If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, brunch is the most important two meals of the weekend. This popular combination of breakfast and lunch brings the people of Irvine out in droves – and for a good reason. Few other meals encourage so many fat-heavy options while requiring equal measures of alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. Of course, you could choose a healthier option. But where’s the fun in that!
For everyone else, there are these three can’t-miss spots near Fusion Apartments.
Poached Neighborhood Kitchen
This place offers all the options. Fuel the day – or a long nap – with delicious selections like sweet and salty PB&J French toast, a rich and hearty chili verde Benedict, chicken and waffles, or the classic steak and eggs, complete with hashbrowns and toast. Wash it all down with a huge mimosa and something from the coffee bar. Look out world!
El Torito Mexican Restaurant
Here you have two types of breakfast options – Saturday Breakfast or All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch. Saturday’s selections are all mouth wateringly delicious and more comparable to a typical American brunch. Choose from classics like El Torito’s take on eggs Benedict, which features a savory sour cream sauce, French toast and waffle options, chilaquiles, omelettes, huevos rancheros, carne asada and eggs, skillet dishes, and more. Wash it all down with a bottomless bloody Mary or mimosa. On Sundays, you’ll find a fajitas station, made-to-order omelettes, soups, tacos, salad, and a variety of odds and ends. And dessert options, of course. For brunch you’ll also have different bottomless drink options, including orange juice, horchata, coffee, champagne, and mimosas. Whichever you choose, it will do the trick!
Snooze, An A.M. Eatery
If healthy breakfast is your game, this stop may be your best option on this list. But that’s all we’re going to say about that. At Snooze, An A.M. Eatery, you’ll find all the classic menu items as well as some way-back drink classics – like back to the time when a cocktail was perfectly acceptable any morning of any day. This expansive menu includes five different Bennies, a wide variety of omelettes and scrambles, pancakes and waffles, French toasts, sandwiches, and more. Make sure to order a bloody Mary, sparkling wine, juice, a variety of cocktails, or something caffeinated.
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