The top question I get about Birmingham is “where should I go for brunch?” Brunch is one of my favorite meals and this post has been a long time coming. Any chance we get, Jake and I love trying new restaurant spots in Birmingham. The food scene here is incredible and there are so many great restaurants. In our year and a half of living here, I have tried my fair share of brunch places. While I haven’t tried all the city’s brunch spots, I feel confident in sharing my favorite spots. I missed my December Bite-Size Birmingham post, but am excited to continue on this monthly series with a highly requested topic lately.
My Top Favorite Brunch Spots In Birmingham:
The Essential: Located on the historic Morris Avenue, this is one of my favorite brunch spots in Birmingham. The food and atmosphere are both excellent. It’s very “Intstagramable”. Their avocado toast is probably the best I’ve ever had. I am wanting to try more of their menu and to take Jake. They don’t take reservations, but it’s worth the wait. I went on a Sunday afternoon during their busiest time but didn’t have too long of a wait. I am dying to try their sister restaurant, Bandit Patisserie, too.
Big Bad Breakfast: I just tried Big Bad Breakfast last weekend with a friend and it is excellent. I had the “Cathead Chicken Biscuit” and it was incredible. I brought Jake leftovers and he loved it too. I cannot wait to go back with him and try more of their menu.
Little Savannah: This is a quaint little restaurant located just outside of downtown. It’s a perfect spot to meet girl friends or brunch with your significant other. Their Shrimp and Grits were excellent and their service was stellar too.
Thirsty Donkey: Located in the Avondale district of Birmingham, this is a newer spot that opened a few months back. The owners relocated from St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma and brought back the island vibes to Bham. The BLFGT is excellent; it’s a BLT sandwich with fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and I always add an egg. Jake says that, ever since Gianmarco’s got rid of their prosciutto-wrapped fried mozzarella, the BLFGT is probably his single favorite food item on the whole city (in close competition with the Surf and Turf po’boy from Rougaroux). So delicious!
Ruby Sunshine: When they first opened, they hosted Jake and I to test out some menu items. Originally from New Orleans, you get a taste of the excellent Cajun-inspired cuisine. They serve brunch all day, which is great when you’re not able to make it on the weekend during normal brunch hours (weekends are for sleeping in!).
Fig Tree: We love going there for dinner, but their brunch is amazing too. The Crab Cake Expectation is so good.
Five: On Sunday’s, they have their Jazz brunch and it’s always a great experience. I love their breakfast burrito that is smothered in queso.
Other Great Brunch Spots:
- Avondale Common House
- Grand Bohemian Hotel
- Another Broken Egg
To Try Soon:
- Trattoria Zaza
- Holler & Dash
- Over Easy
- Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
- Flying Biscuit Cafe
What’s your favorite Bham brunch spot?
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