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8 Places for the Best Breakfast or Brunch Escondido, CA

Places for the Best Brunch Escondido – are you looking for a Saturday or Sunday brunch?  Bottomless boozy brunch?  Or just a nice eggs Benedict?  Have a look at our list of the places for the best brunch in Escondido.

 

Brigantine

421 WEST FELICITA AVENUE, ESCONDIDO, CA92025

Brigantine is San Diego’s gathering spot for fresh, flavorful surf and turf.  Brunch classics include dishes like NEW YORK STEAK & EGGS (Fire-grilled 8oz New York steak, charred asparagus, two eggs & red wine demi, served with breakfast potatoes – Gluten free), AVOCADO TOAST (Toasted squaw bread, crushed avocado spread, poached eggs, pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes & micro greens), COCONUT-MACADAMIA CRUSTED FRENCH TOAST (Maple syrup, mixed berries, two eggs any style, choice of bacon or sausage; breakfast potatoes) and CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT (English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise; breakfast potatoes – can be modified gluten free).  For something a bit different you could try their LOBSTER TEMPURA TACOS (Marinated cucumber-jicama salad & cilantro remoulade on blue corn tortillas, garlic truffle fries & house vegetables), GRILLED SONORAN SPICED SWORDFISH TACOS (Cabbage, salsa fresca, cheddar, ranch dressing, corn tortillas – Gluten free) or even choose 3 GRILLED OYSTERS (Shallot-shoyu butter & wonton crunch – can be modified gluten free) from their Oyster Bar.

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Brigantine

 

The Broken Yolk Café

200 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

The Broken Yolk Café serves brunch of all varieties.  If you are looking for a healthy breakfast/brunch then you could choose from the vegetarian Wellness Wrap (Scrambled egg whites, sautéed spinach, red bell pepper and Feta cheese wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Served with fresh fruit) or Feta Avocado Toast (Thick sliced artisan grain bread lightly toasted and topped with fresh avocado, arugula, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and a balsamic drizzle).  What about an  American Breakfast (Two eggs any style with your choice of bacon, sausage or corned beef hash. With Applewood-smoked bacon) or Betty’s Southern Biscuit & Gravy (A homemade buttermilk biscuit smothered with country gravy and topped with bacon or sausage. Topped with two crispy fried chicken strips).  If eggs are more your thing, how about a Golden State Benedict (A toasted English muffin topped with grilled tomato, avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and a sriracha drizzle) or Sope Benedict (Two extra thick and crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef and topped with poached eggs, homemade ranchero sauce, sliced avocado, fresh salsa, cotija cheese and sour cream).

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The Broken Yolk Cafe

Swami’s Cafe

503 West Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

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

Panera Bread

1286 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029

Panera Bread is a counter service restaurant that serves breakfast before 11am.  “At Panera, we invite you to experience freshly prepared, wholesome meals in a warm and welcoming environment, served by people who care. To us, this is what good eating is all about and why we love what we do.  Our approach to good food is guided by our values: We believe in ‘food as it should be;’ we are transparent; we deliver freshness; and we serve food that we feel good about serving our own families.”  Breakfast options include Chipotle Chicken, Scrambled Egg & Avocado Wrap, Sausage, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Brioche, Avocado, Egg White & Spinach sandwich, Spinach and bacon souffle and Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries Parfait.

 

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Panera Bread

Denny’s

510 W. MISSION AVE, ESCONDIDOCA 92025

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).

 

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Denny’s

Cheesecake Factory

200 E. Via Rancho Parkway Suite 370, Escondido, CA 92025

The Cheesecake Factory serves Saturday and Sunday brunch from opening until 2pm.  You can choose from such items as the GIANT BELGIAN WAFFLE (Available with Strawberries, Pecans and Chantilly Cream),  CARAMEL APPLE PANCAKES (Buttermilk Pancakes with Glazed Apples, Crispy Caramel Pecans and Chantilly Cream. Served with Our Maple-Butter Syrup), BRULÉED FRENCH TOAST (The “Best” French Toast Ever! Thick Slices of French Bread Grilled Golden Brown Topped with Powdered Sugar and Served with Maple-Butter Syrup) and the BRUNCH COMBO (Two Eggs with Two Slices of Bacon and Two Buttermilk Pancakes).  Or what about GREEN CHILAQUILES WITH CARNITAS AND EGGS (Tender Slow-Cooked Pork or Chicken with Roasted Poblano Peppers, Cheese, Onions, Cilantro and Crisp Corn Tortillas. Garnished with Tomatillo-Chile Sauce, Tomato and Sour Cream), FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES BENEDICT (Our Belgian Waffle Topped with Crispy Fried Chicken Strips, Poached Eggs and Hollandaise. Served with Maple-Butter Syrup), or the KIDS’ BRUNCH (Kids 10 and Younger. A Small Order of French Toast, Bacon and Strawberries).

 

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Cheesecake Factory

 

 

IHOP

1340 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027

IHOP serves more than 14 different varieties of pancakes including Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, Harvest Grain ‘N Nut®, New York Cheesecake and its famous fruit-topped pancakes. Other signature breakfasts include the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity®, International Passport Breakfast and premium omelettes such as the Big Steak Omelette and the Colorado Omelette.  IHOP restaurants also offer delicious desserts including Fruit Crepes and Ice Cream Sundaes.

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IHOP

 

Farmer Boys

1333 E. Valley Pkwy. Escondido, CA 92027

If you are short on time then you can pick up a quick brunch from Farmer Boys.  This counter service restaurant have quick-fix options like the Farmer’s Omelet, the egg breakfast with bacon, ham or sausage or the egg breakfast sandwich with bacon.  Or you could try the sweet options like the French toast platter or hot cakes.  For something a bit different try the breakfast burrito ith bacon, sausage or chili.

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Farmer Boys

 

Or see our post on brunch in San Diego.

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