Like any respectable weekend tradition, brunch is a rite to be appreciated – a lingering repast spent in good company, over dishes that both comfort and cure the most horrendous of hangovers. Kimchi and rice are just fine and dandy, but from time to time, bacon, eggs and a good mimosa are just what the doctor ordered. Here are some of the best brunch spots in Daegu.
Restaurant, American, $$$
Reminiscent of a traditional diner, Lazy Diner serves up all the classics, from delightfully greasy scrambled eggs and hash browns to burgers and cheese-smothered fries. Furthermore, its casual atmosphere and colorful Americana-themed décor will cure just about any case of homesickness.
Offering a wide assortment of brunch fare, Hami Mami is a good option for groups looking to dine family-style. Popular dishes include the stuffed French toast, American omelette, breakfast burrito, and the Hami Mami’s Breakfast served with homemade hash browns and sausage. Yet, what sets it apart from the rest is its biscuits and gravy combo, a Korean interpretation of the Southern American dish that hits the spot when in the mood for comfort food.
Moving on to the Land Down Under, this popular brunch spot has an Australian theme and a Western menu. Try their signature “jaffles” with fillings that range from Nutella and banana to prosciutto and tomato. Or, for something heartier, opt for the Melbourne Brunch, which includes a fried egg, mushrooms in a creamy white sauce, two slices of toast, and a fresh spinach salad.
Bar, North American, Fusion, French, Pub Grub, $$$
Serving open-faced sandwiches, French toast, and an array of salads in a industrial setting, District Gate 5 Café is a popular spot with Daegu’s trendsetters. Got a sweet tooth? Try their Cookies and Cream Frappuccino on the patio for the ultimate indulgence.
While their brunch menu is limited (Eggs Benedict, baked goods, and paninis), the tranquil atmosphere of this hanok-style café makes it a great Sunday morning escape. With views that look out onto a courtyard and plenty of cozy nooks to settle into, Mansion 5 is a lovely spot to enjoy a hot cup of coffee while getting lost in a good book.
Small but chic Schoron offers up some of the tastiest and trendiest brunch fare in Daegu, and is a popular spot among the city’s foodies. Their brunch menu includes an extensive selection that ranges from banana pancakes to Eggs Benedict. Try the New York Omelette, eggs cooked to perfection and filled with smoked salmon, capers, and cream cheese, served with a side salad and toasted wheat bread.
Cafe, Restaurant, North American, Fusion, Asian, Korean
Served particularly early on the weekends, the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at Novotel Ambassador’s The Square restaurant features fusion-style dishes, Western and Eastern menus, and à la carte specialties. At approximately 30,000 won (US$26) per person, it makes for a nice splurge – if you’re an early bird, of course.
While Paris 16 is most famous for its French-inspired pastries and breads made with organic ingredients, it also serves up a nice brunch in a stylish setting. If you’re feeling famished, choose from one of the brunch sets or grab your gal pals and enjoy the Afternoon Tea Set. Just be sure to make a reservation at least one day in advance.