Easter Brunch in the East Bay

photo: Christina Mitchell

photo: Christina Mitchell

How do you wanna do it this year? An all-you-can-eat buffet or a three-course tasting menu? Or something in between? Here are some ideas to get you started:

District will have an all you can eat breakfast buffet ($18) with buttermilk pancakes with banana-rum syrup, scrambled eggs with cheese, steel-cut oatmeal with bourbon vanilla brown sugar, house made spicy chicken sausage, biscuits and sawmill gravy, chipotle-garlic breakfast potatoes, fried sweet plantains with house salsa, cheddar grits, and chocolate chip bread pudding with bourbon caramel. And bottomless Mimosas for $12.

827 Washington Street, Oakland CA 94607


Sun, 4/20, 11am – 2:30pm

This year, Hopscotch will be open for brunch earlier than usual. There will be Butterscotch Donuts, Soy Braised Pork Belly Benedict, Soba Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Kimchee Fried Rice & Shoyu Eggs and Cinnamon Twist French Toast. The new Brunch Cocktail also sounds interesting.  It’s called The Uptown Egg Cream and it’s an old style egg cream with rum, orange blossom liqueur, chocolate bitters and hazelnut powder.

1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland


Sun, 4/20, 9am – 3pm

photo: Christina Mitchell

photo: Christina Mitchell

Bellanico has a three-course brunch tasting menu for $22, and you can get wine pairings for an additional $11. The service was friendly and the food has always been incredibly flavorful, in my experience.  It’s a great value!

4238 Park Blvd., Oakland


Sun, 4/20, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Lake Chalet’s menu includes Bananas Foster Rum French Toast, Dungeness Crab and Prosciutto Benedict, and Spring Vegetable Frittata. I hear they will also have holiday cocktails.

1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland


Sun, 4/20, 10am – 3pm

photo: A16

photo: A16

A16 is celebrating its first year in Oakland this year. Chef Rocky Maselli will offer an a la carte menu with dishes such as Crespelle with rhubarb compote and whipped cream fraiche and candied almonds and Capunti with lamb heart sugo, gava beans, and pecorino reserva. An Easter-inspired cocktail will also be available: The Carrot Top features Boyd + Blair vodka, carrot, grapefruit, and lemon juice with ginger syrup and garnished with festive carrot fronds.

5356 College Ave, Oakland


Sun, 4/20, 11am – 4pm

Bocanova will have two special dishes on the brunch menu: a 7-hour leg of lamb Oaxacan-style with beans and tomatillo salsa and a Dungeness Crab Benedict.

55 Webster, Oakland


Sun, 4/20, 11am – 3pm

Chef Matt Greco will prepare a three-course meal The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, including eggs benedict with whole wheat English muffin, Canadian bacon and rustic potatoes as well as almond risotto with porcini, asparagus, preserved lemon and parmesan.

5040 Arroyo Road, Livermore

Sun, 4/20, 10:30am – 2:30pm


The Grill at Wente Vineyards is overlooking the golf course’s 18th green and surrounding vineyards and the Easter Brunch a la carte menu looks more casual, with dishes including Handmade Doughnuts ($7.95) and Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Potatoes ($15.95).

5040 Arroyo Road, Livermore


Christina Mitchell

Christina Mitchell

Christina is the founder of East Bay Dish and a social media marketing consultant. If you want to attract more customers with social media, click on my picture 🙂
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