10 Tasty Brunches In Burlingame, California

Downtown Burlingame Caltrain Station | © Koshy Koshy/Flickr
Downtown Burlingame Caltrain Station | © Koshy Koshy/Flickr
Photo of Nicola Wheeler
10 November 2016

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 10 locations particularly shine and will ensure that your next Sunday get together is a hit.

Il Fornaio

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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

Cafe, American, $$$
Located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Burlingame, Alana’s Café provides a cozy, friendly environment for a hearty American breakfast. Described as ‘house made comfort food,’ the café serves breakfast all day to curb your pancake and egg cravings whatever the time. The warm neighborhood feel and classic breakfast will make you want to return every Sunday for more.

Copenhagen Bakery and Café

Bakery, Pastelaria, Cafe, American, European, Danish, Pastries, Coffee, $$$
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.

The Plant Café Organic

The Plant Café Organic strives to promote human and environmental well being in creating sustainable, delicious food. Made with 100 percent organic and local ingredients, you can be sure your meal is fresh and healthy. Serving various egg dishes, sandwiches, and salads, the café’s menu is equipped with many vegan and gluten-free options. In order to start your day off on a strong foot, don’t forget to order one of the many tasty fruit and vegetable smoothies.

The Plant Café Organic, 1395 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA, USA, +1 650 342 0242

Christie’s Restaurant

Diner, Restaurant, American
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.


Restaurant, Creperie, American, $$$
Classic Savory crepe at Crepevine
Classic Savory crepe at Crepevine | © torbakhopper/Flickr
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

Diner, Cafe, Pastries, Coffee, Ice Cream
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.


Restaurant, American, $$$
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.

Café on Primrose

The welcoming environment at Café on Primrose will start your day off right with the friendly service and quaint ambiance. The food is classic American consisting of burgers, sandwiches, pancakes, and eggs. With the filling food, easy nature of the café, and quick service, Café on Primrose is sure to be your new go to brunch.

Café on Primrose, 321 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA, USA, +1 650 343 4444

Le Croissant Café

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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