3 Places for the Best Brunch Encinitas, CA

Places for the Best Brunch Encinitas, CA – looking for an exciting brunch with favorites like Eggs Benedict or Shrimp and Grits?  What about a boozy brunch with mimosas and bloody Marys?  Whatever you fancy, have a look at our list of places for the best brunch in Encinitas.


517 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Roxy’s serve a lovely brunch in elegant surroundings.  “Visit us for 1920’s ambiance, classic cocktails, shared plates and live music 7 nights a week.  We are excited to show you how we’ve restored our building to resemble the look and feel of the classic 1920’s.  Our menu is designed to create a sense of community between friends, family and neighbors. Indulge, imbibe, relax and converse until your heart is content and your belly is full.”  Choose brunch classics such as Pastrami Hash (two eggs over medium, bell pepper, onion, choice of toast and fruit), Avocado Toast (Burrata cheese, roasted tomato, sourdough) and Chili Verde Chilaquiles (two eggs over medium, Cheddar cheese, corn chips, pico de gallo, cilantro crema and quacamole).  They also serve brunch cocktails like the Roxy Bloody Mary, Pamplemousse and Skinny Cucumber Margarita.


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The Roxy

Union Kitchen and Tap

1108 S Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

Brunch is served on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 2pm at Union Kitchen & Tap.  “Our product-driven menus showcase the quality and purity of each component, allowing the flavors of each ingredient to shine and placing the passion and craftsmanship of our chefs on full display. Our seasonal menu reflects a repertoire of new and traditional cooking methods enhanced with the best and freshest ingredients, including those from our very own, lovingly-cultivated patio (VEG) garden.”  Brunch favorites include UNION GUMBO (Andouille, smoked chicken, okra, jasmine rice, scallions), B.L.T.A. (Country levain, cherrywood smoked bacon, garlic aioli, smashed avocado, roma tomato, iceberg lettuce) or SHRIMP & GRITS (Andouille, roasted tomato, aged white cheddar Anson Mills grits, chives).  Make it a boozy brunch with A Bacon Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Chandon Split.

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Union Kitchen and Tap. Encinitas, CA

Swami’s Cafe

1506 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024

Swami’s are a “family owned restaurant and offer some of the best food in the area. Always extremely helpful, as well as prompt, we strive to make your dining experience special. At Swami’s Cafe our unique menu, great atmosphere, and friendly staff all combine to create an excellent dining experience.”  The menu includes items like the Garlic chicken omelet (marinated chicken breast in garlic sauce with Swiss cheese), Authentic Mexican burrito (sautéed tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, onion, jalapenos, guacamole, and bell pepper) and pancakes, waffles and French toast.   Their breakfast specials include Lobster Benedict (two poached eggs with lobster, asparagus, green onions on an English muffin, Hollandaise sauce served with a choice of fruit, cottage cheese or home style potatoes.  They also do a kids menu.

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Swami’s Cafe

The Original Pancake House

160 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, California 92024

The Original Pancake House is all about (as you might guess!) pancakes!  “The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes they were able to offer without compromise this unique and original menu which has gained national acclaim.”  You can indulge your passion for pancakes with some dishes as Blueberry Pancakes (Buttermilk pancakes filled with plump blueberries and lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Served with whipped butter and hot blueberry compote) and Three Little Pigs in Blankets (Our special links wrapped in light buttermilk pancakes and lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Served with whipped butter and hot tropical syrup).  If pancakes are not your thing, then why not try an Apple Waffle (Our golden brown waffle baked with fresh Granny Smith apples and lightly topped with pure Sinkiang cinnamon sugar. Served with whipped butter and hot homemade apple syrup).

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The Original Pancake Company


Or see our post on brunch in San Diego.