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Four Places to Brunch in Laguna Beach

After a long week of doing the business of life, there's nothing quite like taking a leisurely brunch with friends and/or family.

There's something about this brilliant meal that combines breakfast and lunch into one long feast that focuses on the art of food, drink and conversation that has taken hold of the American psyche. The origin of brunch is a bit murky, though we do know it was first mentioned in print in an 1859 article in HUNTER'S WEEKLY and by the 1930s had become a wide spread tradition in the United States. By the 1980s, brunch was wildly popular from coast to coast, and now in the 2000s it is as important to our food culture as hamburgers and fries.

Here we give you the top four places to celebrate the tradition of brunching in Laguna Beach.


Lumberyard French Toast

The Lumberyard opened its doors in 2008, after a complete remodel. It is named after the original company occupying the site, The Laguna Lumber Company, which was the longest running company in Laguna Beach, in business from 1910 to 1985. Wanting to stay true to the original integrity of the 1912 building, inside no detail has been left to chance with custom booths, a horseshoe-shaped bar, artisan woodwork throughout, and a beautiful 12,000-piece mesquite wood floor entrance. They've also got two 60" TVs and one 80" TV for you to watch the game.

Lumberyard Laguna Beach

Need to Know:

11am-3pm, Sunday
An a la Carte menu featuring scrambles, the brunch favorite eggs benedicts, French toast and more. Plus a make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar and $5 glasses of champagne that can’t be missed.
384 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Reservations are suggested


White House Brunch

Housed in a historical building and one of the oldest restaurants in Laguna Beach, The White House has a loyal clientele of both locals and visitors. During prohibition they were a popular speak easy, getting their contraband booze from boats that were floated in onto Main Beach. 

White House Bloody Mary

Need to Know:

8am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday
An extensive brunch menu featuring savory sandwiches, fresh salads, omelets and more. 
340 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8088
Reservations are suggested


Las Brisas View

Nestled in Heisler Park and overlooking the Laguna Beach coastline, Las Brisas has been a Laguna Beach staple for more than 30 years.  In fact, travelers come from all over the world to taste the authentic Mexican Riviera seafood cuisine that Las Brisas has become famous for, not to mention one of the most beautiful lookout spots in town.

Las Brisas Laguna Beach

Need to Know:

9am-3pm, Sunday
$40, includes fresh fruit, soup or salad, choice between 10 main courses, champagne all day, dessert & Mexican pastries
361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Reservations are strongly recommended 


Splashes Crab Eggs Benedict

With the ocean only 25 feet below, Splashes is about as close as you can get to on-the-sand dining. With an innovative menu that changes with the seasons, you know you’ll be getting fresh and inspiring dishes. They’re also known for their signature cocktails that pair perfectly with the spectacular views.

Splashes Views Laguna Beach

Need to Know:

11:30am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday
A La Carte Menu including small plates and entrees
1555 South Coast Hwy. (inside Surf & Sand Resort)
Reservations are strongly recommended

About the Author
Anne-Marie Schiefer

Anne-Marie Schiefer

Director of Marketing

Anne-Marie used her degree in Communications to work in the non-profit sector before taking a break to raise her children. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing at Visit Laguna Beach, as well as write and photograph for several travel, music and pop culture blogs. If you want to find Anne-Marie, she'll be at a local restaurant grubbing on salad and French fries. She currently lives in Costa Mesa with her husband and three kids.

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