8 Delicious Summer Brunch Spots In The Middle Of America
A beautiful day? Check. Friends? Check. Appetite? Check. Sounds like it’s time to grab brunch.
Whether you’re seeking the perfect Eggs Benedict or the king of all scrambles, it’s time to get your midday meal on at these delicious Midwest brunch spots that offer scrumptious seasonal fare which keep locals coming back for more.
Butcher & Bee | Nashville, TN
With its Israeli-inspired fare and homey atmosphere, Butcher & Bee serves up a unique brunch experience from the get go. Explore the flavors of the Middle East with a small plate of whipped feta and honey, and delve into one of many vegetarian entrees like the avocado crispy rice, loaded with flavorful escarole, peanuts and Serrano chilies.
Biscuit Love | Nashville, TN
Biscuit Love’s brunch fare stays true to its Southern roots, with no shortage of fried chicken, gravy and pimento-cheese fixings. For the full Biscuit Love experience, check out the menu’s “Princess,” a fluffy biscuit topped with Nashville-style spicy-hot chicken, pickles and honey mustard.
Succotash | Kansas City, MO
It isn’t a true weekend morning in Kansas City if it doesn’t involve a stop at Succotash, an A.M. eatery hailed for its eclectic decor and gluten-free menu offerings. Kick things off with a fresh juice, like the “Kiss Me” (carrot, apple, beet, ginger) or “Sweet Carnation” (grapefruit with a splash of beet), and keep the brunch party going with the no-guilt, gluten-free short stack pancake platter, which you can get plain or topped with blueberries.
The Farmhouse | Kansas City, MO
Local, seasonal ingredients from the state’s best purveyors are incorporated into every dish at The Farmhouse, with the menu regularly rotating to feature fresh flavors. This season, check out the vegan sandwich with fried green tomatoes and the Eggs Benedict featuring local Windhaven Farms ham on challah bread.
WHISK | Chicago, IL
Nestled in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood, WHISK is a cozy joint that serves up brunch standbys, like breakfast burritos and scrambles, in addition to more adventurous dishes like Snickers-stuffed French toast. Did we mention that Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation’s infamous mug is plastered all over the walls, too? That’s what we call dining with a view.
The Bongo Room | Chicago, IL
In search of a healthy brunch stop in the Windy City? The Bongo Room’s fresh seasonal menu delivers. Start your morning meal off with a fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and check out the tomatillo salsa scramble, which offers up Southwestern flavors in the guilt-free form of egg whites and grilled chicken. In case you’re feeling indulgent, fear not: the cranberry and orange pancakes will curb any sweet tooth.
Dime Store | Detroit, MI
When Dime Store coined itself Detroit’s “American Brunch Bar,” it hit the nail on the head. Dime Store’s brunch menu features all of the usual suspects, but with a twist: the cheese-steak benedict, duck confit hash and Korean BBQ sandwich are all fan favorites. Don’t miss the day-drinking menu either, which features a delectable peach mimosa.
Bobcat Bonnies | Detroit, MI
A hearty brunch shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, and Bobcat Bonnies is making sure things stay that way. The rustic and inviting gastropub serves up brunch fare at a friendly price, with all entrees coming in under $12. And with $3 build-your-own Bloody Mary’s and mimosas, it’s safe to say that you’ll be sated and ready to sip away the afternoon.