East Bay Brunch Roundup

Photo courtesy of The Gastropig's website.

If you’re of the legions who live by a Sunday motto of “Brunch or Bust,” this one’s for you. Because sometimes you want so much more than coffee and a bagel. When you’ve got time to sit and simmer in syrup-laden plates, salty bites of bacon and sweet ‘n’ sour mimosas, East Bay restaurants take the time to seduce you with their artful brunch menus.   

Take BART sleepy-eyed to your big feast and leave on BART in a food coma dreaming about what you just experienced. These BARTable Oakland and Berkeley brunch locations have got your morning and mid-day hunger (er, hangover) needs covered.

Photo courtesy of The Gastropig's website.

Brunch aficionados streamline to Uptown Oakland for the plethora of pig-infused feasts, pastries and coffee pours amidst The Gastropig’s polished industrial-chic setting. Breakfast sandwiches abound, with the beloved and unabashadely named Baconslut taking the spotlight. There’s also a PBB&J. You can guess what the extra B stands for.

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The Gastropig

19th St. Oakland

Photo courtesy of La Note's Facebook page.

Lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears accompanied by a raspberry mimosa. Sounds good, right? Full brunch flavors like this keep patrons happy at La Note. It’s a homely bistro atmosphere in this Downtown Berkeley restaurant where woven baskets hanging from the bar ceiling have you feeling ready to go for a picnic in the South of France.

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La Note

Downtown Berkeley

Photo courtesy of The Hog's Apothecary's Facebook page.

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Hog's Apothecary

MacArthur (Oakland)

Photo courtesy of Venus Restaurant's website.

Brunch shouldn’t just be for Sundays, and Venus understands the out-of-this-world feast deserves to be served every day of the week. Here, signature red brick walls in Downtown Berkeley serve as backdrop to your full plates of locally sourced, farm-fresh organic ingredients. Tasty, healthy produce fuels the morning recipes of egg scrambles, French toast and more, all in an easygoing environment that keeps locals coming back.

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Venus Restaurant

Downtown Berkeley

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