With the return of summer festivities and the easing of indoor dining restrictions, now is a great time of year to meet friends or take your family out for brunch.
But where can you grab a brunch in Livingston County?
Brighton and Howell have a few brunch spots with cocktails, and Fowlerville and Pinckney are home to classic diner-style restaurants.
Organized from east to west, here are six restaurants in Livingston County that offer breakfast and brunch.
Fancy some protein before your morning meeting or something lighter during your lunch break? Try Cheryl’s Place in Brighton.
Owner Maria Cojcaj recommends trying the cinnamon French toast or one of the 16 omelets on the menu. The restaurant also offers wraps, pita sandwiches, and lunch plates for a midday bite.
Cheryl’s Place is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 4683 South Old US Highway 23 in Brighton.
Café Brew and Eatery of the two brothers
Two Brothers Coffee Brew and Eatery in Brighton city center offers an all-day brunch menu and a variety of cocktails, wines and craft beers any time of the day.
Manager Adam Starnes recommended pairing mimosa with French toast to start the day off right. For something more flavorful, try a burger with a local beer on tap.
Located at 423 W. Main St., Two Brothers Coffee is open 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday, and 8 am to 6 pm Sunday.
Also in Brighton city center, Bourbons has a popular Sunday brunch menu with southern food and inexpensive cocktails.
Between short-rib Egg Benedict, banana waffles, and New Orleans-style donuts, bourbons have many Southern staples with a few twists. Owner Hana Filipovic said the restaurant offers $ 4 mimosas and bellinis during brunch, as well as a Bourbon Bloody Mary with Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon.
Bourbon Sunday Brunch is 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday at 440 W. Main Street in Brighton. Filipovic said a line is forming quickly, so call (810) 775-3197 the day – or the day before – to reserve a table.
Brunner is on the river
Where else can you grab a hearty meal before spending the weekend shopping and enjoying the festivities in Howell?
Brunner’s on the River offers many hearty brunch options like the Tomahawk Pork Chop or Spud Cake Breakfast. But if you have a sweet tooth, try the Nutella pancakes or the bacon and cinnamon roll.
Brunner’s brunch menu is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at 2222 E. Grand River Ave. at Howell.
Aunt Betty’s restaurant
Craving some food after spending time on the lake or the hiking trails?
Aunt Betty’s Restaurant in Pinckney offers more hearty fare such as burgers and omelets, as well as lighter treats like pancakes and fresh fruit. The best part? Everything on the menu costs under $ 10, so order that extra side of bacon!
The restaurant is open 7 am to 1 pm Wednesday through Sunday at 126 W. Main St. in Pinckney.
Fowlerville Farms Family Restaurant
Fancy breakfast later in the day? Fowlerville Farms Family Restaurant is here for you.
Fowlerville Farms offers an extensive breakfast menu that is served throughout the day. And for the one person in your party who doesn’t fancy pancakes, the restaurant has plenty of options for lunch and dinner, from soup and salad to steak and seafood.
The 941 S. Grand Ave. is open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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