5 Alfresco Brunch Spots

With spring in the air, it’s high time to take your brunch outside.

By Zach Patton


Las Vegas, Nevada

The poolside brunch at Veranda is a sophisticated alternative to Sin City’s chaotic buffets. The sprawling spread includes lemon-ricotta pancakes and made-to-order omelets, along with lighter fare such as avocado toast and fresh fruit. But the real draw is the DIY doughnut bar, where fresh doughnuts await your choice of glazes, sprinkles, and more. 3960 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; 702-632-5121; fourseasons.com; brunch for two, $100*

Dobyn’s Dining Room

Branson Area, Missouri

One of Branson’s most popular traditions is the reservations-only Sunday brunch at Dobyn’s Dining Room, at the College of the Ozarks. The university has its own dairy, hog farm, gristmill, and vegetable gardens, meaning much of the menu is about as farm-to-table as you can get. Tables on the deck overlook the pastoral campus. 1 Opportunity Ave., Point Lookout, Missouri; 417-239-1900; keetercenter.edu; brunch for two, $40

The Hammered Lamb

Orlando, Florida

Dig into Southern favorites like buttermilk biscuits and smoky bacon gravy on the large patio. Another standout is the Flying Swine, a cinnamon-vanilla waffle topped with chicken wings and doused in a sriracha-spiked maple syrup. The build-your-own–Bloody Mary bar offers more than 75 ingredients, from house-infused vodkas to locally made hot sauces. 1235 N. Orange Ave.; 407-704-3200; thehammeredlamb.com; brunch for two, $30

No. Six Depot

West Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Bleary-eyed brunchers line up early for a single-origin pour-over or a “shakerato,” a frothy blend of espresso and simple syrup, at this former Berkshires train station. Enjoy breakfast items—including homemade granola and eggs with smokehouse bacon—on the deck, which affords views of nearby Lenox Mountain and, beginning mid-May, a sculpture park. 6 Depot St.; 413-232-0205; sixdepot.com; brunch for two, $25

Arts Café

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

You’ll find this corner eatery with sidewalk seating in the Mile End neighborhood. Here you can try one of Montreal’s famed bagels (sourced from the legendary Fairmount bakery up the street) topped with trout gravlax and lemon cream cheese. Another twist on a Quebecois classic: poutine with duck confit, russet potatoes, poached egg, and hollandaise. 201 Fairmount Ave. W.; 514-274-0919; artscafemontreal.com; brunch for two, $22

  • *Prices have been converted to U.S. dollars. Estimated meal prices do not include drinks, tax, or tip.
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  • Published: May 2017