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Top brunch restaurants to try in Nashville

Nashville restaurants, cafes, and diners serving up all the eggs, pancakes, mimosas, and other brunch favorites you want to eat.

A brunch spread at Lou

Try a little of everything next time you’re at Lou.

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Brunchin’ ain’t always easy but it is necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times.

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We’ve compiled a whole bunch of brunch options, along with menu recs, and pro tips. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas. Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Weekend musts

Lou | 1304 McGavock Pk. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The brunch menu features rotating pastries and seasonal dishes.

Boqueria | 5005 Broadway Pl. | Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Barcelona-style tapas bar serves savory and sweet Spanish classics, seasonal specials, and curated cocktails.

Butchertown Hall | 1416 4th Ave. N. | Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Start your weekend off right with an order of queso and huevos rancheros.

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen | 1004 4th Ave. N. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | At Von Elrod’s, it’s all about the hand-cranked breakfast sausage, malted blueberry pancakes, and mimosas served in 1-liter steins.

Henrietta Red | 1200 4th Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The restaurant by James Beard-nominated chef Julia Sullivan pulls out all the stops with a mix of pastries and savory items.

Butcher & Bee | 902 Main St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bring your friends and split the brunch bites so that you can try a little bit of everything — we love the whipped feta and avocado crispy rice.

Church & Union | 201 4th Ave. N. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | If you’re looking for variety, we recommend ordering The Union Slate brunch board with a mix of sweet and savory bites.

City Winery | 609 Lafayette St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The Pop Fizz Brunch in the Barrel Room is a must if you’re looking for a mimosa bar stocked with orange, pineapple, cranberry, and grapefruit juices.

Brunch at STK

You can craft quite the brunch spread at STK.

Photo via STK

STK Nashville | 700 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | STK puts a surf and turf spin on brunch.

Saint Añejo | 1120 McGavock St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.3 p.m. | Start off with an alcoholic or zero proof brunch libation followed by egg-based dishes and tacos.

Urban Grub | 2506 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Some of the specialty dishes include Thor’s dry-aged burger, pastrami hash, and a lobster melt.

Geist Bar and Restaurant | 311 Jefferson St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Enjoy brunch on the decorated patio on sunny days.

Germantown Cafe | 1200 5th Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | The cafe’s famous French onion soup makes an appearance along with pepper jack grits, a loaded breakfast bowl, and a chicken salad sandwich.

Pelato | 1300 3rd Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.2 p.m. | Try this: The homemade biscuit scarpariello, stuffed mushrooms, and meatballs al forno.

Noko | 701 Porter Rd. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The menu is broken up by category: “fresh & bright,” “rich & savory,” and “wood fired & smoked.”

Weekday wonders

Frothy Monkey | Locations vary | Daily until 5 p.m. | Indulge in loaded biscuits and chorizo gravy or the French toast made with locally-sourced ingredients.

The Mockingbird | 121 12th Ave. N. | Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Order the Kentucky-inspired hot brown sandwich or go meatless with the vegan breakfast burrito.

Chauhan Ale and Masala House | 123 12th Ave. N. | Daily, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Come hungry for tandoori chicken poutine, whipped paneer, and tandoori shrimp and grits at this spot serving brunch seven days a week.

Milk & Honey | 214 11th Ave. S. | Daily, 6 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Try sandwich creations like the Hot Mess, an open-faced biscuit with hot pepper jam, bacon, avocado, chipotle crema, pepper jack cheese, and a sunnyside up egg.

Marsh House | 401 11th Ave. S. | Daily until 2 p.m. | This Gulch favorite offers weekday and weekend brunch menus — visit on the weekend for oysters and a raw bar.

Jasper’s | 1918 West End Ave. | Friday-Monday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try brunch creations like the breakfast bowl made with citrus quinoa, tomatoes, baby spinach, cilantro, avocado, sunflower hummus, goat cheese, and two sunny side eggs

Multiple plates and bowls full of food sit on a table as two people cheers a mimosa and bloody mary.

Don’t hit snooze on your brunch plans — use this guide to start planning. | Photo via Snooze A.M. Eatery

For the family

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery | Locations vary | Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Think breakfast classics like pancakes, burritos, and omelets — plus, don’t forget to look at the seasonal section.

Pinewood Social | 33 Peabody St. | Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | This spot is perfect for early or late risers with sweet and savory dishes like buttermilk sticky buns and sausage Benedict.

Amerigo | 1920 West End Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | If you’re looking for a hearty meal, we recommend trying the steak or crab cake Benedict — kids items are also available.

Adele’s | 1210 McGavock St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The buffet-style brunch feast features salads, cured meats and seafood, breakfast items, traditional fare, and desserts.

Party Fowl | Locations vary | Saturday-Sunday until 2 p.m. and Friday (downtown location) | This Nashville staple takes things to the next level with hot chicken benedict and a hot chicken-pimento cheese omelet.

M.L.Rose | Locations vary | Saturday-Sunday until 2 p.m. | Start the day with waffle creations, loaded hash browns, and two-for-one bloodys, beers, and bubbles.

Common Ground | Locations vary | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Common Ground keeps the menu simple and the adults will enjoy the mimosa sampler with a juice trio.

Sunda | 592 12th Ave. S. | Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try this: The Sumo Mary, 48 32 oz jar of Sunda bloody mary mix topped with tocino grilled cheese, longanisa, pork belly bao bun, baked snow crab handroll, karaage fried chicken, lumpia egg rolls, sunda potatoes, and cucumber.

The Countrypolitan will be playing 60s and 70s country hits all night.

The Countrypolitan will be playing 60s and 70s country hits all night. | Photo via The Countrypolitan

Hotel hotspots

Mimo Restaurant and Bar | 100 Demonbreun St. | Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Expect a little something for everyone with both gluten-free and vegan options, the raw bar, smoothies, pastries, and classics like chicken and waffle.

Stateside Kitchen | 210 4th Ave. N. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | We’ve got our sights set on the warm crab dip for the table and steak and eggs entree.

Gray & Dudley | 221 2nd Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. | Pick from an array of elevated brunch dishes like the G&D breakfast bowl.

Henley | 2023 Broadway | Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Henley puts a modern spin on the classic southern brunch with Nashville hot shrimp and grits and That Deviled Toast.

Ella’s by Christian Petroni | 210 Molloy St. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Food Network star Christian Petroni helped rebrand Ella’s on 2nd, now serving coastal Italian-inspired fare.

The Countrypolitan Bar & Kitchen | 315 Union St. | Daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Arrive late and stay for a drink to enjoy live nightly music beginning at 6 p.m.

Waymore’s Guest House & Casual Club | 811 Main St. | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | You can make your morning mimosas bottomless with the purchase of an entree — we suggest the Waymore’s Western Omelet.

The Restaurant at W Nashville | 300 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The brunch buffet includes a seafood and raw bar and free-flowing mimosas — plus, listen to live music from emerging artists.

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Stop by The Listening Room for food and a show. | Photo via The Listening Room

Live entertainment

The Listening Room Cafe | 618 4th Ave. S. | Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The menu features cheeky categories like “opening acts,” “hitmakers,” and “encores.”

Char Restaurant | 3988 Hillsboro Pk. | Saturday-Sunday until 2 p.m. | Kick things off with a $6 mimosa or bloody mary before jumping into the main course — enjoy live jazz on Sundays.

The Lipstick Lounge | 1400 Woodland St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Choose from over 15 brunch cocktails, four styles of fries, and a variety of burritos and sandwiches.

Suzy Wong’s | 1519 Church St. | Friday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. | The Drag’n Brunch menu features katsu chicken and waffles, breakfast hash, and a burger option.

1 Kitchen | 710 Demonbreun St. | Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Expect seasonal fare, specialty cocktails, and vinyl DJ sets.

On the rooftop

The Hampton Social | 201 1st Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | A mix of island-inspired bites and brunch classics with everything from calamari and lobster rolls to a breakfast burrito and the beach bowl.

The Twelve Thirty Club | 550 Broadway | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | We’re ordering the caramelized banana French toast and zero-proof spritz.

Acme Feed & Seed | 101 Broadway | Saturday-Sunday until 3 p.m. | Enjoy cleverly-named brunch items like Howdy! Hotcakes (pumpkin pancakes served with Gifford’s bacon) and Rule The Roost (hot chicken sandwich with green peppercorn aioli).

TENN Nashville | 188 7th Ave. N. | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Choose from options like fried green tomatoes, breakfast sandwich, and an omelet.

Faux trees separate two rows of booth tables that are set and ready for food.

You’ll find The Finch in the space formerly home to the Flying Saucer. | Photo by The Finch

For a special occasion

Husk | 37 Rutledge St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The menu changes based on seasonal ingredients, so be sure to check the website ahead of time.

Sinema | 2600 8th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bottomless brunch calls for a little of everything, from shortstack pancakes to bacon jalapeño cheddar grits.

Evelyn’s | 1808 West End Ave. | Daily, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. | Pro tip: The menu has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, and you can get complimentary valet parking for up to two hours.

Stationary | 1001 Broadway | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Order the soup of the day with your choice of main.

The Finch | 111 10th Ave. S. #310 | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Head to the historic Baggage Building at Union Station for the volcano rock shrimp and brunch tacos.

Audrey | 809 Meridian St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try this: “The Feast” features eight food items and a drink for $49 a person.

Two booths with curtains tied back on each side.

The Bungalow 10 cabanas await you. | Photo via Bungalow 10

Bottomless mimosas

Stompin’ Grounds | 201 8th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bottomless mimosas or bloody marys are served for a maximum of 2.5 hours and can not exceed more than five beverages per guest.

Earnest Bar & Hideaway | 438 Houston St. #160 | Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:3-0 p.m. | Bubbles and a selection of premium juices can be added (two hour limit) with the purchase of an entree.

Liberty Common | 207 1st Ave. S. | Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | The French-inspired bistro serves bottomless mimosas every day in a two hour time limit — each additional mimosa is one cent.

Bungalow 10 | 1910 Belcourt Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sip on bottomless French 75s or two-for-one bottles of champagne at this tropical Hillsboro Village spot.

Bottle Cap | 2403 12th Ave. S. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | This 12 South hang featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” serves mimosa trees and bloody marys.

Plant-based focused

Graze | 1888 Eastland Ave. | Daily until 3 p.m. | Pick from an array of vegan eats like the hot tempeh biscuit and brunch tostadas, plus a few GF items.

AVO | 4 City Blvd #104 | Saturday-Sunday until 3 p.m. | The three brunch dishes include a breakfast burrito or taco and a fried hashbrown sando.

Copper Branch Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant | Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m | The all-day breakfast is sure to satisfy your brunch craving with bagel and English muffin sandwiches, as well as power smoothies.

DIY brunch

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