By Kathy Chouteau
Salute may be gone, but local Easter brunches still sizzle on. As everyone’s favorite bunny hops ever closer toward Easter on Sun., April 21, we’ve drawn up a handy little list of brunch options throughout Richmond, boasting beautiful bay views, blood orange mimosas, tasty menus and more. Here’s where to get in on the great Easter eggcitement!
When it comes to enjoying Easter brunch amid breathtaking scenery, Richmond’s Assemble restaurant is hard to beat. Located adjacent to the Bay Trail by the Craneway Pavilion, Assemble is an ideal spot for enjoying brunch with your peeps when the Easter Bunny hops into town. Diners can choose to eat in an industrial chic indoor dining area or on an outdoor patio with some of the best views of the San Francisco Bay to be found in Richmond. While chillaxing in the wonderful environs, you can sample brunch menu options like the Buttermilk Pancakes (topped with your choice of fresh berries); the Assemble Breakfast, including two eggs, a choice of apple sausage or bacon, home fries and toast; and the restaurant’s off-the-hook-delicious Bloody Marys. Consider following up your meal with a leisurely stroll along the Bay Trail to further enjoy the incredible scenery. Assemble is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond and serves brunch Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more info, visit Assemble’s website or call 510-215-6025.
In the heart of downtown Point Richmond, you’ll find another great Easter brunch dining option in Brezo. Situated in the historic Baltic Building, Brezo’s menu features farm-fresh California cuisine with a Latin flare—and with a lovely indoor dining room and charming outdoor patio to choose from. Brezo’s brunch menu skews upscale, including delicious options like Mt. Diablo Chilaquiles Verdes, chips, tomatillo sauce, jack cheese, queso fresco, sour cream, avocado and two eggs any style; Vanilla Scone with Devonshire Cream; Banana Kahlua French Toast and more. After enjoying Brezo’s wonderful selections, patrons can enjoy a downtown stroll through Point Richmond or visit a nearby park. Brezo is located at 135 Park Pl. in Point Richmond and is open Easter Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, call 510-680-5196 or click here.
El Agave Azul
They may be the new kid in town, but El Agave Azul stands tall when it comes to serving up tasty breakfast fare for Easter. The newly opened restaurant, located amid the hustle and bustle of San Pablo Avenue near the Richmond-San Pablo border, specializes in high-end Mexican cuisine. El Agave Azul’s breakfast menu serves up flavorful options like Nopales Con Huevos, scrambled eggs with grilled cactus, Chorizo Con Huevos, mild Mexican style pork sausage scrambled with eggs and a Shrimp Omelet—to name a few—as well as lots of cocktails to choose from. The restaurant will be serving Easter breakfast Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (restaurant is open until 9:30 p.m. that day) and is located at 12955 San Pablo Ave., Richmond. Call 510-307-5749 or click here for more info.
You’ve got to love a restaurant where you can arrive by land or by sea. From its perfect waterside perch in Point San Pablo Harbor, Nobilis offers the option of arriving by boat at its local dock or by land via a long and winding road. Either way, the restaurant is well worth the ride for its “finer diner” fare that includes on its Sunday brunch menu delectables like Crabcake Benedict, Schooner Scramble and North Coast Clam Chowder (the lunch menu is also offered during brunch). Don’t forget to try Nobilis’ Blood Orange Mimosa too—which you can enjoy inside amongst a retro diner décor or outside on the deck. Afterwards, consider a walk along the nearby dock or beach, where Richmond’s natural wonders are on full display. Nobilis serves brunch Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 510-233-3224Visit www.nobilis-restaurant.com to check for a possible special Easter menu or for more info.
What’s your go-to spot for Easter brunch in Richmond? Share in the comments!