Claire's on Cedros

Claire's on Cedros

If you don't like brunch, I don't like you. 

Brunch in the South was huge. I had never experienced "true" brunch until I moved to Nashville, where my weekend mornings were filled with church service and immediately followed by eggs Benedict, mimosas, biscuits & gravy, gossip from the night before, sundresses, and everything in between. 

When I moved to San Diego, I was determined to discover brunch spots that could replace Nashville's Tavern, Biscuit Love, and Marche

Enter Claire's on Cedros

On my birthday, my manager gave me a gift card to Claire's on Cedros because she knew how much I loved Solana Beach. Months later, I had a friend in town who shared my love for brunch, so we decided to head up north to Solana Beach and check it out. 

Claire's is located on Cedros - next to the famous design district and just two blocks away from the beach. The restaurant looks like a remodeled home and the decor matched - very adorably beach cottage-y. Beyond that, the building is LEED certified which is pretty cool - one of the only places in San Diego!

After a half hour wait (you can purchase coffee & pastries during your wait on the cute wraparound porch), my friend and I were sat and immediately faced with a huge menu full of everything you could ever want! We both decided to go the breakfast route, which I highly recommend (though I may be biased - I will always choose it over lunch food!). She ordered savory, while I ordered sweet - perfect for sharing between the two of us! 

My friend ended up choosing the Tuscan Benedict - poached eggs, sautéed spinach, roasted tomatoes and pesto topped with hollandaise and served on your choice of breakfast side (she opted for croissant). On the other hand, I ordered the Bananas Foster Stuffed French Toast - brioche stuffed with homemade ricotta & topped with toasted pecans, bananas and rum-infused syrup. 

Wow. Both of our meals were divine - and huge!! I couldn't finish my meal and remained stuffed the entire day. It was definitely worth the cheat day, and totally reminded me of my decadent brunches in Tennessee. 


What: Claire's on Cedros

When: M-T 6-3, F 6-9, Sat. 7-9, Sun. 7-3

Where: Solana Beach, CA 

My Picks: As mentioned, the Tuscan Benedict & Bananas Foster French Toast were amazing. Snag a bag of Oatmeal Shortbread cookies on your way out too! 

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