Though it may be known around the country as the home of the University of Florida, there is much more to Gainesville than just a college campus! Our historic community blends carefully preserved parks and forests with modern amenities and attractions that are perfect for residents and vacationers alike.
With so much to do, it’s easy to get lost in the many opportunities available in Gainesville! Fortunately, the experts at Peach Valley have been around the block and know a thing or two (or four) about the best places in town to explore after filling up on our incredible brunch offerings. Read on for some of our favorite brunch and destination pairings right here in Gainesville!
Very Berry Stuffed French Toast and the Bluefield Estate Winery
What once started as a kitchen experiment burgeoned into the Bluefield Estate Winery. This charming establishment can be found off the beaten path of the greater Gainesville area, distinguished by vineyards of blueberries and muscadine grapes that dot the landscape. During harvest season, the owners allow guests to pick their very own berries – the perfect activity after filling up on our Very Berry Stuffed French Toast, which comes chock full of our raspberry-blueberry compote and topped with fresh seasonal berries.
Grilled Salmon Salad and the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
Oily fishes have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which are proven to preserve brain function by building gray matter which processes information and signals to the brain. Plus, they foster creative instincts and inspire invention! After chowing down on our brain-healthy Grilled Salmon Salad, consider swinging by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. Filled with tons of exhibits, displays, and interactive stations, this bastion of science and technology is a great place to inspire learning and experimentation!
Summer Salad and Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Even though Gainesville may be landlocked and lacking the beaches of some of its Floridian counterparts, Ichetucknee Springs State Park can make for the perfect day of outdoor recreation. Before heading over, order a Summer Salad and fill up on foods that are sure to pump you up with energy. Mandarin oranges, strawberries, almonds, and mixed greens are all found in our vibrant Summer Salad and these can all increase your energy levels and maintain your alertness throughout the day. With your newfound focus, stop by Ichetucknee Springs State Park and have fun in any number of ways – including kayaking, snorkeling, and other outdoor adventures.
Protein Packed Avocado Toast and Ironwood Golf Course
Named by Golf Digest as one of the best places to play, the Ironwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole championship course that hosts over 50 tournaments a year! It boasts an outstanding layout that intertwines with century-old pines and shimmering lakes. Every level of golfer can find a challenge here. Before teeing off on the greens, try eating wheat-based foods and lean proteins to find all the fuel you need for success, like our Protein Packed Avocado Toast! This nutritious dish is sure to keep you going strong hole after hole without crashing.
In Gainesville, our combination of college-town vigor and preserved natural beauty makes us a one-of-a-kind destination where nature and culture meet. With so many incredible activities and destinations available, all it takes is the perfect meal to get you through the day feeling fresh and empowered. Before embarking on your next Gainesville adventure, stop by Peach Valley Café to load up on a fulfilling and wholesome brunch!