Where to get brunch in Michiana
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.
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Here’s hoping the most difficult decision you make this weekend is what will be in your glass at brunch.
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.
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There’s also a Bloody Mary garnished with pickled okra, shrimp, a pickle slice and, of course, bacon.
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.
3703 N. Main St., Mishawaka
Weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
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Evil Czech’s “Hangover Brunch” small plates buffet cranks out bacon, baked goods and other small plates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Folks with special diets can also find choices here, including a gluten-free menu.