Brunch is the unmissable meal. Brunch refreshes a body that played too much the night before, and nourishes a body to play today. Brunch is the epitome of the weekend, a meal that should take a long time and be savored, accompanied by coffee and cocktails, otherwise what’s a weekend for? Brunch is the opposite of a Hot Pocket at your desk, typing with one hand in order to meet your deadline. Brunch is anathema to stale bagels left over in the conference room. Brunch hates the packaged granola bars you stuff in your face in the morning on the subway. Brunch doesn’t rush and doesn’t count calories: brunch is luxury.
Brunch doesn’t rush and doesn’t count calories: brunch is luxury.
Brunch is celebrated all over the world, and a basic brunch can be had anywhere. But the best meals celebrate local flavors, local ingredients, and the highest standards of execution, served in a distinctive atmosphere. If you’re not going to take advantage of the great cities and great flavors of the world, then go ahead and squander your breakfast at Starbucks. Don’t demean brunch. Seek out the perfect meal at the perfect spot, and make it count.
La Fiancee, Toulouse France
If you want to indulge in the best brunch in France, you’ll need to make a reservation. La Fiancee is a cafe that takes brunch very seriously. Celebrating the freshest ingredients prepared simply and served in an elegant, streamlined setting, this is a brunch to linger over, savoring every morsel.
Locanda Verde, New York USA
Locanda Verde is a TriBeCa hot spot, with an industrial edge and the best brunch in the city. With a menu described as “urban Italian”, chef Andrew Carmellini knows exactly how to start a weekend.
Elizabeth’s Restaurant New Orleans USA
Chef Bryon Peck insists that everything at Elizabeth‘s be made from scratch. This care and attention to detail have made brunch at Elizabeth’s an institution, full of New Orleans decadence.
Lily & Bloom, Hong Kong, China
Lily & Bloom boasts a stunning interior and serious food. The décor celebrates the turn of the 20th century; the birth of the modern city, heralded by train travel, cafes, and immigrant urban life. A more sophisticated interpretation of the “steampunk” aesthetic, Lily & Bloom has won awards for the exquisite design of the space.
Muj Salek Kavy, Prague, Czech Republic
The uninitiate may not know that Prague is a foodie paradise. Step off the beaten tourist path in any direction, and one is surrounded by a bewildering array of cafes, boasting the world’s cuisine executed with care and precision, in charming settings, for incredible prices. Muj Salek Kavy is located in the up-and-coming Karlin district, and has built their reputation on having the best coffee in the city.