The term “brunch” dates back to the late 1800’s in Great Britain and is the meal combining and substituting breakfast and lunch. Brunch was referred to for the first time in a local Britain newspaper, Hunter’s Weekly, as making ‘life brighter for Saturday-night carousers…Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.’
Today, brunch is served around the world. French, Germans and Canadians all practice the tradition of brunch and Chinese restaurants worldwide are known for their popular dim sum brunches serving a variety of steamed, deep fried savory and sweet dishes. In Dubai, Friday brunch is considered an institution, with many meals turning into parties and going well into the night!
In America, brunch is a passion. In many cities residents even create “brunch clubs” where groups of people, sometimes total strangers, from all over the city come together to well …brunch! Brunch foods include mostly breakfast foods like crepes, waffles, eggs served a variety of ways, but also lunch items like seafood, salads and desserts. Mimosas of all flavors, Bellini’s and Bloody Mary’s are popular brunch cocktails, but orange juice, coffee and milk are also served.
During a search for great brunch spots in Daytona, a little digging had to be done. As with trying any new restaurant, it’s always a good idea to check past reviews to weigh decisions. Yelp, Goggle and Tripadvisor are great resources.
Aunt Catfish's Restaurant
located at 4009 Halifax Avenue
Brunch is served 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Early bird special is offered for early risers for $12.99. After 10:00am the price is $15.99. Aunt Catfish's Brunch is a local and visitor favorite for many years. Choose from freshly made eggs, omelets, pancakes, french toast, the very popular Hot Brunch Bar, pasteries, sweets, a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, and so much more. This is a brunch that every Daytona Beach visitor should experience.
63 W Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
Brunch is served from 9am to 2pm each Sunday and meals range from $5.50 to $11 with $7 mimosa splits This 1924 historic Sears & Roebuck home was converted into a bistro and offers several scenic areas for guests to sit and enjoy their meals including the shade of the Magnolia trees on an outdoor garden patio or adorable indoor cozy dining rooms. Reviews include phrases like “Their food makes it obvious that they pay attention to every detail” and “one of my favorite places to eat in town.”
Peach Valley Café
185 E. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Brunch is served from 7am to 3:30pm Saturday and Sundays
For a delicious home-cooked meal with vibrant flavors from the freshest ingredients cooked to perfection, and topped by warm, friendly, attentive service from the moment you walk in the door, Peach Valley has it all. Owned by Stonewood Grill & Tavern, the Ormond location is one of four in Florida. The menu includes, but is not limited to, omelets, breakfast sandwiches/wraps and Belgian waffles. Lunch starts at 10am everyday, so the options are endless! Reviews include “Well prepared basics make Peach Valley a local shining star” and “Don't leave without trying the apple fritters or any of the Benedicts.”
Ivy Lane Bistro
246 South Beach Street Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Features a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 8am to 2:30pm with live music.
Meals range in price from $4.95 to $9.
With a unique alfresco dining experience in the beautiful historic Beach Street area of Daytona Beach and plenty of space inside with quaint and understated elegance, Ivy Lane offers perfect portions for Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner. They are also widely known for their great wine selection. Some reviews say “Food is amazing, staff outstanding, quality is so high it makes me forget I'm in Daytona! Best Build Your Own Benedict!!!” and “…chic upscale new hot spot to eat right along the beautiful Beach St.”
Whether you are getting together with a group in your home or eating out at one of the many fine brunching establishments nearby, brunch always puts a light spin on the conclusion of your weekend and revitalizes you for the week to come. Did we miss any of your favorite brunch spots? Have you thought about starting a brunch club? And the almighty question…Mimosa or Bloody Mary?