You Should Go: International Autostraddle Summer Brunch Weekend is Upon Us!

There’s nothing I love more than a good brunch, and luckily, I’m not alone. When we announced that August 23 – 24, 2014 would be hereby known as International Autostraddle Brunch Weekend, y’all couldn’t have been more excited. Now, with brunch just around the riverbend, I’m here to help you find your fellow Autostraddle readers around the world – and maybe even a great Bloody Mary. WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOSTRADDLE SUMMER BRUNCH WEEKEND MEGA-POST!!


Don’t see your city listed here? It’s not too late to host! Just submit your brunch gathering on our events site to have it added to this post. To view the brunch events on a calendar, click here. To correct errors in this post or on the site, email chelsey [at] and carmen [at]



Host: Reshmi, Izati, Ling
Nosh Restaurant and Bar
August 30, 11:00 AM

Australia & New Zealand


Host: Isobel
Bambi’s Kitchen
August 24, 11:00 AM


Host: Stef D.
Location TBD
August 24, 11:00 AM


Host: Dina
Reuben Hills
August 23, 11:00 AM


Host: Kate
August 24, 10:00 AM



Hosts: Jessica & Monika
The Armview
August 23, 12 PM

Vancouver, BC

Host: Isabella
Ron Basford Park
August 24, 11:00 AM

Victoria, BC

Host: Blake
August 24, 10:00 AM



Host: Elisa
Location TBD
August 24, 12:00 PM


Host: Hattie
Look Mum No Hands
August 24, 10:00 AM


Host: Nancy Katati
George & Delila
August 23, 11:30 AM

United States

Albany, NY

Host: Em More
Washington Park Historic District
August 24, 11:00 AM

Ashland, OR

Host: Hana K
Morning Glory
August 22, 10:30 AM

Atlanta, GA

Host: Arielle
August 23, 10:30 AM


Host: Jana
Caracas Arepa Bar
August 24, 12:00 PM

Boston, MA

Boston Straddlers
Boston Common
August 24, 11:00 AM

Chicago, IL

Host: Amanda Walters
Palmer Square Park
August 23, 11:00 AM

Cincinnati, OH

Host: Claire Suer
Mayday Northside
August 24, 11:00 AM

Dallas, TX

Host: Yvonne
The Gin Mill
August 23, 11:30 AM

Durham, NC

Host: Amanda
Location TBD
August 23, 11:00 AM

Grand Rapids, MI

Host: Briana
Gaia Cafe
August 24, 12:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA

Host: Carmen SanDiego
Luna Park Los Angeles
August 24, 11:30 AM

McAllen, TX

Host: Mary
August 23, 11:29 AM

Oakland, CA

Host: Carolyn
Luka’s Taproom
August 23, 11:00 AM

Philadelphia, PA

Host: Tracy More
Rittenhouse Square Park
August 24, 1:00 PM

Portland, OR

Host: Bethany
August 23, 1:00 PM

Portland, OR

Peninsula Park
August 24, 11:00 AM

San Diego, CA

Host: Leslie
August 23, 11:00 AM

Santa Barbara, CA

Host: Jeannette
Our Daily Bread
August 24, 10:00 AM

Washington, DC

Host: Carmen
DC Reynolds
August 24, 11:00 AM

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. Still no Dublin brunch? :( I would host, but I literally moved here a week and a half ago, and I have no idea where to go.

      • Well I have been filled in on some potential options by another Autostraddler in Dublin, so we could make something happen. When are you getting in? I could maybe put together something for Saturday?

      • Update: I have submitted an event listing for Saturday morning! It’s a bit early since the place I was recommended gets super busy, but I promise it’ll be worth it. :)

  2. Oakland brunchers! I am moving to you on Thursday and I’m beyond excited to meet/drink with y’all!

  3. Minneapolis, MN
    Hosts: Jeneane and Aliya
    August 24th
    Lake Harriet Bandshell Potluck

    Join Twin Cities Autostraddlers on Facebook.

  4. ok this is pretty unlikely but I just moved to Zürich, Switzerland a couple weeks ago and if there are any straddlers at all in this country (really it’s not that big) then I want to have brunch with you if you exist??

    • We exist! We’re not all straddlers but we are (mostly expat) women-who-like-to-brunch-among-other-things based in Geneva and surrounds. So if you’re ever visiting…

    • Yes we exist! I am also based in Geneva and we are mostly expats of course… but we are here, queer etc etc. I’m off on holiday myself this week (San Francisco, get ready for me!) but I can probably send you to at least one lovely person I know in Zurich… and I’m sure the Geneva crowd would be happy to welcome you to the French corner of Switzerland for brunching!

      • OK I am going to come to Geneva for brunch, not this weekend but in the future and get in touch with all of you and meet all the swiss straddlers. Do y’all have an autostraddle and/or facebook group?

      • Awesome! I will post in that group and come and visit and make friends with all the geneva straddlers! there is an english-speaking lesbian meetup group in zurich (because, why not) but I am kind of scared to go to things not knowing anyone? like WHAT IF THEY DONT READ AUTOSTRADDLE WHAT THEN

  5. If you guys come to the LA brunch, we’ll all be able to find out where in the world Carmen San Diego is.

      • Sorry to be that guy but is it cool if I don’t RSVP via FB? I do plan to attend and am really looking forward to it. :)

        • Sure!
          The Facebook thing is just for headcount purposes since I am supposed to let the restaurant know how many people to expect, more or less
          Thank you for letting me know, though

  6. Still no NOLA brunch :(
    It’s ok I know we’re not an organised lot, but we have delicious foods.

  7. New Orleans? I know there’s not one listed but I’m new to the area (grad student), and if anyone is interested in meeting up, get at me.

  8. I always work weekends so I miss out on brunch :( Las Caracas is my favorite place in Brooklyn, too.

  9. I’m thinking about a Sarasota/St.Pete/Tampa meetup… perhaps at the Cask and Ale in St. Pete? Super open to suggestions though!

    • Ps. staff I can’t click through to the FB event on the Adelaide event page? It takes me to your exciting upcoming AS event page (which is still exciting btw) but not to our current Facebook event for the meetup? Halp?

  10. Is there a link to the facebook event for the one in London? I’ve searched but I cant seem to find it!

    Please tell me it’s not blindingly obvious.

  11. Where’s Istanbul? Oh well, probably wouldn’t go even if it were on the list. Undercover cops are not fun to party with.

  12. Along with what’s listed on our event, I’ll be bringing some playing cards and maybe other games to the brunch, if anyone wants to do that (and it’s not too windy)!

  13. anyone have more details on the portland brunch at peninsula park? it says to rsvp to the fb event, but the link to the fb event doesn’t work for me…

  14. I know we’re late to the game but the Autostraddle Austin group is having a kayaking/picnic brunch Sunday August 24th. There’s a kayaking place off of the new Riverside walkway, east of I-35, on a big grassy hill which is beautiful and looks out on the water and not very crowded. Join the Austin Autostraddle group to get an invite to the event, or message me with any questions:

  15. I just moved to Toronto three weeks ago but I’ll be in NYC during the weekend. Maybe I should come to Brooklyn’s…

  16. No Mexico brunch? D:

    I’m sure there are plenty of readers here! I nominate Tijuana!! Hell, I’ll make the breakfast myself!

  17. Hmmmmmmm.

    Is there a way to contact the organizer of a meetup that isn’t via facebook? It seems awkward (well, “terrifying” is actually the accurate word, probably) to simply show up for a meetup. But I don’t use facebook (this geek distrusts those geeks sort of thing).

  18. All right, Dublin straddlers! It hasn’t made it onto the events calendar yet, but here’s what I’m thinking:

    Dublin brunch!
    Saturday, August 23 10 AM
    Brother Hubbard café
    153 Capel St, Dublin 1

    If you’re interested in coming, I’d appreciate it if you could message me!

  19. SAINT LOUIS!!!
    Chris’s Pancakes
    On the Hill
    Sunday 8/24/14
    11:30am (or any other time suggested to me)
    Comment here to RSVP and/or suggest something else.

  20. Is anyone by some miracle of g*d in Costa Rica? Moved here two weeks ago and have spotted many exciting animals, but not a queer in sight.

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