Weekend Brunchin’ in Green Lake Part. 1

January 23, 2015 7:02am
(L) The Butcher & The Baker's Chicken Fritter; (R)  Lucia's Bottomless Mimosas.

(L) The Butcher & The Baker’s Chicken Fritter; (R) Lucia’s Bottomless Mimosas. Photos courtesy of Facebook.

Winter calls for long, lazy weekends. And long, lazy weekends call for fancy brunch. Lucky for us Green Lakers there’s a plethora of options all around us. So many in fact, we can’t share them all in one post. Whether it’s grab-and-go burritos, chicken battered biscuits or bottomless mimosas, Green Lake has everything. See some of our favorite picks below:

Breakfast Burritos at Boardroom Cafe:
8314 Aurora Ave N. 
Sat-Sun starting at 7:30 am 
Go For The:
Hefty breakfast burritos under $10. Try it Tuscan-style (pesto, artichoke hearts, olives, spinach), corned beef and hash (caramelized onions anyone?) or build your own. Did we mention sweet potatoes, cilantro and bacon? See the full menu here.
Know Before You Go: This place can be hard to spot. Keep your eyes peeled, as it’s tucked just around the corner of Aurora and between 83rd and 84th St.

Scones & House Made Jam at Butcher & The Baker:
6412 Latona Ave. NE 
Sat-Sun 9am-2pm 
Go For The:
Scones and house made jam, for starters. Did we mention they’re complimentary? Next up try one of a handful of dishes, from signature French Toast to a “Winner Winner Chicken Fritter” battered and fried inside a bacon cheddar biscuit.  Yes, bacon cheddar biscuit. See the full menu here.
Know Before You Go: The space is quite intimate and can fit about 20 people. Brunch is not available to go, so come early and keep your party small.

Bottomless Mimosas & Fancy Eggs at Lucia:
7102 Woodlawn Ave. NE 
Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Go For The:
Bottomless breakfast cocktails, we’re fans of the mimosas ourselves. Explore their menu with fancy twists like the brioche crab cakes benedict or the pancetta and fried egg cobb. See more on their website
Know Before You Go:
Take your time, no need to set an alarm. With brunch until 3pm, nobody will judge what time you get out of bed.

Bloody Mary’s & Scrambles at Green Lake Bar & Grill:
Where: 7200 E. Green Lake Drive N. 
When: Sat-Sun beginning at 9am
Go For The: Classic American breakfast, we really love the Foragers Scramble made with sauteed portabello, oyster mushrooms and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese. They also have a children’s menu and a lot of gluten free options. See their full menu here.
Know Before You Go: Their Ultimate Bloody Mary is to die for, made with peppar vodka and served with a smokin’ chipotle beef straw. Yeah, you’ll want another one.

Where are your favorite Green Lake places to get brunch?