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Brunch in Grand Rapids

Go ahead, sleep in – Grand Rapids offers plenty of great weekend brunch options for late risers. Here are some of our favorites:

Brunch with Alcohol

Brewery Brunches

Brunch at a brewery? In Beer City USA, absolutely! In addition to great beer, these breweries offer special brunch selections:

Creston Brewery: Saturday 11am-3pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company: Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm.
HopCat Downtown and Knapp’s Corner: Saturday & Sunday 10 am-3pm.
New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker: Sunday 11am-2pm.
Thornapple Brewing Company: Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm.

Drag Brunches

Enjoy your Sunday brunch accompanied by a powerhouse performance from Grand Rapids’ original drag queen troupe. Different restaurants host the queens on a near-weekly basis. Check the schedule on their Facebook Page – these shows sell out fast.

Red Velvet Pancakes at Anna's House in Grand Rapids

Red Velvet Pancakes at Anna's House in Grand Rapids

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Downtown

MeXo

Mexican restaurant and bar brings a modern touch to the classic pre-Hispanic cuisine of Mexico. Brunch choices include huevos, empanadas, tortas and tostadas as well as a wide selection of cocktails. Sundays 10am-3pm.

New Hotel Mertens

Brunch options at this French brasserie range from fresh oysters, lobster and shrimp to a variety of egg dishes, salads and sandwiches. Sparkling French cocktails, too. Brunch served from 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.

San Chez Bistro

San Chez blends authentic European, Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines into a variety of tapas, egg dishes, hashes and other brunch dishes. Brunch is served until 1 pm on weekends, 2 pm on weekdays, 1 pm on weekends. Beverage options include a killer sangria.

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French-inspired riverside bistro in the JW Marriott hotel offers a weekend breakfast buffet stocked with unique daily features such as smoked salmon, charcuterie, fruit, pastries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, made-to-order omelets and more. Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-2pm.

Social Kitchen & Bar

Brunch entrées at this Downtown Market restaurant range from build-your-own Social Skillets to Social-ized versions of Steak and Eggs, Corned Beef Hash, Chicken and Waffles, and other classic dishes. Unique specialty cocktails complement the food offering. Brunch is served from 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

SpeakEZ Lounge

The fresh, eclectic brunch fare at this Prohibition-inspired restaurant includes creative variations of eggs, French toast, breakfast sandwiches and more. Specially priced mimosas, Bloody Marys and other cocktails, too. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm.

Stella’s Lounge

With menu categories like “Lay Off Me, I’m Starving,” “These Are Best With Booze” and “Hey…Sweet Stuff,” it’s no wonder this laid-back joint packs ‘em in on weekends. The retro arcade and pinball gallery may have something to do with it, too. Sundays.

Sundance Grill

Made-from-scratch breakfast dishes are served all day long, making Sundance a popular weekend brunch destination. Try the pomegranate mimosas and B.L.T. Bloody Marys. Open until 9pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday. A Southeast location is open later.

Zoko 822

This Basque-inspired restaurant brings the tapas concept to brunch, with a variety of sharing plates featuring pintxos, empanadas, bocadillos and more. Unique specialty cocktails include the Bloody Mary 822, G & Tea and a mimosa made with sparkling cava. Sundays from 10am-3pm.

Heartside Neighborhood

Rockwell Republic

One of the area’s favorite Bloody Mary bars, unique mimosas, sharing plates and “world” tacos share the menu with brandy apple French toast, hot chicken ‘n’ waffles, porkbelly skillet and other favorites.

Heritage Hill Neighborhood

Marcona on Lyon

Crepes, tortillas, poached pears and Egyptian eggs are a few of the del brunch options at this Mediterranean restaurant in an historic-home neighborhood. Cocktail offerings include a Harissa Bloody Mary. Brunch served until 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday.

Medical Mile Neighborhood

7 Monks Taproom

The Barrel-Aged Beer Brunch here features barrel-aged beers (natch) as well as specially priced mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Food selections range from Breakfast Sausage Pizza and Biscuits & Gravy to a Greasy Spoon Burger and Kimchi Nachos. Sundays.

Birch Lodge

Classic neighborhood bar invites all comers to attend “Church on the Birch” on Sundays, complete with a free taco bar, self-serve bloody bar and mimosas. Starts at 11am.

 

North Quarter Neighborhood

Graydon’s Crossing

From a proper English Brekkie to a Thai Tofu Skillet, international influences abound on the brunch menu of this “global pub.” Choose from a vast collection of draught beers and cocktails. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Lucy’s Café

This local favorite offers a variety of flavorful breakfast dishes and bakery items with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. A Bloody Mary and mimosa bar is available from 10am -2pm Saturdays and Sundays.

South Town Neighborhood

The Old Goat

Enjoy $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas all day Sunday at this Alger Heights neighborhood restaurant. Creative, made-from-scratch dishes include Obi-Wan Kielbasa, Shrimp Etouffee, Chicken & Donuts, and New Orleans Beignets. Open from 10 am - 4 pm Sunday.

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

Grand Rapids’ only Soul Food Brunch offers an Authentically American™ menu – Biscuits & Gravy, Chicken & Corn Cakes, and more – plus mimosas, beermosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 3pm.

Uptown Neighborhood

Donkey Taqueria

One-of-a-kind Mexican street food concept offers a weekend brunch with breakfast versions of burritos, nachos, tortas, tacos and flautas, plus refreshing mimosas, cidermosas and Bloody Marias. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-noon.

The Electric Cheetah

Sunday brunch showcases unique twists on classics, from banana bread French toast to slow-roasted prime rib hash. Beer, wine and housemade root beer available. Sundays starting at 11am.

Matchbox Diner & Drinks

This neighborhood restaurant serves a selection of breakfast items all day, so it’ll accommodate really late weekend starts. Earlier risers can enjoy everything from build-your-own egg benedicts to luscious crème brulée French toast. Mimosas, bloodys, beers and wines available. Saturday 7:30am-3pm, Sunday 7:30am-3pm.

Terra GR

Locally sourced farm-to-table restaurant offers a brunch menu that evolves as the season changes. Specialties include a wood-fired Breakfast Pizza, Pork Belly Hash, and Mushroom & Goat Cheese Omelette. Brunch cocktails include Bloody Marys, mimosas and a biermosa made with premium lager. Saturday and Sunday 10am-2:30pm.

West Side Neighborhood

Butcher’s Union

Sunday brunch at this “meat & whiskey restaurant” includes a Bloody Mary bar and a variety of specialty brunch cocktails as well as such delectable food selections as Charred Flank Steak & Eggs, Confit Fingerling Hash and Apple Dutch Pancake. Brunch served until 3 pm.

The Sovengard

Hyper-local and seasonally based brunch options at this Scandinavian-inspired restaurant and biergarten can include porridge, sticky buns, eggs, pancakes, hash, mimosas and “Bloody Lagerthas.” Brunch served Sunday from 11am-3pm.

French Toast at Real Food Cafe in Grand Rapids
Pancakes at Real Food Cafe in Grand Rapids

French Toast at Real Food Cafe in Grand Rapids

Photo Credit: Real Food Cafe


Alcohol-Free Brunches

Medical Mile Neighborhood

The Omelette Shoppe

There’s a skillet, scramble, pastry, omelette or breakfast sandwich for virtually everyone at this locally owned breakfast restaurant chain. Save room for a homemade pecan roll or cinnamon roll. Another location in East Grand Rapids. Open until 3pm every day.

North Quarter Neighborhood

Anna’s House

Breakfast Lasagna. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. Chicken Sausage Tater Tot Casserole. This award-winning diner serves unique dishes that meet a variety of dietary needs – including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Open until 3 pm every day – just like its Southwest and Southeast locations.

Southtown Neighborhood

Real Food Café

Hearty portions and a menu of 100+ options make this casual café a brunch hotspot. Breakfast-as-dessert fans love the fruit and sweets-infused pancakes. Open until 2 pm every day but Monday. North Quarter location, too.

Uptown Neighborhood

Brown Butter Creperie & Café

Ooh la la! This French-inspired café offers a variety of sweet and savory crepes as well as gourmet Belgian waffles. It’s located in the historic Windmill building. Open until 7pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday.

Cherie Inn

This European-style café opened in 1924, long before brunch was a thing, so they simply serve breakfast – all the way until 2 pm. No alcohol, but lots of creative interpretations of traditional breakfast dishes, from Grilled Steak Benedict to Vegan Sweet Potato Hash.

Wolfgang’s

Wolfgang’s lures locals from across the region with its quirky vibe and satisfying menu options – benedicts, omelets, skillets, pancakes, waffles, French toast and more. Open until 4pm weekends.

West Side Neighborhood

Westsider Café

Home-cooked fare at this popular neighborhood café includes delicious Cuban, Irish, Polish and Southern skillets, and three breakfast-type dishes labeled “Hungry,” “Hungrier” and “Hungriest.” Open until 3 pm on weekends.

Southeast Area

The Gathering Place

This homey restaurant in Cascade offers heaping helpings of traditional breakfast fare accompanied by locally made Ferris Coffee. Weekend brunch hours: 7 am-noon Saturday and 8 am-1:30 pm Sunday.

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