Julienne | Eggs & Creme Brûlée French Toast in San Marino

Feeling a little fancy, I decided to dress up and venture out to Julienne’s in San Marino to enjoy a nice breakfast with fancy toast.  The weather was just a bit crisp but sunny.  We opted to sit outdoors since the overhead heaters made for a comfortable environment.  This was my first time trying the restaurant, but I had heard great reviews about it.

Julienne's Coffee

Julienne’s is well known for their breakfast.  Their signature dish is a creme brûlée French toast served with fresh strawberry sauce and creme anglais.  Of course, this was the first item I had to try!

Baked Crème Brulee French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce and Crème Anglais

Creme Brûlée French Toast

This dish is so decadent and sweet!  I would recommend sharing it so that you don’t end up in a sugar coma.


The ambiance of the restaurant is intimate and quaint.  The restaurant consists of a dining patio and three adjacent store fronts, one of which serves as a gourmet market and gift shop.  During this particular visit, holiday music played in the background and the restaurant was decorated with twinkle lights and garland.

Raisin Rosemary Toast with Butter and Jam

Complimentary Rosemary Raisin Toast with Butter and Jam

After looking over all of the egg options, I opted for an omlette.  While all the egg dishes sounded delicious, the Green Omlette caught my attention since it was served with avocado.

Julienne's Green Omlette

Green Omlette – Asparagus, Broccoli, Spinach, Scallions, Avocado, Feta and Roasted Pepper Salsa

Everything was fantastic.  From the complimentary toast to the ambiance.  Julienne’s is a great place to start your morning with your girl friends chatting over a hot cup of coffee. Or a nice date place to take that special someone or even mom and dad.

Breakfast is served Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 10:45 am, with an intermission menu available from 10:45 am to 11:30 am. Brunch is served all day Saturday and the restaurant is closed on Sunday.  Check out their website or Yelp for more information.

Boozy Brunch Places in NYC

When searching for brunch locations, I learned that due to changes in alcohol laws not all restaurants are allowed to offer unlimited drinks specials (aka Boozy Brunch) unless the restaurant falls under a grandfather clause. Taking this into consideration, I searched for the best boozy brunch options during my trip. So if you’re visiting New York for the first time and on the hunt for a boozy brunch like me, here are a couple of good options. Let me know how you like them or if you have an option for me!

Boozy Brunch

Crooked knife

29 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

$29 includes an entrée plus unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Marys for 2 hours.


161 East Houston street, new york, NY 10002

$16 unlimited Mimosa add-on for 1.5 hours with purchase of an entrée (prices ranging from $13 – $19).


140 7th ave South, New York, NY 10014

$28 includes an entrée plus unlimited Mimosas, Margaritas, or Wine for 2 hours.

Lasagna Ristorante

196 8th AvE, New York, NY 10011

$9 unlimited Mimosa, Bellini, Screwdriver, or Bloody Mary add-on for 2 hours with purchase of an entrée from the “Italian Brunch” menu (all “Italian Brunch” entrées are priced at $15.95) CASH ONLY