Where to munch for the best local brunch

Anna Youngs

Since the 1930s, many people have enjoyed spending their weekends enjoying a breakfast/lunch combo called brunch. Many brunch options near us make it hard to choose the perfect spot to eat at. Despite there being many great brunch options in Marin, each restaurant differs in various ways including taste, proximity and atmosphere. 

Farm House Local:

Stacked up high: farm house local has great buttermilk pancakes

Located in the heart of downtown Larkspur, Farm House Local has been serving delicious brunch since 2012. It is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service was quick and the staff was very kind. The prices were in the middle of the spectrum, ranging from about $10 to $18.50 for a basic dish, excluding additional fees for sides and add-ons. The food was delectable and plated beautifully. Their best dishes are the buttermilk pancakes, huevos rancheros and the chilaquiles. They also have a wide variety of coffees, juices and teas. The atmosphere was cozy and family-friendly. Farm House Local is a classic brunch spot you should definitely try sometime.






Enjoying their brunch on a Sunday morning, many diners visit Farmshop

This delightful brunch spot is located in Marin Country Mart in Larkspur. It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and an hour earlier on weekends. The menu here has tons of unique and tasty dishes to try. Recommendations include the brioche french toast, Zubair’s shakshuka and the Meyer lemon pizza. The atmosphere of the restaurant was modern, bright and homey. It had the perfect ambiance for a weekend brunch. The prices were on the higher end of the spectrum, ranging from $22 to $34 for an entree. That being said, the great food, excellent staff and quick service made up for the high prices. If you are willing to spend the money, definitely make your way over to Farmshop.



M.H. Bread and Butter:

A toasted egg sandwich with a side salad is a staple at M.H. Bread and Butter  

An excellent brunch restaurant in San Anselmo is M.H. Bread and Butter. This local treasure is open all week long from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The environment of this restaurant was nothing special, but the long line proved it was worth a try. The best dishes they serve are the fried egg sandwich, burrata toast, shakshuka and the french toast. The pricing is average, ranging from about $10 to $20 for a meal. They also have many side options to choose from at an added cost. The tables needed some cleaning, but the order at the counter style payment was efficient, making this restaurant worth a visit. 




Marin has a bounty of brunch options to satisfy your weekend cravings. My favorite is Farm House Local. It is not too pricey but still has amazing food and kind staff. If you didn’t see something you liked here, you can also try Light House Cafe, Half Day Cafe, Kitchen Sunnyside or Woodlands Cafe. All of these are great restaurants with expansive menus that meet the mark.