Brunch is an important institution in the American South, especially on a Sunday, when the pace of life slows down, and friends and family gather for a lazy late-morning get-together. Memphis has many good spots for brunch across the downtown, Cooper-Young, and East Memphis areas;. here is our guide to 10 unmissable brunch options.
Capriccio Grill is part of the famous Peabody Hotel, and offers visitors the most sophisticated, refined brunch experience in Memphis. It is the ideal spot if you are visiting Memphis for a weekend, or for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. The Peabody dates back to 1869 and is famous for the ducks that live on the roof and come down each day to frolic in the lobby fountain.
Capriccio Grill, Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA, +1 901 529 4000
Pearl’s Oyster House on South Main Street is just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River. Brunch is served on Sunday, with a menu that features classic Southern seafood. You can opt for oyster dishes aplenty or go straight to the failsafe classics.
Pearl’s Oyster House, South Main Street, Memphis, TN, USA, +1 901 592 9070
Alcenia’s is named after the mother of the chef and owner, who offers a hearty welcome to all her patrons. This brunch venue is filled with brightly coloured tablecloths and walls, and you will find patrons playing chess and games, as well as sampling the excellent cuisine on offer. Dedication and hard work go into all of the food at Alcenia’s.
Alcenia’s, North Main Street, Memphis, TN, USA, +1 901 523 0200
Boscos Squared in Midtown Memphis is perfect for those who like a Sunday morning beer with their brunch, whilst sitting out on the veranda al fresco style. There is also live music on a Sunday morning to keep patrons entertained. Boscos makes its own beers and has over the years won countless awards for its food and drinks.
Boscos Squared, 2120 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA, +1 901 432 2222
Owen Brennan’s is all about big Cajun and Creole flavours, and bringing the spirit and cuisine of New Orleans to Memphis. The restaurant is celebrated locally for the quality of its cuisine and has won countless awards. For Sunday brunch there are various stations at which you can grab some excellent food – from entrée, cooked-to-order, dessert, and seafood stations, to bread and salad.
Owen Brennan’s, 6150 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA,+1 901 761 0990