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