The 10 Best Places For Brunch In Danville, California

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9 February 2017

Located in the East Bay, Danville is a small town that offers the ultimate quiet weekend getaway. Danville’s cool and casual brunch spots will be the highlight of your weekend. With peanut butter ‘n’ banana waffles at Country Waffles and bottomless mimosas at Norm’s Place, you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face. Here are our top picks for a weekend brunch spot in Danville.

Country Waffles

The first Country Waffles opened up in 1992 and since then, the franchise has grown to 24 restaurants located all over California. With tons of delicious options for both breakfast and lunch, this is the perfect spot for a hearty brunch any day of the week. For a meal that Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope would approve of, order one of their amazing waffles like the strawberry waffle or peanut butter ‘n’ banana waffle.

428 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 838 8824


One of the many waffle options at Country Waffles | © Grant Guarino/Flickr

Basil Leaf Café

Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
The Basil Leaf Café’s Champagne brunch is not to be missed. This Italian-inspired brunch features brunch staples like French toast and Belgian waffles while also offering tortellini carbonara and rigatoni Neopolitano with Chicken. Order a special that includes coffee, mimosas, and OJ, which make this meal is also a great deal.

Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen and Coffee Bar

Cafe, American, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, $$$
Try one (or two) or Sideboard’s artisan coffees
Try one (or two) or Sideboard’s artisan coffees | © Jeremy Keith/Flickr
Sideboard has a special weekend brunch menu. Known for its specially prepared coffee, Sideboard also features a food menu filled with local and sustainable ingredients as often as possible. Don’t miss the huevos rancheros or veggie scramble with wild mushrooms.

Chow Food Bar Danville

Bar, Restaurant, American, Italian, $$$
With brunch offerings like steak quesadilla with eggs, chicken sausage scramble, and Marion’s cottage cakes, you are sure to find your new favorite breakfast food at Chow. Even Ayesha Curry herself said that her ‘perfect day would consist of the smoked salmon scramble at Chow.’ If you didn’t think this place could get any better, you’ll be happy to know that dogs are welcome in the outdoor dining section of the restaurant.

Bridges Restaurant and Bar

Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Home of one of the best scenes in 1993 hit movie, Mrs. Doubtfire, Bridges offers an elegant brunch spread that is sure to make your week. Pair Belgian waffles, omelettes, and even mac and cheese with your favorite morning cocktail.

Cafe Meyers

Cafe, Coffee, Central American
This cute little café is located in the Tassajara Shopping Center and has some of the best breakfast burritos and egg sandwiches in town. Although this shopping center is often filled with busy people rushing through their errands, Cafe Meyers has a tranquil atmosphere that will give you a low key breakfast outing.

Vally Medlyn’s

This casual, local hangout is a great place to chill out and grab a good meal at the end of a long week. With easy access to the Iron Horse Trail, Vally Medlyn’s is also a nice starting point for an easy hike along the trail.

330 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 552 6449


Stack of pancakes | © N i c o l a/Flickr

Norm’s Place

Bar, American, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
A sports bar during the week, Norm’s Place opens its doors early on the weekends for Sunday Brunch. As one of the only places in Danville that offers bottomless mimosas, this is surely a great place to be on Sunday mornings.

Pascal French Oven

Cafe, French, Pastries, $$$
This cosy cafe features French-inspired dishes that are sure to put a smile on your face on an early weekend morning. Be sure to try one of Pascal’s freshly baked pastries and their much loved eggs Benedict.

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