Who said brunch is overrated when there’s plenty to rave about in San Mateo? A city known for its impeccable weather and outdoor seating, there’s no reason not to roll out of bed and head to one of our favorite brunch spots guaranteed to satisfy any mid-morning craving.
Don’t let the name fool you. The ambiance is just as unique as their menu, and at Apple Fritter you get more than just decadent pastries, although it wouldn’t hurt to try their famed donuts or apple fritters. Burgers, sandwiches, and fritter fries are just a small sample of the eclectic stars on the menu. Perfect for any special occasion or casual brunch experience, get there early though, because there’s sure to be a line of patrons hovering over the fresh baked goodies.
Apple Fritter, 1901 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA, USA, +1 650 525 9125
What’s a better way to start off the morning than as Italians do? With cheese and bread. At B Street and Vine, you get your choice of paninis with goat cheese or any one of their 18 different bruschettas. Be like the locals and order the special brie with apples, gorgonzola and honey, fresh mozzarella with tomato and basil and ricotta cheese with dates. Top it off with a nice cold glass of white wine and for the grand finale, order the slice of coffee ice cream pie. Sure, you’re in the middle of downtown San Mateo, but the Italian tastiness will have you believing you’re sitting in the very heart of the Tuscany. Buon appetito!
B Street and Vine, 320 S B St, San Mateo, CA, USA, +1 650 347 8463