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. Plus, 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. One Street Down Café

Their name says it all! One Street Down Café can be found on 7th Street between W Antler Ave and SW Black Butte Blvd in Redmond. Just one street over from Redmond’s “Main Street,” One Street Down is the place you want to visit for a hearty breakfast, unique coffee drinks, and a mimosa bar.

small cast iron skillet with roasted butternut squash and apples topped with a fried egg next to a plate of sliced sourdough toast
Squash apple skillet | Eat Drink Media

Brunch everyday

Breakfast and brunch is available every day from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at One Street Down Café. First, choose your brunch setting. Indoor seating is available inside this converted craftsman bungalow, along with outdoor seating in their garden-like setting. Then, scan the menu for your brunch plate du jour.

You’ll find seasonal brunch plates—like the squash apple skillet with roasted butternut squash, apple, and bacon—but their staples are sure to please time and time again. Try one or more of these classic One Street Down plates:

  • Huevos Rancheros: crispy corn tortillas topped with house-made refried beans, Ranchero sauce, sour cream, avocado, cheddar, and eggs your way with a side of home fries.
  • Stuffed French Toast: topped with honey mascarpone and stuffed with black forest ham, then topped with blueberry ginger jam.

Barista bar

If you love an elevated coffee for brunch, One Street Down Café is the place to go. With a full barista bar, they offer tasty coffee drinks to satisfy your sweet tooth or simply get you caffeinated for the day. For a fancy coffee, check out these top espresso drinks:

  • Snickers Mocha: espresso and steamed milk sweetened up with chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut.
  • Irish Delight: espresso and steamed milk with nutty Irish cream and chocolate syrup.
  • Heath Mocha: espresso and steamed milk fancied up with chocolate, caramel, and English toffee.

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.

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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: Seasonal Cobbler. Chef-selected seasonal fruit enveloped in a housemade buttermilk crust.
  • Savory: Croque Madam. Gruyere cheese and ham sandwiched between Big Ed’s sourdough bread, topped with Mornay sauce and a fried egg.
  • 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 fresh bagels and breakfast every Wednesday 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. Now, you can visit Bo’s at their new location in Century Center with more seating, more menu options, and yummy cocktails.

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, buttery egg, all topped with melted cheese over your favorite bagel.
  • Sisi’s Fave: your choice of cream cheese, topped with shaved red onion, tomatoes, and a pinch of salt & pepper.
  • Brie and Apple: melted brie, warm apple compote, shaved red onion, and arugula on your choice of a bagel.

Beyond bagels

One thing you’ll love about the “new” Bo’s is the extension of their breakfast menu. Now, you can enjoy loaded hashbrowns for a bagel alternative or gluten-free breakfast in Bend. Add an egg or bacon/sausage for a small upcharge and grub on these specialty hashbrowns!

  • Veggie hashbrowns: served with an Israeli salad, pickled onion, hummus, and feta.
  • Cozy hashbrowns: topped with melted cheddar cheese, tomato, green onions, and a side of garden sauce.
  • Cute hashbrowns: loaded with spiced apple compote, sour cream, sliced red onion, and finished with fresh dill.

Stick around Bo’s patio for cozy breakfast cocktails, or take your bagel breakfast sandwiches to go. Bagels and breakfast are served Wednesday 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 and weekend football. 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. Brand 44 North Tavern

The brunch at Terrebonne’s Brand 44 North Tavern is a Central Oregon dining experience. When you arrive, take a few minutes to peruse the baked goods that are sure to catch your eye. With treats like pineapple upside donuts and stuffed strawberry lemon donuts, you won’t want to miss it!

Big Brunch Energy

There’s no lack of options at Brand 44 North. Their extensive menu offers a huge variety of benedicts, hearty cast iron skillet scrambles, and stacks of sweet griddle brunch options. Try some of these memorable plates, including:

  • Elvis’ Pancakes
  • Carnitas Benedict
  • Big Papi Burrito
  • Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
  • Chicken Fried Steak

“It’s not drinking, it’s brunch”

You heard the folks! When it comes to the drink options at Brand 44 North, you’re about to be blown away. Not only do they offer an incredible selection of brunch cocktails from their full bar, but you can sip (or shoot) these one-of-a-kind brunch cocktails and shooters.

The Hazelnut Espresso Chai is sure to wake you up, with its warm chai spices and Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. If you need more of a pick-me-up, their Espresso Martini will put you in the brunch mood. But, if you need to kick it into higher gear, get going with a Breakfast Shot or Morning Wake. For a classier brunch experience, might we recommend La Vie en Rose, which puts a floral spin on a classic French 75?

8. J-DUB

Undoubtedly, J-DUB is one the most popular destinations for brunch in Bend. In face, their breakfast in Bend is so good that they now serve it seven days a week. And, we’ll tell you why; their food is incredible, time and time again. The Downtown Bend restaurant is best known for its mouth-watering brunch menu, spicy Blood Marys, and pup menu.

Come hungry

Tip number one: arrive hungry to J-DUB. As one of the most popular brunch spots in Bend, it offers some of the heartiest and most satiating breakfast plates in town. Luckily, J-DUB offers plenty of brunch options, including lighter fare and a kids’ menu. Consider one of these popular brunch items while dining at J-DUB:

  • Chicken Fried Chicken: undoubtedly, one of the best brunch items. They start with breaded chicken breast and top it with their famous sausage gravy, two eggs your way, home fries, and a buttermilk biscuit.
  • Glazed Donut Burger: don’t knock it ‘til you try it! J-DUB’s signature bacon cheeseburger and fried egg comes atop a toasted, glazed doughnut and served with home fries. We said to come hungry!
  • Blueberry French Toast: perfect to share with the table or enjoy on your own. Two slices of Texas toast are cooked in their secret batter, topped with blueberry compote, and dusted with powdered sugar.

Best brunch cocktails

J-DUB serves as a family-friendly establishment but also offers a 21+ bar in the back. No matter where you’re sitting, you can enjoy some of these mouth-watering brunch cocktails:

  • Spicy Bloody Mary with habanero garlic vodka and “Jon’s famous Bloody Mary Mix”
  • Dub-Mosa with sparkling wine, fresh orange juice, peach schnapps, and blood-orange syrup served over ice in pint glass
  • Spanish Coffee complete with Grand Marnier, C4K Coffee, Kahlua, 151 rum, cinnamon, nutmeg, and topped with whipped cream

Whether you’re planning to stroll around Downtown Bend after brunch or hang out and watch a weekend sports game, J-DUB is great for a relaxed weekend brunch in Bend or a breakfast spot during the week.

9. 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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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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