Nothing says ‘vacation’ quite like a leisurely brunch. If your plans for the day ahead include wine tasting, it’s also the perfect way to fuel up before you start sipping. With more than 150 eateries in Napa Valley, choosing the perfect brunch spot can be a bit overwhelming. Not to worry- we consulted with insider experts (none other than the local Visit Napa Valley team) to dig up the best brunch spots in the valley. Here’s what they had to say about where to go and what to eat:
“Grace's Table has the BEST iron skillet cornbread with lavender honey butter. Seriously, it's amazing.”
“Hands down, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil! The view is amazing and you can dine alfresco any time of year. Try the onion tartlette and the Maine lobster omelet paired with a glass of Shramsberg sparkling Brut Rose.”
“My absolute favorite is The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil out on the terrace. The view is spectacular, they have excellent service (and coffee) and my favorite menu item is the breakfast pizza, which is flatbread with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and creme fraiche. It's our birthday breakfast go-to spot.”
“Brix Restaurant has a wonderful brunch buffet every Sunday- they have a great seafood bar and omelet station. You can dine inside or outside on their gorgeous patio with a view of their garden and vineyards. My second favorite is Archetype in St. Helena. Their front porch is enclosed with glass windows, making it beautiful and bright; and includes a fireplace, making it a cozy spot in the winter. Get the buttermilk Belgian waffle with bacon and sunny-side eggs on top, it’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory. And they have donuts!”
“My favorite brunch spot is easily Napa General Store; the Napa scramble with goat cheese, spinach, and smoked bacon never disappoints, especially when enjoyed out on the patio with a steaming cup of coffee and the sound of the Wine Train in the distance.”
"I second Napa General Store! My favorite is the house-smoked Atlantic salmon flatbread. Made with dill creme fraiche, capers, arugula and pickled red onion, it’s fantastic warm or cold."
“We love to go to Ad Hoc in Yountville. The ambiance is fun and relaxed and they offer fabulous food with very attentive staff. The menu is ever-changing and always excellent. The Chandon mimosa is also delightful!”
“I love the one-eyed pig at The Kitchen Door- it's the perfect "Sunday cure" satisfying both salt and sugar cravings!”
“Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is my absolute favorite. They have one of the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had! It's so fresh and just the perfect amount of spice. Their biscuits and "live everlasting" sausage gravy is so good. Everything here is always fresh and delicious.”
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