Food Fashion and Flow: Mission Inn Sunday Brunch   

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mission Inn Sunday Brunch

Los Angeles has no shortage of great places to dine, but there are also many great options outside of Los Angeles in surrounding areas, which include the Inland Empire and Orange County.

The Mission Inn is one of those places that is best described as out of the ordinary. Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside, a quiet community in the Inland Empire The Mission Inn is one of Riverside's best kept secrets. 

My foodie friends often joke that Riverside is a culinary wasteland, but there are some hidden gems in Riverside with great food. The Mission Inn is one of those places.  The ambiance in and of itself is breathtaking and the food is the cherry on top.  The beautiful courtyard will make you feel as if you are in Europe and the beautiful dining room is warm and cozy. 

The Sunday Brunch Buffet is a dazzling display of fresh salads, fruits, made to order breakfast staples such as omelets and waffles and carving stations with roast beef and ham. There are also several delicious hot pastas and potato dishes to satisfy those carb cravings we all have. Some of the hot choices  were: Ravioli, Linguine, Pasta Alfred, Mashed Potatoes, Scalloped Potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin and Breakfast Potatoes. There was also lots of seafood options and plenty of freshly baked breads. 

When I saw the dessert display, I could not see anything else after that. The dessert selection offers something special no matter what your dessert preference. For the chocoholic, the chocolate fountain does not disappoint, if you prefer simple desserts, there are plenty of gourmet cookies and if you love complete decadence, this is your playground! Cheeecake, Tira Misu and a unique White Chocolate Tira Misu along with a variety of tarts and cakes.
Entry to restaurant

Belgian waffles are made to order with your choice of toppings.


This is the beautiful indoor dining room

This beautiful courtyard setting is perfect for brunch and since California has beautiful weather almost all year long, is is nice to dine Al Fresco and if you are cold, there are outdoor heaters to keep you nice and toasty:-)

Isn't this patio gorgeous?

Plenty of fresh crab legs

All the fresh Shrimp you can eat

Isn't this a work of art?

 Chocolate fountain to satisfy your sweet tooth

Tira Misu

Chocolate Cake!

Rich creamy cheesecake...

Carrot Cake

Mini Sweet Treats

This is the spiral staircase in the hotel. Such amazing architectural details

The Mission Inn looks like an amazing  castle

Mission Inn Skybridge

The Mission Inn is indeed a beautiful and scenic place

My brunch experience ended on a sweet note:-)  This is definitely a brunch worth checking out and at $40.00 per person, it is a great value. You can walk the grounds or just sit and relax and take in the scenery after enjoying your meal.

Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Sunday Brunch: 10:00-2:00


Joyful said...

That is a gorgeous place and the food looks and sounds divine!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

This place looks amazing! I've never even heard of it. The food looks really yummy too. Thanks for sharing!



Southern (California) Belle

Anonymous said...

I have actually eaten and stayed in this exact hotel! Pictures do not give it Justice at all, definitely Missions Inn is a sight to see and a joy to the taste buds! Great Review Ms. LV!

erica said...

Wow! These pictures have me left speechless. That building is stunning. xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place for brunch!

Carsedra McKoy said...

I just drooled a little bit. The food looks amazing and the restaurant setting/court yard is so beautiful!

Carsedra of:

Georgia Zemou said...

Omg! Everything looks so great! Have a nice day! :)

Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin said...

What a gorgeous location for a meal! All those desserts look so delicious too! :)

Guru Uru said...

A beautiful dinner and location my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

kita said...

Loving the pictures my favorite the desserts they look so scrumptious

LA Lynn's said...

Breathtaking.. The pictures are amazing!!!!


Marina H said...

WOW this place looks absolutely beautiful. Such a perfect place to have brunch.

<3 Marina

Kerissa said...

The location and restaurant are both exquisite! The food looks scrumptious. I'm in the wrong city and state darling :)

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