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Best Brunch Spots Around the Island

Check out the best brunch spots in San Juan and beyond

The Ultimate Guide to the Island's Best Brunch Spots

Get ready to have your tastebuds dazzled! Puerto Rico is a paradise of flavors, and choosing the perfect spot for brunch can be a fun challenge. Dive into this hand-picked list of delightful brunch places scattered across the island.

Trust me, each bite will have you craving more and planning your return visits, maybe even inspiring you to explore their other mouthwatering menu options! So, loosen your belt and prepare for a brunch adventure like no other!

1. Budget Brunch: Pinky’s

Picture this - a charming spot with a standout pink awning, decked out in retro chic vibes. This cozy little nook is perfect for solo brunchers or small groups up to four. And hey, if you're on the go, they've got you covered too! Just order ahead, pick up your feast, and enjoy it on the sandy shores of a nearby beach.

The best part? The prices range from a friendly $4 to $15, and the portion sizes are nothing short of bountiful. Dive into their hearty breakfast selection, lip-smacking wraps and sandwiches, and refreshing smoothies, all bursting with a unique blend of Americana and Boricua flavors.

Prepare to have your hunger fully satisfied, whether you're a meat lover or a devoted vegetarian, there's something scrumptious waiting for you here. Get ready to feast like never before!


1351 Ashford Ave, San Juan, PR 00907 

1005 Ashford Ave, San Juan, PR 00907

1902 C. Loíza, San Juan, PR 00911

Work Hours

  • Open 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM



Must try

  • Drunken Pilot

2. Bottomless Mimosa Spot: Lela’s Eatery

Imagine a menu so expansive that it caters to every dietary preference. From Keto-friendly meals to delightful vegan treats, they've thought of it all. Their enticing variety of brunch and breakfast choices is enough to get your stomach growling - indulge in their unique apple pie french toast or perhaps a wholesome tofu scramble. And if you're a fan of the classics, you're in for a treat with options like succulent steak and eggs or the ever-popular chicken and waffles.

What's more, every dish is vibrant, delicious, and guaranteed to hit the spot. Housed in a sparkling clean venue that's the epitome of style, this place truly marries comfort with class.

Whether you choose to dine under the sky in their outdoor patio or prefer the chic indoor ambiance, you'll feel right at home. And hey, they've even got free wifi for guests, so feel free to browse, work or chill as you savor your meal.


1950 McLeary Ave, San Juan, PR 00911

Work Hours

  • Open Monday through Thursday 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Friday through Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM.
  • Brunch menu available Monday through Friday until 12, Weekends until 2 pm
  • $25 bottomless mimosas Wednesdays and Fridays.


Lela's Eatery

Must try

  • Avocado Toast

3. Fantastical Decor and Food: Abracadabra

Step into the heart of the artsy Santurce district and find Abracadabra - a culinary gem tucked inside a truly unique building that's impossible to overlook. Here, the magic isn't just in the name. Every dish sings with fresh, organic ingredients, presented so beautifully it's an art in itself, perfectly matching the eclectic decor.

Speaking of decor, get ready to be swept up in nostalgia! Inside, it's like stepping into a vintage carnival, filled with a delightful touch of enchantment. And the best part? Your furry friends are welcome too. So, if you're a food lover with an appetite for the extraordinary, Abracadabra is waiting to serve you a feast sprinkled with a touch of magic.


1661 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, PR 00909

Work Hours

  • Tuesday through Friday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM



Must try

  • Bunless Burger

4. Puppy Brunch: La Carreta

Perched atop the historic Plaza de la Barandilla in Old Town, this majestic colonial building invites you in for a brunch like no other. Delight in their myriad of French toast options, succulent chicken and waffles, fluffy omelets, and perfectly cooked egg dishes.

They offer a special brunch menu just for pups. Sit back and soak up the stunning plaza view from the front seats, or gather your large group in the roomy back seating area.

The cherry on top? Their attentive staff, ready to cater to your every whim. Here, every visit is sure to be an unforgettable brunching experience, full of joy, flavor, and sunshine.


150 Calle de la Tanca, San Juan, PR 00901

Work Hours

  • Open on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


La Carreta

Must Try

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

5. Beach Front Brunch: Wicked Lily

Ready for a brunch experience that's truly like a breath of fresh ocean air? Head over to Condado for a serene beachfront treat. Settle down at one of their tables overlooking the azure waves and prepare for a feast that's as breathtaking as the view.

The menu teems with tantalizing choices, from juicy burgers to a unique twist on papas bravas (think hasselback potato crowned with a delicate quail egg), and fluffy blueberry pancakes that'll have you reaching for seconds.

To top it all off, indulge in their lineup of decadent beverages that will surely make your brunch unforgettable. And guess what? You can conveniently book your table through OpenTable. So, gear up for a brunch that's a delightful mix of relaxation, indulgence, and stunning ocean vistas.


1 Calle Vendig, San Juan, PR 00907

Work Hours

  • Brunch menu is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 
  • Open 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 7 days per week


Wicked Lily

Must Try

  • Lobster BLT

6. Las Vistas Café 

Imagine feasting your eyes on breathtaking 360° panoramic views as you relish your brunch. Picture the tranquil Las Croabas Bay, the sun-kissed Seven Seas Beach, the distant islands of Vieques and Culebra, the historic Fajardo Lighthouse, and the mesmerizing Bioluminescent Bay. All these magical sights converge to enhance your dining experience.

Prepare your palate for fresh, mouthwatering dishes that seamlessly blend brunch favorites with a Puerto Rican twist. From fluffy pancakes to diverse omelets, exquisite benedicts, fresh fruit, rich coffee, and refreshing juices, the menu is a symphony of tastes. And don't worry, there are delicious vegetarian and vegan options too!

While reservations aren't necessary, they're more than welcome. With ample shade provided by umbrellas and a covered patio area, their outdoor dining venue ensures a comfortable and relaxing experience as you dine in the heart of Puerto Rico's beautiful landscape. Get ready for an immersive brunch journey that delights all your senses!


Las Croabas, Fajardo

83 Calle 2, Fajardo, PR 00738

Work Hours

  • Open Thursday through Monday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Las Vistas Cafe PR

Must try

  • Cocoa Banana Pancakes

7. Ekelekua

Just off the bustling Carr #3 in Rio Grande, you'll find a gem of a place that's impossible to miss. Brimming with the unique flair of Porto-American cuisine touched by European influences, it's the ideal pit-stop for a lively bar scene and delectable tapas.

But it doesn't stop there. Their extensive brunch menu is a veritable feast, featuring everything from hearty sandwiches, juicy burgers, and wraps to refreshing soups and salads. There's even a kid-friendly menu and a dessert selection that will leave you spoilt for choice.

Quench your thirst with their array of beverages, ranging from brunch classics like Mimosas to an array of beers and coffees. The ambiance? Think trendy, yet nostalgic, the perfect balance of old and new.

Choose between the lively buzz of their indoor seating, the fresh air of their outdoor area, or the vibrant atmosphere of the bar. No matter where you decide to sit, you're in for an unforgettable dining experience that's as varied and exciting as the menu itself!


Carr #3, Río Grande, PR 00745

Work Hours

  • Open Wednesday through Monday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM



Must try

  • Guava French Toast

8. Bistro Café

Ever been to a brunch hotspot where the flamingo wallpaper is just as memorable as the food? That's this place in a nutshell - a popular joint where every corner is brimming with eclectic decor begging to be admired. Be warned though, it can get quite busy on weekends, so a little wait might be part of the experience.

The menu is impressively extensive, yet it barely scratches the surface of the food adventure that awaits you. Think coffee drinks adorned with cookies, towering stacks of French toast, generous omelets, and so much more. It's the perfect spot to share a plate with a friend or take home leftovers for a delicious round two.

Here, every dish is a feast for the eyes, and the taste is just as spectacular. To top it all off, they often have 2 for 1 mimosas that are just too good to resist. So get ready, your brunch is about to be dialed up a notch!


29 Calle Júpiter, San Juan, PR Carolina 00913

Work Hours

  • Open 7 days per week from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Bistro Café

Must Try

  • Churro Pancakes

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