San Diego’s Best Spots for Brunch With a View

Brunch is already celebrated as the most heavenly of weekend traditions. So how do you make it even better? By throwing in a spectacular view, of course. San Diego knows a thing or two about beautiful vistas, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to some truly special brunch destinations. Here’s our rundown of the best brunch spots in the city.

Humphreys Restaurant

Located on Shelter Island, Humphreys Restaurant attracts discerning diners at all times of the day. However, their award-winning champagne brunch is perhaps the biggest highlight. Thanks to the restaurant’s location, near the entrance of San Diego Bay, you can enjoy brilliant views of the marina and Point Loma. When you’re done savoring the sights, indulge in the extensive traditional offerings, including snow-crab, oysters, ceviche, and the dessert bar.

Hotel del Coronado

One of San Diego’s most famous landmarks, the Hotel del Coronado hardly needs an introduction. It’s one of the city’s most iconic hotels, but it also serves as one of the best brunch destinations around. Sunday Brunch in the Crown Room is a lavish affair, with a chilled seafood bar, carving stations, and plenty more culinary delights. A gourmet Bloody Mary bar, made-to-order mimosas, and lovely views — with San Diego Bay on one side and the Pacific on the other — seal the deal.

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, located on the western tip of Harbor Island, isn’t just one of the city’s best seafood restaurants — it has a working lighthouse built into the design. A raw bar offers all sorts of seafood delights, and the clear views of the San Diego skyline, the bay, and the Coronado Bridge are sure to impress.

The Prado

Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, The Prado captures the enchantment of old San Diego while providing one of the city’s loveliest brunches. You’ll enjoy historic charm, exquisite fare, and gorgeous views over the Japanese tea gardens. After your meal, walk off your eggs benedict or those extra mimosas with a stroll through Balboa Park itself, one of San Diego’s most popular attractions.