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Bend’s Best Brunch Spots for a Leisurely Brunch

Bend’s Best Brunch Spots for a Leisurely Brunch

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Here in Central Oregon, we believe that brunch is a verb. Brunch in Bend is not just something you eat; it’s something you do. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, be sure to add one or more of these brunch spots to your weekend (or weekday!) itinerary. Here, we share some of the most popular dishes at these ten places for the best brunch in Bend, Oregon.

 

1. Blissful Spoon

If you’re searching for a weekday brunch, add Blissful Spoon to your list! This downtown Bend bistro is known for its gluten-free bakery items and international wine selections. And, their brunch and breakfast menu is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday.

Blissful Spoon originated as a popular merchant at local farmer’s markets, serving gluten-free baked goods; their treats are so soft and chewy it’s hard to believe that they are really gluten-free! Now, they operate an adorable European restaurant, wine bar, and bakery just one block from Mirror Pond.

Blue plate of red sauce topped with an egg and slice of bread with grill marks
Chakchouka from Blissful Spoon in Downtown Bend.

Brunch plates

First, we suggest a few small plates to share with the table. Try their Blistered Shishito Peppers topped with fleur de sel and served with a side of paprika aioli to start, and finish with the Churro Waffle Sticks rolled in cinnamon and sugar, served with a side of Belgian chocolate dipping sauce.

Then, it’s time for the main event! If you can’t decide on just one of the enticing brunch plates, consider sharing among the table. Sometimes, it’s too hard to choose one dish! A few noteworthy plates include:

  • French Benny: housemade puff pastry is topped with your choice of lox or jambon du Paris, two free-range eggs, grilled asparagus, and drizzled in classic Beurre Blanc. 
  • Chakchouka: spiced tomato and roasted red pepper based served with two poached eggs and topped with feta cheese. This Middle Eastern favorite is served with a side of grilled bread to soak up every last morsel.
  • Spicy Prawn Toast: toasted housemade brioche is topped with grilled prawns and a spicy adobo sauce. Don’t forget to add an egg or two!

Brunch cocktails

The specialty brunch cocktails at Blissful Spoon are just as impressive as their internationally-inspired dishes. Of course, you can enjoy a traditional mimosa all day. Or, try their hibiscus mimosa for a floral spin on this brunchtime favorite.

Keep it classic with an Irish Coffee or Bloody Mary, or freshen up your morning with a White Sangria with strawberries and lemon. Looking for a really great glass of Champagne? Blissful Spoon offers Veuve Cliquot by the glass—now that’s something you won’t see every day in Central Oregon! Of course, you can purchase Veuve by the bottle, too.

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2. Sintra Restaurant

Locals know that Sintra Restaurant in Downtown Bend is a breakfast and brunch spot we can consistently rely on. Named after the hometown of owner Manuel dos Santos, Sintra Restaurant pays homage to Portuguese cuisine. What’s better, you can enjoy brunch all day at Sintra every day from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. After placing your order at the counter, choose the indoor or outdoor table that’s right for you. Could it be the secret best brunch in Bend, Oregon? We’ll let you be the judge!

white plate holds roasted red potatoes and a breakfast sandwich on ciabatta bread sliced in half, showing egg and tomato
The fried egg sandwich from Sintra Restaurant.

Savory brunch favorites

All of Sintra’s egg dishes come with a side of their fantastic Sintra potatoes, perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs. You’ll find rotating specials each week, including specialty eggs benedicts with a Mediterranean flair. A few favorite brunch items at Sintra include:

  • Southwest Eggs Benedict: spicy sausage patty and sliced Roma tomatoes served over sourdough bread, topped with two poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise.
  • Fried Egg Sandwich: two over-medium eggs with thick bacon, sliced avocado, Roma tomatoes, and dijonnaise sauce enveloped in a ciabatta roll.
  • Huevos Rancheros: two eggs cooked any style over corn tortillas, black beans, spicy Rojo sauce, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and sour cream. Don’t worry; you can add avocado for a $3 charge.

Sweet brunch plates

For your sweet tooth fix, don’t skip the Sourdough French Toast—sourdough bread dipped in vanilla custard with a side of maple syrup. You can also add fresh fruit on top for a small charge. Or, go with the Belgian Waffle topped with strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream. Additionally, Sintra has a full bar and offers a full espresso menu. Try a C4K Nitro or a local kombucha with brunch!

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3. DRAKE

For brunch dining on one of the most bustling corners in Downtown Bend, head to DRAKE. We love DRAKE for their food and the lively energy that permeates the restaurant from Downtown Bend and passers-by. While you might be able to get walk-in seating, it’s recommended to make a reservation when brunch is offered, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. only on weekends.

overhead view of a cocktail in a coup with a slice of lime, foamy top, and drops of red bitters
Choose your favorite breakfast cocktail from DRAKE in Bend.

Bend brunch favorites

At DRAKE you’ll find sweet, savory, and everything in between. Of course, we can’t suggest you order everything, but we can suggest this menu for two:

  • Sweet: Cornmeal Waffle. Housemade cornmeal waffle comes with cardamom-spiced date syrup and vanilla bean butter.
  • Savory: Carolina Shrimp & Grits. Jumbo shrimp and a poached egg are served atop grits with lemon-Tabasco butter.
  • To Share: Ricotta Donut Holes. Order this before, with, or after your brunch to share with the table! Fresh ricotta donuts with cinnamon and cardamom come with sugar-salted caramel and chocolate sauces for dipping.

Poetic cocktails

With a name like Champagne Poetry, we can’t help but fall in love! This ginger and grapefruit Aperol Spritz is quintessential for brunchtime imbibing. If you’re a fan of the brunch classics, go with a Mimosa for One. Or, opt for Mimosa for Four—a chilled bottle of champagne for the table alongside your choice of juice.

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4. Bo’s Falafel Bar

If you’ve created a “Best Brunch in Bend, Oregon” bucket list, add Bo’s Falafel Bar! You’ll want to show up early to Bo’s for their bagel pop-ups every Thursday through Sunday. Why? Because Bo’s Falafel Bar makes some seriously mouthwatering bagels and bagel sandwiches! First, they start with housemade bagels, like their Salted Rosemary Honey bagel. Then, they lightly toast and fill them with housemade cream cheese or breakfast fixings.

Toasted bagel shows inside sausage patty, soft fried egg, arugula, and pickled onions with a white backdrop at Bo's Falafel Bar in Bend Oregon
Just another reason you should opt for a bagel brunch in Bend.

Bagels for brunch in Bend

Sure, we love all of the bagel sandwiches served at Bo’s Falafel Bar. But if you’re looking for a few not to miss, try one of these brunch bagels served on your choice of bagel:

  • Apple Sausage, Egg, and Cheese: housemade apple and herb sausage, a soft egg, encased in melted cheese
  • The Spicy: cream cheese, garden sauce, apple sage sausage, pickled onions, and pepper jack cheese (go ahead, add an egg!)
  • Brie and Cherry: French Brie, tart cherry jam, arugula, and red onion

Stick around Bo’s patio for cozy breakfast cocktails, or take your bagels to go. Bagels are served Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., but Bo’s is known to sell out before then—arrive early!

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5. River Pig Saloon

Whether you’re looking to eat alongside fellow gameday fanatics or in search of a greasy spoon with a side of a hair of the dog, River Pig Saloon is your spot. Located in Bend’s Box Factory, River Pig makes some of the best Bloody Marys in town along with sustenance that can satisfy the heartiest of cravings.

steak knife holds together a stack of belgian waffles and fried chicken, topped with a ball of butter which is listed as best brunch in bend oregon during football season
Sweet and savory! Chicken & waffles from River Pig Saloon in the Box Factory Bend.

Enjoy sweet and savory brunch plates, like:

  • Fat Mac Burger: bison burger served on a brioche bun, topped with bourbon bacon jam, smoked gouda, pickles, spicy aioli, and house potatoes—don’t forget to add an egg for $3!
  • Southern Chicken and Waffles: fried chicken served over a Belgian waffle along with a side of habanero syrup and honey butter
  • Papi’s Breakfast Burrito: scrambled eggs, potatoes, melted cheddar cheese, and sofrito wrapped in a flour tortilla

Sunday Funday

Of course, their cocktails are just as impressive as their brunch plates. A few brunch favorites include their 22-ounce house Bloody Mary, classic Irish coffee, and Micheladas. If you’re looking to keep the party going, order a bucket of White Claw or go all-in with a ‘King-mosa’—​​vodka, sparkling wine, and your choice of orange or grapefruit juice served in a pint glass.

At River Pig Saloon, you’ll find indoor and outdoor seating and big-screen TVs streaming popular sporting events. Stop by any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for brunch on Saturday and Sunday where “Sunday Funday” lasts all day.

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6. Currents at the Riverhouse

You don’t have to be a guest of the Riverhouse to enjoy their great food. Family-friendly Currents has two seating areas; the main dining room is best for groups larger than two, families, and anyone looking to order from the full brunch menu.

Currents’ adjacent bar features big-screen TVs, a 360º bar, and plenty of lounge and bar seating. Here, 21-and-over guests can enjoy signature cocktails, limited food items, and sports games streaming on all TVs.

focus on an eggs benedict with alaskan king crab, topped with hollandaise and sprinkled in paprika and green onions
Seasonal specials from Currents at the Riverhouse.

Riverfront brunch in Bend

The views, the views, the views! Located inside the Riverhouse Hotel, Currents sits along the north end of the Deschutes River in Bend. While almost every indoor seat has a view of the wooded river, their outdoor patio—perched directly over the rapids of the Deschutes—is prime for a riverfront dining experience.

A few favorite dishes from Currents include:

  • Rooster Cogburn Scramble: two eggs scrambled with chicken apple sausage, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, green onions, and potatoes
  • Chicken Fried Chicken Biscuit: bacon, cheddar cheese, and a sunny side up egg served over a sausage gravy drenched biscuit and topped with green onions
  • Corned Beef Hash: house corned beef with grilled onions, potatoes, spinach, and peppers topped with two poached eggs

Of course, you can always opt for lighter options, like Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal with dried fruit & nuts, turbinado sugar, or a Berry Parfait with greek yogurt, triple berry compote, and granola.

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7. Eqwine Wine Bar

Cozy up on the patio of Eqwine Wine Bar in Downtown Redmond for Sunday brunch specials, mimosas, and wine spritzers. Here, you can enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sundays from their classic brunch menu or rotating seasonal specials.

on a white plate sitting on a picnic table: sandwich with arugula and a side of diced watermelon, with a glass of rosé in the background
One reason to choose Eqwine Wine Bar for brunch is the food and wine pairing. We think it belongs on the list of best brunch in Bend, OR, and beyond!

Breakfast platters

In keeping with the wine bar vibe, Eqwine offers an array of breakfast boards and platters to share.

  • Breakfast Board: hard-boiled eggs, croissants, cured meats and cheeses, bacon jam, housemade pickles, and fresh fruit
  • Bagels and Lox Board: toasted bagels served with smoked salmon, whipped cream cheese, sliced onion, tomatoes, and capers
  • Eqwine Charcuterie Platter: selection of cured meats and cheeses, Marcona almonds, grapes, olives, and fig jam

Or, check out their seasonal specials! Some favorites we’ve seen recently include:

  • Blueberry French Toast Bake with lemon thyme glaze and fresh berries
  • Garden Quiche with cheese, broccoli, tomato, onion, bell pepper, and a side house salad
  • Heirloom Tomato and Herbed Ricotta Cheese Tart served with a side house salad

Eqwine serves select Pacific Northwest wines out of their quaint and cozy wine bar in Redmond. For brunch, try their Mimosa flight—a selection of fruit juices served with a bottle of Prosecco! Or, opt for a glass of R Stewart sparkling wine, a grapefruit shandy made with Kobold Pilsner, or a strawberry rhubarb spritzer.

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8. Chow

Undoubtedly, Chow is one of the most popular destinations for brunch in Bend. Year after year, they’re ranked the best brunch in Bend, Oregon and we’ll tell you why; their food is incredible, time and time again. The westside Bend restaurant is best known for its mouth-watering brunch menu, ‘man-mosas’, and—when the weather permits—live music while you wait.

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The star of Chow’s brunch menu: Eggs a la Caesar.

Come hungry

Not only should you arrive hungry at Chow, but you should also arrive early. As one of the most popular brunch spots in Bend, it also comes with sometimes lengthy wait times. Luckily, Chow offers complimentary hot coffee and often live music on their patio while you wait for a table. During this time, you can contemplate which brunch plate to order. A few suggestions include:

  • Eggs a la Caesar: large cornmeal pancake topped with green chiles, cheddar cheese, two poached eggs, hollandaise, and both Rojo and Verde sauces. You can add chorizo or shrimp for a charge, but we say this dish is perfect the way it is.
  • Eggs Blackstone: two poached eggs over lemon spinach, garlic, and smoked bacon are served over cornmeal-crusted tomatoes and topped with a bearnaise sauce. Drooling!
  • Honey Truffle Fried Chicken Sando: alright, you really better be hungry for this one! Buttermilk fried chicken with smoked bacon, savory truffle slaw, honey butter, sliced tomatoes, sweet Riesling apples, and creamy Brie cheese is all sandwiched between a brioche bun. That description is just as much of a mouthful as this sandwich!

Save room for sides

With all the Chow offers, their sides might be one of the best options. We’re not just talking house potatoes and fruit. Instead, think:

  • Handcut roasted sweet potatoes with fresh herbs and garlic
  • Cornmeal crusted tomatoes
  • Bacon cheddar grits
  • Taters with caramelized onions, garlic, and smoked paprika

Of course, there are always brunch cocktails specials, like kombucha cocktails and seasonal mimosas. When the weather permits, you can order cocktails from Chow’s indoor/outdoor bar and enjoy some morning libations while you wait.

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9. Jackson’s Corner

There’s no doubt about it—Jackson’s Corner is one of the most beloved spots for brunch in Bend. Not only is Jackson’s Corner part of the High Desert Food Trail, but they also make their own bread and hyper-locally source most of their meats and produce. Here, you’ll find food sourced from over 30 local farms and businesses and more than ten Central Oregon beers and spirits. And, with a full barista and spirits bar, your brunch drink choices are almost endless.

overhead view of a fried egg and cilantro sprigs over red chilaquiles drizzled in sour cream
Don’t miss a Jackson’s Corner special for some of the best brunches in Bend!

Brunch everyday

Breakfast and brunch are available daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Jackson’s Corner. Place your order at the counter, where you’ll then be directed to a table. Brunch plates are hearty, without being excessive.

You’ll find daily brunch specials—like Chilaquiles or cardamom French toast—but their staples are sure to satisfy every time. Try one or more of these classic Jackson’s Corner plates made with locally-sourced ingredients:

  • Breakfast Sammy: A sweet bun is filled with Well Rooted Farms pork sausage, Tillamook sharp white cheddar, a folded egg, and dressed in lemon aioli.
  • The Junkin: Named after Jackson’s Corner founder, Jay Junkin, this dish is sure to start you off on the right foot. Two fried eggs sit atop local roasted vegetables and fresh microgreens, seasoned with Jacobsen’s salt and served with toast.
  • Whole Biscuits and Gravy: Come hungry! Two buttermilk biscuits are smothered in sausage gravy—add an egg for $3.

Kid’s brunch

Jackson’s Corner has a kid’s brunch menu that satisfies even the pickiest of eaters. The Kid’s Frenchy is a popular item—get one piece of house-made Texas Toast topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of butter and maple syrup. Or, go with the kids’ version of the kitchen sink with the Eggs n Bakey—one Home Farm Foods scrambled egg served with bacon, housemade toast, potatoes & seasonal fruit.

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10. The Sparrow Bakery

Ah, one of Bend’s most beloved bakeries— Sparrow Bakery! Now exclusively in Northwest Crossing, family-friendly Sparrow Bakery makes some of Bend’s favorite breakfast sandwiches and pastries including the famous Ocean Roll. Here, you’ll find that just about everything is made in-house.

croissant filled with brightly colored arugula and a poached egg on a white plate which is regularly named best brunch in bend oregon
The famous breakfast sandwich from Sparrow Bakery — a longtime location for the best brunch in Bend, Oregon!

For brunch, the menu is limited—and that’s more than ok. Sparrow is best known for its Breakfast Sandwich with a poached egg, avocado, arugula aioli, and either bacon or Havarti cheese, served on a hand-rolled croissant. If you’ve already tried their breakfast sandwich, try the satisfying Croque-Monsieur. It’s classically made with ham, Gruyere, béchamel, and stone-ground mustard on brioche.

Sparrow serves Stumptown Coffee, Oregon beers, and a wide range of wines from the glass or half bottle. 

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Best brunch in Bend, Oregon

Of course, we could list several more places for the best brunch in Bend! However, we think this list of brunch places in Central Oregon is a great place to start. If you’ve already checked out every spot on this list, try some more recommendations for brunch in Bend from places that often showcase brunch specials.

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