With Spring finally here, there’s no better time to treat yourself to brunch, preferably al fresco to partake in the natural beauty of Marin.
Located in charming downtown Sausalito with views of the harbor, Poggio is serving up Easter specials such as Liege-style waffles with fresh berries, seasonally-inspired frittatas and asparagus Milanese featuring fresh asparagus and prosciutto topped with a fried egg. For something a bit heartier, try the braised lamb shank. Drink specials include Mr. Rabbit’s Punch with sherry, Aperol, ginger beer and lemon juice or the Carrot Top, with bourbon, Amaro, carrot juice and cumin. Accepts reservations.
777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.7771, poggiotrattoria.com
Station House Café
Combine a picturesque Sunday drive with Easter brunch and head out to charming Point Reyes Station, where you will find local farm-to-table fare at the Station House Café. Brunch specialties include Eggs Benedict (including a special salmon version of this dish on Easter), the Hangtown Fry with fried oysters, housemade granola and the café’s popular bread pudding, along with live music. If the weather cooperates, grab a table on the garden patio and enjoy a glass of orange blossom sparkling mead from Point Reyes’ own Heidrun Meadery. Accepts reservations.
11180 Highway One, Point Reyes, 415.663.1515, stationhousecafe.com
This kid-friendly Novato spot offers an extensive menu of breakfast options, ranging from savory egg dishes like Huevos Rancheros, benedicts, omelets and breakfast pizza to sweeter choices such as pumpkin pecan pancakes and Belgian waffles. Breakfast is served to 2:30 pm daily. Walk-in only.
5800 Nave Drive, Novato, 415.382.1144, toastnovato.com
Left Bank Brasserie’s seasonally inspired brunch menu includes Gaufre a la Fraise (waffles with strawberries and crème fraiche), a ham and Swiss omelette with egg whites, a Parisian style burger with two sunny side up eggs and a French tartine with herbed goat cheese and bacon. Of course, there are plenty of Champagne and French-inspired cocktails to accompany your meal. Accepts reservations.
507 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, 415.927.3331, leftbank.com
This San Rafael hotspot is serving up its annual Easter buffet with a smorgasbord of starters, salads, breakfast and lunch dishes and desserts. For the kiddos, there’s face painting, Easter themed arts and crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt at Beach Park. Of course, it’s all accompanied by live music, starting at 12:30. Reservations recommended.
100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael, 415.524.5773, terrapincrossroads.net