MANCHESTER, NH – Weekends were made for brunch. ‘Nuff said. Browse the list and go get yours. Do you know a great brunch that’s missing from the list?Add it in the comments below and we’ll make sure it’s included.
Firefly American Bistro In addition to the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, the brunch menu spans soups and salad, sandwiches, entrees and traditional breakfast fare and has something for everyone. Look for the Monte Cristo ($8.95), Poor Man’s pie made with tender steak tips ($10.95), shrimp and asparagus crepes with Mornay sauce and fresh fruit ($11.95) and an eggs Benedict topped with a lobster dill Hollandaise sauce ($12.95). Sunday brunch is served 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bridge Café this Elm Street spot offers hearty breakfast sandwiches, burritos and omelets, plus award winning muffins ($2.50). Check out the steak burrito with peppers, onions and potatoes ($8.50), the French omelet with spinach, ham and Brie and home fries($8.50), the Meat Lovers with ham, bacon, sausage, American cheese with home fries and toast ($7.50) or two eggs any style served with Prosciutto or Salmon ($7.50) Open sat 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
North Garden located on Mast Road, this family owned restaurant serves a traditional dim sum menu which includes steamed Shrimp Dumplings ($3.75 for 4), steamed buns with barbecued pork ($3.50 for 3) and deep fried shrimp & pork dumplings ($4.25 for 3). Dim sum is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Golden Tao fairly new to the West side, this Armory Street eatery serves traditional dim sum on Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes turnip cakes ($3.25 for 3), steamed buns with barbequed pork ($3.25 for 3) and deep fried shrimp dumplings ($3.25).
Derryfield Restaurant enjoy the deck and brunch with a three egg cheese omelet with home fries, toast and your choice of three fillings ($7.99), buttermilk pancakes ($5.99), or the daily special crepe ($5.99).
The Yard offers a brunch buffet serving omelets to order, traditional breakfast items plus chef carved roast sirloin, baked ham and turkey, and entrees such as stuffed fillet of sole, Swedish meatballs BBQ beef ribs and seafood stuffed mushroom caps .Adults – $17.95, Kids under 10 – $8.95 Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Republic this chic Elm Street café offers the same breakfast menu served daily with locally sourced ingredients and a $5 Bloody Mary. Look for an egg soufflé with pesto and tomato ($7.50), and three choices of omelets ($9). Opens at 9 a.m.
Chez Vachon a West side institution, this menu has something for everyone. Look for crepes with three fillings ($4.99), oven baked omelets served with home fries and choice of toast, like the Greek ($6.29), steak Bomb ($7.59) and chicken Cordon Bleu ($7.59). Other popular items include the pork pie and eggs ($7.79) and breakfast poutine topped with two eggs ($6.59). Opens on Saturday at 6 a.m. and Sunday at 7 a.m.
Murphy’s Diner this retro cousin of Murphy’s Taproom has an eclectic breakfast menu which includes Huevos Rancheros served with a cup of chili ($8.50), Captain Crunch French toast ($7), steak & eggs Benedict ($9), bananas Foster waffle ($7) and a dozen omelettes. ($7-$8.50) Also, check out the menu of milkshakes. Opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Margie’s Dream Diner this brunch spot is tucked two blocks off Elm Street and look for a large selection of skillets ($8.99), Benedicts ($7.99), three egg omelets ($4.99-$8.99) and specialties like spanakopita with two eggs your way ($6.49). Serves breakfast on Saturdays 6am-1pm and on Sunday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gauchos brunch here has a Brazilian flare and is a mixed of their skewered meats, a fondue station and traditional breakfast fare, like pancakes, waffles and eggs. Brunch buffet is served on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Moe Joe’s Diner located at 649 E. Industrial Park Drive, sister of Moe Joe’s on Candia Road. Here it is a traditional diner menu with huge list of options, such as a stack of three chocolate chip pancakes ($6.50), a Western omelet ($8.15) and two eggs, home fries and toast ($4.25). Look for the Portuguese sausage linguica in several items.Here breakfast is served on Saturdays from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. and on Sundays from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Purple Finch look for Da’ Bomb-let, a three egg omelet stuffed with grilled buffalo chicken, bleu cheese crumbles and scallions drizzled with ranch ($8.99), a half dozen Benedicts, scrambles and bowls of steel cut oatmeal. The menu hosts gluten free options too. Open 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tek-Nique Chef/owner Matthew Trottier elevates brunch in this Bedford restaurant. Look for white chocolate raspberry pancakes ($9), BBQ tomato and pork belly omelet with house smoked cheddar ($10), white truffle Taleggio flatbread ($16) and a baked seafood casserole ($17). Brunch is served on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
How’s Your Onion this Derry eatery serves hearty breakfasts all day. Look for all the traditional dishes, plus eggs-in-a-basket made with sourdough bread and served with corned beef hash ($7.99), pork chop and eggs ($12.99), and three-egg omelets ($6.99-9.99). Breakfast is served Monday through Wednesday from 5am to 2pm. Thursday from 5 a.m. until Sunday at 2 p.m. (including overnight).
Bedford Village Inn weekend brunch here truly offers something for everyone, with many locally sourced products. Look for traditional breakfast fare, like crunchy oat crusted French toast ($11), and eggs Benedict ($13) to Croque Madame ($12), a Blue Cheese Mushroom burger ($16) and Bucatin with veal meatballs ($17). The brunch menu has a Southern flare, with shrimp and grits ($13) and chicken and waffles ($18) among the offerings. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Dining Room.
Jane’s Uncommon Café located in Londonderry, this eatery offers traditional breakfast dishes, like three eggs and toast ($4.89) and a Belgian waffle ($4.89) plus omelets and scrambles and a big menu of Benedicts. Look for the crab cake Benedict ($9.39), veggie Benedict ($9.39) and the Uncommon Bennie with bacon and an Idaho potato hash ($9.89). Also, Jane’s offers a light menu. Breakfast is served Saturdays 6 a.m.-2 p.m and Sundays 7 a.m- 2 p.m.
Tucker’s this Hooksett eatery has a traditional breakfast menu, such as Challah French toast ($6.25), Irish Benedict made with homemade hash ($9.25), Mediterranean omelet ($9.35) and a veggie frittata ($9.75), plus several gluten-free options. Open 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
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