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Where to Eat Brunch in Nashville Right Now

23 solid places to find chicken-topped waffles, bacon-filled biscuits, benedicts, and bellinis aplenty

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Just ask the bachelorettes in matching tank tops — there is certainly no better way to start off a Saturday or Sunday in Nashville than with a good, hearty (and yes, maybe boozy) brunch. To help in the imminent difficult decision-making process following a rough night on Broadway or in an Eastside dive, hours have been spent plowing through spicy bloody marys, biscuits, and Benedicts to highlight some of the city’s best and newest brunch spots, alongside some tried-and-true mimosa-making classics.

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1. lou nashville

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1304 McGavock Pk
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 499-4495
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The Riverside Village cafe from chef Mailea Weger makes breakfast cake paired with breakfast wine a very intriguing weekend morning option. Starting at 10 a.m. on weekends, find refreshing new Nashville brunch dishes like baked egg cazuela or roasted banana buckwheat pancakes. To drink, $8 glasses of wine poured from the previous night’s open bottles share the table with lavender honey cold brew and turmeric-touched wellness elixirs.

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2. Cafe Roze

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1115 Porter Rd
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 645-9100
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Julia Jaksic’s all-day cafe opened quietly in 2017, on the corner of Porter Road and Greenwood Avenue on the East side of town. A marble-lined bar and soft touches of pink might lead visitors to think this is just another pretty place — but the consistency and excellence of the food, from standout country ham toast or a hearty egg sandwich with Gifford’s bacon, tomato jam, and avocado — prove otherwise. Lighter favorites include the roze bowl or coconut yogurt topped with Julia’s granola.

3. Redheaded Stranger

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305 Arrington St
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 544-8226
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Open on weekends starting at 8 a.m., Bryan Lee Weaver’s breakfast taco temple makes it easy to beat the brunch crowds elsewhere in town — and there isn’t a biscuit or a pancake in sight. Pop in for fresh hot tortillas in burrito or taco form, all brimming with bacon or chorizo, egg, and cheese. And of course, there are margaritas, bloody marys, and mimosas.

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4. Maiz de la Vida at Chopper

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1100 B Stratton Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 348-8156
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Brunch drinks like the breakfast colada at Andy Mumma’s Eastside robot-themed tiki lounge pair well with brunch delights from tortilla savant Julio Hernandez’s Maiz de la Vida. The food truck parks outside the East Nashville drinking destination all day on Saturdays and Sundays, with offerings like negros enchiladas, chorizo tacos, elotes, and tlacoyo on the menu. 

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5. Henrietta Red

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1200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 490-8042
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Dine in the airy and bright dining room at Henrietta Red for a pleasant weekend brunch experience, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu covers a lot of territory, with dishes ranging from sweet monkey bread and cinnamon rolls to savory wood-roasted oysters, smoked salmon toast, and mushroom polenta.

6. Butcher & Bee

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902 Main Street
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-3322
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Butcher & Bee's weekend brunch offers a mix of popular dishes from its lunch and dinner menus along with more breakfast-focused plates. The green eggs and lamb or avocado crispy rice with shawarma spice chicken thigh are nice outside-the-box brunch options, as is the mushroom breakfast burrito with pickled green tomato salsa. Be sure and save room for dessert from pastry chef Katie Fair.

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7. Hawkers Asian Street Food

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626A Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 600-4762
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Hawkers just launched a new weekend brunch — and it’s an exciting one for those who tire of basic brunches that abound in Nashville (and for those who can appreciate $2 glasses of rose and mimosas). From soup dumplings and Korean fried chicken biscuits to coconut curry eggs Benedict and a stuffed-to-the-gills Hong Kong bubble waffle, the menu is filled with exciting flavor combinations.

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8. Gray & Dudley

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221 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 610-6460
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With executive chef Matthew Bell at the helm, the 21C’s downstairs restaurant is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current menu options include waffle fry poutine, a “not hot chicken” sandwich, and buttermilk pancakes alongside palomas, mimosas, and more.

9. Jane's Hideaway

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209 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 942-7809
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One of downtown’s best options for brunch and outside-the-Broadway-box live music and cocktails — Jane’s Hideaway provides interesting new takes alongside classics to the tune of bluegrass on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s fried chicken atop corn and chili waffles, drizzled with ancho honey and cilantro creme. Or for traditionalists, there’s omelets and a basic, egg, potato, and toast breakfast option. Burnt butter pancakes are on offer for those with a brunchtime sweet tooth.

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10. Sixty Vines

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5055 Broadway Pl Suite 3200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 610-9330
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The Texas-based wine haven just expanded to Nashville’s most famous stretch of Broadway, but you wouldn’t know it when sitting inside the massive, stunning space. For weekend brunch, cheese and charcuterie boards, orange morning bread, and a Cabernet brunch burger top the communal tables alongside Aperol spritzes and of course, plenty of wine.

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11. The Hampton Social

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201 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 622-7772
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This is ground zero for boozy brunch and bachelorette-watching near Broadway — complete with a swinging bed and, of course, a rooftop and Instagram photo ops galore. Serving brunch until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Hampton Social’s food menu offers everything from avocado toast and breakfast burritos to lobster rolls and a sunrise quinoa bowl. Wash it down with a rainbow of rosé options, coffee-spiked cocktails, or large format mimosa kits or bellinis served in a giant seashell.

12. Liberty Common

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207 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 649-8900
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Downtown’s Southern brasserie offers a Saturday/Sunday brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m., with fried chicken biscuits and cinnamon walnut pancakes, alongside brunch burgers and a waffle madame crowned with a sunny side egg all on the menu. There’s plenty of patio dining space for good weather days and people watching, too.

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13. Pinewood Social

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33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111
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Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 4, brunch options include bruleed grapefruit, sticky buns with pecan caramel, huevos rancheros, and smashed avocado toast.

“Things on toast” at Pinewood Social
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14. The Mockingbird

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121 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 741-9900
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Chef Brian Riggenbach and GM/Partner Mikey Corona moved to Nashville in 2016 to open the Mockingbird with long-time friend Maneet Chauhan — and it’s truly one of the prettiest places to brunch in the city (on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Brunch is a great time to dine inside or on the patio, feasting on classic American breakfasts, pastrami hash, or pillowy cream cheese frosting-sopped brioche cinnamon rolls. The church punch, champagne in a pouch, and sparkling wine with tang (remember that?) all make for great brunch sippers.

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15. Suzy Wong's House of Yum

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1515 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-2913
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Drag brunch with a side of brunch-y fried rice or scrambled egg rolls, anyone? Plan ahead by making reservations for brunch and a show. Drag’n Brunch performances run Saturdays and Sundays, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

16. Husk

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37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 256-6565
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Brunch at this outpost of the Charleston favorite is a great time to visit — with daylight allowing diners to take in the stunning surroundings while getting their fill of savory midday fare from new executive chef Ben Norton. The menu changes every weekend, but highlights are the New Orleans-inspired barbecue shrimp, the plate of southern vegetables, and the long and widely celebrated Husk cheeseburger.

17. White Limozeen

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101 20th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 649-7239
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White Limozeen is kind of a Barbie Dreamhouse, perched above West End with over-the-top decor and deserved dedication to the queen herself — Dolly Parton. Make reservations ahead of time for brunch on the rooftop or a spot at pool, then say “cheers” with champagne Jell-o shots while feasting on salmon sashimi and toast gussied up with caviar and soft scrambled eggs.

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18. Anzie Blue

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2111 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 866-9545
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There’s a new chef (and a new monthly drag brunch) in town at the darling, blue-splashed Hillsboro Village CBD and coffee destination — and Star Maye makes it more than map-worthy for brunch and dinner, too. Split a bagel board or garden omelet or fully indulge with beignet-style toast stuffed with peanut butter, banana, and bacon, then topped with blueberry compote. And don’t forget to add a side of the Conecuh sausage, a family recipe from Maye’s family in Alabama.

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19. Ruby Sunshine

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1800 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
(629) 216-1576
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Ruby Sunshine’s all-day everday brunch affair offers a standout slew of Southern and NOLA-inspired dishes like Benedicts, pancakes, and French toast. BBQ shrimp and grits, eggs Cochon benedict, and bananas foster pain perdu are some favorites ready to be washed down with brandy milk punch, a.m. margaritas, mimosas, and their award-winning bloody marys. 

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20. Josephine

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2316 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-7766
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At the popular 12 South dinner destination, brunch also shines with dishes like the Josephine Benedict with scrapple, country ham, and brown butter Hollandaise, or pecan sticky buns. Chef Andrew Little also serves a serious Josephine steak and eggs, with perfect fries and herb butter, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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21. Sinema

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2600 8th Ave S Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 942-7746
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On weekends starting at 10 a.m., Sinema offers up a generous ‘bottomless brunch’ (served right to the table) with an option to tack on bottomless mimosas and bloody marys too. Fried chicken, biscuits with gravy, Fruity Pebbles French toast, and more are all delivered to the table, family-style for feasting without the jaunt through the former buffet lineup in pre-COVID times. (Due to high demand, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance).

22. The Sutler Saloon

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2600 8th Ave S #109
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 840-6124
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Pop in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a full-out bluegrass brunch experience while chowing down on chilaquiles, biscuit benedict, and sweet potato pancakes served with sorghum butter, candied pecans, cinnamon caramel sauce, and cinnamon-bourbon syrup. The Sutler’s bluegrass brunch is seated on a first-come-first-served basis, however, so show up early to snag a seat.

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1. lou nashville

1304 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37216
View from the front of the freshly white coated craftsman style home Sam Angel / Eater Nashville

The Riverside Village cafe from chef Mailea Weger makes breakfast cake paired with breakfast wine a very intriguing weekend morning option. Starting at 10 a.m. on weekends, find refreshing new Nashville brunch dishes like baked egg cazuela or roasted banana buckwheat pancakes. To drink, $8 glasses of wine poured from the previous night’s open bottles share the table with lavender honey cold brew and turmeric-touched wellness elixirs.

1304 McGavock Pk
Nashville, TN 37216

2. Cafe Roze

1115 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206

Julia Jaksic’s all-day cafe opened quietly in 2017, on the corner of Porter Road and Greenwood Avenue on the East side of town. A marble-lined bar and soft touches of pink might lead visitors to think this is just another pretty place — but the consistency and excellence of the food, from standout country ham toast or a hearty egg sandwich with Gifford’s bacon, tomato jam, and avocado — prove otherwise. Lighter favorites include the roze bowl or coconut yogurt topped with Julia’s granola.

1115 Porter Rd
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Redheaded Stranger

305 Arrington St, Nashville, TN 37207
Andrew Cebulka / Redheaded Stranger

Open on weekends starting at 8 a.m., Bryan Lee Weaver’s breakfast taco temple makes it easy to beat the brunch crowds elsewhere in town — and there isn’t a biscuit or a pancake in sight. Pop in for fresh hot tortillas in burrito or taco form, all brimming with bacon or chorizo, egg, and cheese. And of course, there are margaritas, bloody marys, and mimosas.

305 Arrington St
Nashville, TN 37207

4. Maiz de la Vida at Chopper

1100 B Stratton Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Brunch drinks like the breakfast colada at Andy Mumma’s Eastside robot-themed tiki lounge pair well with brunch delights from tortilla savant Julio Hernandez’s Maiz de la Vida. The food truck parks outside the East Nashville drinking destination all day on Saturdays and Sundays, with offerings like negros enchiladas, chorizo tacos, elotes, and tlacoyo on the menu. 

1100 B Stratton Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

5. Henrietta Red

1200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

Dine in the airy and bright dining room at Henrietta Red for a pleasant weekend brunch experience, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu covers a lot of territory, with dishes ranging from sweet monkey bread and cinnamon rolls to savory wood-roasted oysters, smoked salmon toast, and mushroom polenta.

1200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

6. Butcher & Bee

902 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37207
Butcher & Bee/Facebook

Butcher & Bee's weekend brunch offers a mix of popular dishes from its lunch and dinner menus along with more breakfast-focused plates. The green eggs and lamb or avocado crispy rice with shawarma spice chicken thigh are nice outside-the-box brunch options, as is the mushroom breakfast burrito with pickled green tomato salsa. Be sure and save room for dessert from pastry chef Katie Fair.

902 Main Street
Nashville, TN 37207

7. Hawkers Asian Street Food

626A Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Hawkers just launched a new weekend brunch — and it’s an exciting one for those who tire of basic brunches that abound in Nashville (and for those who can appreciate $2 glasses of rose and mimosas). From soup dumplings and Korean fried chicken biscuits to coconut curry eggs Benedict and a stuffed-to-the-gills Hong Kong bubble waffle, the menu is filled with exciting flavor combinations.

626A Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

8. Gray & Dudley

221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

With executive chef Matthew Bell at the helm, the 21C’s downstairs restaurant is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current menu options include waffle fry poutine, a “not hot chicken” sandwich, and buttermilk pancakes alongside palomas, mimosas, and more.

221 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

9. Jane's Hideaway

209 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Jane’s Hideaway [Instagram]

One of downtown’s best options for brunch and outside-the-Broadway-box live music and cocktails — Jane’s Hideaway provides interesting new takes alongside classics to the tune of bluegrass on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s fried chicken atop corn and chili waffles, drizzled with ancho honey and cilantro creme. Or for traditionalists, there’s omelets and a basic, egg, potato, and toast breakfast option. Burnt butter pancakes are on offer for those with a brunchtime sweet tooth.

209 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

10. Sixty Vines

5055 Broadway Pl Suite 3200, Nashville, TN 37203
charcuterie and cheese board at Sixty Vines Sixty Vines [Official Photo]

The Texas-based wine haven just expanded to Nashville’s most famous stretch of Broadway, but you wouldn’t know it when sitting inside the massive, stunning space. For weekend brunch, cheese and charcuterie boards, orange morning bread, and a Cabernet brunch burger top the communal tables alongside Aperol spritzes and of course, plenty of wine.

5055 Broadway Pl Suite 3200
Nashville, TN 37203

11. The Hampton Social

201 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

This is ground zero for boozy brunch and bachelorette-watching near Broadway — complete with a swinging bed and, of course, a rooftop and Instagram photo ops galore. Serving brunch until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Hampton Social’s food menu offers everything from avocado toast and breakfast burritos to lobster rolls and a sunrise quinoa bowl. Wash it down with a rainbow of rosé options, coffee-spiked cocktails, or large format mimosa kits or bellinis served in a giant seashell.

201 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

12. Liberty Common

207 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
Liberty Common [Official Photo]

Downtown’s Southern brasserie offers a Saturday/Sunday brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m., with fried chicken biscuits and cinnamon walnut pancakes, alongside brunch burgers and a waffle madame crowned with a sunny side egg all on the menu. There’s plenty of patio dining space for good weather days and people watching, too.

207 1st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

13. Pinewood Social

33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
“Things on toast” at Pinewood Social
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 4, brunch options include bruleed grapefruit, sticky buns with pecan caramel, huevos rancheros, and smashed avocado toast.

33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

14. The Mockingbird

121 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
Sam Angel

Chef Brian Riggenbach and GM/Partner Mikey Corona moved to Nashville in 2016 to open the Mockingbird with long-time friend Maneet Chauhan — and it’s truly one of the prettiest places to brunch in the city (on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Brunch is a great time to dine inside or on the patio, feasting on classic American breakfasts, pastrami hash, or pillowy cream cheese frosting-sopped brioche cinnamon rolls. The church punch, champagne in a pouch, and sparkling wine with tang (remember that?) all make for great brunch sippers.

121 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

15. Suzy Wong's House of Yum

1515 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203

Drag brunch with a side of brunch-y fried rice or scrambled egg rolls, anyone? Plan ahead by making reservations for brunch and a show. Drag’n Brunch performances run Saturdays and Sundays, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

1515 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203

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16. Husk

37 Rutledge St., Nashville, TN 37210

Brunch at this outpost of the Charleston favorite is a great time to visit — with daylight allowing diners to take in the stunning surroundings while getting their fill of savory midday fare from new executive chef Ben Norton. The menu changes every weekend, but highlights are the New Orleans-inspired barbecue shrimp, the plate of southern vegetables, and the long and widely celebrated Husk cheeseburger.

37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210

17. White Limozeen

101 20th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
Digital Love/White Limozeen

White Limozeen is kind of a Barbie Dreamhouse, perched above West End with over-the-top decor and deserved dedication to the queen herself — Dolly Parton. Make reservations ahead of time for brunch on the rooftop or a spot at pool, then say “cheers” with champagne Jell-o shots while feasting on salmon sashimi and toast gussied up with caviar and soft scrambled eggs.

101 20th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

18. Anzie Blue

2111 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Mary Craven/Anzie Blue

There’s a new chef (and a new monthly drag brunch) in town at the darling, blue-splashed Hillsboro Village CBD and coffee destination — and Star Maye makes it more than map-worthy for brunch and dinner, too. Split a bagel board or garden omelet or fully indulge with beignet-style toast stuffed with peanut butter, banana, and bacon, then topped with blueberry compote. And don’t forget to add a side of the Conecuh sausage, a family recipe from Maye’s family in Alabama.

2111 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

19. Ruby Sunshine

1800 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
Ruby Sunshine/Facebook

Ruby Sunshine’s all-day everday brunch affair offers a standout slew of Southern and NOLA-inspired dishes like Benedicts, pancakes, and French toast. BBQ shrimp and grits, eggs Cochon benedict, and bananas foster pain perdu are some favorites ready to be washed down with brandy milk punch, a.m. margaritas, mimosas, and their award-winning bloody marys. 

1800 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

20. Josephine

2316 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
Josephine

At the popular 12 South dinner destination, brunch also shines with dishes like the Josephine Benedict with scrapple, country ham, and brown butter Hollandaise, or pecan sticky buns. Chef Andrew Little also serves a serious Josephine steak and eggs, with perfect fries and herb butter, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2316 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

21. Sinema

2600 8th Ave S Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37204

On weekends starting at 10 a.m., Sinema offers up a generous ‘bottomless brunch’ (served right to the table) with an option to tack on bottomless mimosas and bloody marys too. Fried chicken, biscuits with gravy, Fruity Pebbles French toast, and more are all delivered to the table, family-style for feasting without the jaunt through the former buffet lineup in pre-COVID times. (Due to high demand, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance).

2600 8th Ave S Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37204

22. The Sutler Saloon

2600 8th Ave S #109, Nashville, TN 37204
The Sutler/Facebook

Pop in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a full-out bluegrass brunch experience while chowing down on chilaquiles, biscuit benedict, and sweet potato pancakes served with sorghum butter, candied pecans, cinnamon caramel sauce, and cinnamon-bourbon syrup. The Sutler’s bluegrass brunch is seated on a first-come-first-served basis, however, so show up early to snag a seat.

2600 8th Ave S #109
Nashville, TN 37204

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