Weekends are meant for two things: sleeping in and finding a great spot for brunch. Asheville has become a hub for varied culinary options including great brunch spots. It’s no wonder the food scene has been dubbed Foodtopia! Here are 5 Asheville brunch spots you should hit this summer for your own personal Foodtopia experience.
5 Asheville Brunch Spots to Hit This Summer
A place with a motto like “Put Some South In Your Mouth” is bound to serve up some unforgettable brunch fare. This restaurant’s popularity has allowed it to expand to three locations in the Asheville area (and one in Greenville) due to its following of locals as well as visitors. The ingredients used in their dishes are sourced from a variety of local vendors originating from different parts of North Carolina, including Mills River Creamery, Joyce Farms, and Mays Meats. There is also a Gravy Flight on the menu consisting of three gravies served with a biscuit, which you really can’t say no to.
Must-Try: Asheville Benedict: An open-faced biscuit topped with charred scallion cream cheese, fresh tomatoes, two poached eggs, hollandaise, roasted red peppers, and a tossed kale salad.
733 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-2pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm
Over Easy sources ingredients from a long list of local vendors, and their commitment to using quality local products includes using organic, antibiotic and hormone free meats, organic eggs, breads from West End Bakery, and organic fair trade coffee roasted by Mountain Air Roasters. Their menu rotates often, so check their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OverEasyCafe/ for the current menu.
Must-Try: Apple-Cardamom French Toast : NC pink lady apple compote, toasted benne seed caramel, and cardamom whip.
32 Broadway St., Asheville
Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-2pm
John and Julie Stehling know a lot about brunch. John used to work at Hominy Grill, and the couple opened their first restaurant, Early Girl Eatery, in 2001. Then came King Daddy’s in 2014, bringing their decadent chicken & waffle creations, drinks ranging from beer and wine, easy and stiff drinks, and vegan as well as vegetarian options to East-West Asheville. You won’t find one chicken and waffle dish; instead you’ll customize your plate, choosing what type of chicken, waffle, and toppings you desire.
Must-Try: Any chicken and waffle variation your brunch loving heart can dream of.
444 Haywood Road, Asheville
Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-2pm
If you love breakfast food for dinner – this is the place for you. This family owned eatery is one of the few open past 3pm, and their dinner menu contains many of their breakfast and brunch staples. While Sunny Point Cafe is notorious for a long wait, Ashevillians agree it’s well worth it. The Organic Carrot Hotcakes, Breakfast Burrito, and Mighty Good Chicken Sandwich are among the many favorites on their menu.
Must-Try: Stuffed French Toast : sausage, cream cheese & cheddar grilled between house bread, fresh fruit, maple syrup.
626 Haywood Rd, West Asheville
Hours: Sunday-Monday 8am-2:30pm; Tuesday-Saturday 8am-9:30pm
Nestled in the Historic Biltmore Village area of Asheville, Corner Kitchen is located inside a beautiful home that is 123 years old. Brunch is only served on weekends, so be sure to visit Saturday or Sunday to indulge. The service provided by the staff and the dishes such as their Biscuits and Gravy, the House-Made Corned Beef Hash and Southern Breakfast Bowl add to the feeling of visiting the home of a family or friend who invited you over for brunch. Additionally, there are eight brunch cocktails to choose from, including the Vanderbilt Martini (Organic Rain Cucumber Vodka, St. Germain, pineapple juice, and sage). Reservations are encouraged.
Must-Try: House-Made Corned Beef Hash : This is an homage to co-owner Joe Scully’s dad; topped with two poached eggs, light horseradish sauce and served with your choice of toast or biscuit.
3 Boston Way, Asheville
Brunch served Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm
Feature Image: Biscuit Head