Places for the Best Brunch Orange County – are you looking for pancakes and maple syrup or bacon and eggs? You could also indulge in a boozy brunch with Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Whatever your preference, we have a list of suggestions for the places for the best brunch in Orange County.
Lazy Dog Restaurants
1623 West Katella Ave. Orange, CA 92867
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).
The Broken Yolk Café
2810 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
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).
2214 North Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92865
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.
1695 E LINCOLN AVE, ORANGE, CA 92865
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).
The Original Pancake House
3322 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, California 92869
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).
3435 Del Mar Heights Road, Suite D3, San Diego, CA 92130
Snooze promises creative twists on breakfast. They have a large selection of Eggs Benedict and offer a Ham Benedict, Chili Verde Benedict and even a Steak and Eggs Benedict. Or you could go for French Toast, Blueberry Danish Pancakes, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes or Sweet Potato Pancakes. They also have a range of plant based, light options, breakfast burritos and Shashuka. If you are looking for a Boozy Brunch then they have a great selection of Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
1220 N. Batavia St. Orange, CA 92866
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.