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30+ great brunch restaurants to try in Lexington

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 (32 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

Weekday wonders

Beau’s Cafe | Daily, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Dine on farm-to-table freshness like the French omelette + side salad or avocado toast, paired with a $20 mimosa carafe.

Biscuit Belly | Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-2p.m. + Friday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hop aboard the gravy train with this restaurant’s gravy flight, and wash it all down with a Kentucky coffee.

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 one of its famous cinnamon rolls from the bakery.

Grounded All Day Cafe | Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy a morning on Leestown Road with a high-stacked bagel featuring unique spreads like the bacon pepper jam + basil peppadew cream cheese.

Fiddletree Kitchen | Tuesday-Sunday, 7a.m.-2 p.m. | Find breakfast classics like a fried egg BLT, dressed-up oatmeal, and yogurt parfaits.

Josie’s | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Chow down on cheesy grit casserole or sip on the smoothie of the day.

Minton’s | Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | This crowd-pleasing menu has something for everyone, including savory French toast, chorizo breakfast tacos, and sweet potato hash.

Rise N Brine | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Do yourself a favor and schedule a nap after trying the French toast biscuit topped with fried chicken, cheese, whipped maple butter, and maple syrup.

Stella’s Kentucky Deli | Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Build-your-own classic breakfast with a Pick 3 or 4 come back on the weekend for specialty pancake creations.

Wild Eggs | Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-3p.m. | Have your eggs any way at this Louisville-based brunch spot that is expanding to four more locations in Lexington — we recommend the Kalamity Katy’s Border Benedict.

Winchell’s | Monday-Thursday, 8-11 a.m., Saturday, 8 -11:30 a.m. + Sunday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Calling all sports fans — cheer on your favorite team with huge helpings of biscuits + gravy, washed down with a Winchell’s Bloody Mary.

A table full of plates with food + mimosas

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

Weekend musts

Bella Cafe & Grille | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy bright + fresh options like the veggie-forward forest scramble and the rose spritz.

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.

East End Tap & Table | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Enjoy a mimosa carafe with your choice of juice while chowing down on the Frosted Flake-crusted PB+J.

OBC Kitchen | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try the bacon in a glass with honey bourbon sugar glaze + peanut butter.

Bottomless mimosas

Bear & the Butcher | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | TVs galore, bottomless mimosa carafes + the Gargantua bloody mary pitcher — need we say more?

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 two people + $7 for each additional person.

33 Staves | Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. | Order the $24 table mimosas (which comes with blood orange, mango, orange + cranberry juices) with a savory pimento and sausage omelet or refreshing acai bowl.

Zim’s | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pair its Bluegrass Benedict with a $5 Bloody Mary or $12.50 mimosa pitcher featuring a variety of juices — OJ, cranberry, grapefruit + pineapple.

A table with three dishes, a pot of coffee, and coffee mugs.

BRB, just daydreaming about Lockbox’s labna toast. | Photo by LEXtoday

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, salted dulce de leche, and a bloody Mary bar? Talk about chef’s kiss.

Granddam | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Brunch in style at The Manchester hotel’s Appalachian-inspired restaurant serving up Fayette hot chicken made with locally derived ingredients.

ItalX | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Italian for breakfast? Count us in. Choose something savory like the Uovo Salsiccia, an egg omelette with hot Italian sausage, or indulge in tiramisu ricotta pancakes.

Lockbox | Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Enjoy brunch with a view by sipping on a spicy bloody Mary, and snacking on whipped labna toast while soaking in the surrounding art gallery.

Merrick Inn | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy traditional Southern hospitality in the newly renovated dining room + patio space. Brunch bites include avocado toast, brown sugar candied bacon, and a crab cake benedict.

A pizza topped with a fried egg

Why yes, we will be finishing this entire Honey Ham breakfast pizza to ourselves. | Photo courtesy of @rollingoven

Great outdoors

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) on the patio of this Beaumont hot spot.

Burl Brew | Saturday + Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Fuel up on Lucy’s Pancake Stack (which also features scrambled eggs + bacon) while soaking up the sounds of the Distillery District on this brewery’s spacious patio.

Doodles | Tuesday-Sunday | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Enjoy breakfast all day, six days a week at this huge outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful greenery.

Martine’s Pastries | Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Try seasonal muffin flavors or a dressed-up croissant with ham + cheese while taking in the historic the East End.

Palmer’s | Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.| Get in lakeside views alongside your unique libations — like the Ghost Mary featuring ghost pepper peach vodka — and bites like the Cajun shrimp hash.

Pearl’s Pizza | Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Don’t let the name fool you. Not only is it serving up artisan pies but it’s also known for its freshly made bagels — a perfect brunch for those city views.

Rolling Oven | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Grab a seat in the beer garden, try out the cheesy avocado eggs or chicken + waffles, and sip on one of Mirror Twin’s brews.

DIY brunch

Prefer to stay in? Host your own brunch with crowd-pleasing spreads + supplies good enough for a chef.

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