Soak in the Southern California springtime this Easter at one of San Diego’s best brunch restaurants. Whether you’re looking for an intimate affair to share with close family, or an out-of-doors afternoon spent sipping champagne and eating eggs benedict, you’re sure to find that perfect place for Easter brunch with the help of our extensive list of San Diego restaurants, cafés, and bistros.
Bice Ristorante, Downtown San Diego
It’s all about the little extras at BICE this Easter. Tables will be adorned with chocolate Easter egg baskets, and each reservation will be given a voucher to come back and receive a complimentary entree. Stop in for a prix fixe late lunch or dinner. To make a reservation click here.
San Diego Zoo
Head to the Treetops banquet room at Albert’s restaurant at the San Diego Zoo and feast on a special Easter buffet prepared by the Zoo’s Executive Chef, Chris Mirguet and Albert’s Chef Charles Boukas. Dishes include hearty options like Irish white cheddar macaroni and cheese, grilled tri-tip, and Dijon and honey glazed ham, plus an omelet bar, salads, assorted cheeses, and pastries for dessert. To make a reservation click here.
Humphrey’s, Point Loma
Humphrey’s will serve up an Easter buffet, plus champagne and live jazz performances. The extensive selection of food includes traditional brunch dishes, a carving station with roast beef, turkey, and ham, plus seafood, an omelet bar, and tons of options for dessert. It is literally impossible to leave hungry. To make a reservation click here.
George’s California Modern, La Jolla
Chef Trey Foshee only serves brunch two times a year: Easter and Mother’s Day. This year, the Easter brunch menu has everything from purple broccoli ravioli to prime short rib hash, as well as gourmet versions of brunch standards, like brioche French toast with Chino Farms strawberries and Meyer lemon cream, and eggs benny with fresh Dungeness crab. To make a reservation click here.
Burlap, Del Mar
While the kids hunt for eggs (every hour, on the hour), adults can toast the bunny by creating their own Bloody Mary, and feasting on Burlap’s brunch dishes, like crab cake eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, and scrambles. Burlap is also open for Easter dinner. In addition to the full brunch and dinner menus, larger groups can order a whole roasted pig and eat family-style. Advance notice is required, click here for a reservation.
The Westgate Hotel, Downtown San Diego
Easter activities at the Westgate Hotel include Easter Bunny Teas, a magician, plus an egg hunt and other activities for the kids. On Easter Sunday, there’s a Champagne Brunch, featuring fresh seafood, made to order omelets, a carving station, and a special buffet just for kids. The Bunny himself will also make an appearance at the meal. Make a reservation here.
La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla
This buffet brunch is a great pick for families. Kids can create some arts and crafts, hunt for eggs in the garden, and meet the Easter Bunny. Dishes will include seasonal favorites like ham Benedict and thyme roasted lamb, plus a waffle bar, prime rib, and assorted sweets. Click here for a reservation.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Enjoy brunch at either the Aragon Ballroom or the Veranda Fireside Lounge. The ballroom is hosting a buffet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Veranda is offering a three-course plated brunch with choice of entree. Guests of the brunch buffet can also visit the petting zoo and meet the Easter bunny. To make a reservation click here.
Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge, Coronado
Busy at brunch time? No worries, you can still celebrate Easter as late as 10 p.m. at Leroy’s in Coronado. A three-course prix fix menu is available for $26/person, and includes soup, salmon, and carrot cake for dessert (what else?) The Easter menu is available April 5th to April 8th, so you can get a jump on your Easter celebrations. For reservations click here.
The Red Door
Executive Chef Miguel Valdez will prepare special brunch dishes like carrot pancakes with vanilla maple syrup and organic filet and eggs, in addition to the regular brunch selections at The Red Door in Mission Hills. Or, drop by a little bit later for a 3-course prix dinner, including lamb, rabbit, and a special carrot dessert. Click here for a reservation.
Hotel del Coronado
The Del’s Easter Champagne Brunch buffet on April 5 is available in the oceanfront Ballroom and in the magnificent Crown Room from 9am to 4pm with musical entertainment. The elegant buffet will feature classic holiday fare. Easter morning will be kicked off with a good old-fashioned egg hunt! There will be three different hunts on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn to include children of all ages. Each hunt has 3 hidden gold coins, and the lucky finders win a special Easter basket full of goodies. To book click here.