The 9 Best Brunch Buffets in O.C.

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Habana Costa Mesa Brunch. Photograph by Sarah King

Ten spots where all-you-can-eat is a delightful and lengthy Sunday affair:

Habana
Price $38; $15 for kids
Go for Worldly food and live music
→This Costa Mesa and Irvine Cuban restaurant offers bocaditos, empanadas, a seafood station, plantains, and paella, in addition to custom-made omelets, French toast, fresh fruit on sticks, and plentiful dessert choices.

House of Blues Gospel Brunch
Price $45 (Ticket required)
Go for Entertaining gospel show
→Load your plate with all the buffet standards to enjoy before or during the show. This new Anaheim venue also hosts a raucous drag brunch the first Saturday of the month.

Back Bay Bistro
Price $48; $16 for kids 10 and younger
Go for Crepes and Back Bay views
→The quantity at this Newport Beach locale—everything from fresh seafood to a pasta station—is only topped by the surprising quality of the food. Endless Champagne and mimosas included.

Taco Rosa
Price $27; $12 for kids 10 and younger
Go for Mexican fare and live mariachis
Every Sunday is a party at Taco Rosa in Irvine or Newport Beach. Families celebrate special occasions with fresh-squeezed juice, Champagne, and omelet, burrito, and pancake stations. Coffee and churros while you wait!

BLK Earth Sea Spirits
Price $35; $15 for kids 12 and younger
Go for Patio view of the beach
→A young and boisterous crowd in Huntington Beach enjoys a massive spread of roast beef, oyster shooters, sausage and bacon, biscuits, fajitas, fish cakes, made-to-order omelets, breads, cakes, bottomless mimosas, Champagne, and some delectable waffles.

Newport Landing
Price $26; $14 for kids
Go for Classic waterfront setting
Carving stations, omelets to order, waffles and French toast, salads, seafood, desserts—they’re all here and all top-notch. Comfy booths, a view of the harbor, and good coffee round out the requirements for a great buffet for tourists or locals at Balboa Island’s fun zone.

Royal Khyber
Price $21 (Add $5.25 for bottomless bubbly)
Go for Excellent Indian cuisine
There is much to love at this South Coast Metro buffet, especially the eggplant salad, medu vada, tandoori chicken, lamb kebob, catfish Malabar, chicken tikka masala, and an Indian-style “nachos” snack made with crunchy papri chaat, yogurt, onions, chickpeas, and cilantro.

Taps Fish House & Brewery
Price $39; $13 for kids 3 to 10
Go for Something for everybody
This decadent Champagne brunch at the restaurant’s brea and Irvine locations includes a small made-to-order menu and sprawling buffet. Ponder the choice of bottomless mimosas or two beers. Favorites include the oysters, massive dessert bar, and crepe and pasta stations.

Citrus City Grille
Price $35; $12 for kids younger than 12
Go for Bottomless mimosas, Champagne, and bloody marys
With its quaint street-front patio in Old Towne Orange and all the brunch favorites, including made‑to‑order eggs Benedict and omelets, it’s no wonder reservations
are recommended.

 

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