“Brunch is not only practical — often extending more variety in menu items than any other meal — but it’s also a leisurely and convivial way to ease into the day. If you’re planning to stroll along El Paseo, why not brunch beforehand and then spend some time walking off the French toast and shopping the boutiques?
The valley likes to brunch every day of the week, so seating can come at a premium, especially if you have an indoor or outdoor preference. You’re in luck: Most brunch spots accept reservations, so call ahead or book online to hold your place. Even if you’re not heading out for classic Sunday brunch, it’s best to know a table will have your name on it when you arrive. Then you can move on to ordering a specialty Bloody Mary or mimosa post haste…”

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