Must Visit Brunch Spots

Ultimate Sticky Bun at TRUST

Between cell phones filled with work emails and new restaurants and bars opening every night, it’s no wonder 40% of Americans get less sleep than they need. This only get worse during the spring when the dreaded Daylight Saving Time comes to an end and we lose an hour of our precious shut eye. This year the end comes on Sunday, March 12.  Since this also means more sunshine, let’s look on the bright side—you get an extra hour of BRUNCH! Below you will find 5 San Diego Brunch spots worth losing an hour of sleep over.

TRUST Restaurant

TRUST Restaurant is becoming THE community gathering place in the Hillcrest neighborhood serving urban rustic food made from locally-sourced ingredients. Sit with friends on their patio people watching while enjoying Pancakes and Fried Chicken, Spicy Pork Belly Grilled Cheese, and their Ultimate Sticky Bun; just a few of their brunch favorites. 

Bottega Americano

Bottega Americano is firmly rooted in the culinary traditions of Italy and elevated by the innovation of American regional cooking. Fresh and fun is the perfect way to describe this East Village eatery. Sip on mimosas while enjoying their famous Baked French Toast, Breakfast Pizza or something a bit healthier such as their Power Frittata.

Decoy Dockside Dining

Looking over Lake San Marcos, Decoy Dockside Dining is a rustic lodge offering diners American dishes with a home-style feel. Their brand new brunch menu is currently being served dockside on weekends featuring dishes such as Lemon Ricotta French Toast, Biscuits & Gravy and a Dockside Benedict made with poached eggs, sautéed jumbo lump crab, grilled asparagus and hollandaise sauce.

JRDN at Tower 23 Hotel

JRDN is a contemporary steak and seafood restaurant featuring casually sophisticated California Cuisine with the perfect back drop – the Pacific Ocean. Brunch is served weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and offers selections such as Chilaquiles and Eggs, Mamma’s Baked French Toast and a Lobster BLT.


Monello is a unique gem in Little Italy serving fresh and authentic Milanese cuisine, paying homage to the owner’s hometown in Northern Italy. In true Italian style, enjoy brunch alfresco and order from choices such as Bomboloni or fried sweet rolls filled with cream, Nutella Pancakes, or the Cornetto Al San Daniele, a homemade croissant stuffed with prosciutto and cheese.