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Sunday Brunch in the East Bay

jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 04:38 PM

prefer Berkeley area, looking for a casual to gourmet Sunday Brunch for 6 people.

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  1. Morton the Mousse RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 04:56 PM

    On the gourmet side, my favorite Sunday Brunch spot in Berkeley is Eccolo. The eggs benedict is delicious and you must try a side of their bacon. The restaurant is large enough that they can easily accomodate a party of 6 on short notice (you can book through OpenTable.) I always finish off my meal with dessert at Sketch Ice Cream across the street.


    Report on brunch at Eccolo:

    Lengthy thread on Eccolo's ham and bacon:

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    1. re: Morton the Mousse
      jfcronin RE: Morton the Mousse Sep 22, 2006 11:47 PM

      Thank you so much, I checked out the menu and we will be making a reservation there for next Sunday.

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      chompy RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 05:00 PM

      Here's a recent thread that might be helpful -


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        rdabke RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 05:01 PM

        Pakwan in Hayward

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 05:03 PM

          La Note in Berkeley.

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            Morton the Mousse RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 22, 2006 05:05 PM

            Expect a long wait to seat a party of six on a Sunday.

          2. oaklandfoodie RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 06:27 PM

            I would suggest 900 Grayson, but they are not open on Sunday.

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              BAR20 RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 07:09 PM

              Try the Wente Winery restaurant at their golf course in Livermore. It's very good.

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                dordogne RE: jfcronin Sep 22, 2006 07:44 PM

                Brews and good pub-ish food by night, even better brunch by (week-end) day. Luka's on Telegraph:


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                1. re: dordogne
                  Robert Lauriston RE: dordogne Sep 22, 2006 08:55 PM

                  To me, pub grub means nachos, burgers, fish and chips.

                  Luka's makes a great burger but they've got some more sophisticated stuff too.

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                  santoku45 RE: jfcronin Sep 24, 2006 04:07 PM

                  Adagia (on Bancroft near UCB) serves a Sat/Sunday brunch, but I haven't yet tried it. They do possess a patio, one of the requisites in my book. Their site sayeth: "Our outdoor patio has seating for approximately 60 people. It is filled with beautiful plantation-grown teak tables and chairs. Umbrellas and radiant heaters provide protection from the elements."

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                    Morton the Mousse RE: santoku45 Sep 24, 2006 05:45 PM

                    It's an odd patio; sorrounded on three sides by student dormitories. That said, I have enjoyed brunches at Adagia though I usually stick to the tried and true grilled Romaine.

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                      santoku45 RE: Morton the Mousse Sep 24, 2006 06:42 PM

                      Any suggestions for parking near Adagia? The street parking always seems extremely tight.

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                        Robert Lauriston RE: santoku45 Sep 24, 2006 06:47 PM

                        There's a six-story (?) parking lot half a block south of Telegraph with entrances on Durant and Channing.

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                    bayareafoodiegirl RE: jfcronin Sep 24, 2006 06:45 PM

                    For fancy, T-Rex in Berkelely. It's a high end rib place at night, which is very good, but what's really the best there is brunch. For more down home, can't go wrong at the Rockridge Cafe on college. Heaping plates eggs benedict.

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