Today, I have the pleasure of introducing Jenna who will be serving as a guest blogger! Jenna is a college student studying journalism trying to expand on her online writing portfolio.
My Top 3 Brunch Spots In San Diego
Sometimes I think that there are two types of people in the world: those who love brunch and those who can't understand it. The latter group doesn't see the point of paying $10 for eggs or pancakes, items both of which can be easily made at home. They would prefer eating out for a nice dinner and sampling the diversity that such a meal can provide.
The first type of people would naturally disagree. These brunch-lovers may acknowledge that a breakfast isn't likely to have as many varied options as a dinner, but they realize that nothing quite beats impeccably-prepared food in the morning. They realize that a casual outdoor brunch can cost half the price of a restaurant dinner - and it can taste quite as good. They understand that one can fulfill any craving he seeks at brunch, whether that craving be for eggs, pancakes, waffles, bacon, potatoes, toast, or fruit - and much, much more.
As you can probably guess, I fall firmly into the pro-brunch category. When Saturday morning rolls around you can inevitably find me opening the YP Mobile App and perusing brunch menus across San Diego. This practice has given me exposure to a good number of the numerous excellent brunch places in town. While it's difficult to ultimately separate the "best" from the "very good," this is my best attempt at listing the top three brunch spots in San Diego:
- Hash House a Go Go. There are pros and cons of being the most popular and respected brunch restaurant in town. On the negative side, getting a table at Has House a Go Go on a weekend morning requires a considerable wait - sometimes exceeding 2 hours if you come at the wrong time. But, on the other hand, once you've sat down the experience is overwhelmingly a positive (ie. a delicious) one. A huge portion of Bacon Waffles, Smoked Salmon Benedict, or a "lite" plate of Spinach with Poached Eggs will quickly fill your stomach and make you forget that long wait you just endured.
- Snooze. A new arrival on the brunch scene, Snooze's Hillcrest location looks glassy and contemporary enough to make one think that it's trying to compensate for mediocre food. Far from it. In fact, Snooze has quickly risen in the ranks to become one of my favorite places in San Diego. The Pancake Flight and the Breakfast Pot Pie are especially popular, but you won't regret going with the Chilaquilles Benedict or the Salmon Benedict. The omelets here are good, too, but they aren't the main selling point.
- Island Style Café. Billed as a Hawaiian-style breakfast and lunch restaurant, Island Style Café offers great food with a definite tropical flair. This flair works its way even into standard brunch offereings such as omelets or pancakes. But if you visit make sure to try a crepe, specifically the Kaloko Moko. I've never found this signature dish to disappoint.
So these are my three favorite brunch restaurants in San Diego. Of course, this list is far from set in stone and I expect it to change often. What do you think? Where are your favorite pre-noon dining spots in town?
Thanks for your guest post Jenna!