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Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants

Like any college town or state capitol,  there are literally hundreds of dining options from fast food to fast casual, from family style to fine dining. Hungry for breakfast, you will find your bagels, omelets, pancakes, burgers, pizza, shakes, salads; a restaurant for every palate and every price point. Depending on whether you are touring with a prospective student or visiting your student in Tally, who will undoubtedly be clamoring for a good meal, the options are plentiful. Some things to consider beforehand are price and time. It is not unusual for there to be a considerable wait, even with a reservation, on a game weekend or graduation, at some of the more popular selections. 

Bada Bean – also has delicious food as well. Famous, per se, for their cinnamon roll pancake great breakfast egg wraps; they too fill up quickly.  Now I am a tea person myself, but rumor has it they have some of the best coffee ever…which may, however, rival the coffee at my next selection. By the way, they are open for lunch too, but not dinner.

Blu Halo – This Farm to Table local restaurant is a great stop for brunching on Saturdays and Sundays serving everything from steak and eggs, BLT’s, chicken and waffles, shrimp & grits and of course Mimosas and Bellini’s. And, they take reservations.

Brooklyn Water Bagel – I am listing this, because a good bagel and coffee are sometimes just a necessity, but consider this fair warning that if you attempt to go on a weekend, prepare for extremely long lines. My daughter claims that it is worth it merely for the iced coffee made with ice cubes made of coffee.

Centrale – has bottomless mimosas. Enough said.

Canopy Road – Check out the sweet potato pancakes with maple syrup and pecans. Sure it is slightly more like dessert but fabulous. I am talking about the one on Monroe, but there are two others in Tally and they are soon opening a Canopy Road Express in the Southwood area (I can’t wait to see what that serves). Now they are open until 2:30 pm, but do not confuse them for a brunch place. It is breakfast and lunch only, which by my standards means no mimosas; and that’s right, they do not serve alcohol.

Jim and Milts – For an old school country-style breakfast (remember you are in the south now), this is the place. It is also the place if you spent too much money the night before. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Maple Street Biscuit Company– A casual cafe serving melt in your mouth biscuits and sandwiches topped or smothered in gravy or syrup and southern sides. Breakfast and lunch (dinner on weekends). This being the south, you will want to naturally try their biscuits.

Merv’s Melt Shop – Literally the best place for breakfast or lunch. Greatest and most creative grilled cheeses. Don’t miss the truffle tots, because why not, right?

The Egg Cafe & Eatery – Very popular; no reservations. Open every day except Monday from 7 am to 2 pm. Also open for brunch

Brunch….

AZU: Lucy Ho’s – You wouldn’t normally think of Lucy Ho’s for brunch but they run a brunch buffet on Sunday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Buffet has over 16 entrees, sushi rolls, nigiri, soup, salad, fruit and desserts.

Canopy Road – Check out the sweet potato pancakes with maple syrup and pecans. Sure it is slightly more like dessert but fabulous. I am talking about the one on Monroe, but there are two others in Tally and they are soon opening a Canopy Road Express in the Southwood area (I can’t wait to see what that serves). Now they are open until 2:30 pm, but do not confuse them for a brunch place. It is breakfast and lunch only, which by my standards means no mimosas; and that’s right, they do not serve alcohol.

Coosh’s Bayou Rouge – Brunch served on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 11 am. Don’t miss their famous beignets, shrimp & grits, omelets, chicken & waffles, french toast and of course mimosa, bloody mary and Iirish Coffee

Food Glorious Food – Their multiple awards speak for themselves. Wow, brunch. Great desserts. brunch, lunch, dinner, specialty cocktails and wines menus.

Keke’s Breakfast Cafe – located at 1861 W. Tennessee Street, it is considered one of the best places for breakfast at UCF which makes it well worth checking out at FSU.

Kool Beanz – Popular lunch & dinner nook serving an eclectic American menu in a colorful, offbeat setting.

Liberty Bar & Restaurant – Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm. Don’t miss their soft-shell Crab Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, Omelettes, Stuffed french toast and their $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys until 1:45 pm.

Madison Social – For brunch, they are open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm. Try their Hot Tottys, pancakes and spiced honey chicken & waffles as well as their variety of Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Sangria and their Maple Awakening (Maple bourbon, cold brew coffee and milk)

Paisley Café – is a great brunch/lunch spot, but it gets pretty crowded, pretty quickly. Reservations are recommended. Here are two cool facts:  they don’t have any gas lines, so they cook all of their food on hot plates and all their sausages come from the family’s farm. The menu is unique and the food is delicious. Personally, first time out, I recommend the Sampler, but that’s because sometimes I just want it all.

Primetime – A lot of people love Primetime as well. It has a very diverse menu, with things like duck BLT’s and different takes on eggs benedict for brunch. Of course, who wouldn’t love a place that lists some of their brunch entrees under, “Belly Busters?” Now this place is open for brunch, lunch, dinner and, here’s the best part, well for the kids maybe; late night. Yes, they even have a menu that serves until 2 am, except on Sundays when they close at midnight.

Proof Brewing Company – Brunch served Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm and Sunday from 11 am to  4 pm. Try their Bagel and Lox, Avocado Toast, eggs your way, french toast, chicken & waffles and bloody marys and mimosas

Table 23 – Southern-style fare outside seating. Brunch is served from 10 am to 2:30 pm on Sundays with bottomless bubbles, mimosas, poinsettias and southern bellinis and well as their version (Southern of course) of a Bloody Mary, cocktails, wine.

The Edison – Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm. Try their Edison Scramble, Steak and Eggs, Shrimp & Grits, Biscuits & Gravy and other Southern specialties. Don’t forget their seasonal draft beers, Bloody Mary and bottomless Mimosas.

The truth is one might think Tallahassee isn’t the place to go for gourmet food, but you are in luck. There is plenty to choose from whether you are looking for a quick breakfast before you rush off to tailgate or a long, delicious dinner so you can spend a little quality time with your hard-working student. I hope this helps you find your favorites. It is a diner-style chain with booth seating that serves your typical American breakfasts. The lines are worth the wait for the pancakes and/or French toast.

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