Best Places for Breakfast in Charlottesville

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February is National Hot Breakfast Month! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is also the most delicious. Luckily, there are plenty of breakfast joints right here in Charlottesville for you to enjoy! Whether you’re craving a stack of delectable pancakes or a hearty plate of bacon and eggs, check out some of the best places for breakfast in Charlottesville.

The Pigeon Hole

Head to The Pigeon Hole for a delightful dining experience. Serving up fresh, delicious breakfast, no matter what item you choose from their menu, you are sure to enjoy. Looking for something hearty and flavorful? Try their Sunrise Burrito or Biscuits & Red Eye Gravy. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want an order of their fluffy pancakes, a local favorite. Can’t decide between salty or sweet? They also serve a delectable Monte Cristo–sliced ham and swiss between two pieces of French toast, topped with raspberry puree.

Mel’s Cafe

Stop by Mel’s Cafe — a family-owned traditional breakfast spot in Charlottesville that serves breakfast all day! Breakfast sandwiches, omelets, and breakfast plates are among the many menu items to choose from. Their fast and friendly service makes it a quick and easy place to grab breakfast any day of the week (except Sundays)! Open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast — even if it’s lunch or dinner time!

The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery

Offering made-from-scratch dishes, The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery is a fan favorite in Charlottesville. They bake all of their bread, biscuits, and bakery items, making this breakfast spot one you’ll want to visit. Breakfast is served Tuesday through Friday from 7 am to 2 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 1:30 pm, and Sundays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Additionally, they have a weekday menu and a weekend menu. Enjoy egg dishes, biscuit sandwiches, potato dishes, and more. Can’t decide what you want? You’ll have to stop by during a weekday and a weekend to get your fill!

Farm Bell Kitchen

Farm Bell Kitchen is known for its local Southern cuisine. They serve brunch on both the weekdays and the weekends! Their witty menu features dishes like Game of Scones, a plate of four, homemade seasonal scones to share with the table. They offer staples like breakfast sandwiches, omelets, and eggs benedict. Or, indulge in a little dessert for breakfast with their banana’s foster french toast. With a little bit of everything, it’s hard to pick what you want — but no matter what you get, you’ll know it’s fresh and delicious!

Ace Biscuit and Barbecue

“Where Downtown Meets Down Home” according to their website, and this couldn’t be more accurate! Where else can you get a biscuit and barbecue for breakfast? They serve up delectable, Southern fare with a variety of unique biscuit sandwiches. From fried chicken and waffles to a biscuit with house-made pastrami, mustard, cheese, and egg, there is a wide variety to choose from here. You’ll want to come on an empty stomach!

What better way to celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month than heading to one of these hot breakfast spots? Charlottesville is packed full of great breakfast spots, now it’s up to you to choose where you’ll go! If you can’t decide, why not hit them all?


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