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The Hottest New Brunches to Try Around Nashville, Spring 2022

New options for egg-topped shakshuka, strawberry French toast, hefty bologna-topped biscuits, and more

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Whether you consider brunch an antidote to the previous night or an opportunity to get friends and family together for a satisfying mid-morning meal, you’ll find weekends in Nashville pulsing with crowds of diners pulling up to tables topped with effervescent drinks and heaping plates of biscuits and gravy. Between new restaurants debuting brunch menus to long-standing stalwarts serving breakfast and lunch favorites, Nashville is a wonderland of the weekend’s mid-morning ritual.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sadie’s Nashville

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1200 Villa Pl
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 988-1200
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Sadie’s, Edgehill’s chic Mediterranean all-day cafe, brings baked halloumi, shakshuka, and French toast with tangy sheep’s cheese and bourbon butter to Nashville’s weekend brunch scene Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Order bloody Marys by the glass or pitcher, or sip a peach bellini or cinnamon kir royale to ease into the day.

2. Emery Wood Fired

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2500 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 739-5813
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Located along the 12 South stretch in a 3,900-square foot space with open-air dining, Emery’s specializes in wood-fired dishes. Brunch, just added in mid-March, includes egg-topped, wood-fired pies like one with bacon, cheddar cheese, eggs, and garlic butter; and sweet potato latkes topped with black soy aioli and farm eggs. Meanwhile, cocktails conveniently come in carafes, and bloody Marys are offered in three varieties — house, fire (with gochujang and Tabasco), and green (with fresh green juice and shishito-infused vodka). Brunch drops Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3. The Electric Jane

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1301 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 964-7175
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The Electric Jane is Nashville’s newest hype spot, promising to deliver modern, collaborative dining; live entertainment experiences; and a “high energy power brunch.” The brunch menu is as over the top as the clubby venue: A French omelet topped with caviar, ube cinnamon rolls, proscuitto and melon toast; breakfast boards; and build-your-own bloody marys. Open for brunch on weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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4. The Dutch

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300 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 379-9000
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James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini’s new restaurant in the W Hotel specializes in American dishes with international twists served in a smart dining room with bleached oak, aged white brick accents, and green leather banquettes. Brunch includes a raw bar, fresh-pressed juices, and entrees like strawberry shortcake French toast, crab cake Benedict, and grilled hanger steak with kimchi fried rice and sunny-side-up eggs. Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

5. Carne Mare

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300 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 379-9000
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After first opening with just dinner, Nashville’s outpost of Andrew Carmellini’s Italian chophouse Carne Mare has since launched brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. So how does an Italian chophouse do brunch? Think a soft scramble crostini with prosciutto di parma; French toast with whipped ricotta, almond, blood orange syrup; and a Benedict with smoked salmon and ossetra caviar.

The bar at Carne Mare
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6. Church and Union Nashville

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201 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 864-0977
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Church and Union may be known for lavish seafood towers most days, but once brunch drops the menu pops with hefty biscuits topped with hot chicken, bologna, or sausage; a truffle-laden burger; and eggs Benedict silky with whipped burrata. (Don’t forget to look up: The Art of War is printed in its entirety on the restaurant’s ceiling.) Brunch runs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

7. Boqueria Fifth + Broadway

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5005 Broadway Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 245-7160
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Spanish tapas spot Boqueria debuted a boozy new brunch with an a.m. version of paella, caramelized French toast with citrus honey, Catalan farmers breakfast, as well as the full tapas menu. Meanwhile, bottomless mimosas, sangria, beer, bloody Marys, and cava flow freely for 90 minutes. Brunch runs during the weekends from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8. Skull's Rainbow Room

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222 Printers Alley
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 810-9631
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After more than 50 years, this Printer’s Alley fine dining stalwart — known for hosting Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline — has debuted brunch. The menu includes bananas Foster French toast, steak medallion breakfast, and breakfast cocktails with a side of live jazz. Skull’s jazz brunch happens every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

9. Makeready L&L

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200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 610-7835
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With a newly revamped brunch menu, Makeready embraces the midday tradition like no other. The weekend gets a head start in Printers Alley with a boozy Friday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meanwhile, diners are encouraged to show up in bathrobes and pajamas to brunch on the weekends. If those don’t work, no problem — grab brunch any other day of the week. The menu, which includes crowd-pleasers like pancakes, avocado toast, overnight oats, and a burger, is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10. City Winery Nashville

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609 Lafayette St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 324-1033
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The 36,000-square-foot entertainment and dining complex in SoBro is well known for its boozy brunches, which recently got a menu revamp. Snag a table on the restaurant’s skyline patio and take in the views of downtown while sipping bottomless bloody Marys, rose, and mimosas. New menu hits include avocado toast, chicken and waffles, and shrimp po’boys with comeback sauce. Brunch runs Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The patio overlooking downtown Nashville at City Winery.
City Winery has a patio overlooking downtown Nashville.
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11. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

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969 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 314-5600
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This casual Denver import is bringing all-day breakfast and brunch to East Nashville along with a full liquor and coffee bar. The massive menu includes fluffy pancakes in flavors ranging from classic to pineapple upside-down; breakfast burritos; egg, potatoes, and sausage combos; and a full menu of various Benedicts (classic, barbacoa and green chile, and more). It also has a robust selection of vegan dishes.

1. Sadie’s Nashville

1200 Villa Pl, Nashville, TN 37212

Sadie’s, Edgehill’s chic Mediterranean all-day cafe, brings baked halloumi, shakshuka, and French toast with tangy sheep’s cheese and bourbon butter to Nashville’s weekend brunch scene Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Order bloody Marys by the glass or pitcher, or sip a peach bellini or cinnamon kir royale to ease into the day.

1200 Villa Pl
Nashville, TN 37212

2. Emery Wood Fired

2500 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Located along the 12 South stretch in a 3,900-square foot space with open-air dining, Emery’s specializes in wood-fired dishes. Brunch, just added in mid-March, includes egg-topped, wood-fired pies like one with bacon, cheddar cheese, eggs, and garlic butter; and sweet potato latkes topped with black soy aioli and farm eggs. Meanwhile, cocktails conveniently come in carafes, and bloody Marys are offered in three varieties — house, fire (with gochujang and Tabasco), and green (with fresh green juice and shishito-infused vodka). Brunch drops Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2500 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

3. The Electric Jane

1301 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
Nathan Zucker/The Electric Jane

The Electric Jane is Nashville’s newest hype spot, promising to deliver modern, collaborative dining; live entertainment experiences; and a “high energy power brunch.” The brunch menu is as over the top as the clubby venue: A French omelet topped with caviar, ube cinnamon rolls, proscuitto and melon toast; breakfast boards; and build-your-own bloody marys. Open for brunch on weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1301 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

4. The Dutch

300 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini’s new restaurant in the W Hotel specializes in American dishes with international twists served in a smart dining room with bleached oak, aged white brick accents, and green leather banquettes. Brunch includes a raw bar, fresh-pressed juices, and entrees like strawberry shortcake French toast, crab cake Benedict, and grilled hanger steak with kimchi fried rice and sunny-side-up eggs. Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

300 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

5. Carne Mare

300 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
The bar at Carne Mare
Sam Angel Photography/Eater Nashville

After first opening with just dinner, Nashville’s outpost of Andrew Carmellini’s Italian chophouse Carne Mare has since launched brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. So how does an Italian chophouse do brunch? Think a soft scramble crostini with prosciutto di parma; French toast with whipped ricotta, almond, blood orange syrup; and a Benedict with smoked salmon and ossetra caviar.

300 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Church and Union Nashville

201 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Church and Union may be known for lavish seafood towers most days, but once brunch drops the menu pops with hefty biscuits topped with hot chicken, bologna, or sausage; a truffle-laden burger; and eggs Benedict silky with whipped burrata. (Don’t forget to look up: The Art of War is printed in its entirety on the restaurant’s ceiling.) Brunch runs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

201 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

7. Boqueria Fifth + Broadway

5005 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

Spanish tapas spot Boqueria debuted a boozy new brunch with an a.m. version of paella, caramelized French toast with citrus honey, Catalan farmers breakfast, as well as the full tapas menu. Meanwhile, bottomless mimosas, sangria, beer, bloody Marys, and cava flow freely for 90 minutes. Brunch runs during the weekends from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.

5005 Broadway Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

8. Skull's Rainbow Room

222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201

After more than 50 years, this Printer’s Alley fine dining stalwart — known for hosting Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline — has debuted brunch. The menu includes bananas Foster French toast, steak medallion breakfast, and breakfast cocktails with a side of live jazz. Skull’s jazz brunch happens every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

222 Printers Alley
Nashville, TN 37201

9. Makeready L&L

200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

With a newly revamped brunch menu, Makeready embraces the midday tradition like no other. The weekend gets a head start in Printers Alley with a boozy Friday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meanwhile, diners are encouraged to show up in bathrobes and pajamas to brunch on the weekends. If those don’t work, no problem — grab brunch any other day of the week. The menu, which includes crowd-pleasers like pancakes, avocado toast, overnight oats, and a burger, is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

10. City Winery Nashville

609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203
The patio overlooking downtown Nashville at City Winery.
City Winery has a patio overlooking downtown Nashville.
City Winery

The 36,000-square-foot entertainment and dining complex in SoBro is well known for its boozy brunches, which recently got a menu revamp. Snag a table on the restaurant’s skyline patio and take in the views of downtown while sipping bottomless bloody Marys, rose, and mimosas. New menu hits include avocado toast, chicken and waffles, and shrimp po’boys with comeback sauce. Brunch runs Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m.

609 Lafayette St
Nashville, TN 37203

11. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

969 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206

This casual Denver import is bringing all-day breakfast and brunch to East Nashville along with a full liquor and coffee bar. The massive menu includes fluffy pancakes in flavors ranging from classic to pineapple upside-down; breakfast burritos; egg, potatoes, and sausage combos; and a full menu of various Benedicts (classic, barbacoa and green chile, and more). It also has a robust selection of vegan dishes.

969 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

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