The Great Big List Of Easter Brunch Specials In San Diego!
Before the Easter Egg hunting comes the hunt for the best place to spend your Easter feasting with your friends, family or both! Where to go for Easter brunch in San Diego? Check out all the amazing choices below!
A four-course Easter menu at Herb & Wood
Herb & Wood is celebrating the one year anniversary of it’s renowned brunch with a four course Easter menu. Options include dishes such as Dungeness Crab Hash, Burrata and Crispy Prosciutto Toast, Shakshuka, and Bananas Foster French Toast…YUM!
The menu also includes a pastry basket to start created by Executive Pastry Chef Adrian Mendoza, along with the choice of Strawberry Vacherin or Chocolate Pots de Creme for dessert. The pre-fixe menu costs $48.88, and a kids menu is also available for $15.99 including options like French toast and kids mini quiche. Reservations are recommended.
Easter Brunch at CUCINA enoteca Del Mar
One of our favorite North County restaurants, CUCINA enoteca Del Mar, will be serving Easter brunch Sunday from 10a.m – 1:30p.m with a delicious buffet & breakfast cocktails. Reservations T: 858.704.4500 Adults $49, Kids $19 children 12 years & younger. Price does not include beverages.
Easter brunch with a view at JRDN in Pacific Beach
Gather beachside at JRDN in Pacific Beach for Easter brunch with a view. Served from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., we recommend starting off with their Jumbo Sticky Buns ($10) made daily by Chef Melody Yono and then spicing things up with their Chilaquiles + Eggs ($16) served with chorizo, guajillo chili salsa, queso fresco, pico de gallo, avocado and lime crema. Sip on their acclaimed Brunch Mary or build-your-own mimosa while you take in the ocean views. To make reservations for Easter brunch, please call (858) 270-2323 or visit their website.
A poolside Easter Brunch at Charles + Dinorah
Indulge in dishes like Nutella french toast (pain de mie, hazelnut, maple syrup) and croque madame (bechamel, black forest ham, fried egg). On the lighter side are tartine options of avocado, tomato, radish and sprouts or smoked salmon with roasted poblano cream cheese, tomato, capers and red onion.
Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad
Enjoy a leisurely meal seated on supple, coral hued velvet banquettes at the much buzzed about Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad. Serving their classic brunch menu, standouts include the folded French omelette (boursin cheese, fine herbs), the brioche bostock (made in-house bread, almond cream, fruit), and beignets accompanied by jam and cream. Coffee by local roaster Steady State is served in mottled pastel earthenware, making your morning (or afternoon) cup serendipitously festive for Easter Sunday.
Easter Y&Y Spritz Bar at Searsucker
Hippity hop on in for a special Easter Sunday Brunch! Chef has put together a menu of his weekend favorites, for a $20 2-course prix-fixe option. For an additional $10, make your own Insta-worthy You & Yours Spritz! Pick your Vodka / Gin, white or pink bubbles, then go crazy at the fixin’s & garnishes bar! Starting at 10:00am until supplies last.
Easter Brunch at Whisknladle
They will be open and serving Chef Ryan Johnston’s legendary spring brunch menu starting at 10am. Indulge in their decadent french toast (plums, figs, grand marnier, candied almonds, orange zest & whipped cream) or keep it light with their ultra-fresh take on avocado toast (with chili flakes on multigrain) or fabulous Spring omelette (asparagus, green garlic, goat cheese, & chives). Pair with their seasonal mimosa (Caribbean pineapple & lime) or their London’s Burning cocktail (Gin, Jalapeno, Avocado, & Lemon) and raise a glass to the warm days ahead.
Gather around the Easter Brunch table at Campfire
The belgian waffles are topped with a weekly array of fresh goodness, the cheesy eggs are served with gruyere and pamaragina, scallion, and crispy potato with the option to add brisket (definitely add brisket), and the steak and eggs come with locally baked Prager toast and thai bird hot sauce. While some spots ignore the -unch part of brunch, Campfire is not one them.
For those that are not strictly team breakfast, they offer dishes like the camp rice bowl (forbidden black rice, pickles, fried egg, avocado, kale), turkey (tomato, pesto, sprouts, provolone, farm bread) and the bacon belly banh mi (mayo, carrot, jalapeno, cilantro, ciabatta). Sign us up.
Loosen your collars at The Crack Shack
At The Crack Shack, you’re encouraged to loosen your collars and enjoy the lawn games, craft drinks, and fried chicken. Before anything else, try their newest menu item the BAE, featuring bacon, avocado, sunny side up egg and american cheese, all on an artisan English muffin from the best local bakeries.
For a brunch minus the buns, there’s the Anti-Salad Power Bowl that comes with smoked chicken, soft boiled egg, heritage grains, chato’s salsa, avocado and arugula. And a pro tip: add a couple fried eggs to the Mexican Poutine for yolk-meets-fry heaven.
Easter Bunny Teas At The Westgate
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Westgate will transform its traditional Parisian-style afternoon tea service into its annual springtime Easter Bunny Teas. This special Easter edition will feature a scrumptious selection of house-made sweet delicacies, kid-friendly petit-fours, delicious tea sandwiches, and pastries. After this splendid tea service, families are invited to participate in a colorful egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace followed by an exciting magic show that stars the Easter Bunny.
Easter Champagne Brunch at The Westgate
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dine in exquisite Parisian style at The Westgate Hotel for their annual Easter Champagne Brunch. Gather round in Le Fontainebleau Room where guests will enjoy a gourmet brunch paired with champagne and Easter joy. Children will be treated with face-painting and a visit from Monsieur Easter Bunny himself. Reservations will be available from 10 AM to 2 PM and can be made by calling (619) 238-1818 or visiting Westgate Hotel activities online.
Easter Dining and Grand Hunt at Fairmont Grand Del Mar
From a poolside BBQ with outdoor movie and fireworks to three hoppin’ places to brunch and the Grand egg hunt, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is THE place for a long weekend of Easter fun! To help take full advantage of the egg-cellent fun all weekend long, book the Third Night Free package – pay for two nights and the third night is complimentary!
7th Annual Easter Bash at Belmont Park
April 21, 8:ooAM to 5:00PM
This all-day event will be jam-packed with Easter fun from park to boardwalk including egg hunts, free activities for children, an Easter Bunny photo op, live music and more. The egg hunts on the beach and in the park will nest 20,000+ fun-filled eggs and a limited supply of “Golden Eggs” with exclusive prizes ranging from free rides to restaurant gift cards. Feast on Easter brunch at Draft or sip on champagne & OJ at Cannonball’s Mimosa Bubbles Bar.
The 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt + Brunch at Gravity Heights
This is where the kiddos can run off their Easter candy and parents can break their fast with a beer! An instant hit with the brunching-family crowd, the recently opened Gravity Heights in Sorrento Mesa will be dedicating their sprawling 5,000 square foot beer garden to a kid-focused Easter experience featuring an Easter-egg hunt for the littles, and a very special Easter buffet brunch. Mimosas (for $5 each) and their acclaimed list of house-brewed beer will keep the grown-ups happy. Festivities are from 10am-12pm and space is limited. Tickets for children and adults are $20 per person and available through their website.
Family-friendly al fresco dining at Pacifica Del Mar
Pacifica’s serene location offers striking ocean views, making it the perfect place to relax on Easter Sunday. The a la carte menu will feature brunch favorites like Smoked Pork Shoulder Hash, Pacifica’s Huevos and Cinnamon Brioche French Toast, sandwiches like their Cuban or Fried Chicken, and entrees like Sugar-Spiced Salmon. There will also be a vast selection of brunch cocktails available, from Bloody Mary’s to fresh sippers. Pacifica will also have a menu just for kids. Reservations strongly suggested. 1555 Camino Del Mar – (858) 792-0476
A family Easter celebration at Park 101
For an Easter celebration the whole family is sure to love, head North of San Diego, to Carlsbad’s Park 101. The open-air dining establishment will be serving up specialty dishes, such as Prime Rib and Lox, as well as their weekend Mega-mosas! $15 gets you a bottle of Cupcake Prosecco and your choice of orange juice, guava or strawberry puree. Easter eggs will be hidden throughout Park 101 for the kiddos to find throughout the day. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by emailing [email protected]
A Three-course prix fixe menu at Mister A’s
Brunch gets the deluxe treatment at Mister A’s, where staples like eggs benedict are elevated with succling pig, apple cider hollandaise and chicharon, all on a housemade english muffin. Not to mention the duck confit chilaquiles served with scrambled eggs, guajillo salsa, radishes and black beans.
For dessert, maple bacon profiteroles: puff pastry, maple bacon ice cream and chocolate sauce. No matter where you sit, the view of the San Diego bay and skyline are impeccable— family coming in from out of town will love it. Price: $72.50 per person
Bon Appetit at Mille Fleurs
This French-Californian establishment will be serving a prix fixe menu featuring dishes like meyer lemon ricotta crepes, house-cured ham steak on a brioche waffle (gruyere cheese, bacon syrup vinaigrette, roasted apples, pickled onion) and smoked trout hash and eggs (swiss chard, leeks, winter squash, new potatoes, toasted baguette). Price: $69.50 per person
Enjoy Easter with views of the Pacific at Catania
Reserve a cozy banquette with views of the Pacific at Catania and feast on a decadent Italian Easter lunch starting at 11:30. Catania’s unforgettable handmade pasta, incredible assortment of woodfired pizzas, (including a holiday-appropriate lamb sausage & egg option), market-fresh seafood and incredible cocktails are sure to make for a low-key and luxurious Sunday celebration
Easter at THE MED
The ocean view restaurant boosts a food smorgasbord full or action stations and whimsical dishes. Guests can choose from items such as quiche, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, a seafood selection of fresh shucked oysters, crudo, crab claws and jumbo shrimp, fresh salads and crudité, as well as action stations such as omelets, meat carving and dessert. The brunch buffet menu is $89 per adult, and $39 per child. Reservations required.
Celebrate Easter out in the sunshine at Farmer & The Seahorse
Farmer & The Seahorse, in La Jolla’s Torrey Pines neighborhood, is offering guests the opportunity to celebrate Easter out in the sunshine with brunch on their gorgeous patio, perfect for the spring weather. The eatery will be serving up their delicious brunch menu with specialties like their irresistible Lobster Roll, along with some Easter specials and a few festive surprises, including an Easter egg hunt and Easter Bunny appearance for the kids. Reservations are encouraged.
Experience the wood-fired cookery at Trust Restaurant
Experience the wood-fired cookery of Chef Brad Wise, brunch style, at Trust Restaurant for their Easter brunch. Reserve your table early to try their Ultimate Sticky Bun ($12), made daily in limited quantities. Save room for their Smoked Pork Shoulder Hash ($15) with sunny side egg, Fresno chili, black bean + radish salsa, n’duja mayo and cilantro or their Smoked Salmon Toast ($15) served with herb goat cheese, arugula, red onions, boiled egg, fried capers, radish and fresh fruit. Easter brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make reservations, please call (619) 795-6901
Fort Oak, San Diego’s newest dining gem
Make reservations for Easter brunch now for San Diego’s newest dining gem tucked away in Mission Hills. We recommend going with a group to share a little bit of everything but if you have to choose, try the Chicken Fried Quail and French Toast ($16) with hot honey, date puree and house-cultured butter or the Corn Beef Hash Benedict ($15) with poached eggs, cabbage, hollandaise, rye panko, and potatoes.
Elevate your Easter brunch with one of their brunch cocktails like the Continental ($12) with a blend of rums, pineapple, lime, chai maple syrup, whole egg. Fort Oak will serve Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make reservations by calling (619) 722-3398
Have some breakfast cocktails at Hundred Proof
It wouldn’t be an Easter celebration without some breakfast cocktails at Hundred Proof. Located in University Heights, Bar Manager Stephen Kurpinsky has artfully transformed cereal favorites into delicious cocktails. Kurpinsky’s Fruit Loops Ramos Fizz and Cinnamon Toast Punch will take you back to Saturday morning cartoons at mom and dad’s.
Complete your brunch experience with Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville’s latest creation: Bananas Foster Baked French Toast ($12), buttermilk soaked brioche baked to perfection and topped with bananas foster and cream cheese ice cream. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
The Corner Drafthouse
Stop in for brunch at Bankers Hill local hangout, The Corner Drafthouse on Easter Sunday. This casual gastropub offers comfort style brunch items like their Smothered Breakfast Burrito ($13.50) with scrambled eggs, drafthouse potatoes, applewood-smoked bacon, sausage chorizo, queso fresco, topped with salsa verde and Tennessee Hot Chicken ($16.50) with buttermilk fried chicken, poached egg, buttermilk biscuit, homemade sausage gravy, watercress, house-made hot sauce.
If you can’t choose from one of their 70 taps, grab a bottle of bubbly on special for $15 during brunch. Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Easter brunch served surf style at The Bier Garden
Located in the quaint surf town of Encinitas, highlights from their Easter brunch menu include their Lump Crab Benedict ($18) served with two poached eggs, bacon, roasted tomato, spinach, shallots, hollandaise sauce on butter croissants and their Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Waffle ($16) the name speaks for itself.
Grab a seat before noon to get $2 off their Bloody Mary menu; each of which are served with a beer chaser. Brunch is available on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Go Italian at Monello
Incorporating ingredients from the Little Italy Farmer’s Market, guests can enjoy local flavors with an Italian influence. Though the weekly cheese wheel typically steals the show, other favorites include Freshly Baked Pasticceria (pastries) stuffed to order or the Brunch Piadin ($13) rolled bites of traditional Italian flatbread filled with eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, fontina cheese arrabbiata sauce and a side of roasted potatoes. To reserve your table for Easter brunch, please call (619) 501-0030
A family-style Easter dinner at Bencotto
Known for producing more than 800 lbs of pasta per week, guests have the option to create their own pasta dish or select an item from their specialty menu. Our go-to is the weekly pasta special in a crispy parmesan bowl or the Tagliatelle Al Ragu Di Agnello ($24) with hand-cut fettuccine in Bencotto signature lamb meat sauce. To make lunch or dinner reservations on Easter Sunday, call (619) 450-4786
A spirited Easter brunch at Storyhouse Spirits
Storyhouse Spirits is hosting a spirited Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. House-made favorites crafted by Chef Nick Paulerio include Pork Belly Chilaquiles ($16) with house-cured pork belly, fire roasted salsa, scrambled egg, cotija cheese and cilantro lime aioli and Duck Hash ($16) featuring house-made duck confit, wood-fired scalloped potatoes and muenster cheese “hash”. Grab a seat early as this open air distillery, restaurant and bar has open seating where guests can soak in the sun and awesome views of the East Village.
Enjoy an egg-cellent Easter Brunch at JSix
The East Village hot spot will be serving dishes such as Green Chilaquiles with tomatillo, avocado, chicken, cotija and crema, and Brioche French Toast with apricot almond sauce, mascarpone gelato and toasted almonds. The restaurant also carries lighter fare, like their Honest Protein Bowl with egg whites, avocado, black beans, grilled chicken and spinach, and House-Made Granola with Greek yogurt, mixed berries and honey. Price: Full menu available, dishes cost $8-$17. Brunch served from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole Easter Brunch
Eat local this Easter at The Local’s holiday brunch menu! Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, the restaurant and bar will be serving up springtime specials such as, Ham Quiche, Crab Benedict and a decadent Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding with a Grand Marnier Cream Cheese icing. Guests can also kick off their holiday with The Local’s famous brunch beverages, like the Local Mary, The Dude and Hot Cox. Easter Sunday reservations will be accepted, although they will not be required.
OB Surf Lodge Easter Brunch
You’ll be looking on the sunny side up with OB Surf Lodge’s oceanfront brunch views! The family-friendly waterfront restaurant is known for their deliciously sweet and savory brunch options including their Carnitas Benny with roasted poblano, avocado, jack cheese and ancho hollandaise. They are also known for their Brie Stuffed French Toast served with a seasonal fruit jam and toasted macadamia nuts. Brunch served from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A hearty Easter meal at Barleymash
In addition to their regularly scheduled brunch featuring breakfast sandwiches, hearty hashes and a Skyy Vodka Bloody Mary bar, barleymash will also be offering Executive Chef Kevin’s specialty Black Forest Ham Steak & Eggs on Easter Sunday. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., come in to dine, drink and enjoy live music from local band, The Counterfeits, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Louisiana Purchase’s brand-new brunch on Easter weekend
North Park’s Louisiana Purchase will be launching their brand-new brunch on Easter weekend! Guests can enjoy dishes like LP Sardou – a 4 oz steak over English muffin and cream spinach, topped with crab boil poached eggs and a Marchand de vin and bearnaise or an Open Face Jambalaya Omelet.
The Southern-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar will be offering food and drink specials throughout both Saturday and Sunday. Keep an eye on Louisiana Purchase’s social media for more details leading up to the fun-filled weekend.
Walk of Champagne Brunch at The Smoking Gun
Walk of Champagne Brunch will be paired with adult Easter eggs. We can’t say what sort of things you’ll find inside the plastic colored eggs, but for brunch you can look forward to gourmet biscuit dishes, like the Brisket Biscuit N’ Gravy, with eggs, caramelized onions, arugula and smoked beef brisket.
Brunch also consists of sweet menu items like bacon pancakes, along with a handful of savory plates. And don’t forget the drinks – Irish Coffee, made with Jameson Caskmates, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and whipped cream, is a great way to toast to the holiday!
Easter Brunch at 20|Twenty Restaurant
Indulge in an elegant Easter celebration at 20|Twenty Restaurant on Sunday, April 21. Executive Chef Julian Quinones will prepare a gourmet brunch buffet featuring a made-to-order omelet station, raw bar, carving station, freshly baked desserts and more.
A children’s menu will also be available. Pricing is $85 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Tax and gratuity are additional. Reservations will be available from 10 am to 2 pm and can be made online or by calling (760) 827-2500.
Would you rather stay home on Easter Sunday?
Call Pâtisserie Mélanie to place your order
Place a custom order at Patisserie Melanie for the perfect Easter brunch at home. Specializing in authentic French pastries, Chef Melanie is known for baking some of the best croissants and kougn-amanns in San Diego. New for spring are her Garden Macaron Collection which include elderflower, poppy, rose and violet. More spring pastries will be announced soon.
Patisserie Melanie is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quantities are limited, so place your special order for Easter by calling (619) 677-2132 or emailing [email protected]