In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳
Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (22 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.
Note: All times listed are brunch-only
Josie’s | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Chow down on cheesy grit casserole or sip on the smoothie of the day.
Stella’s Kentucky Deli | Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Build-your-own classic breakfast with a Pick 3 on the weekdays + check out its unique specials on the weekend like Pina Colada pancakes.
Lexington Diner | Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Brunch beyond normal hours with breakfast favorites served all day, every day.
DV8 Kitchen | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday + Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Treat yourself to all-day breakfast sandwiches and tacos or sweet treats from the bakery.
Winchell’s | Saturday, 8 a.m.-11:30 + Sunday, 8 a.m.-12:30 | Nothing says NFL Sunday like cheering on your favorite team with huge helpings of biscuits + gravy and a Winchell’s Bloody Mary.
Carson’s | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | You can’t go wrong with the bread pudding French toast topped with berries, bananas, and toasted pecans.
Corto Lima | Saturday + Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.| Get there early to try Corto’s fresh take on avocado toast — charred avocado on brioche topped with tomatoes + pepitas.
OBC Kitchen | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try Coach Cal’s fave — bacon in a glass with honey bourbon sugar glaze + peanut butter.
Bella Cafe & Grille | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bright + fresh options like the veggie-forward forest scramble and the rose water aperol spritz.
Zim’s | Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Pair its Bluegrass Benedict with the $12.50 mimosa pitcher which features a variety of juices — OJ, cranberry + pineapple.
Epping’s | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | This Warehouse Block spot knows that sharing is caring — the $25 bottomless carafe can be split with up to four people + $7 for each additional person.
East End Tap & Table | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Build your own bottomless mimosa and sip slowly with their extended brunch hours — try the Frosted Flake-crusted PB+J.
For a special occasion
Dudley’s | Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | You can’t go wrong with the Dudley Eggs, but have you paired them with the bacon beignets and smoky maple syrup? Sweet + savory — chef’s kiss.
LockBox | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Brunch with a view. Sip on a spicy bloody mary, with pepper-infused tequila, and while soaking in the surrounding art gallery.
Distilled | Sat. + Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Dine in decadence with the Croque Madame with Berkshire ham, a fried egg + Gruyere
El Cid | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Balance out savory + sweet with shareable dishes like chilaquiles and caramel toast, paired with the party in your mouth — candy-filled dulce margarita.
Bear & the Butcher | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | TVs galore + the Gargantua bloody mary pitcher, need we say more?
Doodles | Saturday + Sunday | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | It has a huge outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful greenery and serves breakfast all day, six days a week.
Azur Restaurant & Patio | Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Satisfy your sweet tooth with peaches and cream sourdough French toast (and choice of side) at this Beaumont hot spot.
Lady Remoulade | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Its fun and funky garden patio is the perfect setting for a beignet platter.
Magee’s | Saturday + Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | You can’t go wrong with its classic donuts, but don’t sleep on their breakfast items like the Egg’s Nest with hashbrowns, wilted greens + sriracha mayo.
Martine’s Pastries | Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Try its seasonal muffin flavors or a dressed-up croissant with ham + cheese.