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Boozed Up Bunny

Boozed Up Bunny

 

Volcano Rabbit – the second smallest rabbit in the world that resides in the mountains of Mexico.  It is considered highly active in the evening, morning, and all hours in between ~ much like the Volcano Rabbit Bar + Restaurant location in the Gaslamp District of San Diego.

 

 

 

I had been hearing great things about the nightlife at this new addition to Downtown since they opened in early February and decided I had to stop in when I heard they were serving brunch.  With a $25 all you can eat brunch buffet & $20 Bottomless Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s, it is an ideal scene for the all day, day-drinkers.

 

With a dog friendly patio out front, bar seating inside, and a lounge area, the restaurant is very open and
inviting. It gave off a younger vibe and reminded me of my college years with brunch, bottomless cocktails, and late 90’s/early 2000’s top hits playing with music videos on the surrounding T.V.’s (the days when MTV played music videos- the good ol days).

 

Once we got comfortable & I sang to Britney’s “Baby, One More Time,” I headed straight to the Do It Yourself Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar~

 

DIY Mimosa Bar – (the bar attendant pre-pores the sparkling & you get to top it off your choice of juice –

Farm to Brunch

Farm to Brunch

In the heart of the Gaslamp District, you will find one of the most popular San Diego brunch spots, Cafe 21.  Known for using locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients, they thrive on the “farm-to-table” experience.  Add in their rustic outdoor patio made for people watching downtown, overexposed brick, & contrasting colors and patterns, and Cafe 21 will give you casual, urban feel.

While waiting for a table, I gave myself my own tour of their upstairs dining area, wine wall, and their bar.  This is where the magic happens –  filled with greenery & science equipment, you know a delicious cocktail will be presented to you shortly. BTW, I love when a bar uses chemistry tools to make cocktails (beakers, graduated cylinders, erlenmeyer flasks, etc.).

 

 

After sitting down in the cutest booth, it was time for the tough decisions…coffee, Bloody Mary, sangria, mojito’s, giant martini’s, or mimosas?  All great choices, but I knew I had to try their…

 

 

 

  • Mimosa Flight (All 6 of their Seasonal Selections) – A flight of mimosas?! Umm, yes please!  Can brunch get any better?  This flight included six different flavors and were all worthy of first class seating!

 

My favorites from left to right:

 

 

 

Black Sesame Vanilla