Who doesn’t love brunch? Once the meal you spent with your grandparents after church on Sundays, it’s now an excuse to get together with your foodie friends to drink mimosas. With so many great options, how will you ever choose where to spend your weekly brunch?
You’re in luck – we’ll be your guide. Sit back, relax and sip a citrusy cocktail while we regale you with all the details of the Best Durham Brunch Spots.
Rue Cler, 401 E Chapel Hill St
French cuisine is generally regarded as the best in the world, but with Rue Cler down the street, there’s no need to fly to Paris. Their menu features classic French entrees like crepes, onion soup and the Croque Madame sandwich. Stuffed with ham and gruyere cheese, the sunny side-up eggs on top make this a must-order. Treat yourself to a pile of warm beignets for a sweet end to the meal.
Parker & Otis, 112 S Duke St
On a balmy Carolina morning, there’s nothing quite like eating al fresco. Park & Otis features one of Durham’s best patios. Even in the heat of summer, the shady patio area is cool enough to be a viable brunch spot. Of course, the restaurant’s menu can’t be overlooked, either. With delicious options like the pimento grilled cheese and the peanut butter, bacon and banana panini, you’ll have difficulty choosing what to order!
Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, 317 W Main St
When you’re hungry enough to eat both breakfast and lunch in one sitting, look no further than Dame’s. The menu is as straightforward as their name – you’ve got to order the chicken and waffles, obviously! What makes Dame’s stand out is their attention to every delicious detail. The waffles and chicken are incredible, but the flavored butter shmears (hello, orange-honeycomb!) and versatile side dishes make this place truly unforgettable.
Rise Biscuits & Donuts, 401 Foster St
No time for a boozy sit down meal? Snag a biscuit or two at Rise, one of Durham’s most beloved breakfast joints. Their buttery, flaky biscuits make the perfect canvas for creative toppings like fried green tomatoes and macaroni and cheese. Vegans will rejoice when they bite into the animal-free sausage biscuit – it’s topped with delicious tomato-pepper jam. Of course, their donut menu can’t be ignored. With rotating speciality pastries like the Apricot Bulls Eye and the more classic Cinnamon Twist, everyone will find something to enjoy at Rise.