11 Reasons Twentysomethings Love Brunch

#1 is because it's the best thing that has ever happened to America.

Flapjacks with butter and syrup
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1. You can sleep in as long as you want and still eat breakfast foods. No matter how late you hit the sheets last night, rest easy! You haven't wasted your day because brunch will still be there when you wake up.

2. You can go to fancy restaurants that you'd never otherwise be able to afford. Brunch specials are basically the eighth wonder of the world. It's cheaper than dinner so feel free to have your side order of bacon and eat it too.

3. Brunch is like a therapy session. Expect a rehash of the events from the night before, support from your friends on that questionable hook up, and scintillating conversation.

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4. It's the perfect excuse to day drink. Brunch is the only meal where it's socially acceptable to drink in the morning. Something about the hair of the dog? Bottoms up!

5. Brunch doesn't care what you look like. If the mood strikes, you can hit up a swanky spot in your Sunday best, but it's just as common to shlub it up over eggs.

6. You don't have to decide between sweet and savory. Want eggs? Get a pancake on the side! Have your heart set on waffles? Add some bacon, baby!

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7. The lunch crowd can take part too. There's always one outlier in your friend group who wants a cheeseburger. Thanks to brunch, you can all dine together in harmony.

8. Fancy coffee. Take a break from gross office brew and order a gorgeous, piping cappuccino with tons of foam or a latte with steamed milk that dreams are made of. Or both! The world is yours!

9. There's always artful food combos. Think breakfast pizza and you'll be slap happy for the rest of the day.

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10. Brunch makes you feel like you've accomplished something with your day. You left the couch on a Sunday, that's progress.

11. You don't have to clean up after yourself. HIGH FIVE.

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Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.