Best Brunch Spots From Around the Globe

Whether you’re craving smoked salmon, French toast or poached eggs… whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or lunch… whether it’s a weekly family occasion or a special get-together with friends, there’s no better treat than Sunday brunch. So, go ahead and sleep late on Sunday morning, then when you finally wake up, find a good place for your brunch. We have a few suggestions.

Usually eaten sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., this American tradition has become quite popular for just about everyone… so whether it’s in your home town or someone else’s – grab the Sunday paper, line up with the locals and take in the sights as you wait with your Mimosa in-hand (many of the best places don’t take reservations!)

These are chosen picks of where breakfast meets lunch perfectly in the our choices for the Best Brunch spots. This is just the beginning of the list.

Season’s Restaurant (Chicago, Illinois) – Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, Season’s Restaurant is an exceptional choice for brunch when in the Windy City. Combining France and North American influences, the restaurant boasts a cozy dining area with views of Chicago’s sweeping cityscape and a menu of specialty items that range from Cheese Blintz’s and freshly prepared house donuts to Peking duck and Atlantic Salmon.

Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant (New York, NY) – With only 32 seats in the place – you’d better run, not walk to Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant. Known for the best pancakes in town (they’re even available on the dinner menu!) This Lower East Side joint is a restaurant and bakery all rolled into one. And with other specialties like buttermilk biscuits and French Toast, just remember – you definitely can’t count calories in this place. Oh, and don’t forget to try the Hot Buttered Cider – a definite hit.

Café Luxembourg (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – Tagged by many as the “one of the world’s great cafes” – Luxembourg is world-class hotspot that draws an international crowd. Offering an extensive range of brunch options that include, breakfast choices, sandwiches and soups – the place also serves one mean cup of coffee! Which is exactly what you’ll need after a long night of sightseeing and partying.

Absinth Brasserie & Bar (San Francisco, CA) – Serving everything from caviar and oysters to soups and salads, Absinthe is the choice when in San Fran. An upscale choice, the place serves amazing French Bistro fare and well-known creative cocktails. Psst… Go for the Banana-Blueberry Souffle Pancakes.

Vingt-Quatre (London, UK) – No matter what time of the day you find yourself hungry, this is the place to go. A leading 24-hour restaurant in London, Vingt-Quatre serves a great brunch – with crowd-pleasing options like potato pancakes, steak and frites, and naturally, a host of different omelets. Just make sure you’re not watching your waistline at this place – Vingt-Quatre serves some of the best desserts, including: muffins, banana pie and apple turnovers.

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