A Local's Guide: Best Brunch in Nashville
5th & Taylor
1411 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
You'll want to try the Monkey Bread with a cream cheese glaze, bacon-wrapped quail, hot duck and waffles, and fried bologna Benedict. 5th & Taylor’s insta-worthy converted warehouse is a favorite amongst celebrities - but please, do as the local’s do and completely ignore them.
Brunch at 5th & Taylor: sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
ACME Feed & Seed
101 BROADWAY, NASHVILLE, TN 37201
You can’t miss this Nashville favorite - she’s right on broadway. Hungover? ACME serves both Beer Belly Tacos and Sushi - with a side of open-air yoga on Saturday’s (weather permitting).
Brunch at ACME Feed & Seed: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1210 mcgavock street nashville tn 37203
Adele’s Sunday Brunch Buffet is not-to-be-missed. No need to choose. You can have it all. From smoked salmon to biscuits and gravy, potatoes, grits, croissants and more. A food coma’s never looked (or tasted) so good.
Brunch at Adele's: sunday brunch buffet 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Barcelona Wine Bar
1200 Villa Pl #110, Nashville, TN 37212
If you ship chicken and waffles - don’t dare miss Barcelona’s Churros & Chicken (it’s drizzled with a jalapeño honey).
Brunch at Barcelona Wine Bar: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Butcher & Bee
902 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Butcher & Bee is a top brunch pick in Nashville - and for good reason. They offer all your brunch favorites alongside a handful of their most popular lunch and dinner entrees. A favorite? The B&B biscuit — choose from avocado, Gifford’s bacon, or maple-sage sausage, smeared with their signature whipped feta and honey butter.
Brunch at Butcher & Bee: Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1416 4th Ave North, Nashville TN 37208
Butchertown Hall couldn’t be more aesthetically pleasing, and the _____ always my go-to.
Brunch at Butchertown Hall: Saturday & sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1115 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206
Girls Morning* Out? Cafe Roze won’t disappoint you. The menu features breakfast bowls, salads, sandwiches, boozy soda cocktails and an avocado shake (for the health conscious among us).
ps - the marble countertop makes for five-star instagram pictures.
brunch at Cafe Roze: Monday through Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Chauhan Ale and Masala House
123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
Where can you get the Bloody Marys flavored with vindaloo curry and tandoori shrimp and grits in Nashville? Chauhan Ale & Masala House! Be warned: there can be a wait, but it’s absolutely worth it.
Brunch at Chauhan Ale and Masala House: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
2023 BROADWAY, NASHVILLE, TN 37203
Henley’s has a Gatsby-ish feel to me - but it’s possible it’s the eye art above the bar that makes me wonder when Daisy Buchanan will pop in for an order of Duck Fat Bignet's or Smoked Catfish Hushpuppies.
Brunch at Henley: sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
1200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
If you missed it, I previously praised Henrietta Red here. The natural light is dazzling and the interior is beyond beautiful. Pick from oysters or pancakes, huevos rancheros or monkey bread (and more). You can’t go wrong, friends.
Brunch at Henrietta Red: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
37 Rutledge St, Nashville, TN 37210
The menu changes every weekend, but you can always count on the shrimp and grits and the famous double patty HUSK cheeseburger.
Brunch at Husk: saturday & sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Your in-laws are in town?! They’re bound to be impressed by Josephine, known for its classic - but fancier - dishes (think eggs benedict and quiche, or beef tongue if you’re a serious foodie). If you’re like me, you’ll opt for the chicken and waffles, with champagne. Fool proof.
Brunch at Josephine: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Quintessential Nashville hot-spot? L.A. Jackson.
Make sure your phone’s charged, because their rooftop terrace is an instagrammer’s wet dream.
Brunch at L.A. Jackson: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
132 46th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209
Answer might be Nashville’s resident noob, but it’s already got the local’s stamp of approval. Think bloody marys, mimosas, bellinis, sangria, rose (and more) served alongside all your favorite brunch-y bites.
Brunch at answer: Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
M.L. Rose is one of those tried-and-true Nashville establishments that couldn’t possibly disappoint you. Grab an order of waffle fries topped with cheese, bacon, tomatoes, green onions, and eggs cooked sunny side up. No regrets.
Brunch at M.L. Rose: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
121 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
Start your Saturday (or Sunday) at the Mockingbird in the Gulch. They offer a handful of terribly delicious brunch cocktails along with your brunch favorites: pancakes, chicken and biscuits, waffles - and more!
Brunch at The Mockingbird: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203
Start off Sunday Funday (without regrets) at Saint Anejo in the Gulch. You cant go wrong with 2-for-1 brunch cocktails and their much-beloved hot chicken + waffles and a breakfast burritos. I’ve also heard fabulous things about their ‘Omelet Dos’ - shrimp, lobster and a roasted red pepper cream sauce.
Brunch at Saint Anejo: saturday & sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
2600 8th Ave S suite 102, Nashville, TN 37204
Looking to indulge? Sinema is another glamorous (and adored) Nashville hot-spot, and their “bottomless” buffet ($25) will have you convinced you’ve died and gone to brunch heaven! But wait, there’s more. Add bottomless bloody marys or mimosas for $15. My personal fave? The Brie-L-T. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
Brunch at Sinema: saturday & sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1904 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
The lines start early at this popular Midtown spot, which recently added Friday to their weekly brunch lineup. If you’re want a sure-thing, it’s best to arrive around 9:30 (even though they don’t open until 10). Go-to dishes include the Singapore stir fry, red velvet waffles and, everyone’s favorite, the "white trash hash." If you’re looking for something more substantial after a night on the town, the Tavern Burger won’t do you wrong.
Did I mention two-for-one cocktail specials?