Beach spot has outstanding brunch menu


by Kalah Siegel, Staff Writer

The saying, “On Sundays we brunch,” is popping up all over T-shirts and Pinterest boards.

It’s also become a valued reality for San Diegans in recent years. It can be hard to navigate the scene when every restaurant in San Diego is joining the brunch brigade.

Fortunately there’s OB Warehouse, which channels San Diego’s quintessential beach-town roots with coffee and breakfast bites in the heart of Ocean Beach.

OB Warehouse serves good eats and a priceless atmosphere that sets a positive tone for the week ahead.

Upon entering the second-floor eatery, patrons are ushered into an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for eccentric people-watching on Newport Avenue.  If funky vintage decor and laid-back modern style got together and had a restaurant baby, this would be it. Seamlessly placed for all eyes to see is a retro airstream trailer that’s been refurbished as the kitchen entrance and acts as the statement design piece on the floor. In combination with beach-chic accents, the dwelling is a cozy getaway to an easygoing mindset.

“It’s a cute, trendy restaurant with great service and food,” public relations sophomore McKinley Kane said. “I always recommend it to others.”

Aside from the relaxing environment reinforced by a friendly, attentive staff, OB Warehouse has a menu item for any mood. For a wake-up call with a spicy kick, order the chicken chilaquiles. The savory breakfast nachos pack the right amount of punch without overpowering the flavorful chicken and crema. For a cheesy twist on a beloved classic, look no further than Nacho Mama’s Short Rib Benny. Rather than traditional hollandaise sauce, it features a delectable cheese fondue sauce that compliments the short rib perfectly.

Of course, it’s not brunch without beverages. Diners 21 and up can enjoy craft cocktails designed for the early bird like the Workbench — a concoction of seasonally infused rum with lime juice and house-made maple syrup. The warehouse pours out the classics, too, including Bloody Marys for $5 and mimosas. Additionally, there’s access to more than 20 craft beers on tap. With two TVs broadcasting Sunday football at the bar, it’s making of a perfect “Sunday Funday” locale.

Because it does brunch so well, some forget OB Warehouse made its mark as a dinner establishment known for exotic twists on timeless tastes. Not a morning person? Don’t miss the buzz-worthy flatbreads and hearty seafood entrees on the dinner menu.