15 of Downtown Raleigh’s Best Brunch Spots

Don’t know about you, but we’re o-v-e-r the heat & falling fast for that autumnal weather on the horizon.

With fall comes bearable temps & sunny weekend mornings perfect for… you guessed it: #brunching. If you’ve ever found yourself Googling “where to get brunch in Raleigh” you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a handful of local gems ITB that are serving up some of the best breakfast-lunch fusions around (in no particular order).

Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant

Easily claims shrine-status in Raleigh. Friendly staff, family atmosphere, well worth the (occasional) wait in line. Home-cooked breakfast on the cheap makes Big Ed’s heaven for that hangover.

Beasley’s Chicken + Honey

Ashley Christensen just doing her thing & crushing it, per usual. Chalkboard menus and down home - yet ultra sophisticated - Southern cooking at its finest. The chicken & waffles do not disappoint.

Photo Source: Instagram, @carolmilroy

Photo Source: Instagram, @carolmilroy

Finch’s Family Restaurant (Hurry - closing soon!)

After 60+ years, the old-school diner is being forced out of its home (and allegedly planting new roots in Durham) due to pesky bridge construction. Get a visit in before October 31st and prepare to join a breakfast club of very sad Finch’s fanatics.

Jose & Sons

Good luck choosing between the Steak & Egg Sammy, Breakfast BLT Tacos and Chicarron & Waffles. Wash any of those down with a “Masmosa” and prepare for the ultimate nap.

Photo Source: Instagram, @joseandsons

Photo Source: Instagram, @joseandsons

NoFo at The Pig

Eclectic southern vibes and an award-winning gift shop make NoFo a cool spot to bring out-of-towners. If gift shops aren’t your thing, the Fried Green Tomato Benedict or Pulled Pork Hash might suit your fancy.

Joule Coffee & Table

Another AC concept, another smash hit (because #duh).. Experimental caffeinated beverages, coffeehouse vibes, and even more finger-lickin’ good eats. Oh, did we mention craft cocktails like boozy cold brew?

Photo Source: Instagram, @joule_raleigh

Photo Source: Instagram, @joule_raleigh

Humble Pie

Brunch complete with sunny outdoor tiki bar.. yes please. Small but mighty menu. The shrimp & grits — made with “broth of the gods” — is anything but humble.

The Station at Person Street

Plenty of outdoor seating, neighborhood vibes, and dueling flat screens. Station’s the perfect Sunday spot to watch the game and grab some hair of the dog.

Photo Source: Instagram, @nickroos

Photo Source: Instagram, @nickroos

The Remedy Diner

Vegan-friendly comfort food; both herbivores & omnivores welcome. Smoked gouda grits for days and homemade, vegan desserts highlight the little diner’s tasty offerings.

Tazza Kitchen

A pride in sourcing local that you can taste. Quite the impressive spread of farm-fresh spreads (two words: bacon butter).. plus breakfast pizza, breakfast sammies, killer french toast & a little something for everyone.

Photo Source: Instagram, @tazzakitchen

Photo Source: Instagram, @tazzakitchen

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

What’s brunch without bottomless mimosas? Add in cozy outdoor patio vibes plus hearty brunch plates mixed in with lighter fare choices and you won’t want to leave.

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Come for the sweet potato pancake, stay for the rest of the menu. Signature cocktails, small plates, fork & knife biscuit sandwiches and all the classics you know and love.

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Photo Source: Instagram, @makfitlife

Irregardless Cafe

Eggs on eggs on eggs highlight this egg-cellent menu (excuse the bad pun). Frittatas, omelets, scrambles — you name it, they’ve got it. Very vegan/vegetarian-friendly with plenty of options for the meat lover too.

Café Helios

The Biscuit Du Jour is just about always rave-review worthy. One of the better, more extensive drink menus out there for if you’re looking to get boozy, caffeinated or both.

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Photo Source: Instagram, @tweetwhatyaeat

P.G. Werth’s

Recruit friends & get the most bang for your buck with the “Hamm Family Breakfast” (party of 6 or more). And of course, bottomless mimosas make a strong complement to any southern style feast.


Already been there, done that? 13 other stellar options:

Clouds Brewing (West St), Flying Biscuit Café (Cameron Village), The Raleigh Times | Morning Times (Hargett St), Capital Club 16 (Martin St), bu•ku (Davie St), Fiction Kitchen (Warehouse District), The Mecca Restaurant (Martin St), Coquette Brasserie (North Hills), Centro (Wilmington St), Cameron Bar & Grill (Cameron Village), Mandolin (Five Points), Benelux Coffee (Cameron Village), Jimmy V’s (Fayetteville St)


Looking for a good deal at any of these spots? We thought you’d never ask…

Currently, you can enjoy rewards & freebies via the Stealz mobile app at: The Station at Person Street and Clouds Brewing.