Crispy chicken and waffles, creamy grits with cheddar, fresh fruit, and warm buttery biscuits are a few reasons why brunch might be the best meal of all time. When it comes to finding a place to eat brunch in Charlottesville, the amazing local restaurant scene does not disappoint. From the Downtown area to Crozet, here are a few brunch spots to add to your list.
For a unique twist on the traditional brunch, The Shebeen serves up South African inspired cuisine in Downtown Charlottesville. They elevate traditional brunch items on the menu such as eggs, bacon, and avocado toast with a South African flair. Try “the benny,” a classic eggs benedict transformed with your choice of pub cured rashers or smoked salmon with pub potatoes on the side. For a spicier dish, try the “polenta porridge,” which includes a poached egg with English sausage, roasted tomato, chili flakes, bacon, grilled mushroom, and parmesan cheese. If you love mimosas, they also have an entire menu of morning cocktails to accompany the brunch. With a menu unlike any other in town, The Shebeen is a great place to a great place to grab brunch in Charlottesville.
Just a short drive from Charlottesville in Crozet, The Rooftop offers breathtaking mountain views and an amazing brunch buffet. On Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Rooftop offers their all-you-can-eat buffet for $16 along with a full bar all day long. You’ll find southern-style comfort food on the menu, with items such as house-made jalapeno cheddar sausage gravy as well as fried chicken and waffles. For those that prefer a lighter meal in the morning, there is also local granola and greek yogurt in addition to fresh fruit. Feel free to fill up your plate with your favorite foods or try a little bit of everything! Right above Smoked Kitchen & Tap, The Rooftop lets you enjoy your brunch in the great outdoors, soaking in the sunshine and beautiful mountain views.
For some of the best Bloody Marys in town, you’ll have to check out Beer Run. In addition to being a popular local watering hole, Beer Run offers a Sunday Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With original menu items such as Allagash fish tacos, a brunch-style pupusa, and something called the “El Guapo Breakfast Burrito,” the brunch at Beer Run isn’t the average, run-of-the-mill breakfast. Flavorful dishes and surprising combinations make this brunch menu fun and different. Plus, once you finish eating brunch, you can try one of the many craft beers or wines they have on tap.
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