Where to get brunch in Michiana

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By: Danielle Waldron
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Slow mornings during the weekend are precious. 

For some, brunch is a chance to catch up with friends and family after a busy week or recover from the night before. And just because we don’t live in a huge metropolitan area (we see you, Chicago), doesn’t mean we’re bereft of places to tuck into a plate of eggs Benedict. 

Here’s hoping the most difficult decision you make this weekend is what will be in your glass at brunch. 

Bacon Hill Kitchen and Pub 

4000 E. Bristol St., Elkhart

Weekend hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday 

Cronuts and cinnamon rolls are just some of the baked goods coming out of the kitchen. Folks with a sweet tooth can try the salted caramel ice cream sandwiched between two snickerdoodle cookies and drizzled with caramel sauce. 

There’s also a Bloody Mary garnished with pickled okra, shrimp, a pickle slice and, of course, bacon. 

Chicory Cafe 

105 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend 

Weekend hours: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 

Get a taste of the Big Easy at breakfast with a sugary beignet and a cup of coffee. Chicory Cafe has a full coffee bar, sandwiches, oatmeal and baked goods for breakfast. There’s even coffee cake that’s vegan-friendly. 

Evil Czech Brewery and Public House 

3703 N. Main St., Mishawaka 

Weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.  

Evil Czech’s “Hangover Brunch” small plates buffet cranks out bacon, baked goods and other small plates. 

Fiddler’s Hearth 

127 N. Main St., South Bend 

Weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Brunch available on Sunday until 2 p.m. 

The breakfast buffet offers scrambled eggs, meat and potatoes, oatmeal and baked goods and the brunch buffet includes all of that, plus a Chef’s entree, side dishes and a selection of desserts, according to the menu

Le Peep 

127 S. Michigan St., South Bend 

Weekend hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

As the name suggest, eggs are a speciality at this downtown South Bend breakfast restaurant. You can get omelets, crepes or standard plates of bacon and eggs. 

If you roll out of bed a little later, there are burgers and sandwiches available. 

South Bend Brew Werks 

216 S. Michigan St., South Bend 

Weekend hours: Noon to 12 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Made-from-scratch waffles, frittatas and bacon are just a few of the brunch options at the brewery. You can also try a beer-mosa or coffee from a special Bendix Coffee blend. The brewery sources its ingredients locally as noted on the menu

Three Crowns Coffee 

114 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw 

Weekend hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 

If the smell of freshly roasted pour over coffee won’t wake you up, we don’t know what will. You can grab a bagel or sandwich in a dash, or quick breakfast items like bacon or a fruit parfait. 

The restaurant recently rolled out a Saturday brunch menu with eggs Benedict featuring house-made hollandaise sauce, chorizo biscuits and gravy, a blueberry mint waffle and a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. 

Tippecanoe Place 

620 W. Washington St., South Bend 

Weekend hours: Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Fresh fruit, salad, bread and baked goods line the buffet at Tippecanoe Place. Guests can also order custom-made omelets, Belgian waffles, ham or carved roast beef. 

Uptown Kitchen 

7225 Heritage Square Drive, Granger 

Weekend hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

This family-friendly restaurant features popular brunch items like eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast and mimosas, but also has sandwiches or traditional breakfast items. 

Folks with special diets can also find choices here, including a gluten-free menu.

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