Brunch Like a Local in Hunterdon County
We’ve all been there: You’re looking for the best brunch places nearby, so you take to Google and search “brunch near me”, but does it really give you what you’re looking for? Lucky for you, you came across this blog instead! We hope you’re hungry, because here are seven of Hunterdon’s best brunch spots (and best kept secrets) that Google may have missed but are on our radar for a quality and tasty brunch experience!
Under the Moon Cafe (Lambertville)
This expansive cafe will have you OVER the moon, it’s seriously that good! Serving brunch on weekends, Under the Moon Cafe in Lambertville has a mouth-watering menu that is sure to grab your attention: Short Rib Poutine, Duck Mac and Cheese, Blackened Fish Tacos, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffles, and so much more. To accompany their incredible menu, UTMC has an ambiance and decor that are unique and beautiful, from a tile plated ceiling, ambiance lighting, and a wrap-around porch, you’ll feel captivated in what they bring to the table (both literally and atmospheric). If we haven’t convinced you to check it out, just take a peep at their reviews – plenty of customers boasting that Under the Moon Cafe hits the mark!
(Bananas Foster French Toast w/ Berries)
Harper’s Table (Annandale)
Every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, Harper’s Table in Annandale graces us with a delicious brunch menu. Whether you’re in the mood for Huevos Harperos (a little spin on the classic Huevos Rancheros), or you’re looking to have a few brunch “dranks”, as they’ve playfully coined on their online menu, Harper’s is a great pick for a lowkey but well-done brunch. Whether you indulge in their Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes and Breakfast Pizza, or just a classic griddle breakfast, enjoy it in a cozy booth, or outside on their covered patio.
(Nutella Breakfast Tacos and a Mimosa)
Looking for brunch and an experience? Grab your tea party attire, because Teaberry’s in Flemington is straight out of a dollhouse. The Victorian home has six dining rooms and 100 seats, and boasts a charming and elegant, yet cozy atmosphere: “Built in 1822, the Teaberry’s house is one of the oldest homes in Flemington. It is a Federal Style Colonial with gingerbread touches later added to fit in with the town’s Victorian nature”. With an impressive and large tea selection to soups, sandwiches, salads and even quiches, everything on the menu will have you captivated and appreciative of the bygone era that Teaberry’s has carefully cultivated.
(The Churchill Sandwich)
Sky Cafe at Sky Manor Airport (Pittstown)
Yes, you read that right! You can enjoy your brunch at “The Best Little Airport in the East” with views of all kinds of aircrafts. Landings, take offs, and aviation education are why Sky Manor exists, but we couldn’t help but stay for the country-club feel, beautifully maintained outdoor seating area, and of course, brunch! The runway isn’t the only place Sky Cafe soars – enjoy a Fried Mortadella Sandwich, Bacon Stuffed French Toast, the Sky Skillet, and many more special menu options! From planes to plates, Sky Cafe is a fun and exciting experience for all ages and taste palettes alike!
Frenchtown Cafe (Frenchtown)
If you stop and ask a local where to grab a bite for brunch in Frenchtown, we are certain that Frenchtown Cafe will be on their list of suggestions, and it’s definitely on ours! This little cafe is known for its exceptional service, incredible classics, and even better specialties. Whether you’re in the mood for eggs and bacon, or you want an elevated meal, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. What better way to prep for a long day of shopping, touring and exploring in Frenchtown than the Romesco Omelette (brussel sprouts, black peppercorn bacon, sharp provolone and romesco sauce) or a stack of Orange Ricotta Pancakes (served with fig marmalade and candied walnuts)? & Don’t forget a little caffeine – reviews rave about the cappuccino!
Grounded for Life Cafe (Clinton)
Whether you follow a vegan lifestyle or not, Grounded for Life Cafe’s menu has something that everyone will love! Tucked into the corner on Lower Center St. in downtown Clinton, GFLC offers every brunch option you could want, from breakfast bowls, bagel assortments, a variety of wraps, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, and even a Fried Egg Burger! If you’re not looking for a full-scale meal, try one of their smoothies or organic pressed juices that are packed with fresh fruits, veggies, and flavor! Enjoy your brunch in their bright and sunny cafe, on their patio, or cross the street and eat your plant-based meal with a view of the Historic Red Mill.
(Assortment of menu options)
Twin Goats Cafe (Lebanon)
Lucky for you, plant-based, eco-friendly and locally sourced brunch spots are not a scarcity in Hunterdon! Head over to Lebanon, NJ and visit Twin Goats Cafe on Main St. to enjoy the small town’s “best kept secret”! Reviews of Twin Goats Cafe express their gratitude for the positive, warm and inviting atmosphere, generous portions, rotating specials, and of course, tasty food options. Some menu highlights that are sure to stop you in your tracks: Reuben’s Cool Cousin (a take on the classic and delicious reuben), Sushi Salad (brown rice base with layers of avocado, nori, carrots and more, topped with ginger dressing), and The Oliver (crispy baked tofu with caramelized onions, provolone, topped with chipotle aioli on an olive roll). Our mouths are watering just looking at their menu and leaving us wondering what could be on their daily specials list! Give this cafe a visit for an all-around great experience.
(French Toast with berries and figs)
Descendants Brewing Company (Milford)
If you’re looking for a delicious and unique brunch experience, look no further than Descendents Brewery! They rolled out an amazing new brunch concept called “The Colors of Spring Sunday Brunch.” This special brunch is not to be missed and is sure to impress even the most discerning brunch-goer. One of the standout dishes on the menu is the Creme Brulee Battered French Toast, which is topped with mixed berry compote, goat cheese whipped cream, and bourbon maple syrup. If you’re looking for something savory, the Norwegian Smoked Eggs Benedict is a must-try, with poached eggs, Norwegian smoked salmon, dill hollandaise, and salmon roe. For those who love a good cocktail, Descendents Brewery has you covered with their brand new Sunday Brunch bar cocktails. Their “Sparkly” menu includes classics like the French 75 and spritzes with Aperol or Amara Blood Orange Liqueur. The “Tini’s & Tails” menu is perfect for spring with drinks like the “Tropical Paradise” and the “Canterito” tequila drink.
Overall, Descendents Brewery is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious brunch with friends and family. With an incredible new menu and amazing cocktails, you’re sure to have a great time.
We hope that no matter where you brunch, you’re left feeling full and ready to take on the rest of your day in Hunterdon! Need something to do post-brunch? Walk it off on one of our many trails and hiking spots (or maybe shopping is your cardio?), park yourself on a bench and take in some fresh air at one of our many parks and recreation areas, or continue the fun at a brewery or winery!