The Seven Top Brunch Spots in The OC

Orange County is bursting with flavor when it comes to food.

Restaurants across the OC are whipping up culinary creations that tantalize taste buds and keep you dreaming of confections as you wait for the weekend. Here are seven Orange County brunch spots that add their own flavor to the beloved mid-morning meal.

The Iron Press

440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

The Iron Press is a fresh ingredient-focused restaurant with a massive list of craft beer on tap, located inside the Anaheim Packing House just ten minutes from Disneyland. This fun little spot has perfected mouthwatering burgers and flavorful waffle sandwiches, bursting with a perfect balance of salty and sweet flavors. The star feature of their menu is the fried chicken n’ waffle sandwich which includes golden, crisp fried chicken topped with spicy slaw and served with a side of jalapeno maple syrup on a cheddar infused waffle. If dessert is your thing, ask about the seasonal waffle pops; the flavor combos are up the whim of the pastry chef and they are nothing short of delectable.

Basilur Tea and Coffee

6920 Beach Blvd k129, Buena Park, CA 90621

What brunch would be complete without pancakes? Basilur Tea and Coffee in Buena Park satiates all desires for extra fluffy dessert pancakes, serving Japanese souffle pancakes topped with fresh fruit, hand-whipped cream and sweet maple syrup. Also included in their brunch lineup is a classic burrata salad, seasonal fruit or eggs benedict, all served with quality premium coffee & tea.

Habana

2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Cuban-inspired restaurant takes Sunday Brunch to a new level of deliciousness. Habana puts on a full spread during their buffet brunch. Cuban flavors are infused into every bite of seafood paella, tamale jars and fried bananas. For a taste of a more traditional American breakfast, the build-your-own-omelet and waffle stations have all the essentials to create a tasty plate. The seafood platters are a great pit stop for snackable bites and flaky pastries, bite-sized tarts and creamy flan are tempting options for dessert.

Craft House

34094 CA-1, Dana Point, CA 92629

This Dana Point restaurant whips up quite a selection for Sunday Brunch. In South Orange County, Chef Blake Mellgren adds a few signature touches to timeless breakfast dishes. Craft House has their own take on chicken and waffles using pancakes, whipped honey butter and cayenne syrup. They take the average cinnamon swirl french toast and add Nutella ganache. Using locally-sourced ingredients, the flavors of each dish burst with every bite as visitors enjoy their morning meals. A quick tip, get the banana bread!

Duke’s Huntington Beach 

317 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

The combination of beach, brunch and Hawaiian fare make for a great Sunday at Duke’s Huntington Beach. The smell of delicious food is in the air as the sounds of Hawaiian music fill the room. American breakfast favorites such as cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, eggs and sausage are paired alongside island favorites such as grilled Huli chicken, kalua pork and macaroni salad for a full spread of brunch bests. It’s a buffet, so try everything and go back for seconds.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

13126 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602

Course by course, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen infuses Mexican and Latin culture to serve delicious savory plates. Classic dishes such as shrimp ceviche, huevos rancheros and Carne Asada con huevos can be found on the menu every Sunday. Take your choice of tacos and enchiladas and top it off with a round of bottomless mimosas.

Lumberyard

384 Forest Ave #10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Placed in downtown Laguna Beach, Lumberyard is best known for its comforting American food, which includes brunch. Many breakfast favorites can be found here including frittatas, Monte Cristo sandwiches and waffles served warm in a cozy space.

Each restaurant adds something different to the popular mid-morning meal. Map out which restaurants you want to try and let us know what are your favorite dishes!

Basilur Tea and Coffee in Buena Park satiates all desires for extra fluffy dessert pancakes, serving Japanese souffle pancakes topped with fresh fruit, hand-whipped cream and sweet maple syrup.

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