Savoury brunch: classic to creative
Eggs are a typical feature of a traditional brunch and can be prepared in a variety of ways – scrambled, fried or poached – and are delicious when served with cheese or deli meats.
Other must-have savoury treats include:
- Sandwiches: of the simple kind, with sliced bread, gouda cheese and turkey, or Scandinavian, on Swedish flat bread with salmon. Make it British with English muffins, cream cheese, avocado or salmon for a particularly delicious treat!
- Hamburgers: a beef patty with bacon, melted cheese and onions is always a popular pick!
- Open-faced sandwiches: best toasted, with butter and a slice of ham and cornichon pickles, for a French touch. Or, try a taste of California with avocado and shredded crab meat.
Want your taste buds to travel? A brunch can also include samosas, tacos or spring rolls.
Serve it up sweet!
Not tempted by scrambled eggs, bacon and sandwiches? Don’t worry! A good brunch offers sweet things too.
- Crisp, warm pastries
- Vitamin-packed fresh fruit juice
- Cereal, for a breakfast-feel
- Crepes and pancakes for the very hungry
And in addition to these classics, other, more original options include:
- Sweet verrines: enjoy a mix of berries, fromage blanc, or exotic fruit and granola.
- Pastries, cookies and cakes.
Sweet and savoury for the little ones
A good brunch should include some kid-friendly options too. Have the children help you make a few dishes everyone will love!
Possible sweet treats include crepes with sugar or chocolate spread, or yummy smoothies.
Mini club sandwiches in funny shapes are an excellent idea for a lunch-type item.
Traditionally, brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, which is why you’ll find sweet things alongside lunch-type items. But the choice of brunch dishes is yours to make: the important thing is to enjoy it.
Spotlight on sweet and savoury : Did you know ?
A preference for sweet or salty food is in our genes. A recent study  has shown that our food preferences are determined by hormones. This explains why women prefer sweet things and men prefer things that are salty.  Nutrinet study conducted on 37,000 volunteers