Tasty Brunches In Burlingame, California

Burlingame has a charming downtown area brimming with stores, restaurants and other businesses
Burlingame has a charming downtown area brimming with stores, restaurants and other businesses | © Dionigi Pozzi / Alamy Stock Photo
Nicola Wheeler

Downtown Burlingame is one of the most pristine and beautiful downtowns in all the Bay Area, providing the perfect backdrop to a yummy morning meal. With numerous brunch options, these locations particularly shine and will ensure that your next Sunday get together is a hit. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Il Fornaio

Waffle with banana and maple syrup

Whether you need to satisfy your sweet tooth or are just looking for a savory breakfast, Il Fornaio will have something for you. The upscale Italian restaurant serves a variety of brunch items from waffles topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and maple syrup to poached eggs or an omelette, not to mention their array of fresh juices and alcoholic beverages. The numerous and diverse brunch options at Il Fornaio are sure to please your family and friends.

Alana’s Café

Copenhagen Bakery and Café

Copenhagen Bakery and Café is conveniently located in the middle of downtown Burlingame on Burlingame Ave. The atmosphere is nice and casual with a full array of Danish pastries, such as apple pie, croissants, and their popular chocolate chip coffee cake. They also serve a classic American breakfast and lunch if you are in the mood to sit down, in which case, make sure to try the yummy fresh banana pancakes.

Christie’s Restaurant

Eggs Benedict for breakfast

With large portions, friendly service, and a homey feel, Christie’s Restaurant has a classic diner ambiance. The bustling restaurant serves a substantial American breakfast to eager customers. Whether looking for traditional eggs benedict, pancakes (make sure to get the blueberry ones), or a tasty burger, Christie’s Restaurant is reliably good and will not disappoint.


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Crepevine has a vast array of brunch choices available on their menu, but as their name suggests, they are mainly regarded for their delicious sweet and savory crepes. Whether you choose a savory crepe filled with eggs and sausage, topped with crispy French fries and a side salad or a sweet treat comprised of Nutella and strawberries, you will leave full and happy. If you’re feeling adventurous, don’t be afraid to try the ‘s’mores’ crepe made of toasted graham crackers, chocolate kisses, and marshmallows. Crepevine is extremely kid friendly and an easy, casual restaurant to grab a nice brunch.

Royal Donut Café

Pink donuts in store window

The Royal Donut Café is a traditional café and diner, serving classic American breakfast and lunch. Family owned and operated since 1968, Royal Donut Café has been an easy and reliable local favorite for breakfast and lunch. Whether looking for a salad, burger, omelette, or one of the many other options on the menu, you cannot forget about the homemade donuts and pastries accompanied by a good ole cup of joe to still that morning sugar and caffeine necessity.


Known for its all-American breakfast and lunch, Stacks is the ideal restaurant for a family outing or gathering with friends. The comfortable setting and nice but casual feel of the restaurant creates a great brunch atmosphere. Your entire family is sure to find something they love, as the menu is filled with delicious choices ranging from eggs to crepes and frittatas to fluffy Belgian waffles.

Le Croissant Café

French croissants and bread for breakfast

Serving coffee, tea, assorted breakfast, croissants, and bagels, Le Croissant Café will make your morning a little brighter. Especially on a sunny day, the beautiful outdoor seating area combined with the French aesthetic flair provides a perfect backdrop to a simple and easy brunch. Noted for fast and friendly service, it is a great place to sit down and catch up with a friend or just grab a quick bite before you hit the road. Whether you eat at the café or take it to go, Le Croissant Café has the simple brunch you are seeking.

Le Croissant Café, 1151 Broadway, Burlingame, CA, USA, +1 650 348 9988

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