Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially after a night out. Who doesn’t love going to brunch on weekends with all your hung-over friends in sweatpants, rehashing the events of the night before while indulging in as much water and carbs as possible? Well, there is certainly no shortage of amazing breakfast or brunch restaurants in Eugene.
Here are some of my faves:
Located on the corner of 17th and Willamette, Brails has long been voted the “best hangover breakfast” by The Eugene Weekly. It is always packed on weekend mornings, although with plenty of large rooms and tables you’ll be seated pretty quickly. Everyone that works there is so sweet and does an outstanding job of getting you in and out swiftly. The menu includes both American and Korean classics, mostly under $10.
Studio One (Personal Favorite)
Situated on 19th Avenue, in between McMenamins and Agate Alley, Studio One offers one delicious brunch. The dining area is small and always jam-packed on weekends, but I guarantee it’s 100% worth the wait. Service is pretty good, though it does get a little hectic at times. Their menu includes American favorites like French toast, benedicts, omelets, scrambles, etc. but with a unique Pacific Northwest twist. This is one of the few breakfast establishments that I’ve been to that allows customers to choose healthier, vegetarian, or vegan options for their meal. Everything is under $10.
Located on 19th Avenue, next to Studio One, Agate Alley is surely one of the finest bistros in Eugene. However, anyone that’s ever eaten there will tell you to beware the painfully slow service. They have an especially remarkable drink menu. My favorites are the “Build Your Own Bloody Mary” and “The Nutty Professor.” The menu is top of the line including benedicts, hashes, scrambles, French toast, etc. All dishes have clever names and unique ingredients. Prices range from $10 to $15.
Eugene City Bakery
Also on 19th Avenue, next to Prince Puckler’s, lies Eugene City Bakery. It’s not really a sit down place, though there are tables. They offer a diverse selection of freshly baked goods including artesian breads, pastries, cookies, and the most amazing croissants. They also have a lengthy cold and hot drink menu.
The Original Pancake House
The Original Pancake House, situated on the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Alder Street is a must-try for every University of Oregon student. Don’t be afraid of the long wait, again I promise you it’s worth it. There is an abundance of diversity in their pancake options, like chocolate, peach, pecan, pumpkin, bacon, and blueberry – to name a few. For those not into pancakes they have other typical breakfast dishes, which are equally as amazing. The service is fast once seated and prices are usually under $10.