The Tri-Valley is geared up for spring. That means it’s time to gather up your friends and family for brunch in the East Bay. Here are our top four brunch spots in Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville and Dublin, CA – the four cities that make up the Tri-Valley – just 35 miles east of San Francisco.
Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen & Coffee Bar, 90 Railroad Ave. Danville CA
If you’re in the mood for rustic comfort food, then Sideboard is your place. Not only will you fall in love with the cozy chairs and outdoor patio, but also their weekend menu consisting of French toast with banana berry syrup, huevos rancheros, breakfast pudding with goat cheese and asparagus, and beignets with homemade preserves. Yum!
Sabio on Main, 501 Main St. Pleasanton CA
Chef Francis X Hogan puts a spin on traditional brunch with dishes like Liberty Duck Croque Monsieur, Cinnamon Brioche French Toast with brûlée marshmallow and Avocado Toast with fried quail egg and Sriracha.
Sauced BBQ & Spirits, 2300 First St. #120, Livermore CA
You don’t need an excuse to have barbecue! Sauced in Livermore offers their full menu plus a Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar from 11 am to 3:30 pm on weekends. Our faves are the Rednexican Nachos, full rack of ribs, anything with burnt ends… and, of course, deep-fried Oreos.
Koi Palace, 4288 Dublin Blvd #213, Dublin CA (Ulferts Center)
This is not your typical brunch! Try dim sum – bite sized portions of steamed buns, dumplings or rice noodles – rolled in by cart. Feast on Shanghai Style Juicy Dumplings (more commonly called soup dumplings), Five Guys XLB or xiaolongbao (synonymous with Shanghai and Wuxi in China), clay oven lamb buns or a tasty traditional congee. Get here by 11am to beat the long line.