The Brunch Boom

After a long week of school, there is nothing better than sleeping in on the weekend and joining friends for brunch at a local restaurant or dining court.

“Now, brunch has become more popular than ever,”said the Washington Post. “The story of brunch is the story of changing patterns in how Americans eat, live and interact.”

According to Google Trends, the interest in brunch has been rising steadily since 2004 and more specifically in the spring of each year. Bringing it closer to home, the Lafayette metro has shown the most interest towards Brunch within Indiana.

If you enjoy sleeping in and want to join the brunch boom. Here are three places I highly recommend trying out.

#3 – Town and Gown Bistro

The Town and Gown Bistro is located just north of East Street, close to campus and just at the bottom of the State Street hill. With a wide variety of options, there is plenty for you and your friends to chose from on their menu.

#2 – Hillenbrand Dining Court

Sundays from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Hillenbrand dining court offers a meal that many Purdue students have experienced and love, “Hillenbrunch”. If you live in the residence halls, it is definitely worth the trip over to Hillenbrand and if you live off campus – find a friend to swipe you in. The menu ranges from make-your-own pancakes and omelettes to trays of bacon.

#1 – Another Broken Egg

A gourmet cafe designed to feel like a casual getaway. Their menu is full of delicious finds. I highly recommend their gourmet omelettes and cinnamon roll french toast. On the weekends there is normally a pretty hefty wait, but if you use the “Nowait Guest” app it can put you in line without even being there yet.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Photo Credits: Another Broken Egg website.

If you’re hooked and want to join the brunch boom, there are many other places to enjoy a meal within the greater West Lafayette community.


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