easy going brunch at Lazy Dog Cafe

Listen up brunch aficionados, if you want me to come eat with you, find a place which serves more than just your typical breakfast or lunch items. I recently visited Lazy Dog Cafe with The Hungry Dogg — how appropriate huh? — and found some awesome items on their brunch menu. There was something for everyone!

Bellinis and Mimosas are $5 a pop during brunch and we ordered a beautiful cranberry bellini to start.

Okay, breakfast lovers, for under $8 you can have delicious Wild Blueberry Pancakes & Maple Bacon Butter — three buttermilk blueberry pancakes topped with blueberry compote, house-made maple bacon butter (sinfully delish) and syrup on the side. The whole thing is a salty sweet gooey mouthful after mouthful.

When I saw Hawaiian Fried Rice ($7.95) on the menu, I just HAD to order it. Dotted with bits of hickory-smoked bacon, pork sausage, cabbage, veggies, topped with a fresh egg omelette, it was good, but needed a squeeze of sriracha which they were more than happy to provide.

Sunny Side Up Pizza ($9.25) a white pizza with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, bacon, green onions and assorted cheeses, topped with three fresh eggs and baked golden brown is a MUST. I was a bit skeptical at first but upon first bite, just absolutely fell in love with it. OK, c’mon, who doesn’t love runny eggs? And on a pizza? ‘Nuff said!

If you’re looking for an omelette, Mediterranean Omelet ($8.25) is a made-to-order omelette filled with mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, onion, basil and tomatoes topped with feta cheese. I’m not a huge omelette fan but this was pretty tasty. Served with toast and your choice of hash brown potatoes or fresh fruit.

There are a number of Lazy Dog Cafe locations all around southern California. Find one near you and stop by for a weekend brunch with friends and family. You won’t be disappointed and it won’t break the bank either.

Lazy Dog Cafe
13290 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92602
Tel: 714-731-9700

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  1. Musha Slater says

    That is an easy going brunch? I wonder what you will eat if you had serious bruch? Hahaha… Great post by the way. Its sad that the shop isn’t available in my area. Perhaps I’ll visit Cali one day.

  2. Jenny Lee says

    wow – i would’ve never thot of lazy dog cafe as a good brunch place so good to know..i’ve never been here but now I wanna try! And they serve spanish cava…yum!!!!!!

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