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Where to Go For Brunch in San Juan

Here in San Juan, we love a good brunch! What better way to enjoy the weekend than to eat amazing food with great company.  We’re rounded up some of our favorites so you don’t miss out on the best brunch spots in San Juan. This list has a bit of everything – from lemon meringue pancakes to brunch paella and eggs Benedict with alcapurria and roasted pork. Read on for where to get these fantastic dishes!


Gallo Negro: Located in Santurce, Gallo Negro is the place for  Sunday brunch.  Chef María Mercedes Grubb, a James Beard Award semifinalist, puts a spin on traditional brunch serving items like chilaquiles, Turkish eggs, Tonkatsu ramen and more! Her unique take on brunch will have you wanting to order everything on the menu.  It’s the place to take your friend that doesn’t really ‘do brunch.’

  • Spoon Favorite: Classic AF Spaghetti Carbonara



Mrs. Potts: If you need your brunch fix any other day, look no further than Mrs. Potts. The menu is diverse, delicious and always available. Aside from their brunch menu, they always have specials (ranging from craetive tacos to beef wellington). Grab some freshly baked goods from their market before your way out.

  • Spoon Favorite: Hanky Panky Chicken & Waffles



Caña by Juliana: Located in a beautiful setting overlooking the pool, Caña by Juliana is located inside the newly renovated El San Juan Hotel. Chef Juliana Gonzalez shares her passion for local flavors with a blended brunch menu with authentic native flavors. Each dish invites guests to celebrate our traditions, using the best locally sourced ingredients.

  • Spoon Favorite: Mallorca BLT



Taller de Tapas: Taller de Tapas is one of the best places to get tapas and traditional Spanish dishes. It turns out they also offer a fantastic brunch menu on the weekend! Think of it as a mix of elevated brunch classics with a Spanish flare.

  • Spoon Favorite: Brunch Paella



Chocobar Cortés: A favorite with locals and tourists alike, you can’t go wrong with grabbing brunch at this restaurant, located in Old San Juan. Almost every dish at Chocobar Cortés has chocolate in it! The sopeacilty cocktails are great to pair with your meal and don’t forget to pick up some chocolate to go. Spoon Tip: head up to the second floor which serves as a gallery for the Cortés family’s private art collection.

  • Spoon Favorite: Chocolate Grilled Cheese



Ola Oceanfront Bistro: Set inside the beautiful Condado Vanderbilt hotel, OLA Oceanfront Bistro will make your brunch dreams come true. They offer two options – a brunch buffet or à la carte and various stations range from omelets to desserts, there’s even one for mofongo!  Enjoy the ocean views as you chow down on Ola’s brunch fare.

  • Spoon Favorite: Eggs Benedict with alcapurria and roasted pork



Flor de Harina: As soon as you step into Flor de Harina, you know you’re in for a treat. The smell of fresh-baked goods is captivating. Here you’ll find pizzas, cakes, artisinal coffee and a weekend brunch menu. Spoon Tip: Take a slice of one of their delicious cakes to-go.

  • Spoon Favorite: Lemon Meringue Pancakes



Sabrina Bistro Bar: Brunch has always been a big thing at Sabrina Bistro Bar! You’ll find this beautiful restaurant on Calle Loíza, which is known as a culinary and cultural destination. Chef Juan Camacho’s creative take on traditional brunch dishes makes it worth the visit. You might even encounter one of the owners  playing the piano!

  • Spoon Favorite: Eggs Benedict with mangú and longaniza sausage



We visit some of these places on our tours! Book our Old San Juan Walk & Taste & Calle Loíza experiences today.

By: Dorimar Rodríguez