Places for the Best Brunch Irvine – there are some fabulous places for brunch in Irvine – have a look at our list of suggestions.
Lazy Dog Restaurants
13290 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
Lazy Dog serve a weekend brunch from 9am until 2pm. Choose from dishes such as The Breakfast Club (fried egg, smoked bacon, avocado, cheddar, tabasco mayo, housemade buttermilk biscuit, choice of hash browns or fruit), Country Chickens + Biscuit (crispy fried chicken, housemade chicken sausage, two sunny side up eggs, housemade buttermilk biscuit, cajun gravy, spiced maple syrup), Cheesy Eggs + Avocado Toast (scrambled eggs, cheddar, jack, sea salt, red pepper flakes + crushed avocado on grilled french bread, choice of hash browns or watermelon) or Bacon Candy (bacon baked with brown sugar, crushed red pepper chili flakes, black pepper). They also offer DIY Mimosas (1 bottle of Freixenet sparkling wine + 10 oz fresh squeezed orange juice) and DIY Peach Bellinis (1 bottle of Freixenet sparkling wine + Kerns Peach Nectar juice).
3988 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606
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.
14962 SAND CANYON AVE, IRVINE, CA 92618
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).
18542 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612
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.
Mimi’s Cafe – Boozy Brunch Option
4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
Mimi’s Cafe has an excellent brunch selection with a French feel. “Make any mealtime an event to savor. From sweet and savory breakfast dishes to mouthwatering entrées, crowd-pleasing to tempting desserts, every dish is made with care, just for you and your family. Find exactly what you’re craving at your local cafe.” How do these dishes sound – BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST (French toast dusted with powdered sugar with whipped margarine and maple syrup), FARMHOUSE BREAKFAST TACOS (Hickory-smoked bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese, jalapeño, tomato, onion and cilantro in flour tortillas. Served with salsa) or BACON AVOCADO OMELET (Three eggs, hickory-smoked bacon, spinach, tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese and avocado. Served with roasted potatoes). Alternatively, you could go for a Classic Eggs Benedict (Hickory-smoked ham and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce on a grilled English muffin) or HAM & SWISS CRÊPES (Thick-cut ham and melted swiss cheese topped with a creamy mornay cheese sauce. Served with roasted potatoes).
Why not make it a boozy brunch with Mimosas? Choose from MANGO MIMOSA (A champagne split and orange juice with mango), WHITE PEACH MIMOSA (A champagne split and orange juice with the classic Bellini flavor of white peach) or a TRIPLE BERRY MIMOSA (A champagne split and orange juice with strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry).
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).
17380 Red Hill Ave. Irvine, CA 92614
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.