The Top 5 Best Places To Brunch In Eugene
After two years of being in Eugene, I wanted to gather a list of what I think are the top five best places to brunch in Eugene. It’s been a long road, making my way and eating brunch everywhere and anywhere but I finally have ate at almost every place possible.
When I first moved to Eugene, I didn’t think I’d find places I would love. Being from LA, there were endless possibilities as far as brunch came. My love for brunch started shortly after I moved back to Los Angeles after college but I never fully embrace Brunchinista until I moved to the PNW. Don’t get me wrong, the brunches I had in LA were fantastic, but nothing like what I have experience in Eugene. I hope that every person that comes across my blog is inspired to try new places and venture out in to THE EUG.
1) Agate Alley
Hands down my favorite of every place I’ve been to. Why? The portions are amazing. The flavors. The service. It’s ultimately everything! And it’s all super affordable. If you go, you have to try the French toast featured below. It’s to die for. Trust me you won’t regret it. Looking for something more savory? Opt for the eggs Benedict like I did.
2) Washburne Cafe
OKAY I know this is actually in Springfield but same right? To me it is. This cute little cafe has changed SO much since I moved here. The second they started serving food I was all about it. Can you take a guess which drink is non-alcoholic? Yeah that’s right. They have kombucha on tap and it’s delicious. That’s an egg sandwich right there. It will change your life. Want a pastry and coffee? No problem! They got that too. You can read all about this post more here.
3) Rain NW
Let me start by saying this place is HIGHLY underrated. Quite frankly, I was extremely depressed when they stopped serving brunch. But maybe if enough of us demand they bring it back maybe they will? Maybe? Probably not. LOL. Anyway, my friend had the duck hash and I had eggs Benedict. I will NEVER forget the flavors. When they say Northwest flavors they mean it. If you don’t know what that means, go to a restaurant that’s all about that. You know, like rain. They also have the prettiest charcuterie board I’ve ever had. Go for happy hour for a drink while you cry yourself into oblivion over the fact that they don’t serve brunch anymore. Read more on that here.
4) The Vintage
I feel like this is a local favorite. It’s a staple for all things crepe (and they have a darn good happy hour – try it yourself then come back and tell me what you think). Eggs Benedict? Good! Crepe omelets? Good. Mimosas for $4. What?! Yeah if that didn’t send ya running for brunch I don’t know what will. It’s one of those “where should we go to have brunch type of places.” You always respond with The Vintage. You know what you’ll get will always be good. That and well, $4 mimosas. Read more here.
The ultimate Eugene staple. I mean if you haven’t been here what are you even doing with your life? I’m actually wondering. Their fish board is unreal, if you’re into that, which I clearly am. Eggs Benedict? Love it! Their burger? BEST burger you’ll ever have. Okay maybe not ever but it’s pretty darn good for a bougie burger. Just saying
Of course there are other places that are delicious as well. Morning Glory is great for vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. I was seriously impressed. If you’re looking to try something new and different, Lion & Owl is where it’s at! Blu Mist is also a great option for a Thai-infused brunch. Lastly, word around the town is that Jazzy Ladies is where it is at! I wrote about them here but something tells me their menu is more extensive than when I went last year.
I hope you enjoyed my top five places to eat in Eugene! I’ve had a great time exploring the beautiful EUG.
Until next time foodie friends.