“Breakfast is a meal but brunch is a culture,” quips Matt Basile, a famed chef and author of the cookbook Brunch Life. In Palm Beach, where the weather is always warm, the culture of brunches is commonly characterized with bright Lily Pulitzer apparel, Stubbs and Wootton loafers, white linen tablecloths, and fine china. Off the island, in towns like Jupiter and Delray Beach, brunch blends a more casual vibe with flip flops, bathing suits, and baseball caps being acceptable attire. Whether fancy or facile, these leisurely brunches offer an array of delectable delights including organic omelets, french toast, fresh fruit, and lavish libations. Here are five favorite spots to frequent for the best brunch in Palm Beach County.
International Polo Club Sunday Brunch
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From mid January through mid April, the Pavilion at the International Polo Club features an extravagant Sunday brunch prior to its 3 p.m. championship polo match. A swanky social scene, this outdoor brunch boasts culinary treats, chef specials, and bottles of Vueve Clicquot. Advanced reservations are required, and prices vary based on table size, location, and package. The International Polo Club, which is located in Wellington, showcases the world’s top polo teams and athletes.
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The Breakers is a historical landmark on Palm Beach that overlooks the azure Atlantic Ocean. Established in 1896, this iconic resort is well known for its idyllic setting and opulent amenities. On Sundays, The Circle, an artistically beautiful room with 30-foot frescoed ceilings and oval murals, hosts an elegant Sunday Brunch. Similar to the Polo Club, guests dress up for this special event, which requires advance reservations. After brunch, diners enjoy walking on the beach, relaxing at the spa, or sipping cocktails by the pool.
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Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Sarah’s Kitchen is a hidden gem and a local favorite. Serving homemade, original entrees such as the “hangover helper,” “El Torero Scrambler,”Irish Benedict,” and “Elvis Delight Pancakes,” Sarah’s Kitchen puts a culinary twist on traditional breakfast choices. With its minimal decor and intimate setting, the establishment is a foodie paradise.
Lazy Loggerhead Cafe
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Further north in Jupiter, Florida, the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe is a casual venue that serves incredible, fresh food. The restaurant, which looks like a beach house, is located on the premises of Carlin Park, a beachfront park and recreational facility. Guests can enjoy a Bloody Mary and Benedict Arnold before basking in the sun, walking along the shoreline, or swimming in the turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean.
Dune Deck Cafe
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Another oceanfront, open-air dining establishment that is well known for its spectacular brunch is the Dune Deck Cafe in Palm Beach. On the weekends, Dune Deck serves breakfast all day, so diners can enjoy coffee with the early birds or brunch with the day drinkers. The quaint and casual cafe offers a wide array of omelet selections, crepes, pancakes, and appetizers including calamari, crab cakes, and Florida stone crab claws. The mix of seafood and breakfast food makes it the perfect spot for a coastal-inspired affair.
Paris In Town
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A French bakery and cafe, Paris-In-Town is the premier place for an extraordinary brunch. Located in North Palm Beach, the casual yet elegant setting transports guests to the streets of Paris, where restaurants warmly welcome patrons to stay and converse with their friends. Here, brunch is an experience that is not meant to be rushed; rather, guests are encouraged to sip cappuccinos, select various entrees, and conclude with a delicious chocolate crepe. From homemade croissants, baguettes, and artisan toast to Les Œufs Gratinés, Viennoiseries, and Les Crêpes Maisons, Paris In Town is certain to please every palette.
Apart from these Palm Beach brunch favorites, other popular places include The Pelican House in Jupiter, Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach, Flamingo’s in Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach Cafe, Suzy Q’s Hometown Diner in Jupiter, and The Farmer’s Table at North Palm Beach County Club. With so many delicious breakfast joints, no wonder Palm Beach County is brunch famous!
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