The History & Benefits of Brunch

"Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting [...] It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”

Who said this? A man who deserves, at the very least, one collective raise of our Bloody Marys and Mimosas for a toast: Guy Beringer, the inventor of brunch. It was 1895 when Beringer, an English writer, published his article, “Brunch: A Plea,” as a response to the daunting, Sunday morning expectations that weighed on the “Saturday-night carouser.” He contended that “brunch” should consist of ''everything good [and] plenty of it, variety and selection,” which might’ve even included a hair-of-the-dog cocktail.

Looking out for our friends who've had a little too much fun on Saturday night is important to us. However, here at Blackbird Cafe, we do our best to employ the same fundamental benefits of Beringer’s “brunch” to all of our meals, no matter the time or day of the week. We’re here to serve the early bird, the weekend warrior, the health nut, we even have a dog-friendly patio for our animal lovers. At Blackbird Cafe, we consider all of our customers as being part of an ever-growing, food-loving family and we pride ourselves on offering a large variety of “everything good,” from our menu, to the local artwork on the walls, to our conviviality. Please join us for the good times ahead!

Source: William Grimes, "At Brunch, The More Bizarre The Better" New York Times, 1998