Here’s 5 brunch spots you must try around town. If you’ve tried them all, tell us your favorite!!
Staks Pancake Kitchen is “So Flipping Good” and the Loving My Memphis Crew honestly can’t get enough of this place. We’ve been about five times now. My only warning is don’t eat here if you have addictive behaviors. It will definitely be the place you end up dreaming about at night. Staks uses different local meats and their cage free eggs make it really hard to have anything else after that. Outside of their fluffy pancakes you can also get shrimp and grits with poached eggs on top, candied bacon, chicken biscuits and omelettes.
Tart is a French coffeehouse in the charming, Cooper Young Neighborhood. They have a weekend brunch special and other menu selections that pair nicely with your favorite bottle of champagne or Sauvignon Blanc. You have to bring it yourself, but luckily there is no corkage fee if you do. If you are more of a coffee person you are in luck at Tart as well with their French press coffee and cold brew. If you need more convincing to try this place they did just win BreakFest901 “Best Omelette” and “Bacon Lovers” categories. Tart is fairly close to being a farm to table restaurant considering they shop at farmers markets.
Bayou Bar and Grill is pretty much one of the OGs in Overton Square. You can come here to eat some bacon- wrapped shrimps and wash it down with a Macmosa. You can also cheer on your favorite football team on their huge projector screen. Being a New Orleans styled restaurant of course they cater to the Saints and LSU, but don’t be shocked to see a sea of blue in their when the Tigers and Grizzlies are playing too!
Bon-Ton Cafe, located on Monroe in Downtown Memphis, is literally the place to go on Sundays when you don’t have any plans afterwards. This is a soulful and hearty meal. You leave full. sleepy and happy! Their smothered biscuits and gravy are to die for. They have a homemade sausage gravy that’s just simply perfect.
Arcade is the oldest café in Memphis. We recently found out about their spiked shakes and cocktail menu. Arcade is a tourist attraction and I do commend them for tapping into the Sunday Funday side to breakfast. This could very well make Arcade a normal rotation for the Loving My Memphis crew when we are downtown. Arcade is known for their sweet potato pancakes and diner scene. It’s the place you take your family and friends from out-of-town to enjoy breakfast and then walk it off with a stroll down South Main.
*this list is not in order of favorites*
Until next time Memphis! Love your Memphis and Live Local!!