Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle

As I write this on a Wednesday night, already I look forward to brunch plans this Sunday. There’s something inherently pleasurable about brunch that is distinct from other meals. It’s usually exclusively available on weekends (though I’m an advocate for restaurants making brunch available throughout the week), it’s social, and it forgives you if you stay up past your typical bedtime the night before. And what meal is the sunny-side egg more celebrated? All of this inspired my guide on where to get brunch in the Triangle. I hope you enjoy! As typical per these guides, I plan on updating as I eat my way through the Triangle!

Coquette

A longstanding establishment in North Hills, Coquette is a Raleigh classic. Mimosas over a French brunch? Yes, please. The Coquette burger really had me smiling. The burger uses croissants for the buns and has caramelized onions, brie, and a fried egg.  Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 to 3 and includes French entrées like crepes, quiches, Croque Madames, and Croque Monsieurs.

Coquette
4351 The Cir At N Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609
coquetteraleigh.com

so ca

I still dream about so ca’s pork belly benedict (bottom of the photo). It has pork belly served on top of white corn arepa, smothered in avocado hollandaise and, topped with slow poached eggs, chicharrón, and tomatoes. To read more about so ca’s brunch, click here.

so ca
2130 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605
socaraleigh.com

Brewery Bhvana

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Brewery Bhavana / Linda Eats World

I bring my out-of-town guests to Brewery Bhavana because it’s the nice hostess thing to do, but also it’s the selfish thing to do. If I had to pick one favorite restaurant in the area, Brewery Bhavana is it. You can’t beat a flower shop/restaurant/brewery/bookstore combo. I like going for brunch, sitting under their skylight, and slurping their soup dumplings.

You can read my separate post on Brewery Bhavana here.

Brewery Bhavana
218 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
brewerybhavana.com

True Flavor Diner

Hallelujah! True Flavor Diner serves brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays! Find gourmet versions of diner classics like lobster omelets and spicy chorizo chicken hash on their expansive brunch menu.

True Flavor Diner
5410 Highway 55 Suite AJ AK, Durham, NC 27713
trueflavorsnc.com

Lula’s

Lula’s is one of my Chapel Hill favorites. We come to Lula’s often for their regular menu, but their Sunday brunch is also worth visiting often. Their maple bacon donuts with vanilla creme belong on your table.

(If it’s donuts you’re interested in, by the way, check out my recent donut guide. )

Lula’s
101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
lulaschapelhill.com

Crook’s Corner

And speaking of Chapel Hill favorites, I enjoy Crook’s Corner for brunch! Pictured is their famous frozen mint juleps. One of my favorite brunch items from Crook’s is their Estelle’s Big Biscuit Breakfast (biscuit smothered in sausage, bacon, mushroom gravy). Reading up on James Beard nominated Chef Bill Smith warmed my heart. He recently retired as their chef but his legacy lives on at Crook’s Corner.

Crook’s Corner
610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
crookscorner.com

Jack Tar and the Colonel’s Daughter

Jack Tar and the Colonel’s Daughter, a chic diner attached to the Unscripted Hotel, has an all-day breakfast menu but also has weekend brunch! Pictured is the Fried Shrimp Banh-Mi, which made this Vietnamese girl a happy girl. Give their fried-to-order crullers a try!

Jack Tar and the Colonel’s Daughter
3210, 202 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701
jacktar-durham.com

Rue Cler

I come to Rue Cler again and again for their duck confit crepes and their beignets. It’s what I ordered the first time I visited, and I haven’t stopped. Word on the street though is the rest of their brunch menu is just as great!

Rue Cler
401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
ruecler-durham.com

Kipos

Kipos serves brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 to 2:30. Their 🍋 ricotta pancakes are SO good, and I quite enjoyed their croissant sandwich with a fried egg. Find Greek classics like moussaka on their menu as well!

Kipos
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
kiposchapelhill.com

Taverna Agora

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Taverna Agora / Linda Eats World

And speaking of Greek restaurants, I know nowhere else you can order a Gyro Frittata or Spanakopita Benedict. Taverna Agora offers some fun Greek spins on classic brunch dishes! I’m a fan of their short rib skillet, another brunch menu item. Their brunch is Sundays between 10:30 and 3:00. If the weather is nice, their rooftop patio is one of my favorite patios in Raleigh!

Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603
tavernaagora.com

Guglhupf

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Guglhupf / Linda Eats World

While we’re talking about gorgeous patios, over in Durham, Guglhupf’s patio is so beautiful and expansive with a zen water fountain. Guglhupf is a beloved German restaurant with an excellent bakery and coffee bar. Go to Guglhupf for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. You really can’t go wrong here.

Guglhupf
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
guglhupf.com

Foster’s Market

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - Foster's Market. / Linda Eats World

Next door to Guglhupf is Foster’s Market. Another great place to enjoy the sunshine while you brunch. You can shop their markets for nostalgic candies, local cookbooks, and local goods while you wait for your hearty food.

Foster’s Market
2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
fostersmarket.com

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Acme/ Linda Eats World

I haven’t yet written my Carrboro round-up but top on that list is Acme. I know this is an odd thing to mention when you talk about a restaurant, but their email newsletter is an enjoyable read. Longform thoughtful writings that you rarely get to see in email marketing. They care about building community and supporting local farms. But back to the topic on hand. Brunch. My go-to order is their salmon pie. Delicate salmon encased in buttery puff pastry and dripping with egg yolk and hollandaise sauce. But, a new contender for brunch favorite is their waffle made out of Cap’n Crunch cereal. You can find it on their Sunday brunch menu listed as That 70s Breakfast. Read more about it on this blog post dedicated to cereal treats in the Triangle.

110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
acmecarrboro.com

Oakleaf

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Oakleaf / Linda Eats World

I’ll also include Oakleaf in my future Carrboro guide. Definitely make reservations when you want to visit. We can never seem to casually drop in on Oakleaf, but once we finally experienced their brunch, we definitely get it. They do wonderful things to locally sourced vegetables. And that means a lot coming from me, the girl who has had a lifelong aversion to vegetables. I love their ricotta gnocchi and their duck confit. They change their menu often to accommodate a menu that is farm-to-table, but they routinely have some version of duck confit and ricotta gnocchi.

Oakleaf
310 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
oakleafnc.com

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Dame's Chicken and Waffles/ Linda Eats World

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles is another beloved establishment in the Triangle, serving the most varied chicken and waffles menu I’ve ever seen. Even their schmear list is varied, from strawberry creme to orange honeycomb. This is another place I take out-of-town visitors!

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles
530 Foster St Suite 130, Durham, NC 27701
dameschickenwaffles.com

Beyu

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - - Beyu Caffé / Linda Eats World

A local Durham gem, beyu caffé has such a homey and community building atmosphere. They have an all-day breakfast menu with classic brunch items like French toast and omelets. I always feel spoiled when I can eat breakfast and brunch all day, all week.

beyu caffé
341 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
beyucaffe.com

La Farm

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - La Farm / Linda Eats World

Bread lovers will feel at home at La Farm Bakery. Pay attention and you’ll find their bread in other local establishments encasing your burgers around town. They also have an awesome Sunday brunch menu featuring French classics like quiches and Croque Madames. When you go, stock up on their white chocolate baguettes!

La Farm Bakery
4248 NW Cary Pkwy Cary, NC 27513
lafarmbakery.com

Happy and Hale

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - Happy & Hale / Linda Eats World

Happy & Hale has a very health conscious menu that always makes me feel proud of myself for incorporating self-care into my diet. Their breakfast burrito was so surprisingly flavorful, and I add a fried egg to my avocado toast there. Your body will thank you for the time you spend at Happy & Hale.

Happy and Hale
happyandhale.com

Greer Street Garden

Where to Get Brunch in the Triangle - Greer St. / Linda Eats World

 A yummy brunch buffet! On Sundays, Greet St. Garden in Durham does an all-you-can-eat brunch with a Bloody Mary bar! Rally up the troops and meet them there! I especially liked their crispy bacon, migas, and home fries 

Greet Street Garden
644 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
geerstreetgarden.com/

This concludes my list of best brunch restaurants in the Triangle area for now. I plan on editing this list as I continue to eat my way through the area. First on my list to try next are:

Tandem in Carrboro
200 N Greensboro St #1a, Carrboro, NC 27510

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen in Raleigh
301 Glenwood Ave #100, Raleigh, NC 27603

Please leave me a comment! Did I miss your favorites? Where should I go next? What’s your favorite brunch dish?

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