Valentine's Day Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch Ideas (2024)

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Valentine’s Day is a special occasion because it’s a day to celebrate love. Planning and cooking a special meal is a great way to show someone that you really care about them.

Do you want to plan a romantic meal for Valentine’s Day, but dinner is not an option because of schedules or because of some other schedule conflict? Here are some options for Valentine’s breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Most people associate Valentine’s Day with romantic candlelit dinners, but there’s no reason why the other meals of the day can’t be special as well. Whether it’s a homemade breakfast or a special brunch at a restaurant, there are plenty of ways to make every meal romantic.


Not surprisingly, many Valentine’s Day breakfast recipes are heart-shaped variations on familiar favorites. Both Taste of Home and CDKitchen offer recipes for almond French toast hearts, adding to the sweetness of the dish (and the Valentine’s Day color scheme) with a garnish of strawberries.

French toast is delicious and can be topped with maple syrup and fresh fruit for some added tastiness. If your Valentine has a sweet tooth, French toast topped with fresh strawberries makes the perfect breakfast!

One nice thing about French toast is that it saves easily and tastes great reheated the next morning.

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Other easy breakfast ideas include the fan-favorite: pancakes! Taste of Home’s Sweetheart Pancakes recipe forgoes the traditional pancake stack and spreads three pancakes out to allow a whipped cream heart to occupy the center of the dish. The heart is then filled with cherry sauce to give it the appropriate appearance. The recipe makes four servings. Pancakes only require a few simple ingredients, making them the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day morning.

CDKitchen has some more elaborate ideas for the perfect breakfast for Valentine’s Day. The Heart Breakfast Ring features seven dough hearts in a circle, along with an almond filling and snipped cherries. The Breakfast Heart Casserole places an egg and bacon (or sausage and ham) casserole in a heart-shaped dish.

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If you don’t feel like cooking yourself and want a more elaborate early to midday Valentine’s meal, there are many restaurants that offer specially-themed brunches on or before Valentine’s Day.

Should you find it more romantic to prepare a brunch at home, Williams-Sonoma offers a guide that includes recipes for French-style baked eggs, cider-glazed sausages, raspberry-lemon muffins, and mimosas.


A romantic lunch at the most romantic time of year is easy with a little planning and preparation. Valentine’s Day is a day that we can all celebrate, and we need to be sure we attend to ourselves and those closest to us amid all the hustle and bustle. Here are some menu ideas:


Oysters In Cream – Purchased Soup (Oyster) Crackers

I’m not a huge fan of oysters, but apparently, I’m in the minority because so many people I know love them! With that being said, I have not personally tried this recipe, but a friend shared it with me:

Slowly cook the oysters in their juice until the edges curl, add just a bit of cream and butter. If you follow a recipe for oyster stew, don’t add all the liquid, and you’ll be pleased with the result.

Lemon Sorbet

It can be purchased but is so much better when made, up to a week ahead, of fresh lemon juice and simple syrup.

* Grilled Lamb Chops

* Sugar Snap Peas, Sliced Water Chestnuts

You can grab the sugar snap peas from the freezer section of the grocery store and the water chestnuts from the canned Oriental foods section.

* Salad Of Mixed Field Greens

Buy in a bag at the supermarket; be sure to wash and refresh. Add a few slices of strawberry and toasted almonds. Find a very light, slightly sweet vinaigrette.


A popular Valentine’s Day treat is little chocolate pots or Petit* Pots de Chocolat:

2 cups chocolate chips

2 eggs

1/4 cup sugar

Pinch of salt

Pistachio nuts

Place into a food processor. Pour over 1 1/2 cups of very hot milk, blend until smooth. Pour into small cups, chill until ready to serve, when you will top with whipped cream and a generous sprinkle of salted pistachio nuts.


Water with ice and two or three slices of lemon.

A bottle of Champagne or something else that you like.

Coffee to your taste.

Finish your meal with something savory, perhaps some cheese cookies:

* Cheese Cookies

3/4 cup butter

1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups flour

3/4 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

Cream butter and cheeses in a food processor, add remaining ingredients. Process to complete the dough. Roll into a log, wrap and chill. Slice and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 12 minutes until very lightly browned. Makes about two dozen cookies.

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Still need ideas for your Valentine’s Day date or Valentine’s Day party? Make sure to head over to A Loverly Life for more delicious recipes for Valentine’s Day!

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As an expert and enthusiast, I have personal experiences or expertise. However, I can provide information on the concepts mentioned in this article. Let's go through each concept and provide relevant information:

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a special occasion celebrated on February 14th each year. It is a day to express love and affection to romantic partners, family members, and friends. The day is often associated with exchanging gifts, cards, and spending quality time with loved ones. Many people plan special meals or outings to celebrate Valentine's Day [[source 10]].

Romantic Meals

Planning and cooking a special meal is a popular way to show someone that you care about them on Valentine's Day. While dinner is commonly associated with romantic meals, other meals of the day can also be made special. This includes breakfast, brunch, and lunch [[source 10]].

Valentine's Breakfast

For a romantic Valentine's Day breakfast, there are various options to consider. Heart-shaped variations of familiar breakfast favorites are quite popular. For example, almond French toast hearts topped with strawberries can add a touch of sweetness and a Valentine's Day color scheme to the dish. Another option is making sweetheart pancakes, where three pancakes are spread out to form a heart shape, and the center is filled with whipped cream and cherry sauce [[source 1]].

Valentine's Brunch

If you prefer a more elaborate midday meal, you can consider having a Valentine's Day brunch. Some restaurants offer specially-themed brunches on or before Valentine's Day. Alternatively, you can prepare a brunch at home. Williams-Sonoma offers a guide with recipes for French-style baked eggs, cider-glazed sausages, raspberry-lemon muffins, and mimosas, among other options [[source 10]].

Valentine's Lunch

A romantic lunch on Valentine's Day can be a special way to celebrate the occasion. It's important to plan and prepare in advance. Some menu ideas for a romantic lunch include oysters in cream, lemon sorbet, grilled lamb chops, sugar snap peas with sliced water chestnuts, a salad of mixed field greens with strawberry slices and toasted almonds, and a dessert like petit* pots de chocolat (chocolate pots). You can also serve drinks like water with lemon slices, champagne, or coffee [[source 10]].

Cheese Cookies

To finish the meal with something savory, you can consider serving cheese cookies. These cookies are made with butter, grated sharp cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, flour, paprika, and salt. The ingredients are combined in a food processor, the dough is rolled into a log, chilled, sliced, and baked until lightly browned. This recipe makes about two dozen cookies [[source 10]].

I hope this information helps you plan a special Valentine's Day meal! Let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with.

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