Best Brunch Spots in Nashville

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Not all brunches are created equal, especially in this city. Whether you’re struggling from a late night out or celebrating a special occasion, there’s a place—and a dish—to satiate you. Here’s where to go and what to order for the ultimate Nashville brunch.

Nashville Brunch Guide


The Sutler

The Sutler goes all out for its long-standing Bluegrass Brunch, which features live music on its upstairs stage and dedicated brunch, kids brunch, and gluten-sensitive brunch menus. In addition to hearty food options, there are two kinds of sangria, bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, and Whisper Creek–infused coffee to sip on.

  • NeighborhoodMelrose
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Sweet Potato Pancakes

View The Sutler’s Brunch Menu


Sinema

You might want to strategize before heading to Sinema’s $25 Bottomless Brunch ($12 for children 12 and under), where you’ll be bombarded by tasty options like pastries, pancakes, fried chicken and biscuits, eggs, bacon, sausage, ribs, paninis, salads, separate stations for the crepes and omelettes of your dreams, and two bars for brunch cocktails.

  • NeighborhoodMelrose
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: French Toast

View Sinema’s Brunch Menu


Saint Anejo

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Want a little (or a lot of) mezcal with your brunch? Saint Anejo is your spot, thanks to a wide range of cocktails culled from its famous tequila library—try the new skinny margarita, the K8 Moss, made with fresh lemons and stevia. Don’t forget to fuel up on huevos rancheros, chorizo scramble, or the hot chicken and waffles.

  • NeighborhoodGulch
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Smokey + The Benedict

View Saint Anejo’s Brunch Menu


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You’ll find a classier-than-average brunch at etc., with dishes like shakshuka, butternut squash waffles, and pork belly biscuits. Even the drinks here feel a bit posh: cachaça, rye cocktails, and the elusive manmosa.

  • NeighborhoodGreen Hills
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Butternut Squash Waffle

View etc.’s Brunch Menu


Tavern

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The top three reasons you must experience a Tavern brunch at some point in your life: 1.) Red-velvet waffles. 2.) White trash hash. 3.) 2-for-1 libations like sangria, Bloody Marys, and mimosas.

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Brunch Days & Times: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Benedict Three

View Tavern’s Brunch Menu


The 404 Kitchen

Gaze at the brunch cart during the dim sum-style service from Chef Matt Bolus and his team at The 404 Kitchen. See your options before making selections at this high-end, Southern brunch option.

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sundays: 10:30am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Banana Bread French Toast

View The 404 Kitchen’s Brunch Menu


L.A. Jackson

Venture to the top of the Thompson Nashville for brunch at L.A. Jackson. City views and upbeat vibes are guaranteed at this swanky spot in The Gulch. If you have a group of six or more, check out the “cocktails to share” options for something fresh (and refreshing).

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Compressed Watermelon

View L.A. Jackson’s Brunch Menu


M.L.Rose

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If your brunch club has a range of palates (or simply a few picky eaters), everyone can agree on M.L.Rose—the menu is filled with salads, burgers, sandwiches, wings, burritos, and more. Plus, get 2-for-1 cocktails, draft beer, and wine.

  • Neighborhoods: Melrose, Sylvan Park, Capitol View
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: “The Recovery” Waffle Fry or Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

View M.L.Rose’s Brunch Menu


5th & Taylor

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Those who woke up on the right side of the bed can cheerfully split 5th & Taylor’s shareables, like monkey bread and French toast sticks. Not a morning person? Order your own pancakes, chicken sausage scramble, or hot duck and waffles.

  • NeighborhoodGermantown
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Chorizo Omelette

View 5th & Taylor’s Brunch Menu


Sea Salt

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For a sophisticated spin on French and American classics, venture to downtown’s Sea Salt. Not only is the atmosphere pristine, but the sweet and savory banana French toast or the Sea Salt Breakfast (two eggs, home fries, toast, and choice of bacon, smoked ham, or house-made sausage) are sure to fit the brunch bill.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Banana French Toast

View Sea Salt’s Brunch Menu


Answer.

Breakfast, lunch, cocktails, handcrafted sodas—Answer has the…well, answer. This Sylvan Park restaurant’s menu is thoughtful and hyper-seasonal, meaning even a simple dish like grits feels pretty fancy. (Although that could be the bourbon demi-glace talking.)

  • Neighborhood: Sylvan Park
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Baked Eggs

View Answer.’s Brunch Menu


Fin & Pearl

Seafood-centric places in Nashville are hit-or-miss, especially when it comes to breakfast and lunch. But you can trust Fin & Pearl’s delicious brunch-y spins like lobster and crab omelette, hot shrimp avocado toast, and Cajun chowder—plus plenty of traditional options including French toast and burgers.

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Brunch Days & Times: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Drink Special: half-priced carafes of mimosas
  • What to Order: Hot Shrimp Avocado Toast

View Fin & Pearl’s Brunch Menu


Butcher & Bee

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You know when you wake up on a weekend and just don’t feel like making any decisions? If you meet the gang at Butcher & Bee, you can blindly order a bunch of brunch items from the rotating menu with confidence—almost everything here is shareable and tasty.

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Avocado Crispy Rice

View Butcher & Bee’s Brunch Menu


Le Sel

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Crepes, beignets, croque madames—it’s easy to say oui to this French-inspired gem in Midtown. Le Sel’s gin and bourbon punch bowls are on hand for serious brunchers.

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Brunch Days & Times:
    Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • What to Order: Croque Madame

View Le Sel’s Brunch Menu


Biscuit Love

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Welcome to the ultimate Nashville brunch spot, which means there will be a line but the wait will be worth it. You can’t go wrong with any order that involves Biscuit Love’s namesake baked good, while gluten-sensitive folks can grab eggs, salads, and more.

  • NeighborhoodsGulchHillsboro Village
  • Brunch Days & Times: Daily: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Bonuts

View Biscuit Love’s Brunch Menu


Suzy Wong’s House of Yum

Brunch with a side of live entertainment! Suzy Wong’s weekend drag performances—which hit the stage every half hour between 10:30am and 2:00pm—are like catnip for bachelorette parties and other group outings.

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: AM Wong Skillet

View Suzy Wong’s Brunch Menu


The Southern

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Unsurprisingly, The Southern’s brunch menu is filled with Southern-comfort standards, like fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and “hotcakes.” Don’t forget about this restaurant’s stellar oyster menu, if you’re in the mood.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: The Highway

View The Southern’s Brunch Menu


Butchertown Hall

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Butchertown Hall’s menu is part Tex-Mex, part BBQ—perfect for groups with a variety of cravings. Their brunch offerings range from safe (baby kale and Brussels salad) to spicy (brisket with pickled jalapeno) to sparkling (five flavors of mimosas).

  • NeighborhoodGermantown
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Cowboy Breakfast

View Butchertown Hall’s Brunch Menu


Chauhan Ale & Masala House

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Chef Maneet Chauhan’s inventive eatery serves up a full menu of Indian cuisine with Southern flare. Chauhan is the only place in town where you’ll find dishes like naan French toast, chicken tikka and eggs, and vindaloo Bloody Marys.

  • NeighborhoodGulch
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: Breakfast Parantha Taco

View Chauhan’s Brunch Menu


Germantown Cafe

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For all you traditionalists, Germantown Cafe prides itself on classic brunch dishes. Translation: Enjoy a full lineup of omelettes, steak benedict, hot browns, and other sure bets.

  • Neighborhood: Germantown 
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Chef’s Strata

View Germantown Cafe’s Brunch Menu


Josephine

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When you want your brunch to be a classy affair, make a reservation here. Josephine’s flavorful dishes, intimate setting, and excellent service will give your day the perfect start.

  • Neighborhood: 12 South 
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Josephine Benedict

View Josephine’s Brunch Menu


EiO & The Hive

This organic restaurant ups the ante on weekends with specialty brunch dishes like shrimp fried quinoa and sweet potato-chickpea curry. EiO’s usual suspects (juices, frittata, avocado toast) are also available.

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Curry Bowl

View EiO & The Hive’s Brunch Menu


Marché

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Marché is East Nashville’s best brunch spot, but not necessarily its best-kept secret. Hungry residents and visitors come from all across town to feast on chef Margot McCormack’s sweet and savory treats.

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Brunch Days & Times:
    Friday & Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Monday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Croissant French Toast

View Marché’s Brunch Menus


Husk

Husk’s menu changes daily, but you can get a taste for what might be on offer at brunch by viewing the restaurant’s delicious archives. One thing is for sure: Chef Sean Brock rarely, if ever, disappoints.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: French Toast

View Husk’s Brunch Menu


The George Jones

Even if you usually avoid downtown before nightfall, it’s hard to resist The George Jones’ brunch, including $5 Bloody Marys and $3 mimosas.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Classic American Breakfast

View The George Jones’ Brunch Menu


Friday Brunch Options in nashville

Friday brunches are becoming very popular in Nashville! Here’s the shortlist of places with brunch on Fridays:

  • Fin & Pearl – Brunch from 9:30 to 3:00pm – half-priced carafes of mimosas
  • Tavern – Brunch from 10:00 to 3:00pm – 2-for-1 brunch libations
  • Le Sel – Brunch from 10:00 to 3:00pm
  • Marchè – Brunch from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • The Mainstay – Brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • View our Breakfast Guide, which lists places that serve breakfast or brunch throughout the week.

Also see our guide to the best breakfast in Nashville:

Best Breakfast Restaurants

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