Starbucks Is Testing Out A "Weekend Brunch" Menu At Some Locations & It Looks Seriously Amazing
For the next few weekends, you might be able to order more than just a scone at Starbucks to go along with that Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks is reportedly testing "Weekend Brunch," according to Starbucks Melody, and the menu looks to die for. But before you get ahead of yourself and start making brunch plans, there's one big catch: Since it's currently just a test, the Starbucks "Weekend Brunch" menu is only available at select locations in the greater Portland and Seattle areas. (Bustle has reached out to Starbucks for comment and will update this article if/when we hear back.)
Update: A Starbucks spokesperson has confirmed to Bustle that the company is currently testing a weekend-only Brunch Menu in 78 Starbucks locations in Portland and Seattle. The Brunch Menu, which includes Baked French Toast, Belgian Waffles, and Quiche, is available on weekends at these test locations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Earlier: So what can customers there expect to see on the menu? From 8 a.m. to around 2 p.m., the "Weekend Brunch" menu allows you to order staples like Baked French Toast and Sweet Belgian Waffles topped with fresh blueberries and powdered sugar, which Starbucks Melody describes as "the perfect combination of sweet, crunchy, and flaky." There are also apparently two quiches, Spinach & Swiss and Smoked Bacon & Swiss, which are made with cage-free eggs. (Pardon me while I drool just a tiny bit.)
Starbucks Melody confirmed with Starbucks representatives that the "Weekend Brunch" test began Aug. 27; while there seems to be no confirmed end date, Starbucks Melody estimates it'll run for about six to eight weeks.
This actually isn't the first time Starbucks has tested out brunch. The coffee giant rolled out a very similar "Weekend Brunch" menu for just six days last September at some Starbucks Evenings stores, and then tested out weekend brunch waffles this past spring, Starbucks Melody reports. Seeing as the new "Weekend Brunch" test seems to be occurring over a much longer period of time, keep your fingers crossed that Starbucks will consider expanding the brunch menu to other U.S. locations.
If you're craving brunch but don't live in the Pacific Northwest, there are endless recipes for making French toast at home (or, if you're feeling ambitious, try your hand at a spinach and bacon quiche). And for those of you who are lucky enough to try those sweet, sweet Belgian waffles, I definitely envy you.
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