I’ve never really been much of a breakfast person, but as I get older I’m learning to love brunch. It’s the perfect answer to all of my food preferences, an opportunity to get a filling and savory meal while indulging my sweet tooth at the same time.
Below, we’ve rounded up nine Huntsville brunch spots you should try ASAP. (P.S.—That’s basically two months of new brunch spots, if you’re up for the challenge.)
1. Commerce Kitchen
One of my favorite downtown spots, Commerce Kitchen, has modern twists on classic Southern fare. Brunch specials include staples like Granola-Crusted Stuffed French Toast and new classics like Fried Green Tomatoes Benedict. Plus, quench your thirst with a house-made Bloody Mary, Kentucky Frost or a Mimosa Carafe for the table.
Try this: Gulf Shrimp & Grits, topped with fresh bacon and a fried egg, are the perfect savory entree.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:30AM-3PM.
2. Grille on Main
Another product of Boyce Restaurant Concepts, Grille on Main is a Providence spot where you can find unique menu items and a lineup of classic brunch drinks. Love a breakfast hash? This might be the place for you—Grille on Main has a special cast iron hot skillet hash menu with options like creole barbecue shrimp, carnitas and fried chicken.
Try this: The Crab Cake Benedict sounds unmatched. Add a skillet cinnamon roll or a basket of warm biscuits with honey butter on the side if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM.
3. Old Black Bear
Alongside an extensive brunch menu full of delicious variations on burgers, french toast and more, Old Black Bear serves up $9 Bottomless Mimosas every Sunday for brunch. The brewery also has Old Black Bear beers on tap, plus whiskey that’s aged in the brewery.
Try this: The Peaches ‘N’ Cream French Toast comes with warm peaches, lemon zest and whipped cream cheese on top and sounds like a perfect warm-weather meal. I’ll take mine on the patio, please.
Brunch is served on Sundays from 10AM-4PM.
4. Cork & Crust
A Madison pizzeria and wine bar, Cork & Crust offers so much more than those two categories. Their food has been on my must-try list for months.
Try this: Pizza for brunch? You don’t have to ask me twice. I’m going for the Pepp-urrata, a classic pepperoni pizza with creamy burrata cheese.
Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-2PM.
5. La Esquina Cocina
Have you ever had Mexican food for brunch? At La Esquina Cocina, you can have brunch with a side of queso—sign me up.
Try this: I’m going for the quesadilla scramble, scrambled eggs and chorizo served in a flour tortilla.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-2PM.
6. Good Company Cafe
Good Company Cafe is a cozy South Huntsville spot where you can get brunch every day they’re open. Remote workers, consider this your new office.
Try this: There’s something special about classic biscuits and gravy. At Good Company, bacon gravy is served over a bacon cheddar biscuit. Get a Charcutable Board for the table and you’re good to go until dinnertime.
Brunch is served Tuesday-Sunday from 9AM-3PM.
7. Rhythm on Monroe
If I were to plan an ideal Saturday, it’s likely that a rooftop brunch would be on that list. In Huntsville, that means I’m probably heading to Rhythm on Monroe, a music-themed spot at the Von Braun Center.
Try this: The “Cinn-ful Rock N’ Roll” cinnamon roll sounds right up my alley. I’d pair it with an order of Gourmet White Cheddar Pimento Cheese for the table, which is served with herbed lavash crackers, carrots and celery—sounds like a balanced meal to me.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-3PM.
8. Cajun Steamer
Sad that Mardi Gras is over? Don’t be—at Cajun Steamer, it’s always Mardi Gras, and you’ll find New Orleans-style dishes to satisfy all your cravings. Don’t forget to check out the NOLA-themed drink menu, too—mimosas, Bloody Marys and screwdrivers are on deep discount for brunch.
Try this: Chicken and Waffles epitomize everything good about brunch—sweet, savory, completely delicious. Don’t forget to grab some beignets for the table, too.
Brunch is served Sunday from 10AM-2PM.
9. 1892 East
1892 East knows how to do brunch. Case in point? One mimosa is included in the price of every menu item on the “Eggs” or “Entrees” list. Talk about a deal.
Try this: The 1892 Burger is served with home fries and sounds so delicious.
Brunch is served Sunday from 10AM-2PM.