Brunch: Ruining Lunch or a Great Excuse to Start Drinking Early on a Sunday?

Does brunch make or break your weekend?


This potato waffle is perfect for brunch.

Is brunch ruining your lunch, or do you think of it as a great excuse to consume endless amounts of early afternoon cocktails? This disagreement has been one of the longest ongoing debates between brunch lovers and people who just want to eat. Which one are you?

If you’re a lover of brunch, then clink your flute of mimosa to Guy Beringer, the English writer who coined the term “brunch” in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers” in an essay entitled “Brunch: A Plea” in Hunter's Weekly. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable, and inciting,” Beringer wrote.

Some believe brunch has ruined dining out on weekends, bemoaning the lines wrapped around buildings, waits of an hour or more, and limited menus. By limited menu, we mean the three most popular bottomless cocktails: bellinis, mimosas, and sangria — which is not everyone’s favorite.

For brunch lovers, though, catching up with friends to recap a boozy night is the ideal way to spend a Sunday. They enjoy being able to consume breakfast dishes for lunch, all while fending off their hangovers with a “light cocktail.”

Take our poll and let us know, is brunch ruining your weekend lunch experiences?