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Allentown’s Sweet Peaches offers lively seasonal brunch items

Don’t miss the ceregi, fresh, hot doughnuts

click to enlarge Allentown’s Sweet Peaches offers lively seasonal brunch items
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Ceregi — fresh, hot doughnuts — await brunchers.

The cooler temps are the perfect reason to begin a lazy weekend with a stick-to-the-ribs Sunday brunch. A fresh spot for brunching is Sweet Peaches, along Allentown’s getting-spruced-up Warrington Avenue; the eatery is an offshoot of cook and owner Bek Hlavach’s eponymous catering company.

The storefront space seats about two dozen and is cheerfully decorated with cookware: Jelly jars hold condiments, and light bulbs hang in repurposed industrial beaters.

The fare is seasonal, so choices vary, but one favorite — ceregi — is apt to be found under the enthusiastic menu header, “A Great Way to Start Your Day!” And how: half-a-dozen of “our family’s traditional bow-tie shaped Hunky doughnuts,” topped with powdered sugar.  These were served piping hot, and were cake-y and filling. Paired with a “bottomless” cup of Zeke’s coffee, this could be a complete breakfast for those partial to breakfast sweets.

Expect to find familiar brunch items, dressed up: One French toast topping is salted cognac caramel with a pecan crust, and iced tea has been infused with peaches. The hearty, man-sized pumpkin chai spice pancakes sported toasted sunflower seeds (and whipped cream). The signature Sweet Peachs omelet has red onion, feta and rapini.

There are also “lunchier” offerings, including pot pies, sandwiches and pasta. If you’re eating your way back to health after a night out, look into the “Feel Better Juice,” a pick-me-up of lemon, ginger, cayenne, honey and hot water.

Sunday brunch is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for sandwiches, soups and salads. 639 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown. 412-219-3121.

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