Not only is Tallahassee a bustling and lively college town that’s home to Florida State University, but it’s also the capital of Florida, so there’s always things going on around the city. One of the most fun things to do when you’re in Tally is to grab brunch on the weekend, in my opinion.
You don’t have to be a college student or a politician to enjoy a delicious brunch here in Tallahassee, but you do need to know which restaurants to go to that will have everything you want. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, or even if you live there full-time, you’ll want to check out this awesome guide that I’ve put together if you’re looking for a delightful midday meal.
Having graduated from FSU, I’ve spent a lot of time sampling brunch menus from restaurants all over Tallahassee, so I’ve got quite the list of places to go. Right down below, you’ll find my list of the ultimate brunch spots the city has to offer so you’ll know exactly where to go this weekend.
Best Brunch in Tallahassee
- Canopy Road
- AZU Lucy Ho’s
- The Egg Cafe & Eatery
- Madison Social
- Sage Restaurant
- Table 23
- The Edison – Restaurant Tallahassee
- Jeri’s Midtown Cafe
- Uptown Cafe
- Sweet Pea Cafe
- Andrew’s Downtown
- Food Glorious Food
- Prime Time Restaurant & Bar
- Kool Beanz Cafe
- The Bada Bean
Canopy Road Cafe
Canopy Road is up first on my list and if you’ve been there before, this should come as no surprise, really. I absolutely love this place because there are two convenient locations around Tally to visit, but the one I frequent the most is off of Apalachee Parkway near the Governor’s Square shopping mall.
When you come to Canopy Road Cafe, I think you should definitely try some buttermilk pancakes. If the plain pancakes are a bit too boring, I recommend taking a look at their specialty pancakes. My favorite pancakes are the caramel apple pancakes, hands down.
AZU Lucy Ho’s
3220 Apalachee Pkwy #13, Tallahassee, FL 32311
Up next is a restaurant called AZU Lucy Ho’sand this place is absolutely fantastic. Any other day of the week, AZU is a phenomenal Asian buffet restaurant with all sorts of sushi and sashimi, but on Sundays you can come here for an amazing brunch buffet.
The brunch buffet here at AZU features over 16 different entrees, about 5 different sushi rolls, 4 kinds of nigiri, several appetizers, soup, salad, fresh fruits and dessert, all for $15.95 per person.
Check out AZU off of Apalachee Parkway past Cross Creek Square, just before the Walmart Supercenter.
The Egg Cafe & Eatery
3740 Austin Davis Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Right off of Austin Davis Avenue and right around the corner from Mahan Village Shopping Center and Lafayette Place is The Egg Cafe & Eatery. I absolutely love this place for several reasons, not least of which is the delectable selection of brunch foods on their menu.
What I usually get from The Egg is something from their Gourmet Brunch section of the menu. The shrimp n’ grits skillet is pretty mind-blowing, but I also am a huge fan of the Bayou Cakes. Also, if you like Bloody Marys, then you are going to go crazy for the selection here at The Egg.
705 S Woodward Ave #101, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Madison Social, otherwise known as MadSo, is a must-visit brunch spot on Saturdays and Sundays when you’re in Tally. You can find this hotspot right in the Collegetown area, right across the street from the FSU Main Campus Fields. Brunch here is amazing, especially if you stop by on a game day.
I highly recommend trying the Spiced Honey Chicken and Waffles, it’s absolutely to-die-for. MadSo also offers a wide variety of beers, wines, and liquor, as well as a wonderful craft cocktail menu because what would brunch even be without a drink or two with it?
3534 Maclay Blvd S, Tallahassee, FL 32312
This next place is called Sage Restaurant and it’s located over off of Maclay Boulevard South, right around the corner from Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, one of the most beautiful hiking and mountain biking locations in Tallahassee.
Sage Restaurants serves an absolutely incredible weekend brunch menu. I always grab one of their signature cocktails like a classic Old Fashioned, but then I help myself to an order of something from their raw bar like their oysters that come with an insanely delicious mignonette and cocktail sauce. If you’re not into oysters, I suggest trying their eggs Benedict.
1215 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Table 23 is another fixture of Tallahassee that you simply have to visit when you come to town. The food here is divine and the atmosphere is even better. Table 23 is spacious and has wonderful outdoor seating as well as private rooms for larger groups, making it perfect for a big sunday brunch with friends.
You’ll find all sorts of craft beers, cocktails, and, of course, mimosas when you come to Table 23, but the food is just as good as the drinks.
Check this place out over off of Thomasville Road near Lafayette Park and El Cocino.
The Edison – Restaurant Tallahassee
470 Suwannee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
This next place is simply incredible when it comes to eating brunch in Tallahassee. What makes The Edison so amazing is that it’s located right inside of Cascades Park, offering beautiful views of the surrounding area, especially if you sit at their outdoor patio.
The Edison is a great, upscale place to eat brunch on the weekends because they have a wide selection of all sorts of cuisines to choose from, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it here.
I always start with tuna tartare, but then I usually go for the breakfast bowl, but there are so many other delicious options that you’ll want to read the whole menu yourself.
Jeri’s Midtown Cafe
1123 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Another favorite of mine off of Thomasville Road is Jeri’s Midtown Cafe. I try to come to Jeri’s whenever I can, but no matter when you come here, they’re always serving brunch. Jeri’s is a dedicated brunch cafe and they sure do a great job serving up delicious brunch foods, but you can also get lunch here as well.
What I usually get from Jeri’s is the lobster bisque to start with, but there are a few other things I love to order. The Weekend French Toast is always a fun option to order because it changes every weekend, so you never know what you’re going to get.
1325 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Up next we have Uptown Cafe located off of Miccosukee Road near the Goodwood Museum & Gardens and right across the street from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
This is a great place to grab brunch in the city when you want an outstanding omelet. The omelets are Uptown Cafe’s specialty, for sure, and once you try one, you will see why.
My favorite omelet to get from Uptown Cafe is the Uptown Smoked Salmon Omelet, but a close second would have to be their Uptown Meat-etarian Omelet. You can also build your own omelet if none of their creations suit you.
Sweet Pea Cafe
832 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
This next place is called Sweet Pea Cafe and it’s a great place to eat brunch in Tallahassee because they serve all-natural, farm-to-table vegan cuisine that tastes great and is good for you as well.
I love to come here and get their huevos rancheros that’s made with tofu instead of eggs. This is such a delicious way to start the day that even if you aren’t on a vegan diet, you’re going to love this place.
Look for Sweet Pea Cafe off of West Tharpe Street near the Midtown West neighborhood the next time you want a delicious vegan or vegetarian brunch.
228 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Andrew’s Downtown is another one of my favorite places to go on the weekend for brunch because of the convenient location in Downtown Tallahassee near some other really fun and exciting attractions to visit while you’re in the city.
I always come here for the biscuits and gravy, but they have some other really amazing options like the shrimp and grits, the bananas foster French toast, the veggie omelet, and so many more.
Check out Andrew’s off of South Adams Street near the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee, right across the street from Tallahassee City Hall.
Food Glorious Food
1950 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Just past the Capital Plaza and the Miracle Plaza shopping centers on Thomasville Road is a place called Food Glorious Food. If you’re looking for places to get brunch this weekend in Tally, then this should definitely be one of the places you consider.
I love coming here when I’m in the mood for some off-the-charts huevos rancheros, but it’s always a tough choice between that or the Denver omelet and the Fried chicken and waffles. Either way, no matter what you end up ordering, you’re in for a real treat when you come here for brunch.
Prime Time Restaurant & Bar
1921 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Right in front of the Target off of West Tennessee Street and just before the Mission San Luis history museum is another amazing Tallahassee brunch spot called Prime Time Restaurant & Bar.
Prime Time is usually known for their juicy, delicious burgers, but when it’s brunch time, they really expand their menu.
I always find myself ordering the blueberry muffin French toast when I’m in the mood for a sweet brunch, but they have something called The Hangover that’s just as amazing and a bit more savory because it comes with some delicious prime rib.
Kool Beanz Cafe
921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
This next place, Kool Beanz Cafe, is an extremely popular place to eat brunch in Tally on the weekends and it’s really easy to see why once you’ve been there and tried the food.
I seriously love this place because it’s the only restaurant I know of in town where you can actually order a traditional full English breakfast. It comes with sausage, eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, fried bread, and a roasted tomato.
The full English breakfast will make you feel like you’re brunching it up on the foggy streets of London. I highly recommend anyone to try it.
The Bada Bean
2500 Apalachee Pkwy # B, Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Bada Bean is the last place on my list, but it should still be one of the first places you consider when trying to decide where to go for brunch in Tally.
I really love this place and I think all my fellow caffeine junkies will as well because of their incredible variety of coffee and the free refills you get while you’re there.
As for food, I recommend the 9.1.1. “Cinn” which. This breakfast sandwich is unlike any other I’ve ever had. It consists of sausage patties and fried egg inside of a delectable cinnamon roll for a perfect balance of savory and sweet.
If there’s one thing I learned during my time in Tallahassee, it’s where to get a delicious brunch filled with good food and a few cocktails on the weekends. All you need to do when deciding where to go for brunch is take a look at this guide and call up your friends to meet you at one of these awesome restaurants.
If you’re headed to nearby Panama City from Tally, be sure to check out my favorite places to eat in the city when you get there
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