4 Places for the Best Brunch San Mateo, CA

Places for the Best Brunch San Mateo – there are some great restaurants in San Mateo for brunch.  Looking for a Greek scramble with gyro and feta, or caramel apple pancakes?  No problem!  Have a look at our list of suggestions for the spots to find the best brunch in San Mateo.


Bay Watch San Mateo

201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

Bay Watch has a huge breakfast and brunch menu, with traditional breakfasts, waffles and toasts, crepes and pancakes, eggs and potatoes.  Some notable dishes are:

Bacado Omelette

Bacon, avocado, and melted jack cheese.

Tropical French Toast

French Toast sprinkled with wheat germ and powdered sugar covered with sliced banana, kiwi and berries.

Turkey Dill Crepe

Smoked turkey, mushrooms, fresh spinach, onions and jack cheese.




1750 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Jack’s is an “all-day, any-day kind of place. We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. It’s a family run business with a focus on genuine, old school hospitality. Jack’s welcomes guests with an extensive menu that reflects the Marcovici family’s Greek-American heritage and the natural bounty of their California home. You can count on Jack’s for an omelet and coffee before work and a cocktail or a beer after you’ve clocked out.”  The breakfast or brunch is served every day until 2pm, dishes include  THE MOOSE (two biscuits topped with yukon gold hash browns, tomato, bacon, country gravy, two eggs any style, chopped green onion), GREEK SCRAMBLE (egg whites, gyro meat, tomato, green onion, feta cheese, served with yukon gold hash browns and your choice of toast) and THE HANGOVER (yukon gold hash browns topped with our homemade angus beef chili, two eggs any style, cheddar cheese, chopped green onion, pico de gallo, fresh jalapeños and your choice of toast.)

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Cheesecake Factory

398 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, CA 94403

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




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).


Best Brunch in San Mateo