Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville

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Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville

By HERNANDO SUN STAFF

First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept,opened its newest restaurant on Monday, Oct. 9, in Brooksville. It is located  at 12314 Cortez Blvd. in the new Cortez West shopping center, and will employ about 25 people.

Customers at First Watch in Brooksville will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables.

“First Watch has called the Gulf Coast our home for more than 30 years,” said Chris Tomasso, president of First Watch. “It’s an honor to be expanding our reach to Brooksville, and I speak for the whole First Watch team when I say we are thrilled to begin serving our fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch to our new friends and neighbors here.”

First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and inventive offerings made to order using farm fresh ingredients. The new restaurant in Brooksville will offer healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100 percent fresh-squeezed orange juice as well as more indulgent, traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings.

The new First Watch will also serve its exclusive Sunrise Select Premium Blend Coffee, brewed by the pot from slow-roasted, hand-selected, high-grown coffee beans from mountains across North, Central and South America.

In Brooksville, First Watch opens with the restaurant’s latest interior design, which combines farm fresh elements with a high-energy, urban vibe.

The restaurant  serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also offers customers complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

 About First Watch: First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the United States with more than 300 restaurants in 26 states, including more than 200 First Watch restaurants, 85 The Egg & I restaurants and one Bread & Company restaurant in Nashville. For more information, visit firstwatch.com.