A Guide to Some of the Best Brunches in Virginia

by Emily Caldwell | Posted: Oct 10, 2019

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Ah, brunch. There’s nothing better than spending some weekend leisure time munching your way through plates of comfort food and sipping on mimosas. Our love for brunch is second to none, which is why we came up with the Ultimate Guide to the Best Brunches in Virginia. It’s divided by region so it’s got something for all brunch-loving Virginians. Read on and eat up!

 

—SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA—

Scratch Biscuit Company—Roanoke

 

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Imagine the brunch of your wildest dreams, then imagine it on a biscuit. They even have some yummy omelettes and platter options as well, but honestly–who doesn’t love a good biscuit?

 

Tuco’s Taqueria Garaje—Roanoke

Two words: Breakfast Burrito. Tuco’s inventive Latin twist makes it an essential stop on your brunch list. Their variety of brunch cocktails doesn’t hurt, either. 

 

Our Daily Bread—Blacksburg, Salem, Roanoke

With three locations, Our Daily Bread has brunch love to spare. Pro tip: Get the Garbage Plate. It’s a Moroccan-inspired egg scramble that’ll have you ready for seconds. 

 

River and Rail—Roanoke The River and Rail Restaurant

Any place with pork rinds as a brunch appetizer deserves a spot on this list. River and Rail’s classic Southern brunch just can’t be beat.

 

Breadcraft—Roanoke 

Breadcraft’s French fare is truly special, and with options like beignets, quiche, and a variety of brunch salads, they have something for everyone. 

 

—CENTRAL VIRGINIA—

Iron Paffles and Coffee—Charlottesville

 

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What’s a “paffle” you ask? Well, it’s one part puff pastry, one part waffle, and ALL parts delicious. Get them savory or sweet, and thank us later. 

 

Farm Bell Kitchen—Charlottesville

 

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Farm Bell Kitchen does brunch RIGHT, and they do it seven days a week. That’s right, folks, weekday brunch does exist, and you can find it at Farm Bell Kitchen.

 

Brunch—Richmond 

 

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With a name like Brunch, it’s gotta be good. They’re known for their waffles, and if you can’t decide on just one–get the waffle flight. Heck, maybe get the waffle flight anyway.

 

Bar Solita—Richmond

 

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Bar Solita’s “Flamingo Brunch” is legendary in Richmond, aka the brunchiest city in the Commonwealth. Their drink menu includes options like “a big ole’ bottle” of prosecco, Mimosa flights, and (!!!) Bloody Mary Cart Service.

 

Brewer’s Cafe—Richmond

 

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The father-son team behind Brewer’s Cafe is an incredible culinary force in Southside Richmond, and their classic brunch and killer coffee will have you coming back for more.

 

Perly’s—Richmond 

 

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Perly’s is a Jewish restaurant and delicatessen and has been a staple in the Richmond food scene for awhile, and their brunch is majorly yummy. It’s Yiddish for delicious!

 

—SHENANDOAH VALLEY—

Bonnie Blue—Winchester 

 

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Meat lovers rejoice! Bonnie Blue’s brunch has everything a carnivore could want: pulled pork, sausage, brisket, and so much more. 

 

Woodstock Cafe—Woodstock 

 

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Woodstock Cafe’s Weekend brunch is for all you egg aficionados out there. They’ve got omelettes, scrambles, and an Eggs Benedict dish that’s to die for. 

 

Food.Bar.Food—Harrisonburg Food.Bar.Food

Food.Bar.Food is all about global comfort food and their brunch menu definitely reflects that mission. They serve brunch all week long (!!!) and their large variety of brunch bowls mean no one leaves hungry.

 

Regions 117—Lake Frederick 

Local-loving foodies flock to Regions 117 for the Sunday Brunch. And with a killer brunch menu featuring items like wood-fired pizza, who could blame them? 

 

—SOUTHERN VIRGINIA—

White Birch Juice Co.—Abingdon white birch juice and food restaurant abingdon

This one’s for all you health-conscious brunch lovers out there. White Birch’s famous cold-pressed juices are the perfect match for their yummy brunch options.

 

Elements at Primland—Meadows of Dan 

Primland. Spectacular views, mountain-top chalets, elegant dining, conference facilities and a wide array of recreational activities are available at Primland Resort. Celebrate a special occasion and get fancy with a brunch at Elements Restaurant in the Primland resort. Their classy brunch options make your meal an affair to remember.

 

Harvest Table Restaurant—Meadowview Harvest Table Restaurant

Harvest Table’s Sunday brunch is filled with Southern classics and features ultra-local ingredients. Now that’s what you call a win-win.

 

—COASTAL VIRGINIA—

Handsome Biscuit—Norfolk 

 

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The name says it all! Get the best-looking biscuits you ever did see at Handsome Biscuit. In fact, you should probably go ahead and just get two.

 

Bay Local Eatery—Virginia Beach 

 

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This Virginia Beach favorite has a HUGE brunch menu, so they’ve got something for all your brunch buddies and a killer drink selection to boot.

 

Mea Culpa Café—Norfolk 

 

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The folks at Mea Culpa Café make a mean waffle. Their signature Liege waffles are so good, you’ll want them every which way.

 

Esoteric—Virginia Beach 

 

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Esoteric’s Sunday brunch is legendary in and of itself, but on the last Sunday of every month, they turn it up a notch with an epic brunch party. Sunday Funday, indeed.

 

Commune—Virginia Beach 

 

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This über local brunch option has got southern charm in spades. Bring your friends too; Commune has a big selection of small plates just perfect for sharing.

 

—EASTERN SHORE—

Bill’s Prime–Chinoteague

Bill’s Prime is a Chincoteague favorite, and for good reason. Sunday Brunch has got a little bit of everything: from savory egg scrambles to sweet french toast and everything in between.

 

The Shanty–Cape CharlesThe Shanty

Sunday brunch at the Shanty has everything a seafood-lover could ever want. The outdoor harbor-view seating doesn’t hurt either

 

Machipongo Trading Company–Machipongo

This no-nonsense local favorite is in an old Texaco station, and their bagels and breakfast burritos are worthy of a road trip to the shore. 

 

—NORTHERN VIRGINIA—

Barley Mac—Arlington 

 

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Barley Mac is all about serving up comfort food with a twist, so let their epic brunch selection comfort you where it counts–your stomach.

 

Ted’s Bulletin—Fairfax, Reston, Arlington 

With three NoVa locations, you’re never too far away to make a special trip for Ted’s famous Breakfast Nachos. Or you can, you know, order online.

 

Detour Coffee Company—Arlington 

 

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Weekday brunch? Yes, please! Plus, Detour Coffee has the caffeine you need to make it through the work week.

 

Red’s Table—Reston 

 

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Red’s Table is the perfect place to bring the whole brunch-loving family. They have family brunch specials and their menu is full of classic crowd-pleasers.

 

 

Whew! There are a lot of brunch options in this great state, and we’ve only named a few. From the Blue Ridge Highlands to the capital city, and everywhere in between, we Virginians are lucky to have so much good food at our fingertips. So what are you waiting for–go out and get your brunch on!

 

Emily Caldwell works for Virginia Foodie, an online publication committed to celebrating the good food, good people, and good brands in and around Virginia. We’re on a mission to connect people who care about local food with the growers, bakers, servers, and makers who are committed to sustainable local sourcing.

 

 

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