Holiday season is heavy brunch season, so I thought it would be helpful to mention a couple of fine brunch spots where you can eat well for a fair price in comfortable surroundings, without having to wait on line.
Telepan's brunch is great value for $28, and you can actually carry on a conversation there with your brunch mates without screaming.
The same things can be said about the brunch at Ouest. The housemade bread baskets at both restaurants would be fine breakfasts all by themselves (accompanied by coffee, tea, or ice-cold milk), so be careful not to fill up on all those lovely scones, muffins, and quick breads.
Both places feature unusually well-prepared brunch and lunch dishes, well-spaced tables, and fair pricing. What more could you ask for in a brunch spot?
Are there similar brunch spots in your neighborhood? Do tell.