6 Buzzing Brunches

Allison Mitchell, Kelsey Ogletree, Michelle Pulfrey and Priscilla Willis | June 18, 2018 | Feature Features

Here, the finest things hitting the Orange County food scene
Enjoy a sweet brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar, where strawberry-topped pancakes and frosé slushies await.

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
This chic Irvine lounge added Saturday brunch due to high demand, and patrons are celebrating with executive chef Porfirio Gomez's creme brulee French toast and bubbly from the build-your-own mimosa cart.

EATS Kitchen & Bar
Toast the weekend with Saturday and Sunday brunch at this Irvine spot, which is rolling out a frosé-focused menu with fun sips like the Frose Y'all with raspberries and orange liqueur. To eat, try the decadent chicken and waffles with raspberry maple syrup and bacon butter.

Meat lovers will love executive chef Rainer Schwarz's carnivorous Sunday brunch options like the spit-roasted prime rib at this Laguna Niguel eatery. Sweet tooth? Stack it up with lemon ricotta pancakes slathered in maple butter.

Lido Bottle Works
Newly minted executive chef Amy Lebrun is drawing patrons to this Lido Marina Village charmer with her popular Spanish chorizo hash, and granola French toast with berry compote and coconut butter.

Old Vine Cafe
Chef Mark McDonald is known for his exquisite tasting menus at this Costa Mesa concept, and his daily brunch options are equally enticing with a menu that's broken into three sections—Sweet (hello, crepes!), Savory (the goat omelet is a must) and Comfort (don't miss the rabbit mole).

Selanne Steak Tavern
Celebrate summer with chef Joshua Severson's first Sunday brunch menu at this Laguna Beach favorite. Order a mimosa flight, then indulge in Teemu's brunch burger featuring Kobe beef, Kurobuta pork belly, fried egg and tomato jam, a nod to owner and hockey pro Teemu Selänne.


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