On lazy days especially Saturdays and other holidays, you get to lie back and relax and the first meal of the day becomes brunch, a comfort meal. It’s a late breakfast and an early lunch combined; an excuse for late morning family get-togethers for some, while for others it’s a way to slow down the pace of life with a complacent meal.

Adopting the brunch culture

Historically, brunch is supposedly linked to family gatherings on a weekend, when people went to church on a Sunday and got home to prepare a wholesome family meal to enjoy a mellow holiday. It was a way to catch-up on the whereabouts of one’s uncle, a cousin working in a new office and how they were able to survive the weekdays without having a breakdown.  Guising your breakfast by adding lunch elements to it and saying ‘grace’ together on a family dining table was how it all began. Brunch, now, has evolved not only as an excuse to huddle with your near and dear ones during holidays, but has become a prominent repast even on weekdays with restaurants and cafés offering their best brunch menus and buffets any day of the week.  A platter full of delicious food consisting of a little of everything is sure to make anyone’s tummy and heart happy.

What is a perfect brunch?

 When you were up most of the night on a Friday either doing a weekend clean up or binging on a Netflix series, the earliest you can wake up the following day is when half of the day is gone. Not everyone knows what a Saturday morning really looks like. Nor do they believe in an early breakfast on a holiday! This is how brunch came into existence.  A lazy midday brunch with scrambled or poached eggs (according to your preference), toast with cheese, sausages, bacon and fries, and salads can be considered one of the ways to start a decadent weekend. At other times, when you invite friends and family over to share good food and talks in the late morning, you can include breakfast dishes or lunch dishes or a combination of both. Make sure there are fruits, salads and desserts and a pitcher full of fresh juice, too.

Where you can go for Brunch

Café Soma

Café Soma serves a platter of brunch menu consisting of poached eggs, bacon, sausages, toast and baked beans, salads and your choice of fresh juice to complement the palatable meal.

Location: Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur

Contact no. 01-5528732

Hyatt Regency

Every weekend,the Hyatt Regency hosts a Hyatt weekend buffetbrunch with their three course menu. The idea is to enjoy the weekend meal with family and friends outdoors near the swimming pool. Brunching with good company and in a good place is how you spend a quality weekend.

Location: Hyatt Regency, Taragaon, Boudha

Contact no: 01-4217123

Gokarna Forest Resort

Barbeque brunch from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Gokarna Forest Resort that happens every Saturday sounds like a mini carnival. With menus suitable for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, Newari cuisine that you can enjoy with live music beside a swimming pool, the weekend just gets better!

Location: Ranikunj Gokarna, Thali

Contact no: 01-4451212

The Sunrise Café, Hotel Yak & Yeti

Catering to the weekenders, the Sunrise Café at Yak and Yeti hosts a Saturday buffet brunch that offers multiple cuisines ranging from Continental to local Nepali food. The setting is outdoors where you can savor your meal, lie back and relax.

Location: Durbar Marg

Phone no: 01-4248999