Trying to please a palate craving both breakfast and lunch? If you haven't heard there's a solution for that called brunch! Lucky for you we have rounded up some of the best eateries around Monterey County serving up quite possibly the best meal of the day. Please note that some of these menus are only available on certain days of the week.

Big Sur

Kick start your morning at the Big Sur River Inn Restaurant with hearty home-cooked dishes like huevos rancheros, banana walnut pancakes and a redwood camp omelet. Want to drink your brunch instead? Order one of their famous Bloody Mary's and lounge in an Adirondack chair in the nearby Big Sur River.


Sunday Brunch at the Restaurant at Mission Ranch in Carmel is a weekly event not to be missed! The full brunch buffet is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters with a wide range of offerings including a build-your-own-omelet-station, prime rib, a variety of salads and a dessert table with over a dozen sweet treats.

Sunday can only mean one thing at The Forge, brunch-time! Starting at 11am guests can choose from items like classic eggs benedict, chef's omelet and quiche Lorraine.


Are you an early bird? Then Coffee Mia is the place for you! Open at 5am daily, and 6am on Sundays, here you will find plenty of caffeine and to get you ready for your busy day. Morning fare includes a breakfast panini, egg volcano and a yogurt parfait, the best thing of all is that they are all under $6!


The Club Room in the Portola Hotel & Spa does not take brunch lightly. Choose from their expansive daily breakfast buffet with bottomless mimosas for just $19.95! Specialty weekend brunch menu items include omelets to order, cinnamon swirl French toast, apple wood bacon and more.

Jump start your morning at racing themed restaurant Turn 12 Bar & Grill in downtown Monterey. On weekends from 10am-2pm you can order off of their brunch menu with tantalizing items like a bacon egg pizza, ground beef scramble, and house-made waffles. Don't forget to wash it all down with a mimosa and/or meat-lover's bloody Mary!

Is it Sunday? If it is, you're in luck! El Torito on Cannery Row hosts its weekly festive brunch with a fresh mex spin! Start with the made-to-order omelets, hand-made tortillas, fresh fruit, salads, and a taco bar!

Pacific Grove

Get treated like a part of the family during Crema's weekend brunch served Saturday and Sundays from 9am-1pm. Here you can order cozy classics and a few specials like bacon cheddar biscuits served with spicy sausage gravy and waffles served with ice cream. Did we mention they have bottomless mimosas for $15? A regular breakfast menu is also served on weekdays starting at 7am.

Overlook the scenic Pacific Grove Golf Links while dining on hearty breakfast dishes at the Point Pinos Grill. Breakfast is offered daily and is prepared with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients with everything from chicken fried steak, omelets to pancakes.

Pebble Beach

Sunday at Stillwater Bar & Grill should be recognized as a weekly holiday. The extensive brunch buffet not only includes a plethora of fresh and tasty options but overlooks the iconic 18th hole at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Pebble Beach's newest addition to the dining scene is Porters in the Forest which overlooks the Poppy Hills Golf Course. The breakfast and lunch haven is open daily at 6am with tantalizing breakfast options like corned beef and hash, breakfast burritos and ricotta pancakes.


Googie Grill takes the most important meal of the day seriously! The cozy diner across from the Embassy Suites in Seaside serves breakfast every day starting at 8am. It will be hard to choose between their sweet brioche French toast served with caramelized bananas and savory country fired steak and eggs.


Giorgio's at 201 Main in Salinas is the place to be on Sundays from 10am-3pm. Their extensive brunch and cocktail menu offers an array of Italian delights including egg calzones, homemade pastas and authentic pizzas.