Everybody Loves Brunch

Brunch. A word created by blending the sounds and meanings of the words breakfast and lunch. We don’t overthink the meaning, we just know we love it.

For many of us, brunch means relaxing. Brunch means a comfy gathering with friends and family over a great cup of coffee and a delicious meal including a traditional dish of eggs or pancakes. In Delaware County, though, brunch takes flight with our eateries offering up delicious morning-to-afternoon options, often made with farm fresh local ingredients.

While there is no shortage of places to enjoy brunch each weekend, here are just a few of the standout eateries you might consider the next time you are looking to enjoy that leisurely midday meal.


Beef short ribs for brunch? Chappie’s (53535 NY-30, Roxbury, 607.326.7020) suggests diners enjoy their beef, sausage, and peppers or veggie skillets accompanied by fried eggs and grilled bread for brunch. Pastries more your thing? Chappie’s has you covered with their selection of sweet treats including their famous Mega Muffin, the perfect muffin mash-up of blueberry, corn, and chocolate chip.

From their humble beginnings serving gyros at the Franklin Farmers’ Market, The Tulip & The Rose Cafe (435 Main St., Franklin, 607.829.4040) serves up incredible dishes from across the globe. Their chefs specialize in Turkish, Malay, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine in addition to traditional American and Continental European dishes, with a rainbow of cuisines represented on the brunch menu. It’s available every weekend. From Huevos Rancheros to falafel sandwiches, there is no shortage of flavorful delights here.

After a recent renovation, a new state-of-the-art facility known as Bluestone (85 Scotch Mountain Rd., Delhi, 607.745.4200) has emerged at The College Golf Course at SUNY Delhi. Bluestone is a pub, restaurant, event space, and culinary learning resource that offers brunch on weekends. While the schedule changes by season and school schedule, the popular brunch at Bluestone has offered everything from red velvet waffles with cream cheese icing to an omelet station.

The Tulip & The Rose

O’Neill’s Shire Pub (123 Main Street, Delhi, 607.746.8758) has made legions on brunch fans with chef Ed O’Neill’s Sunday Brunches. While the menu changes each week, this series referred to as “mind of the chef ” has been winning rave reviews with signature dishes like their Korean BBQ Riblets and Smoked Fish Flatbreads. The Shire’s brunch happens every Sunday from 11:30am to 4pm. Visit their site to find the most up to date menu.

The Andes Hotel (110 Main Street, Andes, 845.676.4408) offers up brunch specials and Saturdays and Sundays with something for everyone from baked goods and egg dishes, including Tiny’s legendary Egg Sandwich, to burgers and flatbreads.

Watershed (53470 NY-30, Roxbury, 607.326.6336) is known for it’s fresh foods and hot coffee. They offer breakfast and lunch with dinner and brunch on the weekends.

With regular hours running from late morning to late afternoon, virtually every meal is brunch at the very popular Blue Bee Cafe (114 Main St Delhi, 607.746.8060). But brunch is officially on the menu every weekend serving a wide variety of waffles, omelets, crepes, their delicious Bagel Nosh and much more!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and, yes, brunch are served in a variety of places all over this stunning county. Whatever you are in the mood for, we are sure someone is making it in the Great Western Catskills. Please visit greatwesterncatskills.com to try all the other fantastic eateries too!