Take the words "breakfast" and "lunch" and put them together to form the word "brunch." When Americans go out for brunch, they eat a combination of breakfast and lunch food. The time for a brunch (10:30 to 11 a.m.) is in the middle of the morning between when you’d normally eat breakfast (8 a.m.) and lunch (12 noon).

  • Many Americans go out for brunch on Mother’s Day.
  • We’re going to a brunch after the church service.
  • Popular brunch items include quiche, omelets, pancakes, sausage, bacon, pastries, fruit, and sandwiches.
  • A buffet restaurant is a good place to go for a brunch because it prepares and serves many different types of food.
  • Brunch is usually closer to lunch than it is to breakfast. It’s common to skip breakfast and have a very large brunch.

croisssant A croissant and orange juice go well together when eating brunch.

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This page was first published on May 13, 2012. It was updated on April 2, 2015.