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.Read More
The Hottest New Brunches to Try Around Nashville, Summer 2022
New options for egg-topped shakshuka, strawberry French toast, hefty bologna-topped biscuits, and more
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
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, green chile, and more). It also has a robust selection of vegan dishes.
5 Points Diner
The new Five Points diner is the latest from WOW Hospitality, a huge but casual, low-key restaurant with a VIP area and elevated bar dubbed the Rainbow Loft. It serves “frunch,” Friday brunch, in addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday (it’s served all day Sunday), offering a fun menu of classic Southern diner brunch dishes as well as bananas Foster French toast; breakfast poutine; and country ham eggs Benedict
Skull's Rainbow Room
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.
Hot weekend brunches draw the crowds to the floor of the Dream Hotel Nashville, where they’re rewarded with disco ball drinks, like Cowgirls Don’t Cry with tequila, fruity vodka, Aperol, ginger, and lime, intended for six. Sit below the Gehry-esque glass atrium and cure your hangover with the breakfast burrito; an omelette with ham, goat cheese, spinach, and grilled sourdough; or Tennessee-style French toast.
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.
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Church and Union Nashville
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.
Boqueria Fifth + Broadway
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.
This Texas-based wine haven recently 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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JWB Grill Nashville
Need a SoBro destination for an early weekday brunch? You’re in luck—the restaurant in downtown hotel Margaritaville recently launched brunch Wednesday through Friday, 7 to 11 a.m. Along with a standout steak and eggs using wagyu skirt steak and red chimichurri, the bloody
Mary is a must-try — the restaurant’s house mix is set off with a bacon salt rim, bacon, celery, blue cheese olives, and lemon and lime. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch is served through 2 p.m.
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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.
City Winery Nashville
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.
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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 Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and until 5 p.m. on Sunday — accompanied by live music.
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.
This former Belle Meade-based CBD-infused coffee and cocktail cafe Anzie Blue reopened in 2020 in newer, larger digs in Hillsboro Village. Not only does it serve brunch all day (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), but owners and Nashville natives Derek and Marcie Allen Van Mol also host special brunch events — for instance, a Gospel Brunch on Father’s Day or a monthly drag brunch. The all-day menu includes avocado toast and traditional breakfast plates, plus chorizo breakfast tacos, lox-topped bagels, and an acai bowl.
Emery Wood Fired
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.
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