North Park’s Verbena Kitchen Launches Stellar Brunch Menu This Weekend

Verbena Kitchen, located at 3043 University Avenue in the heart of North Park, announces the launch of it’s Sunday Brunch, where guests are invited to rise, dine and boogie starting at 10AM. After a little more than a month of being open to the public, Chef Ronnie Schwandt has been working on a special menu that will launch this Sunday as he continues his commitment to fresh, local and seasonal items.


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Standout items on Verbena Kitchen’s new brunch menu include:

  • Salmon Toast| Heirloom tomatoes, whipped cream cheese, pickled shallots, capers, everything spice
  • Not Avocado Toast | Stuffed avocado, pickled onions, poached eggs, cauliflower tabouli, hummus
  • Canadian BLTish | Canadian bacon, dijon aioli, arugula, heirloom tomato fried egg, American cheese
  • Chilaquiles| Red salsa, black beans, red onion, cilantro, spicy crema, poached eggs
  • Shrimp and Grits| Spiced shrimp, creamy grits, pickled pepper relish
  • French Toast| Whipped nutella, roasted strawberries, banana


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Guests can also expect popular savory dishes from Verbena’s all-day menu to also be on the brunch menu. A few of those items include:

Farmer’s Market Salad | Local peaches, corn, pickled shallots, hemp seed, poppy seed, ricotta salata, preserved strawberry vinaigrette

Deviled Eggs | Avocado, cilantro, crispy corn, crab

Wagyu Beef Tartare | Cured egg yolk, dijon aioli, capers, fermented mushrooms, salted cucumbers, crackers

Peruvian Shrimp Ceviche | Aji amarillo, red onion, lime, furikake, sweet potatoes, Peruvian corn nuts


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Sunday Drink Specials created by Verbena Kitchen’s General Manager, Dallas Juanes, include:

  • VK Spritz| Cappelletti, Gin, Lemon, Rose Simple, Sparkling
  • The Morning Buzz| Cold Brew, Vodka, Condensed Almond Milk, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters
  • Sangria Pitcher| Californian Pinot Noir, Fig Port, Orange Liqueur, Fresh Citrus, Peach (serves 4)
  • Pina Punch Pitcher| Fermented Gin, Coconut Soju, Coconut Milk, Lime, Green Tea Simple (serves 4)
  • The Gucci Mary| A White Truffle Bloody Mary + Deviled Egg)
  • Bottle of Sparkling| Andre California Sparkling with Orange Juice


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The new brunch menu will also see updated hours on Sunday with Verbena Kitchen opening at 10AM. With subtle vintage brass hints, plenty of greenery and a stunning exposed brick wall, guests can expect a light + airy atmosphere designed by Verbena’s owner, Jillian Ziska, to enjoy brunch in the heart of North Park. For more information, visit here or follow along on Instagram.

See you there, San Diego!

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