10 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots In Memphis offer Southern comfort, upscale options

Sally Walker Davies

By , Local Expert, Memphis
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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. Direct from our taste buds are our recommendations for the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in Memphis.  Try Paulette's for its to-die for popovers, served with soft butter (and that's just the starter for every breakfast order), or the Trolley Stop for a locally-sourced platter of eggs and bacon. It's hard to beat Brother Juniper's, the University of Memphis-area eatery that's a morning stop for students and the city's power brokers alike - try...  Read more »

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    Paulette's

    Local Expert Tip: "Avoid holiday Sundays - like Mother's Day or Father's Day, as not only is it tough to get a reservation, the menu pricing goes way up for the standards like waffles and egg dishes. "

     
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    Trolley Stop Market

    Local Expert Tip: "The only thing that could make Trolley Stop more perfect is if they served breakfast all day - sadly, it ends promptly at 10:30."

     
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    Owen Brennan's

    Local Expert Tip: "We actually prefer the non-Sunday brunch here; from Thursday - Saturday, the menu is small, full of great options including some of the best waffles we've ever had, and there's hardly ever a wait. "

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    The Arcade Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't be surprised if you catch some of Memphis' biggest business and celebrity names here at any given time."

     
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    Bryant's

    Local Expert Tip: "Long lines are standard. If you really must avoid the wait, call in a to-go order."

     
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    Brother Juniper's

    Local Expert Tip: "Seriously long lines are the norm, no matter the day or hour. You can call ahead and put your name on the list when you're on the way - do it!"

     
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    Boscos Squared

    Local Expert Tip: "On Sundays, the early bird gets the table - be sure to get there as close to opening as possible to beat the after-church crowd."

     
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    Blue Monkey

    Local Expert Tip: "The 21-and-up rule applies to Sunday brunch -- sorry, kids. "

     
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    Otherlands Coffee Bar & Exotic Gifts

    Local Expert Tip: "Pull up a table and set a while; there's free wi-fi, a patio for alfresco dining, and a cool gift shop. "

     
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    Capriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel Memphis

    Local Expert Tip: "During special holidays - Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving - the brunch moves from the Capriccio to the mezzanine of the hotel; reservations are a must on these special days. "

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