22 great brunch restaurants to try in Lexington, KY

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Lexington, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

An omelette with peppers onions and sausage

The Zim’s Omelette never disappoints. | Photo by Zim’s Cafe

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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

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Weekday wonders

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.

Weekend musts

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.

A table full of plates with food + mimosas

Bottomless mimosas at East End Tap & Table are a must. | Photo by LEXtoday

Bottomless mimosas

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

Daytime party

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?

Great outdoors

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.

Pastry paradises

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.

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