Great Brunch Restaurants in Paso Robles
AUGUST 3, 2022
Wine tasting can require a lot of energy, especially when the weather is warm. That’s why it’s important to eat a good meal before you head off to the wineries and vineyards to start your Paso Robles Wine Country experience. Not to mention, not all the wineries and tasting rooms offer food.
While you can bring outside food and snacks to most of the tasting rooms, wine tasting on an empty stomach is not recommended. Typically tastings at three different wineries is a good amount, but depending on how long that takes you, you might be well into the late afternoon before you’re able to eat again.
Thankfully Paso is full of incredible brunch restaurants that can help you fill your belly with food before you head out for a great day of sun, wine, and conversation.
It’s too hard to choose our favorites, but here are some of the best brunch restaurants in Paso Robles.
Brunch in Paso Robles Wine Country
Thomas Hill Organics
Thomas Hill Organics has been recognized as being one of the best restaurants in Paso Robles, at any time of day, but we are especially fond of their brunch menu. The menu features locally sourced organic ingredients that highlight wine country.
You’ll find everything from avocado toast, waffles, and eggs Benedict to cheeseburgers and salads. Light and fresh, but filling, the brunch at Thomas Hill Organics is a great way to start your day in Paso Robles. The covered outdoor patio is relaxing, and the wine list showcases some of the best small producers in Paso! Tip – don’t miss the Summer Omelet made with local Mighty Cap mushrooms paired with a glass of Vina Robles Albariño.
Focusing solely on brunch food, BRUNCH in Paso Robles has something for everyone. While still a smaller menu, there are plenty of items that cater to all tastes.
The menu does lean more towards the breakfast side of things, so you won’t find any burgers, but the street tacos are absolutely delicious if you’re looking for more of a lunch dish. From breakfast pizzas and breakfast burritos to French toast and veggie scrambles, BRUNCH offers a wide variety of healthy food options. Tip – start your day with local Whalebird kombucha alongside the Vegetarian Street Tacos.
Cépage at Paris Valley Road Estate Winery
La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant
The flavors of Spain and Latin America are showcased at La Cosecha. During brunch hours you’ll find a great variety of food from both breakfast and lunch. Pancakes, French toast, and omelets for the breakfast lovers and stone fire pizzas and sandwiches for the lunch crowd. Grab a spot at the outdoor bar that overlooks the downtown park to take in the local charm. Tip – the Chilaquiles are out of this world, especially paired with Desparada Sauvignon Blanc!
TASTE is a craft eatery located across from the park in downtown Paso Robles. They offer a brunch menu on the weekends only, so be sure to keep that in mind when looking for a brunch spot if you’re on vacation.
The extensive brunch menu will leave you contemplating what to eat since it all sounds so good. You’ll find traditional egg dishes as well as sliders and salads. They also offer up brunch bowls which are loaded with almost every brunch food you could imagine. Tip – order one of the Brunch Fries with a poached egg and the Mimosa flight.
The Amstrdm Coffee House & Piano Lounge is perfect if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat without having to wait. They offer a wide variety of different coffee drinks as well as easy breakfast/brunch items like croissants, breakfast burritos, and oatmeal.
If quick and easy to eat is what you’re after then we would definitely recommend Amstrdm Coffee. This is a spot where locals hang, so you’ll definitely spot winemakers. Tip – a trip to Paso isn’t complete until you’ve had the Brunchwrap and Espresso Spritzer.
The Steakhouse at the historic Paso Robles Inn serves up breakfast on Wednesday through Sunday from 7am – 11am before transitioning to their lunch menu.
The breakfast menu packs a lot of flavor! You’ll find all of your traditional breakfast fare here along with some brunch-inspired items like the steak and eggs and short rib hash. They also offer lighter portions for those that don’t want to get too full before starting the day. Sit indoors or out but be sure you check out the large koi pond and manicured grounds. Tip – go local-style with the Ranch Hand Special and a Firestone 805.
Located just outside the new Paso Robles Market Walk is the casual Mexican-style eatery of FINCA. Highlighting the flavors of Baja and Sonora, Finca uses only the freshest local ingredients and provides a welcoming atmosphere. On Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30am until sold out, you find some of the best breakfast burritos in all of Paso Robles wine country. These are great to enjoy on their farmhouse porch or grab ‘n’ go to enjoy in your car ride. Tip – obviously get the famed Breakfast Burrito with fresh Agua Fresca!
The Grill at Hunter Ranch Golf Course
Starting at 9am you can find The Grill at Hunter Ranch Golf Course serving up breakfast 7 days a week. They switch over to their lunch menu at 11am, but you really can’t go wrong with either one. On the breakfast menu, you’ll find pancakes as well as a number of egg dishes and breakfast burritos, while the lunch menu offers up sandwiches and burgers.
If you want to get a quick round of golf in early before heading to the wineries, this is a great spot to stop in and get some food before continuing your day. Tip – pet lovers listen up! The Grill has a special pet menu just for your furry pal, and for yourself try the Club Benedict.
Deeds at the Paso Robles Golf Club
Deeds offers up breakfast on the weekends from 8am to 11:30am. Their simple, yet delicious, breakfast menu will satisfy everyone in your group. From traditional items like eggs and bacon to things like the southwest breakfast quesadilla, Deeds is a great place to go before hitting up the wineries. The portions are hearty to come hungry and take in the panoramic views of the golf course. Tip – spice things up with the Sausage, Jalapeno, and Hollandaise Omelet next to their famous Bloody Mary.
Springside Restaurant offers up a very egg-centric brunch menu, so if you’re a fan of eggs, this is definitely the place for you. Seafood omelets and apricot French toast round out the simple brunch menu, but they also offer up a full breakfast menu in the mornings.
If you’re looking for a more traditional breakfast/brunch spot with bacon, eggs, and pancakes, Springside Restaurant will not disappoint. Tip – the Danish Abelskiver is amzing!
Chulos Cantina in Tempelton
A hidden gem for sure, tucked away in a commercial business area in the nearby historic town of Tempelton is Chulos Café & Cantina. The innovated Latin American Fusion menu is bold, creative, and full of flavor. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Chulos is truly a local secret. Serving up classics with a Latin flair as well as Mexican favorites. Tip – enjoy Tamales con Huevos before heading out on your wine tasting adventure.
Brunch Before Wine
Don’t start your wine-tasting adventure off on the wrong foot. Food is essential for making sure that you have enough energy while going from tasting room to tasting room trying some of the best wines that Paso Robles has to offer.
A single wine tasting can be the equivalent of about 2 glasses of wine depending on how many offerings there are and how heavy-handed the wineries are with their pours. That means if you’re planning on visiting three wineries for tastings, you may be consuming more wine than your body can handle without food.
There’s nothing worse than having your day ruined by lack of food, so make sure you prepare for the day properly with a great brunch.