Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Greenville and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at The Bohemian thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat High Cotton, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.
For a relaxing Southern Sunday brunch, choose Café Verdae located in the Embassy Suites. The brunch buffet offers a varied selection of items such as fresh fruit, tasty salmon and carved-to-order meats. A live pianist sets an elegant, relaxed mood, and the spacious dining area, many windows and high ceilings are the perfect backdrop on a sunny day. (864-676-9090)
Stax's Omega is part of the venerable string of Stax restaurants that have been serving Greenville for decades. A relaxed ambiance and a diverse crowd of locals make you feel right at home any time of day. Excellent service and fresh coffee provide a fitting complement to the hearty breakfasts. Huge, light pancakes, great French toast and fluffy omelets are particularly good. For lunch and dinner, a meat and veggie plate highlights the menu. This casual diner is also known for its bakery. A local tradition. (864-297-6639)
This Main Street staple is one of Greenville's favorites. The new-south cuisine includes such tempting entrees as New Orleans BBQ shrimp and grits, grilled smoked pork loin, and crab cake remoulade. The desserts are sumptuous, especially the banana cream pie. Soby's also offers a lively bar scene which attracts Greenville's after-business crowd with its extensive wine list and after dinner drink options. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. (864-232-7007)
Run by a husband-and-wife team, this funky cafe is a deeply personal enterprise, energized by music, travel, and the occasional off-beat impulse. As a result, the menu is a treasure trove of worldly things. While lunch brings gourmet salads and sandwiches, and dinner is known for its international fare and grilled meats (spiced as you choose), brunch is a comfort-food haven. It provides omelets, breakfast burritos, French toast, shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and more. Best of all, patrons can craft their own Bloody Marys and mimosas while they wait! Adjacent Horizon Records grants great browsing, and The Bohemian offers a laid-back, coffeehouse vibe throughout the day. (864-233-0006)
Located near West End Field, this bar and restaurant is a popular post-game hangout. You're likely to find crowds of 20-somethings here, watching sports and chatting it up over beer. Tasty appetizers, burgers, steaks and several appealing chicken and seafood dishes line the menu, and there's a wide variety of beer, including microbrews, on tap. (864-770-7777)
This friendly, casual cafe has an upscale vibe while it stays down-to-earth in its appeal. Enjoy a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, crepes, benedicts, pancakes, muffins, or omelets, enlivened with fresh herbs and other tasty add-ins, or take advantage of soups, salads, and sandwiches at lunch. They're pleasantly familiar but offer a great twist on the usual standards. You'll also find fish dishes, along with a selection of proteins to dress up salads, not to mention excellent teas and coffees. Dinner includes steaks, grilled lamb, and Scottish salmon. Great service too. (864-242-2535)
Soaring windows, honey-hued woodwork, and a palpable graciousness distinguish this appealing hotel restaurant, which finds popularity as a downtown breakfast and lunch place. In the morning, a buffet of good things draws hungry patrons, and at midday, light cafe fare is the selling point. The restaurant's evocative name recalls the cornmeal-based, casserole-like dish that is spooned out as a Southern classic. (864-421-9700)