How to Create the Perfect Brunch Buffet

Have you ever hosted a group of guests overnight and wondered what you could possibly feed them all the next morning? We know that preparing a meal for a large group of people with different food preferences or dietary restrictions can be tough. Even if you don’t have a lot of guests to cook breakfast for, preparing a brunch buffet is a fun, easy solution and perfect for everyone.

Since most people enjoy their daily dose of caffeine in the morning, set up an assortment of coffee options to let your guests create their perfect cup. Every coffee lover has their own roast preference, so be sure to serve a range to your guests. We suggest brewing Community® Breakfast Blend, a medium-roast, for those who enjoy a smooth finish, our Signature Blend Dark Roast to offer to guests who crave a rich, bold flavor in the morning and our Café Special® Decaffeinated blend for those looking for a hot cup of coffee without the extra energy. Don’t forget to set out an array of milk and sugar (including sugar substitutes) for those who enjoy their coffee on the creamier and sweeter side.

The key to a perfect breakfast buffet is serving a variety of food options. An easy option is to prepare a big batch of scrambled eggs. Provide different mix-ins for your guests to create their own favorite combination. Mix-ins could include sautéed veggies like onions, peppers, spinach, and tomatoes, and cheese, bacon, sausage, and sauces. In addition to the mix-ins, offering English muffins and bagels will allow your guests to take advantage of the assortment and create a one-of-a-kind breakfast sandwich.

Another great breakfast staple to make for your guests is pancakes! To save time, prepare the pancake batter the night before. In the morning, arrange an array of toppings to help make each towering plate of fluffy goodness unique. Include fresh berries, sliced bananas, a can of whipped cream, shaved coconut, chocolate or caramel sauce, chocolate chips and sprinkles and maybe even some cinnamon and powdered sugar. And of course, don’t forget the butter and a bottle of real maple syrup for the classic flapjack combo.

The beauty of a brunch buffet is that it offers your guests options without requiring you to hide yourself away in the kitchen for hours. You can even get a jump-start on most of your fixings the night before to help save time. Your guests will love the thoughtfulness and originality in your brunch buffet spread from the variety of pancake toppings to the multiple roasts of coffee. As long as you provide a mixture of food and coffee options, your brunch buffet is sure to be a hit!