I’m looking for recommendations for a good Sunday brunch/early lunch place in Oakland. Want to stay in Oakland, not Berkeley because have a flight out of Oakland in the afternoon.
Doesn’t have to be super fancy, but just great food, and no long wait either because we don’t want to miss our flight.
I saw Lungomare on Thrillest, but I tend not to trust any recommendations on Yelp and other similar sites.
Nido has really good chilaquiles. Brunch starts at 10:00.
Nido is great.
Pacific Lighthouse also opens at 10.
We ended up at Contrasto near Lake Merritt and had an enjoyable lunch. Decent wine list. I’m not a coffee drinker, but the other people in my party said the coffee was great. The tea was surprisingly good and properly served.
Liked that you could get real lunch, not just brunch stuff. Pasta decent, but not great. Another one in our party had sunny side up eggs and French toast and was happy.
Not a bad choice given the options especially if you want a bottle of wine with your brunch.