Because there’s no such thing as too much chocolate
Eclipse Chocolate infuses traditional brunch favorites with its signature flavors of cacao, caramel and vanilla. The avocado Benedict is napped in a deliciously balanced chile burnt caramel hollandaise, as is the custardy tomato, leek, and parmesan puff pastry quiche, and the fluffy bacon- and egg- topped buttermilk cinnaroll. Cocoa mole dresses up a crispy vegan quinoa and corn fritter, while subtle hints of roasted white chocolate and vanilla spark up the biscuits and sausage gravy. Pair it all with a fresh herb and fruit muddled cava cocktail, or one of a dozen exotic drinking chocolates like cardamom rose petal or cinnamon curry, and do ask for a marshmallow.
Have a little death metal with your brunch
Vegans and carnivores alike can appreciate the entirely plant-based weekend brunch menu at Kindred, thanks to the monumental flavors on display. Choices include the Hashes for the Mashes, with fried potatoes, smoked coconut, black beans, soy curls, maitake mushrooms, charred kale, jicama salsa and Creole aioli; and the Wayfarer sourdough French toast with banana nutmeg custard, blackberries and maple tahini cream. Pair your entree with a refreshing Lightbringer made with sparkling rosé, strawberry ginger shrub, and oat milk, or a Bloody Mary with vodka, mezcal, and "demon tears" mix while you relax to the sweet death metal playlist.
Indulge in exhilarating cocktails from an award-winning mixologist
You’ll see the familiar face of one of San Diego’s top cocktail gurus, Christian Siglin, manning the bar at his newest venture, Fernside. Kick off your morning with cornbread French toast made from blue cornmeal and topped with whipped mascarpone, fresh berries, and bourbon maple syrup; or go for a nutty peanut butter waffle smothered in toasted coconut meringue, peanut butter mousse, bananas and a peanut crumble. Savory dishes hit the mark as wellcheesy garlic grits, grilled shrimp, bacon, poached eggs and wild arugula and the Fernside Burger, two smashed patties, american cheese, lettuce, pickles and onions on an Amish bun.