Breakfast/Brunch in Memphis, TN
Food and art meet at the Brushmark, the Brooks Museum’s on site restaurant. After viewing your favorite permanent art collections and featured exhibitions behold the edible works of art crafted by the in-house chef of the Brushmark. Artistry and presentation find their way to your plate elevating your meal to a delicious showpiece. Enjoy elegant executions of waffles, quiches, omelets and soups and salads. The Brushmark overlooks Overton Park giving diners a unique view of one of Memphis’ favorite parks. When the weather is nice enjoy brunch on the terrace while sipping a mimosa, blood Mary or bellini. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays.
Serving breakfast daily and weekend brunch Booksellers Bistro located inside The Booksellers at Laurelwood is the perfect refuge for book lovers and home cooks alike. This is one place where you won’t mind if there’s a wait as you can peruse the bookstore for classics, new releases, journals and other gift items. You may even catch a special in-store book signing or book reading by your favorite author. The Booksellers Bistro’s menu consists of breakfast favorites, quiche and special selections from in-store cookbooks. After your taste buds fall in love with your meal be sure to pick up the cookbook and replicate the menu item at home.
Grab a newspaper and a seat at one of the checkered table clothed booths inside this cozy Southern style restaurant. Blue Plate Café has the look and feel of a down South diner and the food to match! Breakfast is served all day meaning you can enjoy hot buttered biscuits and sausage gravy anytime. Another must order item is the pancakes. These fluffy, perfectly golden brown made to order cakes are a meal by themselves which may make it hard to believe that you can get them for a side with any of the breakfast plates. The wait staff’s Southern hospitality and uniform of any University of Memphis t-shirt makes you feel like a true Memphian whether you’re a Bluff City resident or an out of towner.
Since Café Eclectic has two locations, one in Midtown and another Downtown in Harbor Town, Memphians have no reason to miss the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is served daily at each location and brunch is available every Sunday. Enjoy a wide array of coffees or teas and the soda fountain gives the perfect excuse for grownups and children alike to indulge cravings for a sundae, malted shake or soda float. Bakery selections include homemade doughnuts, breads, bagels, muffins and scones just to name a few. Other breakfast options include omelets, breakfast wraps, waffles and hot and cold cereals. Need something fast? Try the homemade granola bars.
An inconspicuous cottage practically on the University of Memphis campus, Brother Juniper’s serves a breakfast like no other. But college co-eds aren’t the only ones that know about this breakfast only restaurant. Memphians of all professions converge here over the shared love of hearty breakfast foods. With an extensive menu you’ll definitely have to return to find your favorite. The choices of open faced and traditional style omelets are daunting. An assortment of potato dishes, waffles and fresh baked goods offer no help in narrowing your selection either. Sip freshly ground coffee or espresso while you make what could quite possibly be your most difficult breakfast decision.