How to Navigate the Brunch Menu

Quite possibly the hardest decision to make when going out to brunch is not what to wear, but what to order. I went out to brunch last weekend and for the first time, I spent more time deciding what to order rather than planning an outfit. From sweet to savory, the possibilities are endless. The menu at the Rochester Brunch House, one of my favorite brunch spots near Oakland University, got me really thinking about my ideal brunch order. Sweet dishes like crêpes or pancakes, to savory dishes such as avocado toast or eggs Benedict, were all customizable, making the decision even harder. After brunch, I decided that it truly is the most important meal of the day!

I found that one thing came to mind when thinking about what to order at brunch… avocado toast. Avocado toast is one of the healthier options I came across and I could not resist after realizing I had never tried it. Sour dough bread topped with slices of avocado, tomatoes, goat cheese, and a fried egg? Count me in! If avocado toast isn’t your thing, opt for an avocado scramble. Scrambled eggs mixed with avocado and your choice of vegetables is a much lighter option and you are not missing out on the key ingredient, avocados. Both options can even be made at home, perfect for mornings before class and work!

I’m not going to lie, my friend and I spent at least 15 minutes deciding what to order. When we couldn’t decide between sweet and savory, we knew that ordering a third plate to share between the two of us was the best option. The decision between nutella crêpes and cinnamon roll pancakes seemed impossible. We settled on crêpes topped with strawberries to satisfy the sweet tooth in us both! Their pancake selection made that decision very difficult, though. Red velvet, s’more, and lemon poppy seed? This list goes on and it is safe to say that my next brunch outing will be filled pancakes!

There are dishes to satisfy everyone on the brunch menu. Sometimes, there are too many options that you can’t help choosing more than one! From sweet to savory, I’m positive you will find something to make your brunch outing perfect. Perhaps next time I’ll try an acai bowl and see what the excitement really is about.

Let me know what your favorite brunch spot near you is in the comments below!