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It’s Hump Day and I know you all are sitting in the office day dreaming about the weekend. Well, maybe not all of you, but I definitely am. As you plan for the weekend, make sure to squeeze in a Sunday Brunch into the mix. Here are my five favorite Bay Area brunch spots.

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Grand Lake Kitchen
576 Grand Ave, Oakland

Grand Lake Kitchen takes your regular degular brunch to a whole new level with menu items like the Obama Llama and the savory French toast. The scenery around this eatery is beautiful, so if you can, grab a table outside and enjoy the yumminess.

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Brenda’s French Soulfood

652 Polk St, San Francisco

Brenda’s Soulfood takes you to New Orleans without having to leave the Bay Area. Their dishes range from traditional beignets to my favorite, a croque monsieur. The food is well worth the wait and will definitely have you planning your next visit before your meal is over.

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The Pink Elephant Alibi
142 Minna St, San Francisco

Bottomless mimosas for $22? Say no more! The Pink Elephant has become a Sunday tradition for my friends and I. They have mimosas whose flavor go from a regular strawberry mimosa to a guava mimosa, and everything in between. PLUS they have a poppin DJ whose always spinnin tunes to have you feeling good!

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1611 2nd Ave, Oakland

Located a quick walk from Lake Merritt, Portal has a variety of deliciousness that will get you full and drunk – if you’re into that sort of thing. They have a beautiful outside area, and a huge beer menu.

photo courtesy of Portal

La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

I’m French, so I have a soft spot to every French restaurant that I can get my hands on. La Note takes typical brunch bites and adds a taste of France with their rustic, provençal food. With menu items like omelette a la confiture, brioche pain perdu, and pain Peru au chocolat, you are definitely in for a treat with this spot.

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Trap Brunch
316 14th St, Oakland

Trap Brunch is a new one to the mix, and although I haven’t been able to go yet, I’ve heard nothing but good things. I mean common, food, alcohol, and music? Yep, sounds like a definite lituation to me.

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Co-founder and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Mamou is a recent college graduate from the University of California, Riverside. Being raised in Oakland, and spending 4 years in Southern California, Mamou heard the constant negative views that people had on the Bay Area. She vowed to help change those views, and Nook and Kranny is her first step in doing so.

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