Mezé Greek Fusion will toast to the Easter bunny with its specialty cocktail, Buzzed Bunny, for the spring holiday. Made with passion fruit vodka, elderflower, fresh lemon and prosecco, Buzzed Bunny is available for $13. Mezé Greek Fusion’s full brunch menu will also be available on Easter Sunday. More information and reservations are available by calling 619.550.1600 or online at www.gaslampmeze.com.
Havana 1920 will embrace Easter by introducing April Showers, a cocktail made with The Real McCoy 5 Year rum, lime, guava and Topo Chico, priced at $12. More information and reservations are available by calling 619.369.1920 or online at www.havana1920.com.
El Chingon will cheers to Easter with Chick Magnet. A combination of tequila, Giffard blackberry liqueur, fresh lemon and blackberries, Chick Magnet is priced at $12. El Chingon’s Super sunDIAS brunch menu will also be available throughout the day, including signature drinks and dishes. More information and reservations are available by calling 619.501.1919 or online at www.elchingon.com.
Monkey King will feature a specialty cocktail, Hibiscus Hop, for the holiday. Made with hibiscus-infused rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime and demerara, Hibiscus Hop is priced at $13. More information and reservations are available by calling 619.359.8897 or online at www.monkeykingsd.com.
Cusp Dining & Drinks – Family-friendly ocean view dining
Cusp’s Easter Brunch is a family pleaser with classic dishes for all ages. Take advantage of Chef Ingrid Funes’ new brunch menu, featuring classic a la carte dishes like caramel french toast, a variety of benedicts and fresh salads. There will also be decadent specials like Prime Rib, Red Velvet Pancakes and House Cinnamon Rolls! Guests will also enjoy complimentary valet. Located on the top level of Hotel La Jolla, Cusp boasts panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, a beautiful backdrop for this special occasion. Reservations strongly suggested. 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive – (858) 551-3620 –www.cusprestaurant.com.
Pacifica Del Mar – Family-friendly al fresco dining
Pacifica’s serene location offers striking ocean views, making it the perfect place to relax on Easter Sunday. The a la carte menu will feature brunch favorites like Smoked Pork Shoulder Hash, Pacifica’s Huevos and Cinnamon Brioche French Toast, sandwiches like their Cuban or Fried Chicken, and entrees like Sugar-Spiced Salmon. There will also be a vast selection of brunch cocktails available, from Bloody Mary’s to fresh sippers. Pacifica will also have a menu just for kids. Reservations strongly suggested. 1555 Camino Del Mar – (858) 792-0476 – pacificadelmar.com.
Giardino – East County Eats
The popular Lemon Grove restaurant will be offering a tasteful brunch buffet this Easter, serving playful dishes for the whole family. Chef and owner Marco Provino will be offering multiple stations, including Egg Creations, Sweet Tooth, Pasta and Salads! Endless mimosas will also be available for $12. Buffet will be served from 9am-3pm | adults $35 // kids 12 & under $20. 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove – (619) 825-7112 – GiardinoSD.com
Curadero – Casual downtown brunch with Mexican flair
Try something new this Easter. The vibrant and laid-back Mexican eatery is offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options for those seeking something tasteful. Brunch-goers can start with Chef Kraten’s Breakfast Tacos, Ahi Al Pastor with grilled pineapple, pickled onions, cilantro and lime, or Chicharrones en Salsa Verde with pork skins simmered in salsa verde and served with two sunny side up eggs. For lunch and dinner, order Pescado Tikin Xic, or fresh fish marinated with onions, tomatoes, and achiote or their Enmoladas. 619-515-3003/curadero.com.
THE MED at La Valencia – Easter Brunch Staple
One of the most show-stopping and popular brunches you just have to attend is Easter at THE MED. The ocean view restaurant boasts a food smorgasbord full of action stations and whimsical dishes. Guests can choose from items such as quiche, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, a seafood selection of fresh shucked oysters, crudo, crab claws and jumbo shrimp, fresh salads and crudité, as well as action stations such as omelets, meat carving and dessert. They will also have three Easter Egg Hunts for little ones at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, with a special visit from the Easter Bunny at those times as well. The brunch buffet menu is $89 per adult, and $39 per child. Reservations required: lavalencia.com/dining/the-med | 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla
Gather beachside at JRDN in Pacific Beach for Easter brunch with a view. Served from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., we recommend starting off with their Jumbo Sticky Buns ($10) made daily by Chef Melody Yono and then spicing things up with their Chilaquiles + Eggs ($16) served with chorizo, guajillo chili salsa, queso fresco, pico de gallo, avocado and lime crema. Sip on their acclaimed Brunch Mary or build-your-own mimosa while you take in the ocean views. To make reservations for Easter brunch, please call (858) 270-2323 or visit t23hotel.com.
Experience the wood-fired cookery of Chef Brad Wise, brunch style, at Trust Restaurant for their Easter brunch. Reserve your table early to try their Ultimate Sticky Bun ($12), made daily in limited quantities. Save room for their Smoked Pork Shoulder Hash ($15) with sunny side egg, Fresno chili, black bean + radish salsa, n’duja mayo and cilantro or theirSmoked Salmon Toast ($15) served with herb goat cheese, arugula, red onions, boiled egg, fried capers, radish and fresh fruit. Easter brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make reservations, please call (619) 795-6901 or visit trustrestaurantsd.com.
Make reservations for Easter brunch now for San Diego’s newest dining gem tucked away in Mission Hills. We recommend going with a group to share a little bit of everything but if you have to choose, try the Chicken Fried Quail and French Toast ($16) with hot honey, date puree and house-cultured butter or the Corn Beef Hash Benedict ($15) with poached eggs, cabbage, hollandaise, rye panko, and potatoes. Elevate your Easter brunch with one of their brunch cocktails like theContinental ($12) with a blend of rums, pineapple, lime, chai maple syrup, whole egg. Fort Oak will serve Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make reservations by calling (619) 722-3398 or visiting fortoaksd.com.
It wouldn’t be an Easter celebration without some breakfast cocktails at Hundred Proof. Located in University Heights, Bar Manager Stephen Kurpinsky has artfully transformed cereal favorites into delicious cocktails. Kurpinsky’s Fruit Loops Ramos Fizz and Cinnamon Toast Punch will take you back to Saturday morning cartoons at mom and dad’s. Complete your brunch experience with Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville’s latest creation: Bananas Foster Baked French Toast ($12), buttermilk soaked brioche baked to perfection and topped with bananas foster and cream cheese ice cream. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday. (619) 501-6404/hundredproofsd.com.
Indulge in an elegant Easter celebration at 20|Twenty Restaurant in Carlsbad with friends and family this year. Executive Chef Julian Quiñones will prepare a gourmet brunch buffet featuring a made-to-order omelet station, raw bar, carving station, freshly baked desserts and more. A children’s menu will also be available. Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday, April 21. The price is $85 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling (760) 827-2500 or online at 20twentygrill.com.
The Westgate Hotel
Easter Bunny Teas: On Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, The Westgate will transform its traditional Parisian-style afternoon tea service into its annual springtime Easter Bunny Teas. This special Easter edition will feature a scrumptious selection of house-made sweet delicacies, kid-friendly petit-fours, delicious tea sandwiches, and pastries. After this splendid tea service, families are invited to participate in a colorful egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace followed by an exciting magic show that stars the Easter Bunny. Events will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The price is $79 for adults, $55 for children ages 4-12, and complimentary for ages three and under. Prices include tax and gratuity. Special event parking is available for $12. Tickets for the Easter Bunny Teas can be purchased online by visiting: www.westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/easter-bunny-tea/
Easter Champagne Brunch: On Sunday, April 21, guests can toast the holiday and honor spring with a delicious Easter brunch marked by French elegance, and, of course, champagne. Dishes include fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, a special children’s buffet selection, as well as a full array of quintessentially European gourmet dishes. While adults will delight in this sophisticated Parisian experience, children will love the entertainment which includes face-painting and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The price is $99 for adults, $35 for children ages 4-12, and complimentary for ages three and under. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Special event parking is available for $12. Reservations for Easter Brunch can be made by calling 619.238.1818 or visiting: www.westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/easter-champagne-brunch/
The Corner Drafthouse
Stop in for brunch at Bankers Hill local hangout, The Corner Drafthouse on Easter Sunday. This casual gastropub offers comfort style brunch items like their Smothered Breakfast Burrito ($13.50) with scrambled eggs, drafthouse potatoes, applewood-smoked bacon, sausage chorizo, queso fresco, topped with salsa verde and Tennessee Hot Chicken ($16.50)with buttermilk fried chicken, poached egg, buttermilk biscuit, homemade sausage gravy, watercress, house-made hot sauce. If you can’t choose from one of their 70 taps, grab a bottle of bubbly on special for $15 during brunch. Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thecornerdrafthouse.com
The Bier Garden of Encinitas
Easter brunch will be served “surf style” at The Bier Garden. Located in the quaint surf town of Encinitas, highlights from their Easter brunch menu include their Lump Crab Benedict ($18) served with two poached eggs, bacon, roasted tomato, spinach, shallots, hollandaise sauce on butter croissants and their Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Waffle ($16) the name speaks for itself. Grab a seat before noon to get $2 off their Bloody Mary menu; each of which are served with a beer chaser. Brunch is available on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. biergardenencinitas.com
Celebrate Easter at one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in San Diego. Incorporating ingredients from the Little Italy Farmer’s Market, guests can enjoy local flavors with an Italian influence. Though the weekly cheese wheel typically steals the show, other favorites include Freshly Baked Pasticceria (pastries) stuffed to order or the Brunch Piadin ($13) rolled bites of traditional Italian flatbread filled with eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, fontina cheese arrabbiata sauce and a side of roasted potatoes. To reserve your table for Easter brunch, please call (619) 501-0030 or visit www.lovemonello.com.
Save the indulging for later and join Bencotto for a family style Easter dinner. Known for producing more than 800 lbs of pasta per week, guests have the option to create their own pasta dish or select an item from their specialty menu. Our go-to is the weekly pasta special in a crispy parmesan bowl or the Tagliatelle Al Ragu Di Agnello ($24) with hand-cut fettuccine in Bencotto signature lamb meat sauce. To make lunch or dinner reservations on Easter Sunday, call (619) 450-4786 or visit lovebencotto.com.
Place a custom order at Patisserie Melanie for the perfect Easter brunch at home. Specializing in authentic French pastries, Chef Melanie is known for baking some of the best croissants and kougn-amanns in San Diego. New for spring are her Garden Macaron Collection which include elderflower, poppy, rose and violet. More spring pastries will be announced soon. Patisserie Melanie is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quantities are limited, so place your special order for Easter by calling (619) 677-2132 or emailing Melanie@PatisserieMelanie.com.
Recently opened in the East Village, Storyhouse Spirits is hosting a spirited Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. House-made favorites crafted by Chef Nick Paulerio include Pork Belly Chilaquiles ($16) with house-cured pork belly, fire roasted salsa, scrambled egg, cotija cheese and cilantro lime aioli and Duck Hash ($16) featuring house-made duck confit, wood-fired scalloped potatoes and muenster cheese “hash”. Grab a seat early as this open air distillery, restaurant and bar has open seating where guests can soak in the sun and awesome views of the East Village. storyhousespirits.com
LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT
Sunday, April 21, 10am- 4pm: Dine waterfront as you indulge in a lavish Easter brunch at Crown Landing. Selections include a benedict bar, omelet station, a variety of salads, a carving station featuring an assortment of meats, seafood favorites, an artisan display and an array of desserts. There is even a special buffet for the little ones, featuring the ultimate kid’s picks. Don’t miss the Easter Bunny and egg hunts throughout the day for resort and brunch guests. ($65 adults, $25 children; price excludes tax and gratuity. To secure your reservation call (619) 424-4444 or visit opentable.com.
In addition to their regularly scheduled brunch featuring breakfast sandwiches, hearty hashes and a Skyy Vodka Bloody Mary bar, barleymash will also be offering Executive Chef Kevin’sspecialty Black Forest Ham Steak & Eggs on Easter Sunday. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., come in to dine, drink and enjoy live music from local band, The Counterfeits, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
North Park’s Louisiana Purchase will be launching their brand-new brunch on Easter weekend! Guests can enjoy dishes like LP Sardou – a 4 oz steak over English muffin and cream spinach, topped with crab boil poached eggs and a Marchand de vin and bearnaise or an Open Face Jambalaya Omlet. The Southern-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar will be offering food and drink specials throughout both Saturday and Sunday. Keep an eye on Louisiana Purchase’s social media for more details leading up to the fun-filled weekend.
For an Easter celebration the whole family is sure to love, head North of San Diego, to Carlsbad’s Park 101. The open-air dining establishment will be serving up specialty dishes, such as Prime Rib and Lox, as well as their weekend Mega-mosas! $15 gets you a bottle of Cupcake Prosecco and your choice of orange juice, guava or strawberry puree. Easter eggs will be hidden throughout Park 101 for the kiddos to find throughout the day. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by emailing email@example.com.
On Sunday, April 21st, The Smoking Gun’s Walk of Champagne Brunch will be paired with adult Easter eggs. We can’t say what sort of things you’ll find inside the plastic colored eggs, but for brunch you can look forward to gourmet biscuit dishes, like the Brisket Biscuit N’ Gravy, with eggs, caramelized onions, arugula and smoked beef brisket. Brunch also consists of sweet menu items like bacon pancakes, along with a handful of savory plates. And don’t forget the drinks – Irish Coffee, made with Jameson Caskmates, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and whipped cream, is a great way to toast to the holiday!
If your ideal Easter Sunday celebration includes an afternoon soaking up the sun while watching the Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds, be sure to stop in WhipHand before or after the game. The East Village bar and eatery will be offering drink specials throughout the day, alongside their many shareable plates. Snack on Zucchini Truffle Fries, with white truffle oil and grated parmesan cheese, before enjoying a hotdog in Petco Park!
Enjoy an egg-cellent Easter Brunch at JSix! The East Village hot spot will be serving dishes such as Green Chilaquiles with tomatillo, avocado, chicken, cotija and crema, and Brioche French Toast with apricot almond sauce, mascarpone gelato and toasted almonds. The restaurant also carries lighter fare, like their Honest Protein Bowl with egg whites, avocado, black beans, grilled chicken and spinach, and House-Made Granola with Greek yogurt, mixed berries and honey. Full menu available, dishes cost $8-$17. Brunch served every weekend, available Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, the restaurant and bar will be serving up springtime specials such as, Ham Quiche, Crab Benedict and a decadent Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding with a Grand Marnier Cream Cheese icing. Guests can also kick off their holiday with The Local’s famous brunch beverages, like the Local Mary, The Dude and Hot Cox. Easter Sunday reservations will be accepted, although they will not be required. Special menu available, dishes vary in cost from $10-$16 each. Brunch served every weekend, available on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. (reservations accepted on Easter Sunday)
You’ll be looking on the sunny side up with OB Surf Lodge’s oceanfront brunch views. The family-friendly waterfront restaurant is known for their deliciously sweet and savory brunch options including their Carnitas Benny with roasted poblano, avocado, jack cheese and ancho hollandaise. They are also known for their Brie Stuffed French Toast served with a seasonal fruit jam and toasted macadamia nuts. Full menu, and Brunch served daily, available Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Start your sweets consumption early with the most important meal of the day! Wake up with an Easter morning treat to kick off your festive brunching at this charmingly whimsical downtown breakfast cafe. With the purchase of any breakfast item of your choice from Breakfast Enchiladas to Chicken & Waffles and more, receive a free indulgent Cinnamon Roll Pancake with your order!
Amici’s Ristobar has set the stage for an exciting Easter Brunch Buffet, nestled in Carmel Valley’s The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. From 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, join in a fabulous brunch buffet of all of your Easter Sunday favorites and more at this casual-upscale neighborhood restaurant, promising pleasing plates for the whole family to enjoy. This exclusive buffet brunch is available for $39.99 for adults and only $19.99 for kids ten and under, so reserve your table today!
Every Easter feast needs a grown-up twist. Home to some of the most enticing and photo-worthy craft concoctions in San Diego, Jalisco Cantina’s tequila-fueled signature libations are getting an addition in honor of Easter! This year, sip and savor the show-stopping Mariposa Martini – meaning “butterfly”, this beautifully vibrant purple and blue martini with foam and butterfly pea flowers is sure to be your spring-themed drink of choice!
Celebrate Easter with an extended three-course brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Priced at $38 per person, the three-course brunch selections include: house-made cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel; buttermilk fried quail, Texas quail with masa cake, duck gravy and pickled mustard seeds; ham and smashed avocado Benedict, house-made English muffins topped with poached eggs, serrano ham, charred onions and Hollandaise, served with BH home fries; braised carnitas chilaquiles with tomatillo sauce, cotija cheese, black beans, cilantro, lime cream and an up egg; butterscotch pudding with crème fraiche, pecan toffee and shortbread cookies; and more.
Celebrate Easter à la Franҫaise with a featured prix fixe brunch menu available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-course feast, priced at $55 per person, includes selections such as: savory Belgique prosciutto waffle, a Belgian-style waffle with fig jam, arugula, Gruyere cheese and fried egg; quiche maison, deep dish quiche with house-smoked bacon, spinach, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, Hollandaise, rosemary potatoes and salad; lapin au moutarde, rabbit with braised radishes, fava beans, fingerling potatoes and mustard jus; crêpe au Nutella, crêpe filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and topped with vanilla ice cream; and more. Specialty brunch cocktails, including a classic Bellini and bloody mary, will also be available.
Say “Buona Pasqua” with a featured prix fixe brunch menu, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-course brunch menu, priced at $56.95 per person includes: salmon bruschetta, smoked salmon with red onions, capers and herb crème fraiche; lobster eggs benedict, ciabatta bread topped with poached eggs, cold water lobster tail, baby arugula and Hollandaise sauce; salsiccia e pepperoni fritta, Italian baked omelet with sausage, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, provolone cheese and Bufala mozzarella, served with fresh fruit; cheesecake al cioccolato bianco with a chocolate cookie crust, fresh raspberry cream cheese filling and chocolate glaze; and more. Specialty brunch cocktails, including a pomegranate Bellini and cucumber basil martini, will also be available.
Talk about hops! Head to Pacific Beach AleHouse on Easter Sunday for $4 AleHouse drafts all day, plus $10 champagne bottles available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and brunch from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., including AleHouse favorites such as Pecan Crusted French Toast and Loaded Skillet Hash, plus plenty of brunch libations to go around!
Spend the holiday seaside with unparalleled ocean views when you make Waterbar your Easter Sunday destination. Perched along the shoreline in Pacific Beach, this coastal hotspot will offer endless rose, along with Loaded Cinnamon Buns, a plate of three homemade cinnamon buns smothered in white icing and topped with sliced bananas, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and blueberry compote, Eggs Benedict, stacked with an English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise, served with your choice of side, and finally, their Spring Fling Scramble, featuring English peas, asparagus, baby heirloom tomato, chives, crumbled goat cheese , sliced avocado and choice of toast. The special brunch menu will be available from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., so don’t miss out!
Spend your Easter in the energetic Gaslamp District and stop by Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp for their Gourmet Easter Brunch, matched with live acoustic music from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., plus $15 bottomless mimosas. The buffet will be priced at $35 per person, and will include a variety of sweet and savory brunch items crafted to elevate your Easter Sunday experience. If Encinitas is closer to your stomping grounds, rest assured that Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will feature a slew of brunch cocktail and food specials honed for the occasion, paired with bottomless mimosas from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the kids along for special Easter treats!
Since no Easter is complete without an Easter bunny photo-op, Backyard Kitchen & Tap will host their Easter Egg-Stravaganca, complete with a brunch buffet and pancake station from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., priced at $17.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids, and special Easter cocktails for the adults. Enjoy live acoustic entertainment from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and bring the youngsters to meet the Easter bunny – furbabies included!
Have your most important meal of the day at Breakfast Republic this Easter, and indulge in April food and drink specials, including their Peep Show Mocha, prepared with toasted marshmallow, espresso, mocha, milk, whipped cream and a Peep garnish for good measure. If a boozy brunch is in order, try your hand at their Sunrise Service Mimosa, crafted from raspberry, orange juice, prosecco and an orange garnish. Refuel before the big Easter egg hunt with their Mac & Grilled Cheese, a revamped classic stuffed with cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese and two eggs any style, or enjoy their Protein Sampler Board, a charcuterie spread complete with a variety of breakfast-style meats and cheeses, plus two eggs any style topped with hollandaise, fresh fruit and house potatoes. Specials are available throughout the month of April at all seven Breakfast Republic locations, so get yours before they’re gone!
Fig Tree Café’s garden-style flair is a fitting venue for an Easter Sunday brunch, featuring lush greenery and fresh ingredients to match. Wake up with their Iced Coco Mocha, comprised of chocolate, coconut, espresso and milk, topped with whipped cream, a sprinkling of mocha powder and coconut shavings. Sip your way to a tropical paradise with their Tropical Fruit Mimosa Flight, featuring Passion Fruit, Kiwi, Coconut/Raspberry and Pineapple tasters – an idyllic accompaniment to their Chicken-Mango Sausage Scramble special, prepared with three eggs, Canadian bacon, applewood smoked bacon, red onion and cheddar cheese.
Say “salud!” to an Easter celebración, Baja-style! Death by Tequila, located at 569 S. Coast Highway 101, will invite guests to raise a glass to the holiday with a featured brunch cocktail, Guava Marea, made with Pueblo Viejo blanco tequila, house-made guava syrup, lime juice and Giffard passionfruit liqueur, garnished with tiki bitters and fresh mint.
Theatre Box, the Gaslamp Quarter’s new luxury entertainment and dining complex at 701 Fifth Ave., will celebrate Easter with a brunch buffet, visit from the Easter Bunny, prize-filled Easter Egg hunt and more. Priced at $39 for adults and $15 for kids, the brunch will include omelet and waffle stations, biscuits and gravy, herb-roasted salmon, rainbow cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookies, cotton candy and more.