It’s past breakfast, but not quite lunchtime … where do you go for a bite to eat? Weekend brunch is the perfect way to relax and unwind from the week’s excitement. Memphis, known for serving up delicious plates, hosts a number of fabulous restaurants and cafés. We have rounded up a brunch (see what we did there?) of the best local spots in town!

Alcenia’s

317 N. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 523-0200
Brunch Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alcenia’s delivers Southern cooking right to the table. Saturday brunch is the perfect time to try their famous salmon croquette. Alcenia’s restaurant is a vibrant display of colors and personality that match the unique flavors of appetizing soul food.

Automatic Slim’s

83 S. 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 525-7948
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Step outside your comfort zone with a tasty brunch from Automatic Slim’s. With things on the menu like Red Velvet Pancakes and waffles with Oreo and Cinnamon Roll flavoring, you’ll never want a plain waffle or pancake ever again. Oh, they also have a 100-ounce mimosa bong. Woah.

Babalu

2115 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 274-0100 | 6450 Poplar Ave.,  Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 410-8909                        Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Even though Babalu is known for their tasty tapas and tacos, their brunch menu is pretty rockin’, too. Try out the chicken and waffles, crab cake Benedict or the steak and eggs. Want to accompany your meal with a bloody mary or mimosa? They’ve got that too! Make your own mimosa to your heart’s desire with their table-side cart.

Everyone loves chicken and waffles!

Chicken and waffles, yum! Image: Babalu

Bishop

545 S Main St #111, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 896-0228
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Still semi-new to the Memphis scene, Bishop is located inside the Central Station Hotel downtown. Not only is it an aesthetically pleasing environment, we hear the food is spot-on too. And might we recommend trying some of their signature brunch cocktails like Spritz at the Ritz or The Morning Harvest.

Look at that spread! Image: Bishop

Brother Juniper’s

3519 Walker Ave., Memphis, TN 38111 • (901) 234-0144
Brunch Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As soon as you enter the doors of Brother Juniper’s, mouth-watering aromas welcome you in. The restaurant is the perfect place for families and friends to gather. The friendly staff treats everyone as family, which adds to the community feel. Their specialty omelets are a popular treat, as are their cinnamon roll pancakes.

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Bayou Bar & Grill

2094 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 278-8626
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Bayou Bar & Grill, known for its cajun specialties, also whips up a great brunch. Did we mention you can get 3 French Quarter beignets for $3? If you’re into normal breakfast, they offer things like the Bayou Breakfast, French Toast and Eggs Benedict. Want a walk on the wild side? Start your meal with Alligator Nachos.  You also can’t pass up the $3 mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and screwdrivers or their $6 Macmosa and Absolut Peppar Bloody Mary.

Catherine & Mary’s

272 S. Main St., Suite 105-A, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 254-8600
Brunch Hours: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For all the foodies out there, brunch at Catherine & Mary’s is not to be missed! Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman bring their flair for the delicious to brunch, offering up some classic can’t-miss Italian dishes and pastas.

Celtic Crossing

903 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 274-5151
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Not only is Celtic Crossing the soccer central of Memphis, it’s pretty much only one of the spots in town where you can grab an  authentic Irish bite. From everything like Potato Hash to Fish ‘N Chips, you’ll feel like you’re not even in the city. Oh, and don’t forget to grab your $4.75 Bloody Marys!

 

City Silo Table + Pantry

5101 Sanderlin Center, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 729-7687
Brunch Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

One of Memphis’s newest restaurants, City Silo has made a name for itself among Memphis locals. Farm fresh food is served Monday through Saturday. Healthy brunch options include açaí bowls, vegan barbecue sandwich and sweet potato wedges. Customers also enjoy their wellness lattes, beer and kombucha on tap. City Silo has it all!

Elwood’s Shack

4523 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122 • (901) 761-9898
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Elwood’s Shack is a bit of a hidden gem in the city of Memphis. The cozy atmosphere and unbelievably tasty food have many Memphians returning time and time again. On Saturday and Sunday, Elwood’s serves up dishes such as French toast, eggs Benedict, BBQ Benedict (for some Memphis flavor) and pimento cheese biscuits.

Second Line

2144 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 590-2829
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New Orleans native Kelly English set out to establish a restaurant authentic to his Louisiana roots. As both the owner and head chef, English serves up delicious po’ boys and meals to the Memphis community. During brunch, you can order off the everyday menu or enjoy a few of Second Line’s special brunch deals!

Sweet Grass

937 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 278-0278
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by this neighborhood bistro for a delicious Sunday brunch. Sweet Grass serves fresh and seasonal foods, so customers can be sure what they order is of the highest quality. Their brunch menu changes frequently due to seasonal changes in produce and meat.

The Arcade Restaurant

540 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 •  (901) 526-5757
Brunch Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Eat breakfast all day long at The Arcade! Known as Memphis’ oldest cafe, you’ll take in totally retro vibes while enjoying a delicious meal. The 1920s’ architecture may transport you to the past, but the sweet potato pancakes or the French toast will bring your taste buds to modern day.

The Beauty Shop

966 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 272-7111
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food never looked so good! Take a step back to the 50s in this beauty parlor-styled restaurant. Their eclectic and trendy environment puts The Beauty Shop at the top of our list for unique dining. Treat your taste buds to food inspired from around the globe. For instance, the Israeli Breakfast special includes an herb omelet, Israeli salad, labneh with fig preserves and other tasty surprises.

Take a trip back in time at 50s inspired The Beauty Shop. Image: The Beauty Shop

Take a trip back in time at 50s inspired The Beauty Shop. Image: The Beauty Shop

The Majestic Grille

145 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 522-8555
Brunch Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Peabody’s Capriccio Grill

149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 529-4000
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For an iconic Memphis brunch, there is no place quite like the Capriccio Grill inside the famous Peabody Hotel. Classic breakfast dishes, salads, Belgian waffles and applewood smoked bacon make this restaurant a tried-and-true spot for locals. SB Tip: Before eating brunch, enjoy watching the famous Peabody Ducks walk at 11 a.m.

Try them all!

Try a tasty belgian waffle and some sides! Image: The Peabody

Paulette’s Restaurant

50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 260-3300
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For over forty years Paulette’s has been a part of the Memphis community. Light salads, soups and crêpes line the special brunch menu. For a heartier meal you can order jumbo lump crab cakes or ham palacsinta, a Hungarian specialty. Views overlooking the mighty Mississippi serve as an added perk to the dining experience. SB Tip: Be sure to order their famous popovers with strawberry butter … they are only served during brunch!

Enjoy some tasty eggs Benedict!

Enjoy Paulette’s signature Southern Eggs Benedict served on an English muffin. Image: Paulette’s

Railgarten

2158 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 504-4342
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grab some scrumptious bites off of Railgarten‘s delicious brunch menu, then skip off to the volleyball court or the tiki bar for your Sunday Funday.

South of Beale

361 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 526-0388
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Traditional brunch with an innovative flare. South of Beale reinvents bacon and eggs into delicious meals like huevos rancheros – a combination of bacon, scrambled eggs, onions, avocado spread and white cheddar. Also, check out their cocktail list … it has our mouths watering.

Located in the South Main arts district, South of Beale, serves brunch 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Image: StyleBlueprint

Located in the South Main Arts District, South of Beale serves brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Image: South of Beale

Southall Cafe

669 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 646-5698
Brunch Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Staks Pancake Kitchen

7704 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138 •  (901) 800-1951 | 4615 Poplar Ave., Suite 102, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 509-2367  Hours: Monday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whether you want to make your own omelet, celebrate an occasion with birthday pancakes (that comes with a candle, by the way), or share breakfast egg rolls, Staks will have any and all things to make your stomach happy.

Staks has all things breakfast that will please any person!

Not in the mood for pancakes? Try the Monte Cristo with shaved ham, Swiss cheese, and mayo in between brioche French toast. Image: Staks Pancake Kitchen

Tug’s

51 Harbor Town Sq., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 260-3344
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing brunch in the picturesque Harbor Town Square at Tug’s Casual Grill. Their brunch menu includes popular dishes from their regular breakfast and lunch menus. We highly recommend ordering their famous pancakes for a sweet weekend treat – you deserve it! Tug’s special children’s menu makes it perfect for family outings.

Stacks on stacks of yummy food at Tug's. Image: Facebook

Stacks on stacks of yummy food at Tug’s. Image: Facebook

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