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Best Places for Brunch in Orange County

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Best Places for Brunch in Orange County

Our best places for brunch in Orange County, all in one place!

We have gathered a list of some of our favorite places to have brunch in Orange County. It’s the perfect outing for weekends, and we love to start Sunday Funday with brunch.

Sunday brunch in Orange County has become so popular in Southern California that you can now find it on Saturdays and sometimes even on weekdays!

There are so many different food options in our guide that your taste palette will thank you.

Brunch is much more than an omelet these days. With food options such as chilaquiles, churro french toast, Mexican coffee and more unique flavors, you will have to try a handful of these places.

Many of these places also feature farm fresh ingredients and they provide an intimate atmosphere for you and your special someone.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for some music during brunch, there’s lively places as well to suit your taste! We hope you find a place that fits what you’re looking for.

This list includes brunch places in Orange County recommended by our Instagram community.

Best brunch places in Orange County

Brunch places in Anaheim

Casa De Pancho Mexican Grill & Cantina
400 W Disney Way | (657) 254-0008

The Anaheim location is located at the Garden Walk. Thursday-Sunday there is a Live DJ and a live Mariachi. Brunch is available every Sunday. They offer Mexican inspired dishes and drinks that include mangonadas and mimosas.

Brunch: Sunday at 11am

The Scratch Room
2415 W Lincoln Ave | (714) 236-5613

This place was recommended by our Instagram community. Without a website or active social media accounts, the delicious food speaks for itself. People know about this place through word of mouth, it’s that good! They offer omelets, eggs benedict, pancakes, skillets, breakfast burgers, wraps and more traditional American food. You must also try the banana bread. Weekends can get quite busy.

Open: Monday-Sunday, 7am-2pm

Brunch places in Brea

Corazon Modern Kitchen
120 S Brea Blvd | (714) 758-5817

You can find brunch at this place seven days a week! If you go on a weekend, you can listen to live music while you brunch. They offer bottomless mimosas, sangria flights and house-made horchata which is very rich and thicker than usual. They offer guacamole, queso fundido with chorizo and aguachiles made with lobster. They also offer ribeye steak, shrimp enchiladas chilaquiles and churro French toast. You have to try the mini dessert trio made with New York cheesecake flan, tres leches cake and abuelita tiramisu.

Brunch: Every day from 11am-1:30pm

Corona Del Mar

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd | (949) 640-1415

They provide farm to table fresh ingredients that is set in a beautiful location. The restaurant sits in the middle of a plant store, so you can see plants everywhere. It is a romantic place perfect to take your special someone. They host a Sunday brunch from 11AM-2PM and a few of their signature dishes include the Seasonal Frittata and Seasonal French Toast.

Brunch: Sunday from 11AM-2PM

Brunch places in Costa Mesa

La Vida Cantina
1870 Harbor Blvd | (949) 612-2349

They have a weekend brunch with mimosas. Bottle service offered for guaranteed tables and entry, otherwise first come first serve. It’s always a party at this place so if you’re looking for music and fun, then you’ll want to try this place.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday at 10am

Cafe Sevilla
1870 Harbor Blvd | (949) 688-1555

Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday and they serve bottomless mimosas. The Costa Mesa location also has a DJ from 1pm-4pm. Brunch is served in a huge outdoor patio and they feature classic brunch dishes such as Eggs Benedict. It’s such a fun vibe!

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm

Descanso Restaurant
1555 Adams Ave Ste 103 | (714) 486-3798

This place offers a weekend brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. They offer breakfast specials including huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, eggs benito and more. They have live music, bottomless mimosas and brunch cocktails. Plancha brunch is available and cooked at your table. Live music begins at 12pm. Reservations are recommended and you can eat inside or al fresco on the patio.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

Brunch places in Dana Point

Craft House
34094 Pacific Coast Highway | (949) 481-7734

With dishes like rib chilaquiles and chicken and waffles, you will not leave hungry. We also like that they have an egg menu and a non-egg menu which we like because it gives more options to folks who may not like eggs or may be allergic to eggs. They also specialize in having a large whiskey selection and that is what makes them stand out from other locations.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1:30pm

Brunch places in Fountain Valley

Nep Cafe
10836 Warner Ave | (714) 516-8121

This place serves Vietnamese brunch dishes and Vietnamese coffee. They offer popcorn chicken, seafood ceviche, Uni toast, Bone Marrow & Toast, Beef tongue fried rice, Banh Mi Chao, Duck confit porridge, crab toast and more Vietnamese inspired dishes.

Brunch: Monday-Sunday, 9am-3pm

Brunch places in Fullerton

Early Bird
1000 E Bastanchury Rd | (714) 529-4100

This place is open for breakfast during weekdays and brunch on weekends with mimosas on the menu! This place proudly serves local ingredients from certified sustainable family farms. Nothing is pre-made of frozen in the kitchen because each dish is made from scratch. They have churro waffles, Mexican coffee and chilaquiles.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 7am-2:30pm

Brunch places in Huntington Beach

Sandbar Cocina y Tequila
221 Main St | (714) 460-5423

Their brunch is inspired by the flavors found on the Mexican Riviera and includes items such as huevos a la parrilla, Baja breakkfast burrito, braised beef machaca, chilaquiles al guajillo and Mexican French toast.

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday, 9am-1pm

Brunch places in Laguna Beach

Sueños Laguna Beach
222 Ocean Ave | (949) 715-8155

This restaurant specializes in Latin American dishes. It is located right in the heart of Laguna Beach. Brunch dishes offered include pancakes, huevos rancheros, French toast and chilaquiles.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday at 12pm

Brunch places in Newport Beach

SOL Mexican Cocina
251 Pacific Coast Highway | (949) 675-9800

This amazing waterfront location has spectacular views of boats coming in and out of the marina. They have Mexican inspired dishes, handcrafted margaritas, mimosas made with fresh orange juice and live music.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Brunch places in Orange

3737 W Chapman Ave | (714) 456-9642

You can dine with items such as guava French toast, chilaquiles, mimosas and so much more. They offer craft cocktails, great ambiance and a variety of Mexican flavors. We recommend you make reservations on Open Table because it does get pretty busy, and the location is not very large.

Brunch: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-12:15pm

Orange County Mining Company
10000 Crawford Canyon Rd | (714) 997-7411

This place offer mimosas, fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, potato hash and so much more. Dress to impress, this place is located on a hill overlooking city views.

Brunch: Sunday, 10am-2:30pm

Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E Chapman Ave | (714) 997-2910

The restaurant sits atop a hill and has amazing views of Orange and the surrounding areas. They offer eggs benedict, a charcuterie plate, raw bar that includes oysters, fried chicken and waffles hangover hash, French toast and bottomless mimosas. We also recommend this place during happy hour because of the sunset views from their balcony.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar
190 S Glassell St | (714) 221-0680

This place was featured in the OC Register newspaper as one of the 75 best restaurants in Orange County. They have an amazing Bloody Mary and plenty of other adult beverages which includes beer, whiskey, wine and other craft drinks. For brunch, they offer duck confit chilaquiles, chorizo hash, house-made donuts and chicken and waffles.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm

Brunch places in Santa Ana

El Mercado Modern Cuisine
301 N Spurgeon Street | (714) 338-2446

They have a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas for $18 and live music. They have Mexican inspired dishes that includes A la Mexicana omelette, breakfast burrito, buttermilk pancakes, French toast, chilaquiles, enchilada verde, tlayuda, mole, huevos rancheros, carnitas and steak and eggs.

Brunch: Sunday 10am-3pm

Benchmark Restaurant
601 E. Santa Ana Blvd | (714) 480-0225

This restaurant has an outdoor seating and serves modern American food. Some of their plates include Gochujang fried chicken, chilaquiles, Canadian bacon eggs benedict, chorizo con papa y huevo and more. For their adult beverages, they offer mimosas, Bloody Marys and a Santa Ana sunrise.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-3pm

Green Parrot Villa
2035 N Main St | (714) 569-1970

They host a Sunday brunch for the whole family on their beautiful outdoor patio. The Sunday brunch includes complimentary champagne. Reservations are recommended.

Sunday brunch: 9:30am-2pm, Two seatings: 9:30am-11:30am, 12pm-2pm

Cafe Cultura
324 W 4th St #B | (714) 662-2002

This restaurant is located right in the heart of downtown Santa Ana. They have indoor and outdoor seating. They have such unique Mexican inspired dishes at this place that include churro waffles and pan dulce French toast. Their assorted coffee drinks are also a must try! They also offer bottomless mimosas!

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 9am-3pm

Chapter One: The Modern Local
227 N Broadway | (714) 352-2225

This restaurant is located in downtown Santa And and their brunch has had themes in the past that include themes like the Sinatra brunch. During brunch, they have a DJ playing music.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

El Indio Botanas y Cerveza
309 W 3rd St | (714) 547-7868

They have Sunday brunch with Dj music that starts at 11am. This place is very lively with a party atmosphere and can get very crowded very fast. Some of their dishes include chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, huevos divorciados, machaca con huevo and tacos. They also have plenty of adult beverages.

Brunch: Sunday at 11am

Brunch places in Tustin

Casa del Sol Cocina Mexicana
2497 Park Ave | (949) 418-7088

Saturday they have brunch with $12 bottomless mimosas and $10 house margaritas and Sunday they have all you can eat brunch for $39 for adults and $16 for 12 and under. They offer dishes that include chilaquiles, waffles and sausage, chorizo burrito and many more Mexican inspired dishes.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Brunch places in Yorba Linda

Olive Seed Cafe
4901 Valencia Ave | (714) 485-2515

This is an All-Day brunch location that offers items such as a traditional American Breakfast Plate, fruit pancakes, steak and egg salad, beef bulgogi burrito and so much more!

Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-3pm

BONUS: Tortilla Jo’s serves breakfast entrees on the weekends! Check out our review of their breakfast items.

There are so many different brunch options available in Orange County and they are perfect for a nice outing with the family.

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or trying a new place, we hope you enjoy all the best Orange County brunch places it has to offer for you and your loved ones.

Orange County is full of amazing restaurants that offer so many different types of foods, especially for brunch. We invite you to check out one of these best places for brunch in Orange County next time you’re looking for something fun to do with your loved ones.

With foods that range from classic American brunch flavors to diverse ethnic foods and from quiet intimate settings to party scenes, there is something for everyone.

Happy Brunching!

Originally published on July 24, 2022. Last Updated on October 25, 2022 by Pattie Cordova

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