One of the best things that has occurred in Raleigh as of recent is the emergence of more brunch places. There is nothing better on the weekend than catching up with friends over brunch, and if you’re like me and prefer savory to sweet items, you’ll find some awesome choices! Here are the 7 best spots to get brunch in Raleigh and what to order while you’re there!
Where to Get Brunch in Raleigh: 7 Best Spots
Jose and Sons
Jose and Sons offers Sunday brunch featuring huevos rancheros, chicharron and waffles, and mimosas. It located in the Raleigh Warehouse district and has been a staple to the area for several years now! I met a friend here recently and opted for the Jibarrito “Steak Plantainwich,” which is a staple at the restaurant. It is crisp plantain, hanger steak, lettuce, tomato, chimichurri, queso fresco, Duke’s mayo (duh!).
Jose and Sons brunch is available Sunday from 11:00-3:00.
Photo Credit: Poole’s Diner
It is widely known that Poole’s Diner is my very favorite restaurant in Raleigh, and their brunch is no exception. I cannot go to brunch at Poole’s without ordering “the Hangover,” which includes cheesy grits, bacon, pico, and sour cream. It is full of flavor and the textures of this dish are outstanding. Another favorite option is the deluxe BLT featuring marinated tomatoes, crushed avocado, and malt aioli served on sour dough.
Poole’s Diner dishes up brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-3:00.
Rosewater Kitchen opened in Fall 2019 in North Hills’ Midtown, and wow is it a beauty! The food is equally tasty and feels like you’ve been transported to a European café. I met my friend Clarke here for brunch one day and she ordered the burger, which is served with double patties, bacon, a fried egg, grilled onion, and Bibb lettuce. I ordered the roisserie ribeye cheesesteak, served with gruyere, onion jam, fresh horseradish, and roasted pepper tartare. Their house cut fries are out of this world delicious, too! Rosewater also serves $3 mimosas during brunch or $15 carafes of mimosas.
Rosewater Kitchen serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-3:00.
Located in Cameron Village, so*ca serves the most colorful brunch dishes! David and I had a brunch date here a few weeks ago, and I ordered the crab stuffed avocado and David ordered the Mexican omelet. I also ordered an iced coffee cocktail to pair with my brunch, which I would highly recommend as well!
so*ca offers their brunch menu on Sunday from 10:00-3:00.
Stir Raleigh, located in the Bank of America building in North Hills, has an amazing brunch menu that also includes their brunch bar. The brunch bar features tasty treats perfect to snack on while waiting for your meal. They have great brunch drink specials including $1 mimosas and $2 aqua Fresca cocktails. David ordered the breakfast burger and I had the fried shrimp and fries.
Stir brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-2:30.
This gem right in the heart of downtown Raleigh offers a beautiful patio, a bright interior, and a delicious brunch menu! David loves monkey bread, so it was non-negotiable to start with this dish. Honestly, the texture of this dish was unlike any I’ve had before in a good way. David had the fried chicken sandwich and I ordered the smoked turkey wrap both with home fries.
Whiskey Kitchen shares their brunch menu Sunday from 11:00-3:00.
My friends at Wye Hill offer an amazing brunch with the best view of the city! Clarke and I met here and were treated to a wide sampling of their brunch menu. We started with deviled eggs because duh, and then tried the mushroom omelette, the apple butter French toast, and then we each had a breakfast sandwich. Clarke opted for the bacon, egg, and cheese while I went with the BLT, served with a fried egg. I highly recommend that whatever you order for brunch, you ask for the sweet potato hash because it is out of this world good! Note, that their menus are seasonal, so what you see online is their sample menu.
Wye Hill offers their brunch menu on Sunday from 10:00-4:00.
Where is your favorite brunch spot in Raleigh? Be sure to tell me in the comments below!
Looking for other Raleigh favorites? Check out the Ultimate Guide to the Best of Raleigh.
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Which of these brunch in Raleigh locations are you most excited to try? Let me know in a comment below!