Brunch in Paradise: Here Are the Best Spots in Napa Valley
Indulging in a leisurely brunch sets the tone for a perfect day of wine tasting in the beautiful Napa Valley. Whether craving classic dishes or innovative twists, this guide will help you navigate the culinary scene and discover the best brunch spots in the area.
City of Napa: Where Culinary Dreams Come True
FARM at Carneros: A Farm-to-Table Brunch Experience
Step into FARM at Carneros and immerse yourself in a culinary paradise. This farm-to-table establishment boasts an expansive culinary garden that supplies fresh ingredients for its delectable brunch offerings.
Boon Fly Café: Contemporary Brunch Delights
Located at Carneros Resort & Spa, Boon Fly Café offers a contemporary brunch experience that shouldn’t be missed. Treat yourself to their famous made-to-order mini cinnamon-sugar doughnuts while exploring their diverse menu, featuring highlights like corned beef hash, triple-stack pancakes, and avocado toast with seasonal toppings.
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar: Elevated Brunch with a View
For a brunch experience that combines stunning views with mouthwatering dishes, head to Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel. Savor bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas while feasting on their sweet and savory menu, including Beignets with bourbon caramel sauce, biscuits, chorizo gravy, and praline pecan French toast.
St. Helena: Whimsical Brunch Adventures
Acacia House: A Whimsical Culinary Journey
Experience a whimsical brunch adventure at Acacia House, located within the luxurious Alila resort. This restaurant takes classic brunch dishes worldwide and adds a playful twist. Indulge in offerings like jamón ibérico, moules frites, or chicken schnitzel.
Farmstead Restaurant: Rustic Charm Meets Flavorful Brunch
Relax on the open-air patio of Farmstead Restaurant in St. Helena, owned by Long Meadow Ranch. Begin your brunch with mini ham sandwiches topped with pepper jelly, then savor a rack of Heritage St. Louis ribs.
Model Bakery: Fast-Casual Brunch Bliss
For a casual and delectable brunch experience, head to Model Bakery. Renowned for their legendary English muffins, you can savor them with various toppings for a satisfying meal. Their menu also features enticing egg dishes, avocado toast, and refreshing fruit salad.
Calistoga: Unforgettable Brunch Delights
Solbar at Solage Calistoga: Vegan-Friendly Brunch Oasis
Solbar at Solage Calistoga offers an inviting outdoor dining experience with a vegan-friendly menu. Start your brunch with a “breakfast cocktail” like the “Bloody Maria” and dive into delightful options such as banana bread pudding, chilled coconut chia pudding, and Dungeness crab Benedict.
Sam’s Social Club: Laid-Back Brunch Pleasures
At Indian Springs Resort & Spa, Sam’s Social Club beckons guests with its expansive open-air patio. Sip sparkling wine and Aperol Spritz while enjoying classic dishes like their renowned burger or the unique coconut chia pudding with berries.
Evangeline: A Hidden Gem for Brunch
Discover the underappreciated gem of Evangeline, a tiny bistro-style eatery on the west end of Calistoga—delight in hearty brunch items like shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, and oysters. Quench your thirst with delicious Bloody Marys, mimosas, Bellinis, or local wines as you soak in the cozy atmosphere on their outdoor patio.
From the farm-to-table delights at FARM and the contemporary flair of Boon Fly Café to the hidden gem that is Evangeline, each brunch spot listed above offers a unique experience. So, fuel up with a delicious brunch before embarking on your wine-tasting journey in this picturesque region.
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