Brunch it’s just a meal. It’s a way of life. And here’s where to live …
Alta Coffee Co.
506 31st St., Newport Beach, CA 92663
Beware the Sunday brunch at Alta as it tends to get crowded. Still, there’s a reason locals flock to this hipster-esque coffee spot each morning. Fresh scones, muffins and egg dishes are as tasty as they are perfect for pairing with Alta’s signature vanilla chai lattes, espressos and cappuccinos with extra foam. If you’re a real regular, you can even leave your mug behind so you have a tiny piece of home waiting for you the next time you visit this warm and cozy neighborhood spot.
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2305 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
A neighborhood spot as cozy as your own living room, (and that’s why stepping inside feels like home every time). On Sundays, enjoy bottomless mimosas 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with the purchase of an entree.
711 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661
A dog friendly Balboa Village brunch option (the patio is for the pooches) with farm fresh ingredients and a quaint atmosphere. The honey lavender latte is always a morning crowd-pleaser (the chocolate ganache mocha also never disappoints) and at $12.50 for an elaborate make-your-own omelet special, you really can’t beat the prices.
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3010 Lafayette Rd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. enjoy waterfront views and bottomless champagne with the purchase of an entrée. The Cannery is known for its seafood, so if you’re in the mood for clam chowder, lobster roll or smoked salmon, this is the brunch choice for you.
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3420 Via Oporto, Suite 101 & 3416 Via Oporto, Suite 104, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Simple. Local. Fresh. Malibu Farm is the quintessential casual chic, waterfront dining experience. (It’s an ideal spot for brunch or a late, weekday lunch.) Located next to nearby favorites Lido Bottle Works and Circle Hook Fish Co., Malibu Farm offers cocktails and inventive dishes with ingredients sourced locally, all prepared with thoughtfulness and healthy living in mind. Plus, after you’re done eating, you can shop its retail space for anything from home decor to stylish tees.
Sessions West Coast Deli
2823 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
This place is 100% local and 100% good vibes. From the fresh roasted coffee to the extra-large cookies to the incredible sandwiches and surf-chic decor, there’s nothing NOT to love about Sessions West Coast Deli. And did we mention Sessions serves bottomless mimosas and $3 pints every Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.? No? OK, cool. For those opting to enjoy a brunch that includes a hearty sandwich, head to Sessions and have yourself a Newport Beach-inspired feast. (Foodie tip: We love the gluten-free bread on the farmer’s market seasonal sandwich. The bread is light and tasty, a perfect partner to the freshness and crunch of the veggies.) Also on the breakfast menu: burrito bowls, bagels and the O.G. breakfast sandwich, which includes cheddar and bacon or sausage.
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TOWER 48 Newport Beach
4525 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663
A brunch for the avocado toast enthusiasts. TOWER 48 serves the traditional variety, (with crème fraîche, tarragon, radishes, cherry tomatoes and golden pea shoots) as well as a strawberry avocado toast with coffee on top. The beach fruit dish (papaya, mango, pineapple, jicama, shaved coconut, lime and hibiscus) would also make for a refreshing bite at this California-cool, modern beach deli.
3450 Via Oporto Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA 92663
The brunch special at Nobu includes limitless sushi, oysters and signature dishes, and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ever Sunday. The meal costs $65 for adults and $30 for children under 10.
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