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Sunday Brunch in the East Bay

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

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  1. 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.

    www.eccolo.com

    Report on brunch at Eccolo:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    Lengthy thread on Eccolo's ham and bacon:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    1. re: Morton the Mousse

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

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

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

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

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

                http://www.lukasoakland.com/menu3.html

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                1. re: dordogne

                  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.

                2. 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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                  1. re: santoku45

                    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.

                    1. re: Morton the Mousse

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

                      1. re: santoku45

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

                  2. 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.