There’s truly nothing better than spending a relaxing weekend with friends and family enjoying good food and cocktails. This feeling of bliss has led to the rise of brunch as America’s favorite meal. Charlottesville restaurants serve up the finest locally sourced foods, making it a food hub in Virginia, and brunch has certainly not been overlooked. With these delicious options, Charlottesville is about to become your favorite destination for a delightful Sunday.
Featuring Virginia’s finest produce and specialties, Hamiltons’ At First and Main serves up the best of the state. Southern comfort is at it’s finest for brunch, including the option of cornmeal waffles with Creole Sauce, corned beef hash, creamy grits, and biscuits. Furthermore, brunch is one of the more affordable meals to enjoy Hamiltons’ with the same quality of food, presentation, and service. For those who don’t believe that brunch is complete without a cocktail (or three), try the orange and thyme soda with bourbon or the biggie mimosa.
The Whiskey Jar claims that their food is ‘nothing fancy’, but the locally grown, hand prepared food served is always exquisitely executed. The fact that the chef is also a farmer is evident in the quality of the food he provides to his patrons. As indicated by the name, whiskey is plentiful on the menu here, along with a couple of traditional brunch cocktails making for a boozy brunch. The ambience of The Whiskey Jar is cozy and inviting, making it a perfect place for a relaxing and quality brunch.
The Whiskey Jar, 227 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA, USA +1 434 202 1549
For fans of quaint atmospheres or outdoor dining, try the romantic Petit Pois on the Downtown Mall. The impeccable attention to detail extends from the food to the atmosphere, with lovely background music and attentive, but not intrusive, service. If you’re craving something sweet, don’t miss the brioche French toast with crème anglaise. The menu includes a savory selection of frittatas, grilled shrimp, and sausage béchamel. For a trip to France, without the cost of airfare, enjoy brunch at the Petit Pois.
Petit Pois, 201 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA, USA, +1 434 979 7647
Located in a beautiful and historic part of Charlottesville, The Oakhurst Inn is described as ‘a little oasis’. For those who don’t need a place to stay, it also serves as the ideal location for a weekend brunch. The menu is eclectic and inspired with twists on traditional breakfast food options. Patrons thoroughly enjoy the duck hunt sandwich with applewood-smoked bacon and the housemade coconut almond granola. The side options sound as delectable as the entrees, so they are perfect to complement a meal.
Oakhurst Inn, 100 Oakhurst Circle, Charlottesville, VA, USA +1 434 872 0100
With every option costing less than ten dollars, Aqui Es Mexico serves up flavor on a budget. Diners frequently recommend the beef or lamb barbacoa, which is only served on weekends. Enjoy your meal with the homemade tortilla chips, and of course, some margaritas. For those who struggle to find good Mexican food in the heart of Virginia, look no further than Aqui Es Mexico and add some spice to brunch.
Aqui Es Mexico, 211 Carlton Rd, Charlottesville, VA, USA +1 434 295 4748