“Brunch is breakfast without an alarm.” — Unknown
Most college kids sleep late. It’s a well-known fact. So, going out for breakfast on weekends, in particular, may not be an option. Brunch, however, is generally a good option on weekends and there are quite a few choices not far from FSU’s campus. However, if you can get your student out of bed early and breakfast is what you want; check out our blog Wakey, Wakey Eggs & Bakey.
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.
Andrew’s Downtown – Sunday 10:30 am – 2 pm, anything from their all-inclusive $18 buffet to a variety of shareable brunch tapas options
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 Irish Coffee
Food Glorious Food – Their multiple awards speak for themselves. Wow, brunch. Great desserts. brunch, lunch, dinner, specialty cocktails and wines menus.
The Hideaway – a great addition to midtown on Thomasville Rd., hidden behind Waterworks. Our interns say it is delicious.
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe – located at 1861 W. Tennessee Street, it is considered one of the best places for breakfast at FSU 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 on 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)
Primetime – A lot of people love Primetime as well. It has a very diverse menu, with things like duck BLT 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
Sage – A Restaurant – Various bubbly brunch drinks and countless seafood-inspired plates. Great for brunch with the family!
Sweet Pea Cafe – Brunch served Saturday & Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm. Known for their farm-to-table vegan eats! Currently, to-go orders only and they recommend ordering online. Specials are posted on their Facebook page every morning and vegan baked goods are available every day.
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 brunch so you can spend a little quality time with your hard-working student.
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