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Bunches of brunches

Too late for breakfast but just shy of lunch, brunch beautifully splits the difference in the Oklahoma City food scene.

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If brunch were an Olympic sport, it would be the biathlon. It mixes marathon meals with the excitement of fighting a crowd the same way the biathlon mixes the endurance of cross-country skiing and the thrill of rifle shooting. OK; maybe that’s a stretch, but our brunch guide will help you have a plan for weekend brunch adventures and avoid a hungover wait in line.

The breakfast board and huevos rancheros at Packard’s New American Kitchen - EMILY HUGH’S PHOTOGRAPHY / PROVIDED
  • Emily Hugh’s Photography / provided
  • The breakfast board and huevos rancheros at Packard’s New American Kitchen

Fancy

Cheever’s Cafe is the reigning people’s champion as the winner for best brunch in last year’s Oklahoma Gazette Best of OKC issue. Its famous chicken-fried steak remains on the brunch menu, but it can also be had with the cowgirl Benedict ($16), which is joined by such concoctions as shrimp and grits with Sriracha-honey butter ($17) and French toast bread pudding ($12).
     Packard’s New American Kitchen is one of the city’s best, but its dinner menu has a few entrees over $25. Its brunch menu is a slightly more accessible version of the menu with such playful items as crunch-berry French toast (yes, with Cap’n Crunch) or the breakfast board with praline bacon, deviled eggs, sliced tomatoes, burrata cheese, avocado, toast and apple butter.

Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse
4923 N. Broadway Ave.
broadway10okc.com | 405-212-3949
Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N. Hudson Ave.
cheeverscafe.com | 405-525-7007
The Drake Seafood and Oysterette
519 NW 23rd St., Suite 111
thedrakeokc.com | 405-605-3399
Ember Modern American Tavern
6300 Waterford Blvd.
embertavern.com | 405-858-2490
Fancy That
215 E. Main St., Norman
fancythat.us | 405-307-0541
Flint
15 N. Robinson Ave.
flintokc.com | 405-605-0657
The Hutch on Avondale
6437 Avondale Drive, Nichols Hills
hutchokc.com | 405-842-1000
Kitchen No. 324
324 N. Robinson Ave.
kitchen324.com | 405-763-5911
La Baguette Bistro
7408 N. May Ave.
labaguettebistro.com
405-840-3047
The Lobby Cafe & Bar
4322 N. Western Ave.
willrogerslobbybar.com
405-604-4650
Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge
900 W. Main St.
maryeddysokc.com | 405-982-6960
Packard’s New American Kitchen
201 NW 10th St.
packardsokc.com | 405-605-3771
Park Avenue Grill
1 Park Ave.
skirvinhilton.com | 405-702-8444
Redrock Canyon Grill
9221 Lake Hefner Parkway
redrockcanyongrill.com
405-749-1995
Rococo
Penn | 2824 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
rococo-restaurant.com | 405-528-2824
Northpark | 12252 N. May Ave.
405-212-4577
Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
607 NW 28th St.
eatatscratch.com | 405-602-2302
132 W. Main St., Norman
405-801-2900
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
1201 N. Walker Ave.
stella-okc.com | 405-235-2200
Viceroy Grille
1200 N. Walker Ave.
viceroyokc.com | 405-898-8120
West
6714 N. Western Ave., Nichols Hills
westbar.com | 405-607-4072

Chicken and waffles at Hatch - PROVIDED
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  • Chicken and waffles at Hatch

Boozy

It’s not hard to see the success of Hatch when you see the line out the door of its Broadway Avenue location. It recently earned recognition from Food Network for having the best pancakes in the state, made with its sweet cream batter. Its blueberry streusel pancakes are some of the most popular. It also offers three types of bloody marys and mimosas in addition to cocktails, wine, beer and six types of spiked coffee cocktails.
Hatch opened its second location at Chisholm Creek in early March at 1320 Pawnee Drive. It isn’t the only brunch destination that has expanded in 2018. Sunnyside Diner also opened a second location at 824 SW 89th St.

Aurora Breakfast, Bar & Backyard
1704 NW 16th St.
facebook.com/shinewithaurora
405-609-8854
The Barrel
4308 N. Western Ave.
barrelokc.com | 405-525-6682
Blu
201 S. Crawford Ave., Norman
gldining.com/blu | 405-360-4258
The Boom
2218 NW 39th St.
theboomokc.com | 405-601-7200
Cafe 501
5825 NW Grand Blvd.
cafe501.com | 405-844-1501
501 S. Boulevard, Edmond
405-359-1501
En Croûte
6460 Avondale Drive
encrouteokc.com
405-607-6100
Hatch
1101 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 100
hatchokc.com | 405-609-8936
13230 Pawnee Drive
405-286-2974
Hefner Grill
9201 Lake Hefner Parkway
hefnergrill.com | 405-748-6113
Lumpy’s Sports Grill
5909 Northwest Expressway
lumpyssportsgrill.com
405-728-7000
12325 N. May Ave. | 405-286-3300
The Manhattan OKC
210 Park Ave., Suite 150
themanhattanokc.com | 405-605-5300
McClintock Saloon & Chop House
2227 Exchange Ave.
themanhattanokc.com
405-232-0151
The Mule
1630 N. Blackwelder Ave.
themuleokc.com | 405-601-1400
Nic’s Place Diner and Lounge
1116 N. Robinson Ave.
facebook.com/nicsplacedinerand lounge | 405-601-9234
Oak & Ore
1732 NW 16th St.
oakandore.com | 405-606-2030
Pearl’s Oyster Bar
5641 N. Classen Blvd.
pearlsokc.com | 405-848-8008
Power House
1228 SW Second St.
powerhouseokc.com | 405-702-0699
The Pritchard
1749 NW 16th St.
pritchardokc.com | 405-601-4067
Pub W
3720 W. Robinson St., Norman
pubdub.com | 405-701-5844
The Pump Bar
2425 N. Walker Ave.
pumpbar.net | 405-702-8898
S&B’s Burger Joint
5929 N. May Ave.
sandbburgers.com | 405-843-8777
Saints
1715 NW 16th St.
saintspubokc.com | 405-602-6308
Sergio’s Italian Bistro
104 E. Gray St., Norman
sergiositalianbistro.com
405-573-7707
Sunnyside Diner
916 NW Sixth St.
eatatsunnyside.com | 405-778-8861
824 SW 89th St. | 405-703-0011
VZD’s Restaurant & Bar
4200 N. Western Ave.
vzds.com | 405-602-3006
Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar
1845 Northwest Expressway
whiskeycakeokc.com
405-582-2253

Avocado toast at Neighborhood JA.M. - PROVIDED
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  • Avocado toast at Neighborhood JA.M.

Relaxed

The Hal Smith restaurant group concept Neighborhood JA.M. opened its Edmond location in the second half of 2017, and the concept has proven so successful that a second location will open in Norman at 102 W. Main St. in June.
      Neighborhood JA.M. takes its name seriously. Biscuits are served with a variety of jams and butters. The restaurant takes familiar concept like avocado toast and pancakes and has fun with it. Pineapple bourbon pancakes are among its most popular dishes.
     The city has welcomed a pair of biscuit-themed restaurants in recent weeks: HunnyBunny Biscuit Co., from the people behind Packard’s, and Buttermilk, the brainchild of Waffle Champion’s Todd Woodruff.
     Norman’s syrup. expanded to Oklahoma City’s 23rd Street with long lines and fanfare, while The Press strengthened the portfolio of Hungry Town (The Mule, Anchor Down) in the Plaza District.

All About Cha
7300 N. Western Ave.
allaboutcha.net | 405-840-7725
Beverly’s Pancake House
3315 Northwest Expressway
405-848-5050
Bourbon St. Cafe
100 E. California Ave.
bourbonstreetcafe.com
405-232-6666
Buttermilk
605 NW 28th St., Suite A
buttermilkokc.com | 405-605-6660
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
1309 S. Agnew Ave.
cattlemensrestaurant.com
405-236-0416
Classen Grill
5124 N. Classen Blvd.
405-842-0428
The Diner
213 E. Main St., Norman
thedinerofnorman.com
405-329-6642
District House
1755 NW 16th St.
districthouseokc.com
405-633-1775
Eggington’s
737 W. Danforth Road, Edmond
eggingtons.com | 405-285-1580
Elemental Coffee Roasters
815 N. Hudson Ave.
elementalcoffee.com
405-604-9766
Florence’s Restaurant
1437 NE 23rd St.
florencesrestaurant.com
405-427-3663
Good Gravy! Diner
8014 N. Western Ave. | 405-761-8886
Guyutes
730 NW 23rd St.
guyutes.com | 405-702-6960
The Hash Retro Diner
1149 E. Second St., Edmond
facebook.com/hrdedmond
405-471-6747
Hungry Frog Restaurant
1101 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
405-524-0686
HunnyBunny Biscuit Co.
429 NW 23rd St.
hunnybunnybiscuitco.com
405-605-4395
Ingrid’s
3701 N. Youngs Blvd.
ingridsok.com | 405-946-8444
Jeff’s Country Cafe
3401 N. Classen Blvd.
405-524-2023
Jim’s Diner
6317 N. Meridian Ave.
facebook.com/jims.diner12
405-495-5105
Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies
1301 SW 59th St.
jimmysroundupcafe.com
405-685-1177
Joey’s Cafe
12325 N. May Ave.
joeyscafeok.com | 405-748-5878
Katie’s Country Griddle
229 S. Santa Fe Ave., Edmond
405-359-6372
Louie’s Grill & Bar
1201 NW 178 St., Edmond
louiesgrillandbar.com
405-348-2288
Legend’s Restaurant
1313 W. Lindsey St., Norman
legendsrestaurant.com
405-329-8888
Neighborhood JA.M.
15124 Lleyton’s Court, Edmond
thatsmyjamokc.com | 405-242-4161
Old School Bagel Cafe
211 N. Robinson Ave.
multiple metro locations
oldschoolbagelcafe.com
405-778-8938
Sherri’s Diner
704 SW 59th St. | 405-634-4796
syrup.
123 E. Main St., Norman
syrupbreakfast.com | 405-701-1143
and 1501 NW 23rd St., OKC
405-601-1354
The Press
1610 N. Gatewood Ave.
thepressokc.com | 405-208-7739
Waffle Champion
1212 N. Walker Ave., Suite 100
wafflechampion.com
405-525-9235

Tuscan Anne Benedict at Hatch - PROVIDED
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  • Tuscan Anne Benedict at Hatch

Something different

Brunch can take a lot of different forms beyond the traditional eggs Benedict or chicken and waffles.
     Whether it is a weekend eating dim sum at Grand House, indulging in La Brasa’s signature marinated chicken with waffles or The Loaded Bowl’s version of its vegan cashew mac that’s topped with tofu scramble, lentil chorizo and sage gravy, there are a lot of options.
     The Wedge Pizzeria offers five brunch pies, including the hangover pizza, which tops marinara, mozzarella, sausage, pancetta and roasted peanuts with eggs.

Aja Bleu Cafe
2222 W. Hefner Road, Suite A
405-607-0553
Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes
1000 N. Hudson Ave.
barriosmexicanokc.com
405-702-6922
Big Truck Tacos
530 NW 23rd St.
bigtrucktacos.com | 405-525-8226
Birrieria Diaz
6700 NW 39th St., Bethany
facebook.com/birriaok
405-603-1304
Bistro B
1620 SW 89th St.
bistrobokc.com | 405-735-6358
Cafe Antigua
1903 N. Classen Blvd.
facebook.com/cafeantigua1
405-602-8984
Café do Brasil
440 NW 11th St.
cafedobrazilokc.com | 405-525-9779
Cafe Kacao Latin Cuisine
3325 N. Classen Blvd.
cafekacao.com | 405-602-2883
Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
714 N. Broadway Ave.
cultivarmexicankitchen.com
405-610-2676
Covell Park
1200 W. Covell Road, Suite 108,
Edmond | covellpark.com
405-285-1720
Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria
5801 N. Western Ave.
flipswinebar.com | 405-843-1527
Grand House Asian Bistro
2701 N. Classen Blvd.
grandhouseokc.com | 405-524-7333
Hacienda Tacos
12086 N. May Ave.
haciendatacos.com | 405-254-3140
Iguana Mexican Grill
9 NW Ninth St.
iguanamexicangrill.com
405-606-7172
La Brasa
1310 NW 25th St.
labrasaokc.com | 405-524-2251
La Oaxaqueña Bakery
741 SW 29th St. | 405-635-0442
The Loaded Bowl
1211 SW Second St.
theloadedbowlokc.com
405-820-9599
Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen
9219 Lake Hefner Drive
mamaroja.com | 405-302-6262
Picasso Cafe
3009 Paseo St.
picassosonpaseo.com | 405-602-2002
Pizzeria Gusto
2415 N. Walker Ave.
pizzeria-gusto.com | 405-437-4992
The Red Cup
3122 N. Classen Blvd.
theredcupokc.com | 405-525-3430
The Wedge Pizzeria
4709 N. Western Ave.
thewedgepizzeria.com | 405-602-3477
230 NE First St. | 405-270-0660

The Wedge PIzzeria serves breakfast and brunch pizzas topped with eggs to-order. - PROVIDED
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  • The Wedge PIzzeria serves breakfast and brunch pizzas topped with eggs to-order.


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