It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we couldn’t agree more – and we also think it's the most delicious. That’s why we came up with our recommendations for the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in Memphis. Try Paulette's for its to-die for popovers, served with strawberry 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 become an institution for students and business types as well. For all-out decadence, the historic Peabody Hotel offers a lovely Sunday brunch that includes a 22-foot long dessert table and a meat-packed carving station, and Owen Brennan's is the destination for a New Orleans / Cajun / seafood brunch that will jazz up any weekend.
This list includes plenty of spots which serve Southern specialties - hand cut biscuits, cheese grits, and the like - but also offer some of the most unusual brunch dishes and best milkshakes, too.
Just a handful of the restaurants on our list take reservations for brunch; those that have a wait are good about offering coffee and other beverages while you wait. Every spot on this list welcomes children, too. Since Memphis is a big church-going town, these spots all fill up quickly between 10 and 1, so simply go early if you don’t want to battle the crowds.
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