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Best Places for ‘Saturday’ Brunch in Orange County

When we think about making plans to go out for brunch, most of us look into Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, everyone else has the same idea in mind, and the restaurants are often crowded, making it hard to have an enjoyable meal. A lot of restaurants are starting to recognize this and are hosting beautiful ‘Saturday’ brunches giving families more options to enjoy brunch during the weekend. These are our favorite places to have ‘Saturday’ brunch with your family in Orange County.

Ways & Means Oyster House, Huntington Beach
Enjoy the ocean breeze and bottomless real-fruit mimosas during Saturday brunch at Ways & Means Oyster House. Boasting a dog-friendly patio overlooking the Huntington Beach Pier, this seafood restaurant is the go-to spot for Saturday brunch and day drinking. From 10am -3pm, , guests can enjoy bottomless fruit mimosas and creative seafood brunch dishes including the Lobster Benedict, Jumbo Lump Crab Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo & Egg Tacos. Ways & Means is located at 21022 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.wmoysters.com.

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, Irvine
Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails now offers Saturday Brunch from 11am – 2:30pm, which boasts a tableside build-your-own mimosa cart, bacon-filled Bloody Mary’s and a mix of appetizing brunch dishes. From light and simple to savory and sophisticated, recently appointed Executive Chef Porfirio Gomez created a brunch menu that combines Californian flavors with his two favorite Mediterranean cuisines: Spanish and French. Highlights include Crème Brule French Toast, topped with caramelized bananas, fresh berries, cinnamon cream and maple syrup, Pork Belly Frittata and most importantly, The Andrei’s Mimosa Cart, which offers premium liqueurs, champagne, and freshly-squeezed fruit juices. For more information on Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, visit http://andreisrestaurant.com. The restaurant is located at 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614.

Old Vine Café, Costa Mesa
Old Vine Café, located at the Camp in Costa Mesa, offers breakfast & brunch on Saturday from 9am- 3pm. Chef Mark McDonald’s brunch menu is broken into 3 sections — Sweet (French toast & crepes), Savory (omelets & quiche), and Comfort (biscuits & gravy, rabbit mole – pictured below, etc.). Chef Mark recommends pairing a mimosa, prepared with freshly-squeezed OJ, with one of the stars on the (savory & spicy) portion of the menu, the Lengua Omelet with slow-cooked beef tongue, queso fresco, pickled serrano peppers and spicy tomatillo salsa. The brunch menu, served daily, is available here: http://www.oldvinecafe.com/brunch-menu/ Old Vine Cafe is located at 2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

The Alley, Newport Beach
Located in Newport Beach, The Alley offers brunch from 10am – 3pm on Saturdays. Not only can guests enjoy bottomless mimosas (for only $10!) with purchase of an entree like the Brekky Burger or Brekky Quesadilla, The Alley has a dog friendly patio where your furry friend can enjoy a burger or grilled chicken from their own menu. For more information on The Alley visit: http://thealleynewportbeach.com. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. The Alley is located at: 4501 W Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA 92663.

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