Sunday brunch has remained one of the best ways to gather your friends at the end of a long week. Sipping on mimosas or coffee or Bloody Marys, it’s the perfect way to slow down and savor the last day of the weekend. Luckily for us, the chefs of St. Augustine shares our obsession with Sunday brunch. From amped-up versions of french toast to original classics, there is no shortage of spots to choose from. So grab some friends and don your favorite brunch ‘fit – it’s time to eat.
Ice Plant Bar
Commonly known for their wide variety of cocktails that keep the city of St. Augustine happy, the Ice Plant Bar serves up a fantastic brunch on Saturdays and Sundays that satisfies the masses. The bar/restaurant is beautiful, decorated as a hip and modern location with touches of antique flair. The brunch menu is fantastic, the traditional Sunday-brunch selections amped up with contemporary twists. With choices such as Brunch Tacos that are made out of crispy pork belly and Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Hoe Cakes, there is something that appeals to just about every palette. The hours for brunch are 10 am- 2 pm.
The Gourmet Hut
Located right in the middle of Downtown, The Gourmet Hut is yet another restaurant that has combined an ideal location with a superb Brunch menu. On Saturdays and Sundays from 8am- 3pm, stop in and get some of the most delicious Brunch offerings offered in St. Augustine. The ingredients are fresh and each plate is homemade and absolutely delicious. From creamy Eggs Benedict, Banana Bread French Toast, and crab salad, The Gourmet Hut has just about anything for everyone.
O.C. White’s Restaurant
This restaurant made my list for many reasons but the main one is the Bloody Marys. Paired with an amazing Eggs Benedict, it is the perfect recovery meal. O.C. White’s Restaurant, located perfectly in the heart of St. Augustine, is doing brunch right. The menu is full of different seafood dishes, omelets, and other brunch treats. It is the perfect spot to fuel up before wandering the streets of downtown St. Augustine. Brunch is served on Sundays from 9:30am- 1pm.
This Southern-style restaurant, Preserved, resembles a farmhouse from the outside. It is located in the historic Lincolnville and the menu pays homage to comforting classics. Their Sunday Brunch might be my very favorite from this list, the flavors of each and every dish spectacular in every way. On Sundays from 10am- 2pm, you can order Smoked Chicken Hash (a bed of roasted fingerling potatoes topped with fried eggs, and tender chicken), and Quiche Du Jour served with a small salad, just to name a few. Make sure you make a reservation because they are always busy!
With menu items such as Croque Monsieur or Madame, Eggs Copenhagen, and a Baked Lasagna Puttanesca all served with a Continental-Style Brunch Buffet, The Raintree Restaurant knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to Sunday Brunch. Located conveniently in San Marco Avenue, The Raintree Restaurant is a local favorite. Labeled as an “Uptown Casual Dining Restaurant”, you can get delicious food for reasonable prices. Wash down your brunch with their fantastic Mimosas, Poinsettias or Peach Bellinis. The hours for brunch are 9:30 pm- 1:30 pm so make sure you stop by this weekend!
Gypsy Cab Company Restaurant
This spot is not hard to miss, the outside decorated in its namesake as a black and yellow cab. What is inside is even better, especially when the time for Sunday Brunch rolls around. The Gypsy Cab Company Restaurant offers Chicken Enchiladas, Low Country Seafood Gumbo, and a variety of sandwiches and salads. They also serve one of the best Smoked Salmon Platters I have had to-date. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am- 4:00 pm so make sure you stop by this weekend!
The Reef Restaurant
With a stunning view of the beach and rave reviews (voted Best Brunch Spot for eight years running), The Reef Restaurant is definitely the place to go if you want a coastal-inspired Sunday Brunch that will help you take your mind off of the hectic week you just had. With the typical contenders such as fresh omelets made to order, crab legs with drawn butter and delicious smoked salmon, the options are endless. They also serve Champagne and Mimosas to give you the full brunch “experience”. Richard Kuncicky, a guitarist and performer plays at The Reef every Sunday so you can have a good meal with good entertainment. They are open for brunch on Sundays from 10:30 am- 2 pm.
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