They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But here at the Jersey Shore, we think brunch is the most important meal! You can wake up late, show up casual, and enjoy great food with family and friends. There’s no better way to start the day! Check out our picks for the best brunch in Asbury Park and get ready to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure.
Of course, this list is just the start. Learn more about our favorite brunch spots when you download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of recommendations for places to shop, dine, and explore during your stay at The Inns of Ocean Grove.
Where to Find the Best Brunch in Asbury Park
For a home-cooked meal without all the cleanup, head to Toast in downtown Asbury. This bustling cafe serves up brunch classics like pancakes, waffles, omelets, and egg scrambles. You’ll even find a separate menu full of vegan and vegetarian options. With fresh, natural ingredients and attention to detail, Toast is a cut above the rest.
2. The Chat & Nibble
The Chat & Nibble has been serving Asbury Park residents for over 34 years. It’s even been dubbed the best brunch place in town. You’ll feel right at home in the casual and relaxed dining room, where omelets, pancakes, and breakfast wraps abound. Don’t forget to check the weekly specials menu!
3. Cardinal Provisions
Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, Cardinal Provisions is the place to go. Their brunch menu consists of unique, one-of-a-kind dishes like poutine homefries and cranberry pancakes. Not sure what to order? Try the “Weird Hash” with roasted vegetables, homefries, and sausage, topped with herbs and a sunny-side up egg.
Local Tip: Like many places in Asbury Park, Cardinal Provisions is BYO. Feel free to bring a bottle of champagne and ask the restaurant staff for mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
4. Langosta Lounge
Located right on the boardwalk, Langosta Lounge is known for its eclectic eats and awesome live music. Start your Sunday with a $6 Bloody Mary or mimosa, then order a few favorites like the breakfast pizza, Fat Elvis waffle, or the Jersey wrap. There’s even a kids menu for little ones.
No trip to the Jersey Shore is complete without some great Italian food! At Porta, brunch-goers can indulge in gourmet pizza, pasta, and other Mediterranean classics. Some of our favorites include:
- Eggplant Parm
- Pork Milanese
- Cacio E Pepe
- House-made mozzarella cheese
- House-made meatballs
Come Home to the Inns of Ocean Grove
Now that you know where to find the best brunch in Asbury Park, it’s time to start planning your trip! Book your stay at the Inns of Ocean Grove for easy access to restaurants, bars, shops, and more. Our properties are within walking distance of Asbury Park and have everything you need for a great getaway.
Stay at the Ocean View Inn or the Ocean Plaza Hotel and enjoy top-notch accommodations and amenities. If you don’t feel like trekking to brunch, you’re in luck; we serve a fresh, delicious breakfast each morning. There’s truly nothing better! Check our availability and make your reservations today.