By Cailey Rizzo
Updated: June 04, 2019
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If there’s one thing the past decade has taught us, it’s the impressive appeal of brunch.

Combining the social aspects of a night out on the town with sunshine and avocado toast, the almighty brunch has become the meal of the decade.

And if you’ve been put in charge of selecting the location for an upcoming brunch, you know that not just any location will do. Which is why Yelp has compiled a list of the 100 best brunches in the country.

In order to compile the list, Yelp’s data scientists looked exclusively at businesses marked under the “brunch” category. The rankings took into account both the number of stars awarded by reviewers and the number of reviews, adjusted for the volume of overall reviews in the restaurant’s area to ensure that there’s a great variety of brunches represented in the ranking. Although, looking through the list, one may be surprised by the number of brunch spots located in hotels.

The best brunch in the country is in Honolulu, Hawaii. Orchids rose to the top of the list for its ambiance — it’s an oceanfront restaurant, festooned with countless orchids, at the Halekulani Hotel — and impressive Sunday brunch menu, combining mainland favorites with Hawaiian delicacies and Asian-inspired dishes.

The runner-up is the Lake Elmo Inn in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Diners there note the place’s classy vibes (leftovers are wrapped up in aluminum swans). It includes all the typical brunch fixings but it’s the price point that makes this spot particularly unique. The meal, including champagne, will only cost you $29.

Of the top 10 brunches, four were located in California — two in Sacramento alone, which could give the city enough status to proclaim itself as brunch capital.

Scroll through to discover the remainder of the 100 and see if your favorite made the list.

  1. Orchids — Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. Lake Elmo Inn - Lake Elmon, MN
  3. T.C.Eggington's - Mesa, AZ
  4. The Dead Fish - Crockett, CA
  5. NORMA'S - New York, NY
  6. The Baked Apple Breakfast Co. - Downers Grove, IL
  7. Tower Cafe - Sacramento, CA
  8. Beach Plum Kitchen - Carlsbad, CA
  9. Bacon & Butter - Sacramento, CA
  10. Foreign Cinema - San Francisco, CA
  11. Alcove Café & Bakery - Los Angeles, CA
  12. Balthazar Restaurant - New York, NY
  13. More Than Waffles - Encino, CA
  14. The Breakfast Bar - Long Beach, CA
  15. Ramos House Cafe - San Juan Capistrano, CA
  16. Berry Fresh Cafe - Jupiter, FL
  17. Comfi - Old Bridge Township, NJ
  18. The Whitney House - Worthington, OH
  19. The Corner Restaurant - Milford, CT
  20. Eggsclusive Cafe - Sycamore, IL
  21. Nook - Tucson, AZ
  22. The Broken Yolk Cafe - Glendora, CA
  23. C&O Trattoria - Marina del Rey, CA
  24. Bottega Louie - Los Angeles, CA
  25. Le Diplomate - Washington, DC
  26. Seasons & Regions Seafood Grill - Portland, OR
  27. La Grande Orange Café - Pasadena, CA
  28. South City Kitchen Midtown - Atlanta, GA
  29. Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN
  30. Evan's Kitchen & Catering - Sacramento, CA
  31. Lindey's - Columbus, OH
  32. BarnBurner - Rocklin, CA
  33. Commander's Palace - New Orleans, LA
  34. Poppy + Rose - Los Angeles, CA
  35. Cody's La Jolla - La Jolla, CA
  36. Blu Jam Café - Los Angeles, CA
  37. Great Maple - San Diego, CA
  38. Spaghettini - Seal Beach, CA
  39. Bouchon - Las Vegas, NV
  40. SEA180° Coastal Tavern - Imperial Beach, CA
  41. Cafe Nouveau - Ventura, CA
  42. Brownstone Pancake Factory - Edgewater, NJ
  43. Clinton Street Baking Company - New York, NY
  44. Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, CA
  45. Fonda San Miguel - Austin, TX
  46. Woodberry Kitchen - Baltimore, MD
  47. Bittersweet Kitchen - Media, PA
  48. Four Sisters Cafe - Roseville, CA
  49. Laguna Cafe and Spirits - Laguna Woods, CA
  50. Maple Leaf Diner - Dallas, TX
  51. Alice's Tea Cup Chapter II - New York, NY
  52. Rodeo Cafe - Mira Loma, CA
  53. Greenstreet Cafe - Miami, FL
  54. The Henry - Phoenix, AZ
  55. The Tea House on Los Rios - San Juan Capistrano, CA
  56. Mon Ami Gabi - Las Vegas, NV
  57. Clear Sky Cafe - Clearwater, FL
  58. Fork - Boise, ID
  59. Max Brenner - New York - New York, NY
  60. BJs Nevada Barbecue - Sparks, NV
  61. Cafe Luluc - Brooklyn, NY
  62. Buttermilk Channel - Brooklyn, NY
  63. Humble Bee - Northridge, CA
  64. Ol Railroad Cafe - Rosenberg, TX
  65. Twisted Sage Cafe & Catering - San Dimas, CA
  66. Nick's Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach, CA
  67. The Palm Court - New York, NY
  68. SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach, CA
  69. The Table - San Jose, CA
  70. Bosscat Kitchen and Libations - Newport Beach, CA
  71. Butterfield's Pancake House - Scottsdale, AZ
  72. Jam - Massepequa Park, NY
  73. The Boheme - Orlando, FL
  74. Brent's Deli Northridge - Los Angeles, CA
  75. Original Breakfast House - Phoenix, AZ
  76. Del Frisco's Grille - Burlington, MA
  77. Rise -n- Dine - Atlanta, GA
  78. Mo's Egg House - Temecula, CA
  79. Maltby Cafe - Snohomish, WA
  80. Napkins Bar & Grill - Napa, CA
  81. Block Bistro - Huntersville, NC
  82. High Hand Cafe - Loomis, CA
  83. Grand Café - Los Angeles, CA
  84. Crema Cafe - Seal Beach, CA
  85. Charlies Restaurant - Puyallup, WA
  86. T Cook's - Phoenix, AZ
  87. Briarpatch Restaurant - Winter Park, FL
  88. Olive & Ivy - Scottsdale, AZ
  89. Coco Palm Restaurant - Pomona, CA
  90. Morning Rose Cafe - Bellmore, NY
  91. Brenda's French Soul Food - San Francisco, CA
  92. Los Gatos Cafe - Los Gatos, CA
  93. Le Barricou - Brooklyn, NY
  94. Founding Farmers Reston Station - Reston, VA
  95. First Watch - Indianapolis, IN
  96. Duke's La Jolla - La Jolla, CA
  97. Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe - Chicago, IL
  98. Screen Door - Portland, OR
  99. Black Sheep Restaurant - Jacksonville, FL
  100. Beehive Restaurant - Armonk, NJ
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