Brunch Abounds in the South End

Saturday and Sunday mornings spring to life on the South of Washington Street restaurant row, where neighboring restaurants

Union Bar & Grille and

Caffe Umbra add bargain brunches to their respective repertoires. Early risers can head to Union from 10:00-11:00am on Saturdays or Sundays for an all-inclusive brunch special for a pittance. Drop $11.95 for cinnamon swirl sour cream coffee cake and a choice of French toast with marmalade and smoked bacon; chorizo cheddar and scallion omelet; or a spinach and goat cheese omelet. If brunch is more of an afternoon endeavor, Union keeps serving chef

Steve Sherman’s full brunch menu until 3:00pm (though the special ends promptly at 11:00am). Call 617.423.0555 to make reservations. On Sundays only, chef

Laura Brennan welcomes guests to Caffe Umbra for a weekly brunch, where the prices hover around $10. Swing by from 11:00am until 2:00pm for brioche French toast with pecans and praline sauce; confit chicken and root vegetable hash with eggs; or Croque Madame with fried egg and cheese sauce. Call Caffe Umbra at 617.867.0707 to make reservations.

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