10 Great Mimosa Brunches in Orange County
Whether your Saturday night consisted of binging on Parks and Recreation or causing well-intentioned debauchery with friends, Sunday brunch -- specifically, with bottomless mimosas -- is a practical way to transition into a drunken afternoon of errand-running and/or deep napping. To ensure you're equipped to do this, we've compiled a guide of the best places to eat non-typical breakfasts while getting your buzz on. [Editor's note: Mimosa brunches are a basic premise, we know, but who doesn't like to get basic every once in awhile]
10. Hopscotch (Fullerton)
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Extracting the best elements of breakfast and lunch -- and then combining them into one -- comes close to rocket science, if you think about it. In that case, Hopscotch is the craziest rocket scientist of them all (electrocuted hair included), with their Brunch Burger setting the standard for best experiment. Not feeling all of your favorite breakfast foods on a burger with some fries those? Well, you can get anything from chilaquiles to pancakes and poutine. AND mimosas are only $3 a piece..
136 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, (714) 871-2222; instagram.com/hopscotchtavern/
9. Ramos House Café (San Juan Capistrano)
Just look at that Bloody Mary
Photo by Meranda Carter
Feeling painfully fancy on a Sunday morning? Fancy enough to do a two-course meal? You must live in South County, and there's a restaurant there just perfect for you. Head over to Ramos House Café by the train station, where you can spend $40 on a brunch.
As a starter, try the sweet hush puppies served with sweet-pepper jam or the caramelized citrus salad. For a main course, pain perdu (French toast) is updated with strawberries and basil, and the crab hash might be one of the most sensuous breakfast foods around.
But of course, the most exciting thing about it all is a chance to try their Bloody Mary pictured up there. Mmm..
31752 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 443-1342; www.ramoshouse.com
8. Berlin Bistro (Long Beach)
Vegetarians and vegans: here's something for ya. At Berlin Bistro, you don't need to awkwardly ask if something can be made without meat; special brunch options here are made specifically for you. And your carnivore friends still get to enjoy shrimp in a biscuit (poached eggs, shrimp, asparagus, and hollandaise atop country biscuits) right next to you. Not to mention the bottomless mimosas are downright cheap. Your main and the mimosas at $20. That's it.
420 E 4th St, Long Beach, (562) 435-0600; instagram.com/berlinbistrolbNext Page
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