Greenville, South Carolina, is an up-and-coming city that has become popular with the younger demographic. It’s a hot spot for tourists and those who desire a relocation to an exciting new place.
Greenville, also known as “G-Vegas,” was once named the 13t best city for young adults. There’s a growing economy, with many large companies providing a thriving job market, as well as a wide selection of art and culture landmarks.
As a resident of Upstate South Carolina, I often travel to Greenville on the weekends for my favorite meal of the day: brunch.
Greenville is where I get my mimosa and french toast fix before visiting friends or strolling the historic city streets.
I have eaten my way through almost every corner of the city. As soon as you can, head to beautiful Greenville to enjoy a delicious late-morning meal.
Before you travel, check out my list of the best brunch restaurants in Greenville below!
2 W Stone Ave, Greenville, SC 29609
Downtown on West Stone Avenue and North Main Street is this gem of a restaurant. Owned by a husband-wife team and managed by a second husband-wife team, dining at The Bohemian Cafe feels like dining with family.
Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, we can enjoy their brunch menu. It’s filled with traditional brunch items like eggs benedict, as well as Southern classics like shrimp & grits. Plus, their burgers are out of this world.
My personal favorite is the Hangover Burger. Yes, it does exactly what it’s supposed to do.
823 S Church St Unit C, Greenville, SC 29601
If you love Southern cooking, Biscuit Head will quickly become one of your favorite spots.
The Greenville location is situated in a large mixed-use building on South Church Street, with commercial spaces occupied by salon and wellness studios.
The rest of the building is occupied by South Ridge Apartments.
I recommend parking on the first floor and walking up the indoor staircase. Not only is it faster, but you will avoid any inclement weather or crowds at the intersection.
If you are craving delicious biscuits and gravy, I recommend taking it up a notch and ordering The Filthy Animal.
It’s all the best parts of that Southern classic, but with fried chicken, pimiento cheese, bacon, and eggs. Pair it with Biscuit Head’s Sake Bloody Mary for a brunch you will never forget.
1629 E North St, Greenville, SC 29607
Fork and Plough is a unique farm-to-table restaurant run by the owners of Greenbrier Farms and Chef Shawn Kelly.
Kelly trained under Frank Lee, a South Carolina legend, so you know the food is amazing.
I love the rustic, country vibe of Fork and Plough. The restaurant manages to feel both upscale and down-home at the same time. It’s one of my favorite places to go on Sundays.
During the week, Fork and Plough only serves lunch and dinner. However, they are open from 10 AM until 2 PM for their special Sunday Brunch.
I cannot get enough of their shrimp and grits, fresh-baked biscuits, or bubbly mimosas(ask about the OJ ice cubes!).
1 N Main St T, Greenville, SC 29601
If you can’t tell by now, I love Southern cooking. Tupelo Honey checks all the boxes for me: decadent and flavorful comfort foods, unique recipes, and a classy atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a more upscale brunch experience, you can’t go wrong with Tupelo Honey. It’s located downtown on North Main Street, near all my favorite Greenville places.
I get hungry just thinking about Tupelo Honey’s “Bennies,” like the “All I Avo’ Wanted,” my personal favorite. However, the centerpiece of their weekend brunch menu just has to be the mouth-watering chicken and waffles.
205 Cedar Lane Rd, Greenville, SC 29611
This iconic little store and restaurant, located along the Swamp Rabbit Trail next to Greenville Cycling & Multi-Sport, has such a terrific atmosphere.
There’s loads of outdoor seating that makes it feel like you’re in an open-air farmers market and a beautiful grocery store selling local artisan goods and homemade bakery items.
Eating brunch at Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery always feels like I’m relaxing with my closest friends.
Whether we are laughing over avocado toast and a yogurt parfait or savoring a hearty cheddar and kale scone, we feel completely at ease.
207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Location-wise, you can’t beat this spot on South Main Street which is within walking distance of the hottest downtown Greenville stores and at least three parking garages.
Being a very casual diner, I was intimidated by the elegant Soby’s and its wall of wine at first. However, after a couple of Kentucky Bloody Marys (with an added shrimp skewer!), I was totally at home among the friendly staff and diners.
While the Lemon Ricotta & Blueberry Pancakes are to die for and the Local Berry Salad is just as perfect as it sounds, I frequent Soby’s for the Pecan Sticky Buns.
Check them out for brunch on Saturday from 11:00 – 2:00 and Sunday from 10:00 – 2:00!
586 Perry Ave, Greenville, SC 29611
The Anchorage is a unique restaurant in the Greenville area. When you arrive, you will notice the brightly-colored mural outside. It’s located on the corner of Perry Avenue and Pendleton Street.
The original entrance to the restaurant now opens into the company’s own wine shop, Taxi House Wines.
Brunch aside, if you ever get a chance to meet the in-house sommelier, Dani, don’t pass this up! She is so friendly and knowledgeable about wine, including which wine pairs well with your Grass Fed Beef Hash for brunch.
Locals know The Anchorage for its eclectic menu, and the brunch menu is no different. If the Grilled Swordfish Sandwich sounds too fancy, try the Sourdough Pancake.
2510 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29609
Oak Hill is a must-visit on your Greenville brunch tour! This beautiful restaurant is located just off Poinsett Highway.
Since brunch hours are not limited to weekends (Thursday-Sunday 10:00 – 3:00), I make this day trip frequently.
I fill up on either the Farm Fresh Breakfast or the Mezze Plate if I’m with a friend. Then I make an afternoon of the trip.
I peruse Persian rugs that I will never be able to afford next door and then cross the street to visit Dixie Gems, where I stare at pretty rocks for hours. Sometimes, I even head back to Oak Hill Café for round two.
I have to admit, I am not usually a fan of chain restaurants. However, I am an absolute fanatic for Eggs Up Grill and have visited almost every South Carolina location of the franchise.
I grew up in Myrtle Beach, just outside of Pawleys Island, where the first Eggs Up opened when I was a child.
There are four Greenville locations so far, each one just as delicious as the original.
My favorite brunch spot has a dish for everyone, from the Family Bundle specials that will feed your whole crew to the Shrimp & Grits Bowl or the Baked Peaches Pancakes.
220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Roost is next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville’s iconic NOMA square. Hotel guests can text their orders to the restaurant and have tasty dishes delivered to their room.
As far as their brunch selection, Roost offers a few options. There is a daily breakfast buffet throughout the week, but Sunday is when Roost really shines for us brunch-enthusiasts.
The brunch buffet is open Sundays from 10:00 – 2:00, but you can also order from their regular Sunday menu.
Anything can be brunch when paired with Roost’s Bubbles & Berries drink. It may not be a classic mimosa, but trust me. You want it.
1269 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611
Found in the same beautiful neighborhood as The Anchorage, Bar Margaret is a local Greenville favorite.
While the establishment was intended to be a neighborhood bar, the owners had to innovate to stay afloat during the pandemic. Now, it’s a bar, cafe, bodega, and one of my favorite Saturday brunch locales.
The menu is full of delicious options that anybody would enjoy, but I have to shout out the single best breakfast sandwich I have ever eaten:
Bar Margaret’s Pork Belly Breakfast Sandwich. Normally I’d suggest a mimosa because, you know, brunch. In this case, I can’t say enough about the featured drink, “The Old Cuban.” You’re welcome.
6 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
Around the corner from just about everything in Greenville, Sully’s is right in the middle of Downtown.
I guarantee that you have never experienced brunch as you will at Sully’s Steamers.
While you may think that this just looks like a bagel shop, you would be very wrong. Their unique steamed bagel sandwiches will change the way you look at bagels.
If you’re a ham-egg-cheese kind of person, try the Special K. If you’re a little more adventurous, the Original Italian is your new favorite food.
For a healthy option, the California Steamer is absolutely mouthwatering. For my Northern friends, the Smoked Salmon is exactly what you think it is: delicious lox, cream cheese, red onions, and capers.
217 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
Willy Taco is hands-down one of my favorite places to eat in Greenville at any time of day.
The taco restaurant has such a fun vibe and laid-back atmosphere. Anybody would enjoy eating here.
Their famous “Sunday Funday Brunch” from 10 AM – 4 PM Sundays is sometimes the highlight of my week. Get there early to snatch up one of the fast-selling Breakfast Chimichangas and a spicy, delicious Bloody Maria.
Willy Taco focuses on a zero-waste model, which means not only can you enjoy the most delicious Breakfast Taco or Aperol Fizz Mimosa that you will ever try, but you can feel good about doing so!
74 Orchard Park Dr #3529, Greenville, SC 29615
When we say “brunch,” Stax Omega is probably the exact image you conjure up in your mind.
Their piles of warm, buttery pancakes, bowls of buttery shrimp and grits, beautiful handmade burgers, and hot coffee are the stuff of brunch fantasies.
The restaurant is always busy, but that doesn’t stop them from delivering fast and excellent service as I ask for their decadent Tiramisu Pancakes for the third time this month.
Stax Omega is located near the Greenville Airport and just a few minutes from the Children’s Museum, which makes it a great place to grab brunch on a family outing.
Make sure not to confuse it with Stax’s Original Restaurant nearby (which is also a great option!).
340 Rocky Slope Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
My favorite thing about Stella’s Southern Brasserie is that it’s located right across the street from Legacy Park.
They’re open on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch, so I basically have my perfect weekend all in one spot: amazing food followed by a walk in the park.
Stella’s is an incredible European-inspired Southern eatery. This black-and-white-themed spot boasts food prepared by Chef Jeff Kelly, who once served Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton(before any famous campaigns or presidencies) at Bistro Bis in Washington, D.C.
If a whole pitcher of mimosas doesn’t seem to tickle your brunch fancy, try their artisanal popsicles served in a glass of French wine. That should definitely hit the spot as you chow down on the Quiche du Jour and a side of Sugar Cured Bacon.
I think by now you’ve gathered that I am a brunch-enthusiast. I stand by every restaurant on this list and encourage you to check them all out!
As I mentioned, I’m a native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which also has some amazing brunch options.
These days, though, I love taking that drive to Greenville for brunch instead of hitting the coast, and I urge you to do the same.
Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!