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Brunch Is Bad And It's About Time We Admit It

It's just regular breakfast with an avocado and an egg thrown in for an extra fiver.

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I don't mean to be a traitor to my people (i.e. millennials) but I don't understand why brunch is so lauded, as if a made-up meal in between two perfectly good, existing meals, is somehow automatically better?

BRUNCH IS WONDERFUL I GET TO SHARE A MEAL WITH THREE OF MY BEST FRIENDS AND A STRANGER ONE OF THEM SLEPT WITH AND SOMEONE I SECRETLY HATE

There are a lot of reasons why it's bad. Firstly, the food is obviously delicious, but it's literally just regular food except with an extra egg and/or avocado, which apparently justifies the extortionate price tag.

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Also, mimosas are crap. You know what's better than a mimosa? Regular champagne, untainted by orange juice.

Also, let's all just admit to what mimosas really are: a weaker, and therefore worse, Buck's Fizz.
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Also, let's all just admit to what mimosas really are: a weaker, and therefore worse, Buck's Fizz.

You know what you can do instead of lining up for hours just for an egg and a glass of Buck's Fizz? Just have champagne with your regular breakfast.

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A doughnut and Dom Pérignon is a perfectly wholesome meal.

Besides, there is just not enough time in the day for brunch! Breakfast and lunch are already too close together, and then you have to wait at least seven hours until dinner.

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If you're going to fit in an extra, made-up meal into the day, it really shouldn't be between the first two. Why can't afternoon tea be a bigger thing instead?

But, my main problem is that the cult of brunch has made my Sunday morning hangovers all the more painful.

“DAMMIT BILL YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO BRUNCH"

Once upon a time, you'd wake up after a messy Saturday evening and haul yourself to the nearest café to eat lots of carbs. Now, I have to line up for 40 minutes just to go to a half-decent café and spend my mortgage deposit on some avocado toast??? Where is the justice???

Do I really need to make reservations for my hangover cure????? Do I really need to reserve avocado toast???

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But wait – it gets worse because SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T EVEN MAKE RESERVATIONS AND YOU HAVE TO QUEUE.

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Those fuckin' queues!!!!!!!!

I sincerely doubt all of these people have a hangover, therefore there is absolutely no reason they need to be having waffles at 11am.

You know what I did last Sunday? I went to Nando's for mid-morning hangover cure because there wasn't a single place in the whole of East London that didn't require a 40-minute wait for eggs.

It was the best decision I've ever made. Nando's will never let you down.
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It was the best decision I've ever made. Nando's will never let you down.

So can we all please ban brunch and agree to leave late, stodgy breakfasts on a Sunday to those who really need them? The Very Hungover.