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30+ great brunch places to try in San Jose

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in San Jose, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.


Fill up on a classic breakfast at Toast Cafe & Grill.

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing Bloody Marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (34 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.

$ ~ $20 or less per person
$$ ~ $20-40 per person
$$$ ~ $40+ per person

A plate of soyrizo tostadas.

Tostadas offers a wide range of vegetarian + vegan options, like these soyrizo tostadas. | Photo by SJtoday staff

🍳 Weekday wonders

Tostadas, Midtown + Downtown | Mexi-Cali | Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. | $$ | Pro tip: During peak hours, you can expect a 20-30 min. wait, so come before you’re too hungry.

The Breakfast Club, 1432 W. San Carlos St., Ste. 80, San Jose | Mexi-Cali | Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: The Chilaquiles with braised beef — oh, and don’t forget to add a morning cocktail.

Café Rosalena, 1077 The Alameda, San Jose | Cafe | Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Pro tip: Anyone can indulge in their famous breakfast burritos — even vegetarians + vegans.

Bill of Fare, 1069 Saratoga Ave., San Jose | Diner | 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: a Brother Buzz omelet (mushrooms, bell peppers, onions + swiss cheese), Mama’s Greek Yogurt, and a Beer-mosa. City Editor Gregg here — I have extremely fond memories of this spot, as I used to frequent it with my grandfather before he passed in 2005. It’s changed a lot over the years, but the menu remains great.

Black Bear Diner, Milpitas + Sunnyvale | Diner | Hours vary | $ | Pro tip: Enjoy a classic American breakfast, and save room for a hearty Bear Claw at their pastry counter on your way out.


Along with gorgeous decor, K Cafe serves up delectable + IG-worthy dishes. | Photo via @myhunyboba

🍳 Weekend musts

K Cafe Patisserie & Tea House, 923 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose | Asian-French fusion | Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | $$ | Pro tip: Check out the menu before you arrive, as this cafe is counter service + lines can be long.

Bloom Eatery & Spirits, 202 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara | All-American | Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: The Sweet Potato Shishito Hash, homemade + mixed with caramelized onions.

Scramblz, 5055 Almaden Expy., San Jose | Diner | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Pro tip: Sunday brunch is busy, so come earlier to skip the crowds.

Crepevine, 1100 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 180, San Jose | Cafe | Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | $ | What we’re ordering: The Kyoto savory crepe with grilled tofu + Shiitake mushrooms, and for dessert — the Jamaican, with caramelized bananas and caramel rum sauce.

The Funny Farm Restaurant, 4898 San Felipe Rd., Ste. #150, San Jose | Diner | Hours vary | $$ | Pro tip: This is a carnivore’s paradise, so expect minimal vegetarian options.

Sara’s Southern Kitchen, 27 E. Main St., Los Gatos | Southern | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: The signature shrimp + grits, served with a side of buttery corn bread.

SoFA Market, 387 S. First St. | Food hall | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | $-$$ | What we’re ordering: Three quesabirrias + consome from Tacos Los 3 Hermanos, an empanada and espresso from Habana Cuba, and a mimosa from the Fountainhead bar. Note: Be sure to keep an eye on this space’s events. From the monthly Drag Brunch and local mixers to First Friday ArtWalks — there’s almost always something to see while you nosh on your grub.

Three people cheers their glasses of mimosas.

Who doesn’t love bottomless mimosas from Mo’s?

Photo by SJtoday staff

🍳 Mimosas, mimosas, and more mimosas

Mo’s Breakfast & Burger Joint, Campbell + Morgan Hill | Diner | Hours vary | $ | What we’re ordering: The nutella + bacon stuffed french toast — and an order of the bottomless mimosas. Note: Stop by on a Sunday morning for the sights, sounds, and smells of the weekly Campbell farmer’s market. City Editor Gregg here — it’s impossible to not stop by Recycle Bookstore across the street after a few Mo’mosas.

Mimosas Cafe, The Alameda + South SJ | Cafe | Hours vary | $ | What we’re ordering: The Banana Walnut pancakes and the Lotta Colada mimosa.

Toast Cafe & Grill, 1411 Bird Ave., San Jose | Mexi-Cali | Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | What we’re ordering: The Very Berry Belgium Waffle, and since we can’t decide — a mimosa flight with four different flavors.

Mimosas of Willow Glen, 800 Willow St., Ste. 100, San Jose | Diner | Thursday-Tuesday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | $ | Pro tip: Come here to celebrate with a group of friends, because you can’t say no to the Super Mimosa — complete with a whole champagne bottle.

Hash House, 851 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell | Diner | Hours vary | $$ | What we’re ordering: The southern scramble + cinnamon roll pancakes, with a strawberry mimosa. Note: Parking is extremely limited, so make sure you arrive early, or are okay with walking over from the nearby shopping centers.

A plate of benedicts and potatoes.

Let this picture bene-dictate your brunch plans for the weekend.

🍳 For a special occasion

Scott’s Seafood San Jose, 200 S. First St., San Jose | All-American | Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: The crab cake eggs benedict or shrimp and crab omelet.

La Foret, 21747 Bertram Rd., San Jose | French | Sunday, 10:30-1 p.m. | $$$ | Pro tip: This place is on the more expensive side, so save up for some adventurous options like elk cooked in a Portebello Cognac Demi Glaze Reduction, or the quail roasted in Huckle-berry-Brandy sauce.

Fountain, 170 S. Market St., San Jose | Buffet-style | Daily, 6:30-10:30 a.m. | $$$ | Pro tip: Take to the buffet to get eggs, charcuterie, and even sushi, or opt to order from their regular breakfast menu.

Flights Restaurant & Bar, 368 E. Campbell Ave., San Jose | Daily, times vary | $ | What we’re ordering: The strawberry, banana, and apple cinnamon french toast flight + the Michelada, spicy mary, and classic bloody mary flight.

Left Bank Brasserie, 377 Santana Row, Ste. 1100, San Jose | French | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Pro tip: This place can be spendy, so save for a fancy brunch and try dishes like the duck confit hash.


Enjoy a classic, American brunch at The Farmers Union. | Photo via @paigetakestheworld_

🍳 For the fam

The Farmers Union, 151 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose | Upscale diner | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: The all-American breakfast sandwich with a peach Bellini, of course.

Park Station Hashery, 1701 Park Ave., San Jose | Diner | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Pro tip: You can’t skip the Hashery Huarache with fresh griddle masa, or the Pan Keki — Japanese sweet pancakes.

Bill’s Cafe, various locations | Cafe | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Enjoy the homey atmosphere with large portions and freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Café San José, 1583A Meridian Ave., San Jose | Cafe | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | What we’re ordering: The San Jose Scramble — made with chorizo, diced ribeye, fresh thyme, jalapenos, and feta cheese.

Uncle John’s Pancake House, Campbell + The Alameda | Diner | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Pro tip: The kitchen welcomes any customizations or special orders.

Los Gatos Cafe, 15662 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos | Cafe | Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | Pro tip: Home of the infamous half-pound cinnamon roll — make sure to catch it when it’s available on the weekends only.

Two plates of crepes.

Try a sweet or savory crepe from Whispers Cafe.

Photo via @mbhadox

🍳 Quick and easy

Whispers Café & Crêperie, 150 S. Second St., San Jose | Cafe | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | No matter sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong with one of their 14 freshly made crepes.

Mix Huevos, 5365 Camden Ave., San Jose | Cafe | Daily, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $ | What we’re ordering: The California chilaquiles + chocolate crepes, with an espresso martini.

Rose Café & Donuts, 994 Saratoga Ave., San Jose | Counter-service | Daily, 5 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $ | Pro tip: Try the freshly squeezed orange juice + fresh salsa — be sure to bring cash.

iJava, Downtown + South SJ | Hours vary | Cafe | $ | Pro tip: Enjoy a range of vegetarian, vegan, keto, halal, kosher, or gluten-free options.

The Table, 1110 Willow St., San Jose | Upscale diner | Daily, times vary | $$ | Pro tip: There are a lot of vegan options — we recommend the ricotta beignets with lemon curd.

Yeganeh Bakery & Cafe, 3275 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara | Persian | Sunday-Monday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. | $ | What we’re having: The ‘Nargesi’ omelette — made with spinach, grilled onion, and three poached eggs — and the lavender latte.

In a diner, and on a square plate, fancy french toast, with bacon, and slathered in nutella in between the skewered slices, with chopped strawberries scattered around. There's a green coffee cup in the background, out of focus.

Look, you’ve had a hard week. You definitely deserve to treat yourself to brunch.

Photo by SJtoday staff

DIY brunch

Prefer to stay in? Host your own brunch with crowd-pleasing spreads + supplies good enough for a chef.

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