Ask Mountain View residents where they go for brunch and you may get a long pause and a short list. It’s true that Mountain View is not well known for its abundance of brunch spots, but it actually has some hidden gems for a scrumptious weekend meal – plus, wait times are actually reasonable. Here’s our top picks.
Located just a few blocks away from Mountain View’s CalTrain station, Crepevine is probably the most obvious place to have a casual brunch in downtown Mountain View. While Castro Street can be relatively quiet on a Saturday morning, there are bound to be people sitting at the tables just outside of Crepevine, enjoying brunch al fresco. There is something on the menu for everyone, but the sweet and savory crêpes are especially worth a try.
Crepevine, 300 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, USA +1 650 969 6878
With its dim lighting and sleek interior, Scratch is known to be a swanky spot for dinner and drinks, but what most people don’t know is that it also offers a delicious weekend brunch. Come here when you’re craving some classy, swoon-worthy food: fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, crab cake brioche, vegetable egg white frittata, almond crusted French toast, you get the idea. For those of you who prefer the lunch side of brunch, Scratch also serves scrumptious lunch dishes like fish & chips and buffalo chicken pizza.
Scratch, 401 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, USA +1 650 237 3132
Paul Martin’s American Grill
If you’d like to wake up to a solid brunch that’s been thoughtfully assembled for you, the prix fixe weekend brunch at Paul Martin’s American Grill is for you. Meals include fresh baked blueberry bread with lemon honey butter, seasonal fruit, your choice of entrée (French toast, eggs benedict, bacon omelet, and spinach mushroom and tomato omelet), and a beverage. Keeping things nice and simple.
Brunch at Cocina Central is relatively new, and you should get excited about it, because the menu is amazing. It features dishes like the breakfast torta, soy chorizo scramble, papas borrachas, and blackberry pancakes. The colorful, modern space, with its penchant for fresh Latino and Asian inspired flavors, is the perfect place to go to wake up on the weekend.
Cocina Central, 2590 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA, USA +1 650 397 5996
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