Classic Brunch Menus

classic brunch menus

A collection of classic brunch menus and ideas featuring quick and easy recipes for waffles, pancakes, and eggs, along with breakfast drinks, fruits, and salads. Find traditional and holiday brunch food.

Brunch is a combination of sweet and savory flavors that make a nice transition between breakfast and lunch.

It can be a wonderful time of day for relaxing with friends and family and catching up on what everyone has been doing.


The key is serving foods that can be prepared ahead of time so you can actually sit down and have those conversations. Choosing those foods can be a bit daunting, but it does not have to be that way.

If you are having a hard time coming up with ideas for foods to serve, these classic brunch menus have everything worked out for you.

Here are some classic combinations to help you develop your own plan.

Classic Brunch Menus

Mothers Day Brunch Ideas A Mothers Day brunch with creamy scrambled eggs, blueberry cream cheese muffins, broiled grapefruit and a mimosa.

Mothers Day Brunch Menu A Mothers Day brunch with breakfast pizza, crumb coffeecake, easy fruit salad, and a Bellini cocktail.

Traditional Brunch Homemade Belgian waffles topped with real whipped cream and blueberry syrup and served with sausage, a mimosa, and a hot fruit compote.

Summer Brunch A summer brunch featuring easy finger foods and recipes using in-season fruits and vegetables. Find selections for quiche, fruit, muffins, and more.

Bridal Brunch Hosting a bridal brunch soon? Find brunch options suitable for your wedding or special occasion.

Fall Brunch Menu featuring a make-ahead breakfast casserole made with ham, bacon, hash browns and cheese, cranberry muffins with cinnamon sugar topping, poached pears with cranberry sauce, and spiced tea.

Holiday Brunch Menu with Eggs Benedict, cucumber salad, raisin muffins, and a fresh fruit salad.

Tea Party Treats

A Brunch Tea Party Hosting a brunch tea party soon? Find tips and ideas on serving tea, decorating the table and invitations, along with food choices like tea sandwiches, tea cookies, and lemon biscuits.

Tea Sandwiches – A tea sandwich made with chopped ham, cheese, egg, sour cream, green onions, and chopped pecans.

Cucumber Sandwiches – Cucumber sandwiches are made from fresh cucumbers and topped with a cream cheese spread on cocktail rye sandwich bread and sprinkled with dill.

Spice Cookies – These little spice cookies are made with cake flour, flavored with molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves and are then rolled in granulated sugar and baked.

Orange Coconut Tea Cookies – These delicate tea cookies are made from cake flour, orange juice, whipped meringue, and sweetened coconut.

Lemon Tea Biscuits – Lemon tea biscuits are made with lemon rind and fresh lemon juice for a sweet biscuit that is delicious.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

Click here to add a comment

Leave a comment:


Food Blogger Pro: Video training and blogger community helping you to start your food blog.