Wake up! It’s time to smell the eggs and bacon, not to mention the Cinnamon Lemon Brioche French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, bottomless Mimosas, Lattes and Bloody Marys. We know it’s hard to part from that comfy bed in your villa, but we guarantee these spots are worth the rise. Don’t you dare hit snooze, because it’s time to choose where to spend the rest of your morning. The thought of ocean-view terraces, al fresco dining, and the perfectly poached egg makes us wish that every morning allowed enough time to enjoy brunch. Sundays are all about relaxation, recharging for the week to come, possibly a facial treatment at the spa, and taking care of last minute errands that you didn’t get around to this week — but first, brunch!


Pelican Grill
22800 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
949.467.6800 | pelicangrillnb.com

Pelican Grill is a neighborhood favorite that offers a warm ambiance and friendly service — the perfect place to brunch! Enjoy Napa-inspired cuisine while enjoying the panoramic views of Newport Coast as you recap your weekend on their amazing terrace. You and your girlfriends can sip glasses of Taittinger as you start your brunch experience with seasonal fruit and mixed berries, served with honey-lavender crème fraîche and raw sugar. If you’re in the mood for something savory, try their Short Rib Benedict. Crisp polenta is topped with wilted Alegria Farms mustard greens, poached eggs, and topped with a creamy Hollandaise sauce. But the real star of the show is the Cinnamon Lemon Brioche French Toast, featuring flame-roasted apples, bourbon syrup and fresh whipped cream. One bite and you’ll never look at French toast the same again, it’s that amazing!


Oak Grill
690 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.760.4920 | oakgrillnb.com

Dine on contemporary cuisine with classic influences at Oak Grill as Chef combines flavors from the American South with inspiration from around the globe. Subtle and inviting elegance fills the interiors and extends to their lush and extensive deck. The large Ficus trees provide just the right amount of shade and intimacy, providing a whimsical backdrop to your Sunday brunch. Go ahead and drink Mimosas and relax as if you were on Island time, you deserve it. Choose from a variety of locally sourced, creative menu items like their Pancake Souffle or their house-made Quinoa Granola. Whether you’re in the mood to build your own omelette, or you’re feeling like a Togarashi-Crusted Ahi sandwich could hit the spot, they have all your dining needs covered.


Fig & Olive
151 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.877.3005 | figandolive.com

Get your passports ready, because it’s time to escape to the French Riviera with this brunch experience. Described as Fashion Island’s olive oil oasis, Fig & Olive in Newport Beach offers an incredible brunch menu for the taking. Enjoy French Riviera-inspired cuisine with a menu that features items like Truffle Mushroom Fontina Scrambled Eggs andRiviera Poached Egg with Cured Salmon. Delight in assorted bread and viennoiseries as you sip Champagne in their stunning atmosphere. Bring the kids too, because this is a meal the whole family gets to enjoy.


The Beachcomber Cafe
15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
949.376.6900 | thebeachcombercafe.com

If you’re the type that likes to start your Sundays outdoors, then The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove is perfect for you. Explore the tide pools at the beach and hike the trails before breakfast. When you’re starting to feel the effects of your early morning rise, head on over to the Beachcomber and refuel. Enjoy items like the Greek Omelet, made with asparagus, roasted tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese and fine herbs topped with Greek salad. Looking for something heartier? Their Huevos Rancheros and Coconut-Macadamia Pancakes never disappoint either.


Babette’s Newport Beach
7962 East Coast Hwy
Newport Coast, CA 92657
949.715.9915 | babettesoc.com

Eat clean with farm fresh, sustainable, local and organic ingredients at Babette’s. The menu embraces local farmers and growers who promote sustainability and is a great place to bring your foodie friends who appreciate the core values and quality that go into making a menu that offers a lower impact on the environment. Living so close to the Pacific you can’t help but be conscious of preserving the beauties that our Southern California coast has to offer us. This is definitely the kind of brunch you can feel good about eating. Their outdoor patio is an oasis unlike any other and provides a stunning backdrop to your Sunday morning. Enjoy cold-pressed juice cocktails that are made fresh in-house as you decide what to get for your main event. May we suggest the Tuscan Frittata?


Waffle Affair
1064 Bayside Dr #1064
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.720.8155 | thewaffleaffair.com

With over 21 delicious sweet and savory waffles to choose from, you might fall in love with Waffle Affair — and don’t keep it a secret! Waffle Affair has a unique method of making this possible. They place the toppings inside the batter, creating a surplus of inventive creations for our consumption. These portable handheld delights are just what you need to keep up with the rest of your day. You’re a busy mom on the go and losing half of your day to a brunch date just simply isn’t an option. Pair your waffle with an espresso made with illy’s sustainably grown Arabica beans for an extra kick to your morning. At this rate, you are sure to get everything checked off your list today.


Eats Kitchen & Bar
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614
949.225.6780 | eatskitchen.com

Did somebody say bottomless Mimosas?! Now this is how you take your Sunday Funday to the next level, and where brunch turns into an all day event. Between the Mimosas and the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, your casual afternoon meal could turn into a party. Creative menu items like Pork and Vegetable Hash, Portobello Benedict and Chilaquiles Com Pollo are the perfect addition to this setting. When you have Eats Kitchen & Bar cooking for you, just know that you are in good hands. Whatever you order will taste amazing, but whatever you do, make sure someone at your table tries the Shrimp and Grits. Picture Spanish influence with Mexican flare, made with chorizo sofrito, a perfectly poached egg, and cheddar and roasted garlic grits topped with a tomatillo salsa and chili oil. We guarantee you’ll be scraping the bowl clean with this dish.


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