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Top brunch restaurants to try in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem restaurants, cafes, and diners serving up all the eggs, pancakes, mimosas, and other brunch favorites you want to eat.

Bacon eggs and tomato slices on a skillet.

You won’t leave the table hungry.

Photo courtesy of Mama Zoe’s

Brunchin’ ain’t always easy but it is necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing bloody Marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times.

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. With help from our readers, we’ve compiled a whole bunch of brunch options, along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas. Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Weekday wonders

Mama Zoe’s, 2859 Reynolda Rd. | Monday-Saturday, 7a.m.-2 p.m. (limited menu available until 9 p.m.) + Sunday 7 a.m.-2:30p.m. | The avocado toast, chicken and waffles, and the signature Santorini cocktail are customer favorites.

Miam Breakfast House, 828 S. Stratford Rd. | Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | This new spot serves classics like omelettes and breakfast entrees, as well as updated items like tuna tataki.

Fried chicken on top of a waffle with an orange slice with powdered sugar and syrup on a white plate.

Are you hungry yet?

Photo courtesy of Mama Zoe’s

Pink Moon Cafe, 848 W. 5th St. | Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Create your own crepe or opt for a croissant sandwich or smoothie. Pro tip: Buy one crepe and get 50% off on the second one between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Young Cardinal Cafe and Co., 424 4th St. NW | Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Avocado toast of the day will give you something new to try on each visit.

All-day delights

Cafe Arthur’s, 1416 S. Hawthorne Rd. | Weekdays, 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday + Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Grab classic biscuits and breakfast meats all day. Grab a mimosa or a glass of wine while you’re at it.

Cagney’s Kitchen, 2201 Cloverdale Ave. | Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. + Sunday 7a.m.-2 p.m. | Bring your appetite because these breakfast platters and omelettes are sizable and available all day.

A blue plate on a wooden table with a crepe with red and black berries, syrup, and powdered sugar.

The Penny Path’s house cream is decadent and delicious.

Photo by WStoday

Duke’s Restaurant, 4875 Country Club Rd. | Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The restaurant serves all the classics and has a cafeteria line of lunch meat and veggies.

Midtown Cafe and Dessertery, 151 S. Stratford Rd. | Daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday) | From the fruity French toast to items on the lighter side, the breakfast menu is open to patrons anytime of day. Try the spicy grit bowl if you like a little heat.

The Penny Path, 122 Reynolda Vlg. Way | Daily, 9 a.m.-8:45 p.m. | Stroll to this crepe cafe in Reynolda Village to satisfy your sweet (or savory) tooth — get your veggies in with the “kitchen sink”.

Weekend musts

Founders Restaurant, 150 S. Marshall St. | Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Located in the historic Shaffner Inn, this restaurant serves brunch cocktails with a twist like the Shaffner sunrise mimosa. You won’t regret the Texas Pete chicken biscuit.

The Katharine Brasserie and Bar, 401 N. Main St. | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Enjoy brunch with a French flair when you order croque monsieur or oeuf benedict.

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The oeuf benedict at The Katharine is over a bed of arugula.

Photo by Amber Renea Photography

Mozelle’s, 878 W. 4th St. | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Sip on a mimosa on the outdoor patio for a perfect way to spend your weekend. Give the modern meatloaf and breakfast gnocchi a try.

River Birch Lodge, 3324 Robinhood Rd. | Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. + Sunday, 9 a.m.-3p.m. | The brunch menu boasts plenty of salads and sandwiches with gluten-free options. The veggie frittata is a vegetarian’s delight.

Rooster’s, 380 Knollwood St. | Saturday, 11:30a.m.-2:30 p.m. + Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | This small but mighty menu offers everything from creme brulee French toast to a NY strip.

Quick and easy

Acadia Foods, 228 W. Acadia Ave. | Sunday, 8 a.m.-3p.m. | Breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and biscuits are on the menu at this market and co-op. Don’t forget a cup of hot coffee. Breakfast items are available daily until 11 a.m.

Bagel Station, Multiple locations | Daily, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. (Oakwood Dr.) + Daily, 6:30-2 p.m. (Peace Haven Rd.) | Choose from more than a dozen “schmears” to complement your NY-style bagel.

Bagel held against a brick building. A neon sign in the window says "Hot fresh authentic bagels".

Ask for your bagel to be double-toasted for extra flavor and crunch.

Photo by WStoday

Village Juice and Kitchen, 205-O S. Stratford Rd. | Weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5p.m. | Fuel your body with smoothie bowls, salad bowls, and other health-conscious options made with whole plant-based ingredients.

Sunday specials

6th and Vine, 209 W. 6th St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Order a drink and head to the spacious patio to enjoy a smoked salmon and artichoke omelette or a cobblestone burrito.

1703 Restaurant and Catering, 1703 Robinhood Rd. | Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | The brunch menu changes but some favorites, like the 1703 benedict and the BLT, are mainstays.

Milner’s American Southern Restaurant, 630 S. Stratford Rd. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. | Dishes with egg and meat include a choice of steak, 6 oz. salmon, or 12 oz. pork chop.

Outdoor tables under an umbrella with people eating and lights strung among blooming trees.

Village Tavern’s patio in Reynolda Village is the perfect brunch spot.

Photo by WStoday

The Old Fourth Street Filling Station, 871 W. 4th St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try the restaurant’s brunch favorites like Carolina shrimp and grits and the downtown breakfast.

The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, 840 Mill Works St. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Start your week with a margarita or a mimosa pitcher and some tots with Mimi’s queso at this Tex-Mex spot.

Village Tavern, multiple locations | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3p.m. | You can find many of the restaurant’s regular offerings alongside huevos rancheros and Belgian waffles.

DIY brunch

Prefer to stay in? Host your own brunch with crowd-pleasing spreads + supplies good enough for a chef.

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