke hearts, spinach, mozzarella.)
Black Bear Diner
2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940
The goal of every Black Bear Diner is “to deliver scrumptious food in a friendly environment. We promise to make your visit a pleasant one, and we’ll try to keep the puns to a bear minimum.” They serve some really hearty brunches like BIGFOOT Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs (10 oz of tender beef, breaded & fried golden brown, then smothered in country gravy and served with 3 eggs & 2 housemade biscuits), or The GRIZZ! (2 sweet cream pancakes, 3 eggs*, 2 slices of thick-cut smoked bacon, 2 sausage links & a smoked ham steak). They also serve pancakes, waffles and French toast dusted with powdered sugar and served with warm syrup. How about Joe’s Hobo Omelette (Smoked ham, link sausage & thick-cut smoked bacon, jack cheese, cheddar cheese, spinach & onion) or The Original ScramBOWL (A hearty all-in-one bowl of hickory smoked ham, thick-cut smoked bacon, link sausage, eggs*, bell pepper, onion & pickled jalapeño, scrambled over country red potatoes, then topped with cheddar cheese & country gravy and a housemade biscuit. Served as described, no other sides.)
2137 NORTH FREMONT ST. MONTEREY, CA 93940
Denny’s has always been a brunch favourite. They have a seriously huge breakfast/brunch selection. You can go all in with a ‘Slam’ like the LUMBERJACK SLAM® (Buttermilk pancakes, grilled ham, bacon strips, sausage links, eggs*, hash browns and choice of bread), ALL-AMERICAN SLAM® (Three scrambled eggs with Cheddar cheese, bacon strips, sausage links, hash browns and choice of bread), or the FIT SLAM® (Egg whites scrambled together with fresh spinach and grape tomatoes, plus turkey bacon strips, an English muffin and seasonal fruit.) which can be made gluten-free. For those with a sweet tooth you could opt for pancakes like the DOUBLE BERRY BANANA PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Buttermilk pancakes cooked with blueberries and topped with fresh seasonal berries, bananas and whipped cream) or SALTED CARAMEL & BANANA CREAM PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Buttermilk pancakes cooked with shortbread pieces and topped with vanilla cream, bananas and more shortbread pieces. Served with a pitcher of warm salted caramel for drizzling). There are some fabulous Crepe choices too such as BANANA CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT (One crepe folded with vanilla cream and topped with fresh seasonal berries, strawberry sauce and powdered sugar) or what about the vegetarian option of the LOADED VEGGIE OMELETTE (Fresh spinach, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed zucchini & squash, tomatoes and Swiss cheese).