The Tri-Valley’s weekend brunch scene on Saturday and Sunday mornings is deliciously bustling without the long waits or required reservations. Whether you’re craving a plate of avocado toast, fresh and seasonal dishes, or bottomless mimosas, these brunch spots have got something on the menu for you. Here’s our line-up of the best brunch in the Tri-Valley.
This local favorite is known for their picture-perfect plates and their popular menu of “toastinis”. Try their avocado and egg toastini (pictured above), or the sweet yet savory Elvis Presley toastini made with bacon, banana and honey, and you won’t be disappointed. Luckily for us, you can visit The Press at either of their Pleasanton or Livermore locations for a flavorful and picturesque start to your day.
This cozy and quirky restaurant feels like you’re visiting family, complete with Grandma’s homemade soul food and fresh-baked pastries. Order from their extensive coffee and tea menu (Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen just so happens to be a stop on our Caffeine Trail!), take your pick from their various baked goods, or order up a hot plate of farmhouse eggs. Whatever you do, don’t leave without trying their baked to order beignets served with homemade preserves!
Sabio on Main is known for their elegant take on seasonal California cuisine and their weekend brunch menu certainly follows suit. Try their Dutch Baby Pancake served with banana, nutella, almonds and vanilla chantilly, or their Truffle Grilled Cheese paired with Séka Hills Honey for a brunch you can trust was made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Before heading out to the Livermore Valley Wine Country for a day of wine-tasting, stop at Range Life in downtown Livermore. Drawing from their close relationship with local farmers, ranchers and fishers, Range Life serves up brunch in seasonally rotating menus based on freshness and availability of locally-sourced ingredients.
This downtown restaurant with home-cooked vibes has an impressive selection of pancakes, omelettes, and different types of Eggs Benedict. Think outside of the brunch box and order their Lemon Ricotta Pancakes served with seasonal berries, powdered sugar and fresh lemon curd or their sweet Churro Waffle.
This central downtown Danville farm-to-table favorite is yet another Tri-Valley restaurant that is dedicated to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in their seasonally rotating menus. While their selection is constantly changing, you can’t go wrong with their signature Scallion Hush Puppies served with sugar cane syrup butter. Grab a seat in the restaurant’s bright and welcoming farmhouse interior or opt for a seat on their shaded patio, perfect for those sunny Saturday mornings.
Baci Bistro & Bar, nestled in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, specializes in steak, seafood and Italian cuisine, but their weekend brunch menu is something really special. Give their Fried Egg Avocado Toast a try, or if you’re a fan of Huevos Rancheros, order their Steak Tostadas served with pico de gallo, fried eggs, lime avocado crème and cilantro. This is also a great spot for those looking for a boozy brunch, featuring $12 bottomless mimosas!
Despite having made a Hollywood appearance in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtifre, Bridges Restaurant remains a humble culinary staple in the quaint town of Danville. If you’re looking to spice up your morning with a few drinks, pay a visit to Bridges. Guests enjoy $4 mimosas (pick from flavors like jalapeño, melon or berry) and unique morning coffee drinks and cocktails like the Butterscotch Coffee and Chocolate Coffee Martini. As huge supporters of local organic farmers, you can rest assured that whatever you order for brunch is likely to be just as delicious as the drinks.
Walk into Simply Fondue between Monday and Saturday and you’ll be greeted by a cheese and chocolate-lover’s paradise, but on Sunday mornings there’s a bubbly bonus in store for guests who visit this classy Livermore restaurant. Each Sunday morning Simply Fondue allows its guest to build their own mimosas with an assortment of juices, flavored syrups, and fresh fruit.