San Diego Brunch Ideas to Upgrade Your Afternoon
Ready to try something new during your time in California? Try these five daring or pleasant ideas to upgrade your brunch in San Diego!
Although I’m uncertain how many people actually embrace the half-breed meal “brunch,” I tend to believe all people should consider making such a meal/activity regular. (Possibly, this is due to my desire to make siestas/afternoon tea a national, American law.) It is with the assumption that an hour or two break between breakfast and lunch is necessary that I’ve found five activities to appeal to all sorts and upgrade the afternoon brunch in San Diego. Keep in mind, these activities or places are perfect for all sorts and some offer outlets to the adventurous spirit.
1. Snooze AM Eatery
First on our list is the highly recommended “Snooze AM Eatery,” a lovely café/restaurant that offers a meal potentially better than the invention of sliced bread: pancake flight. Pancake flight is a tray of pancake options which allows the diner to try all the wonderful pancake recipes available. That’s right, you can try all the pancakes your little heart desires. If that isn’t a reason to have faith in humanity and continue living, they also have take-out. Still, assuming you’re wishing to get out and about in San Diego, they are also conveniently located near many different shopping options. If you aren’t into working out by trying on crop tops, they also offer free-Wi-Fi and a laid back environment perfect for those lazy jeans and no-make-up days. Best of all, they have outdoor seating so you can get some sun with those perfect pancakes.
Next up sounds silly, but missing out on “Werewolf” is like missing out on “Epic Meal Time” does brunch. Not only do they have take-out so you can gorge in the privacy of your front seat, they also have a full-bar with rave-worthy sangria. Their casual dining environment combined with Breakfast Balls (hush puppies drowning in country gravy with crumbled bacon on top) is a slam dunk way to fit two meals together into one. The fact they offer traditional biscuits and gravy and a massive pork belly benedict makes this eatery the ultimate guilty pleasure sweet spot. This place is perfect for dates or two meals in one. Our only regret is that they don’t offer couches to sleep off the food coma on. (Yet another reason to get take-out.)
This next suggestion is wonderful for romance or families: consider having a picnic at the zoo, parks, or by the fountains that are strewn in the concrete jungle. All you need is a blanket and quick trip to the supermarket for your choice of snacks, lunch, and beverages. We suggest hoagies, potato salad, other deli delights, chips, and a pie from the bakery. If you’re feeling grand, you might consider buying plastic ware and napkins. (If not, ware from home works just as well for the thrifty soul.) From there, a pack of cards, a ball, and some chalk or crayons and paper perfectly offer activities to make an entertaining and delicious brunch. If boredom sets in, you can always see the zoo, go to the park, or splash in the fountain to cool off. If you’re on your own, a book, light work, or downloaded podcast all make for an excellent entertainment option. (Also, you don’t have to share pie.)
4. At Ease Games, Gaming & Tournament Center
Our penultimate suggestion may push the comfort zone of some, but “At Ease Games, Gaming & Tournament Center” is a wonderful place to go for all your nerdy, gaming pleasures. If you’re a family, you can use their space to play board games, card games, or table-top games. Never gamed before? Not a problem. The staff are friendly and eager to teach newbies. Who knows, you may find a life-long hang out or hobby! If you’re alone, that’s chill, gaming stores are welcoming places full of people happy to share their passion. If you aren’t comfortable gaming around strangers yet, feel free to grab a game that catches your eye, get some hot cocoa or tea, and go home to play.
5. The Patio At Lamont Street
For those lacking an adventurous spirit, don’t worry our final suggestion is aimed at the singles or couples without children: “The Patio At Lamont Street” is a wonderful, pet-friendly outdoor café with a full-bar that pairs the best brews, wines, and mixes with all-natural menu choices. Their environment is trendy and often comes off as a patio house-party run by the perfect blend of hipsters and bros. Their pet-friendly policy goes beyond simple acceptance, the staff adore furry friends and bring water and treats to your pet. They often offer deals and savings to pet owners on drinks. Despite this, the atmosphere is relaxing with plenty of nature all around and very Zen décor. They offer free Wi-Fi luckily so even if you cannot spend all day playing, you can still work in comfort. As far as food recommendations go, they’ve got some killer tacos that are so lovely you’ll refuse to give a bit to your dog.
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