Jun 3, 2024 - Food and Drink

Sips and snacks: Brunch for a cause at Matteo

A plate of french toast, eggs Benedict, a bloody mary and a coffee on a restaurant table.

A brunch spread at Matteo. Photo: Kate Murphy/Axios

It's tough to choose between their sweet and savory dishes — or whether to order a specialty coffee and a bloody mary — but brunch at Matteo makes you feel better about ordering it all.

Why it matters: The South Park restaurant donates profits to local schools, homeless youth, arts and science programs, and other organizations nominated by the community through monthly "Giving Back Saturdays."

  • The food entices you to come back.

Dig in: The tiramisu brioche French toast was the star of the show.

  • The classic eggs Benedict came with a side of crispy breakfast potatoes.
  • Get a bloody mary, but make it spicy.

The vibe: The open-air restaurant has a modern farmhouse feel with a dog-friendly patio, plus a bakery and coffee/cocktail bar.

Zoom out: Matteo is owned by the same restaurateur behind popular Italian spots Buona Forchetta, Gelati & Peccati, and Meraki.

If you go: It's open for breakfast and brunch 7am-3pm Monday-Friday and 8am-3pm weekends.


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