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San Diego is home to a number of spots that fit the bill when it comes to scoring a stellar brunch — whether you’re coming off of a raucous night out, want something on the cheap side or if you have kids in tow. Here's Forbes Travel Guide's list of the five best restaurants for brunch in sunny San Diego:
1. Hash House a Go-Go. If you aren’t concerned about portion control, head to Hash House a Go-Go, a restaurant in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood that serves up ginormous portions. You’ll get flapjacks bigger than your head and farm-fresh scrambles piled way high on your plate. Bring your appetite.
2. Urban Solace. A North Park neighborhood favorite, Urban Solace features contemporary takes on classic American comfort food. Head here on a Sunday for the Bluegrass Brunch. Indulge in plump buttermilk cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting or butter pecan French toast while a live bluegrass band plays on the patio to make your meal a rockin’ good time.
3. Searsucker. Opened by Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey, Searsucker is located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, offering up new American cuisine paired with local craft beer in a sleek and contemporary space. Go for the egg scramble with lobster, chorizo and Manchego to start your day.
4. The Mission. For a healthy brunch option, head to the funky Mission. Mexican-influenced dishes include the soy chorizo and eggs and the chilaquiles, layered with corn chips, black beans, cheese, scrambled eggs, roasted tomato ginger sauce and chipotle cream.
5. Café 222. Greet a new sun-drenched day by stopping by Café 222 for brunch, located in San Diego’s revamped Marina District. This funky-industrial space is not only a staple for locals, but has picked up steam as a popular destination for travelers to grab tasty specialties like the sweet cornbread waffle or the pumpkin waffle.