If you use brunch as a socially acceptable excuse for day drinking (we’re not judging!), think brunch without champagne is just a sad breakfast, or truly believe in Brunch as a religion, this post is meant for you! Whether you bring the kids or sneak away for a Mom’s Morning Out, these nine best brunch spots near Camp Pendleton and North County, San Diego know how to do brunch right!

Scroll down to find out which restaurant hosts their own Moms Who Mimosa.

9 Best Brunch Spots Near Camp Pendleton

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If you want an authentic “Keep Oceanside Gritty” experience, then Don’s is the perfect pick. It’s a cozy cafe with American fare. Make sure you don’t pass up on their infamous mimosa flight. Cheers, Mama!

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Just steps away from the Oceanside Pier, this homegrown bakery offers friendly and local smiles, along with the most delicious Chicken and Waffle Benny. Their creative twists on typical breakfast items are deliciously impressive. Petite Madeline’s also makes for a great kid-friendly coffee shop.

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Complimentary coffee cake and coffee while you wait, has us saying THANK YOU to this brunch spot. There are even small toys and cards to keep the kids entertained. The atmosphere in the restaurant is both inviting and exciting. Its sister-restaurant, Tin Leaf (located in the same plaza), is a wonderful kid-friendly restaurant.

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With multiple locations throughout the San Diego area, Breakfast Republic takes the most important meal of the day very seriously. Signature chairs that look like eggs, and tongue-in-cheek and witty decor makes this restaurant enjoyable to brunch at. Breakfast Republic is a great brunch spot for treating friends and family for a fun California experience.

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A local hot spot in the heart of Carlsbad Village, Park 101 provides the best brunch atmosphere: California sun, mimosas, and acai bowls. On Tuesdays, Park 101 hosts Moms Who Mimosa. If your children are in tow, don’t worry — you’ll be able to enjoy your well-deserved mimosa while the littles play giant Connect Four, Jenga, and Cornhole on the lawn. What could be better than that?!

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With 11 locations throughout San Diego, Swami’s is a historical city staple. There are vegan options and they add no artificial flavors or sweeteners to their smoothies. Try adding bee pollen for an extra boost of nutrition — and great taste!

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Located in Oceanside Harbor Village, this waterfront cafe is walkable from Del Mar housing on Camp Pendleton. Dine outside and watch the sea lions bathe on the dock and fishermen bring in various fish. After brunch, stroll through the local shops, get ice cream and old fashioned candy from Nana’s and Pops Sweet Shop, and walk down to the beach. It can be a little touristy at certain times of the year, but that’s what makes the people-watching so much better.

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If you’re a coffee snob, be sure to try the signature Lavender Honey Cortado — it won’t disappoint. Neither will any of the drinks on their large drink menu. This best brunch spot even has a “Doggie Menu” for your furriest child. No, not the middle one — the one with four legs.

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Known for their Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, this restaurant is a crowd-pleaser, as there’s no shortage of brunch (and drink) options. From fried chicken and pancakes to savory avocado toasts to red velvet pancakes, everyone in your brunch tribe will be satisfied.

Check out this article on 11 Kid-Friendly Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton

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