Have a luxuriously lazy Sunday at Ocean View brunch

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—Photos by Marnely Murray

“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.”

For a food lover like myself, the best way to start a Sunday morning is by sleeping in a tiny bit. Leisurely get up and make yourself a coffee as you debate getting out of your pajamas. The rewarding thought of going to brunch is incentive to put real clothes on, and for those of us who brave the Island winters, a new brunch offering has popped up in Oak Bluffs.

The year-round Ocean View Restaurant started serving brunch at the start of the new year. Brunch is served 10 am until 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and I promise you, it’s worth getting out of your sleepwear on Sundays — even if all you really want to do is watch Lifetime movies and eat leftovers. The offerings on the Ocean View menu are not only delicious, they display a level of creative thoughtfulness that diners will appreciate.

Chef Joseph Da Silva is cooking up a storm in the kitchen and getting creative with his brunch offerings, including:

  • Fresh Berries French Toast ($13.99): thick-cut cinnamon swirl bread topped with fresh berries, dusted with powdered sugar, and served with 100 percent pure maple syrup.
  • Huevos Rancheros ($14.99): For when you want to spice up your morning, fried eggs are served on corn tortillas with refried beans, mozzarella cheese, avocado, corn salsa, and home fries. I recommend a splash of hot sauce to go along with this one.
  • Homemade Corned Beef Hash and Eggs ($15.99): a classic, yet tasty breakfast option, the housemade corned beef served alongside your choice of eggs, toast, and home fries.
  • The View Burrito ($15.99): packed with scrambled eggs, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, salsa, and chicken, and served with home fries.
  • Ocean View Eggs Benedict ($15.99): If there’s one thing you need to order, it’s this. Perfectly poached eggs are set atop a biscuit layered with prosciutto and covered in hollandaise sauce. On the side, a serving of grilled asparagus and home fries — basically heaven on a plate.
  • Mike’s Croissant Breakfast Sandwich ($12.99): a take on the classic, served on a buttery croissant with fluffy scrambled eggs, avocado, and bacon.

Let’s not forget that brunch without booze is just a sad breakfast, so make sure to order one of the specialty drinks, like the Kick Ass Bloody Mary with Cajun Shrimp or their Guava Mimosa.

Jennifer Toppin, general manager at the Ocean View Restaurant, delivered my drink and told me, “We’re trying to strive for the freshest ingredients, sourcing from farms all over New England thanks to our purveyor, Sid Wainer.” Everything from the fresh fruit purées used in the mimosas to the tender prosciutto is selected for freshness. You can really taste it while at brunch.

The Ocean View will be offering brunch into the summer season, so it’s a great option to have year-round in Oak Bluffs. Follow them on Facebook for updates.