Usually a meal had on weekends, it's just the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Not only can you have your egg-based meal, like a simple scrambled egg concoction or a fancy strata. But you can also have your fill of carby goodness, like french toast, seasonal breads, and various pastries. Now, of course, you can throw in some bacon, breakfast sausages, and fruit salad as well.
But you don't have to stick to breakfast-type foods only. That's the beauty of brunch. You want a pressed sandwich? You can have a pressed sandwich at brunch.
Brunch can be creative, and it can also be quite decadent.
Then there's brunch meals from different parts of the world. Filipino breakfasts and brunch is usually very meaty and is accompanied by rice, though sometimes the meats are sweet themselves. Dim sum is a whole thing in and of itself, both with savory and sweet items.
I don't think I even need to mention how awesome a mimosa is.
I can only hope that when I have my own home that I will be able to host regular brunches with all my friends.
For now, I am quite content when the weekend comes along and I get to indulge in a carefully crafted meal of various treats with friends or cooking at home with the boyfriend.