In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s 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 listed a whole bunch of brunch options (53 total), along with menu recs and pro tips. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.
Lou | 1304 McGavock Pk. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The brunch menu features rotating pastries and seasonal dishes.
Stompin’ Grounds | 201 8th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Small plates like the petite shrimp toast or large plates like the Belgian churro waffle pair nicely with one of the specialty juices.
EG&MC | 924 Jefferson St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brunch all day with your choice of tapas and a-la-carte dishes.
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. | The KFC sandwich with Korean fried chicken, pickled carrots and daikon, kimchi aioli, and gochujang slaw is calling your name.
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. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Start your weekend off right with an order of queso and huevos rancheros.
Liberty Common | 207 1st Ave. S. | Thursday-Sunday, all day | There’s something for everyone at this French-inspired bistro.
Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen | 1004 4th Ave. N. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 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.
Chauhan Ale and Masala House | 123 12th Ave. N. | Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Come hungry for tandoori chicken poutine, whipped paneer, and tandoori shrimp & grits.
PROOF | 300 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 12-3 p.m. | PROOF’s Not Your Average Brunch features shareable bites and live music from local DJs.
STK Nashville | 700 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | STK puts a surf and turf spin on brunch.
Henrietta Red | 1200 4th Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | This James Beard-nominated restaurant pulls out all the stops with a mix of pastries and savory items.
Butcher & Bee | 902 Main St. | Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bring your friends and split the brunch bites so you can try a little 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, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The Boozy Brunch includes mimosas, bloody marys, and rosé for $25 with the purchase of an entrée from the brunch menu.
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, salmon hash, and steak and biscuits.
The Mockingbird | 121 12th Ave. N. | 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.
Geist Bar and Restaurant | 311 Jefferson St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Enjoy brunch on the 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.
Luogo | 211 12th Ave. S. | Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The Bellini Brunch features shrimp and grits, a seasonal vegetable frittata, and special drinks — think: bellini martinis and scratch-made bloody marys.
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.
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.
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.
Jasper’s | 1918 West End Ave. | Friday-Monday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try brunch creations like the pig and hash made with potato hash, slow-cooked pork shoulder, pig sauce, sunny eggs, hollandaise, and greens.
Makeready L&L | 200 4th Ave. N. | Daily, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. | Indulge in dishes like avocado toast, overnight oats, eggs benedict, or a selection of handhelds. Plus, on Fridays, enjoy mimosa Printer’s Alley Penny Pitchers with the purchase of a regular-priced carafe.
For the fam
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery | 969 Main St. | Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Think breakfast classics like pancakes, burritos, and omelets — plus, the little ones will love picking out their own dishes from the kids menu.
Pinewood Social | 33 Peabody St. | Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. | This spot is perfect for early or late risers with sweet and savory dishes like brown butter waffles, a chimichurri burger, and buttermilk sticky buns.
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 | Friday-Sunday until 2 p.m. | 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, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Start the day with bottomless coffee, waffle creations, and loaded hash browns.
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.
1 Kitchen | 710 Demonbreun St. | Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Expect seasonal fare, specialty cocktails, and vinyl DJ sets.
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 entrée.
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 or the Monte Cristo sandwich.
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.
The Dutch | 300 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Enjoy juices, main courses, and raw bar options to kickstart your weekend.
The Electric Jane | 1301 Division St. | Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | For those with a sweet tooth, try the waffles breakfast board, which serves four people.
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, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-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, AM fried rice, and veggie quiche.
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 roll 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 Summertime Spritz.
Acme Feed & Seed | 101 Broadway | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-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 burritos, and a club sandwich.
Zeppelin | 505 3rd Ave. N. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Head to the rooftop for bottomless mimosas, roasted sweet potato pancakes, and loaded donut holes.
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.
The Chef and I | 1922 Adelicia St. | Friday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try brunch creations like the pan roasted crispy duck and waffles or the braised pork belly banh mi benny.
Josephine | 2316 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Chef Andy Little has curated a small, but delicious menu with items like crab cakes, strawberry filled donuts, and a cheesesteak sandwich.