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Where to Get Brunch in Asheville This Weekend

Our favorite spots around the city to grab eggs benedict, mimosas, and more.

Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the best places on the east coast of the United States to visit when you’re craving a hike and city getaway. It’s the perfect combination of beautiful mountain views and atmosphere with a decent-sized city for you to frolic through.

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While the city may be known for having one of the largest concentrations of breweries on the east coast, there’s more to Asheville’s food and beverage scene than craft breweries. Why not stop for brunch between exploring the city and hitting the hiking trails?

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many options to choose from, thus, I’ve compiled a list of where to find the best brunch in Asheville. Take a look below at all of my absolute favorite places to eat brunch in the city that I think you’re going to love. This is the ultimate guide to the Asheville brunch scene.

Best Brunch in Asheville

  1. Corner Kitchen
  2. Tupelo Honey
  3. Isa’s French Bistro
  4. Biscuit Head
  5. Jerusalem Garden Cafe
  6. Rhubarb
  7. Fork Lore
  8. Sunny Point Cafe
  9. Chestnut
  10. Five Points Restaurant
  11. Season’s at Highland Lake
  12. Another Broken Egg Cafe
  13. The Well-Bred Bakery and Cafe at Biltmore Village
  14. The Market Place
  15. Blue Ridge

Corner Kitchen

3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-274-2439
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You’ll find Corner Kitchen ten minutes south of downtown Asheville on Boston Way. Once you see a beautifully restored Victorian house, you’ll know you’ve arrived. It has a large wrap-around patio that is the perfect place to sit if a table is available. The atmosphere is warm, romantic, and inviting.

Corner Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on letting patrons know exactly where their food comes from.

For brunch, they have classic breakfast dishes and a combination of lunch plates. I opted for their corn and crab chowder and their fresh fruit parfait. It was the perfect, light brunch. Oh, and their mimosas weren’t bad either.


Tupelo Honey

Multiple locations
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Tupelo Honey is one of the most popular brunch spots in Asheville, so there are two locations for you to choose from. One is on College Street and the other Hendersonville Road.

Both restaurants are warm and cozy with modern minimalistic decor. It’s all light wood furniture with plenty of greenery surrounding you while you eat.

Eating at Tupelo Honey means you get to eat scratch-made southern cuisine that changes with the seasons. They have everything you could want in a brunch spot, from chicken and waffles to egg dishes, shrimp and grits, and more. I went with the mac and cheese waffles with Asheville hot chicken. Don’t forget to check out their coffee and cocktail selection.


Isa’s French Bistro

1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-575-9636
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Isa’s French Bistro is a modern American restaurant that sits in downtown Asheville. This stunning brick restaurant has bright teal french doors that open to one of the most bustling places to have brunch.

They display the daily specials on a large chalkboard on the wall outside the restaurant, and the outdoor seating offers great views of downtown.

The menu at Isa’s is the perfect combination of American and French cuisine. Their brunch menu features classic recipes like pancakes, omelets, and more. Plus, some fancier French options to choose from. I was feeling a lunch dish for brunch and went with their French dip and a bloody Mary. The server raved about their pancakes and breakfast sandwiches too.


Biscuit Head

Multiple locations
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If you want to eat at Biscuit Head, you can in West Asheville on Haywood Road, South Asheville on Hendersonville Road, or Biltmore Avenue. Each location is casual and bustling at breakfast time, so if you’re not a fan of crowds, this probably isn’t the place for you. The interior is similar to a typical American diner.

Biscuit Head’s menu features plenty of breakfast and lunch dishes. They focus on providing fresh and somewhat healthier southern cuisine. The best part about Biscuit Head is that they offer biscuits and several different gravies.

They have classic pork sausage gravy, sweet potato coconut gravy, fried chicken gravy, and more. The fried chicken gravy and biscuits are heavenly.


Jerusalem Garden Cafe

78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-254-0255
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For a super casual, no-frills brunch eatery, you need to head to Jerusalem Garden Cafe. The restaurant is located in downtown Asheville, just north of the South Slope Brewing District.

You’re greeted by vibrant colors on the walls and throughout the restaurant when you walk inside. It has a natural Mediterranean feel, and it’s perfect for a low-key brunch.

Jerusalem Garden Cafe serves authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. As a family-owned restaurant, you can expect to be treated like family here. I couldn’t stop for brunch here, but locals rave about their egg gyro, French toast on Challah bread, and the ribeye kabobs with scrambled eggs.


Rhubarb

7 SW, N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-785-1503
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Rhubarb is only a five-minute walk from Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. The restaurant’s exterior is stunning, with a large cream door and column and gray marble walls. The large windows allow for plenty of natural light, and the inside is chic and the perfect upscale place to dine for brunch.

The brunch menu has savory and sweet options, meaning everyone can find something they’ll love here.

I ordered the dry ridge farm omelet with caramelized onions and sage and came with a local green salad. The brunch cocktails were the star of the show, though. I chose the house mule and blackberry lemonade.


Fork Lore

43 Town Square Blvd, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-209-2715
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You’ll find Fork Lore in the Biltmore Park Town Square. This is a semi-casual American restaurant that people love eating at when in Asheville.

Locals own and operate the restaurant and love sharing their passion for food with people. The space is bright, warm, and has the perfect atmosphere for conversations with friends.

Weekend brunch is the best time to eat at Fork Lore if I do say so myself. They have a variety of egg dishes, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and side dishes. I couldn’t go without classic mimosas with my meal. As for my meal, I went with the Fork Lore fried BLT sandwich and a side of cheesy grits.


Sunny Point Cafe

626 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-252-0055
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Sunny Point Cafe is on Haywood Road, just down the street from One World Brewing West. The restaurant has a sunny disposition and more outdoor seating than indoor.

The outdoor seating is covered to protect you from the sun or rain. It’s a comfortable space for dining alone or with a group of friends.

Sunny Point Cafe’s menu includes egg dishes, signature dishes, sandwiches, and more. My favorite part about this restaurant is that they have the means to make almost any dish gluten-free and have plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. I ordered their blackened grit tostada and the stuffed French toast.


Chestnut

48 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-575-2667
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Chestnut is a lovely brunch spot on Biltmore Avenue, roughly a minute down the road from Wicked Weed Brewing Pub. Nestled on a tree-lined street, the outside of Chestnut looks like a typical breakfast cafe. The inside looks more upscale and chic than the outside, with warm lighting, wooden furniture, but it’s still casual.

Brunch at Chestnut isn’t like your typical restaurant. They don’t have a vast selection of pancakes, egg dishes, and other traditional breakfast foods.

That being said, their menu is still fabulous. Their scratch-made lobster bisque is a must-try, and the white citrus salad is refreshing. Don’t forget to check out their hand-crafted cocktails.


Five Points Restaurant

258 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-252-8030
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Less than a mile north of downtown Asheville is Five Points Restaurant. This unassuming little brick restaurant is one of the best places to eat for brunch.

This is your typical small-town diner with red leather booths, wood tables, and unique decor throughout the restaurant. They even have chalkboards with the menu plastered around the space.

Five Points Restaurant serves all your classic American breakfast diner food. The menu choices here are almost overwhelming since there are so many, but you can’t go wrong with anything. I saw plenty of people eating pancakes with berries on top, so that’s what I went with. Plus a side of biscuits and jam. It hit the spot.


Season’s at Highland Lake

86 Lily Pad Ln, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: 800-758-8130
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South of downtown Asheville near Highland Lake is Season’s at Highland Lake. This beautiful restaurant is a pale blue, large cabin within walking distance to the lake.

It’s also a part of the Highland Lake Resort. It’s quaint, has plenty of charm, and is perfect for a lovely brunch before hitting the lake or venturing into the city of Asheville.

The best part about having brunch at Season’s at Highland Lake is its buffet style. Some people don’t like that, but it’s the best way you can sample a little bit of everything. They have all your favorites like fresh fruit, biscuits, an omelet station, a carving station, and more. They have an impressive mimosa that you can mix and match juices too.


Another Broken Egg Cafe

27 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-676-2823
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If you want to have a great meal before hitting the mall, Another Broken Egg Cafe is a great option. It’s perfectly located in the Biltmore Park Town Square.

This restaurant is a modern take on a traditional breakfast cafe and is a fan favorite for brunch service. It’s usually pretty busy but still worth popping by.

Another Broken Egg Cafe’s menu is extensive with savory and sweet options, and they have plenty of brunch cocktails for you to try. I wanted something classic for breakfast and went with scrambled eggs, bacon, and a side of breakfast potatoes. I did give their cucumber vodka bloody Mary and peach bellini a try. They were delicious.


The Well-Bred Bakery & Café​ in Biltmore Village

6 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-774-5307
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You’ll find the Well-Bred Bakery and Cafe in the historic Biltmore Village. They’ve been in the area since 2014 and have become one of the most popular places to eat brunch or visit whenever they’re open. It’s a beautiful little bakery and cafe with a patio that’s the perfect place to eat when the weather’s nice outside.

They serve breakfast and lunch throughout the day and plenty of delicious pastries. I loved their egg and cheese croissant and their smoked gouda tomato quiche. If you’ve managed to save room for something sweet before your brunch ends, their ice cream sandwiches are worth trying.


The Market Place

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-252-4162
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The Market Place is a well-known and upscale establishment in downtown Asheville. It’s on historic Wall Street and in a beautiful building.

While they’re famous for their dinner service, their Sunday brunch is the best if you’re looking to treat yourself and your friends to an elegant meal. You’ll feel like the most important person in the room when you eat here.

The menu features eggs benedict, shrimp and grits, and plenty of other classic dishes with an elegant twist. I’m a fan of eggs benedict, so I wanted to see if theirs was as delicious as it looked. It definitely was. As for brunch cocktails, I loved their champagne cocktail, and I had to try a classic and straightforward mimosa.


Blue Ridge

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-252-2711

Last but not least is Blue Ridge. This restaurant is on Macon Avenue near the Grove Park Country Club. You’ll feel like you’re dining in a mountain resort restaurant with beautiful views of the nearby mountains. The interior is rustic and beautiful. There’s no better place to enjoy brunch with a better view.

Blue Ridge serves farm-to-table food for every dining service they offer. You can only have brunch here on Sunday, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. They have upscale egg dishes, salads, appetizers, savory dishes, and plenty of fresh fruit and veggies. The balsamic roasted veggies and house-smoked trout were my favorites.


Final Thoughts

Asheville is a beautiful mountain town with a great food scene. Whether you’re in the mood for something more traditional for brunch or something a little out there, you’ll find the perfect brunch spot.

After you’ve filled up on delicious food and maybe a mimosa or two, why not check out some of the places Asheville is famous for? Here’s a list of our favorite breweries in Asheville that you can’t miss.

Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Kyle Green

Kyle lives in Center City, Philadelphia, and never passes up the opportunity to try a new restaurant. As a former New Yorker of 7 years, he enjoys regular trips up to NYC to visit friends and enjoys all the restaurants and activities both cities have to offer.