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37 great brunch restaurants to try in Chattanooga

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Chattanooga, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

A plate of sunnyside eggs with greens on top of toast.

Just call us the brunch bunch.

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy, but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing Bloody Marys (we’re looking at you Feed Table and Tavern), the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times.

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (37 total), 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.

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Weekday wonders

Milk & Honey | 135 N. Market St. | Daily, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. | Snack on a delicious breakfast bagel and try various flavors of mimosas from its build-your-own mimosa bar.

Aretha Frankensteins | 518 Tremont St. | Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-2 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | You have to try this Chattanooga classic — prepare for a wait due to the limited seating, but it will be worth it to try the Waffle of Insane Greatness (come on, the name speaks for itself).

Kenny’s | 1251 Market St. | Wednesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try sandwich creations by Chef Kenny Burnap like the Croque Madame — Editor Haley’s go-to — and the brisket Reuben.

Frothy Monkey | 1400 Market St. | Daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. | If you’re looking for a hearty meal, we recommend trying the PRB andouille and hash or the huevos rancheros.

Bluegrass Grill | 55 E. Main St. | Tuesday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. + Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Pick and choose your own breakfast plates at this southern-styled breakfast spot.

Hello Monty | 306 W. Main St. | Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | While everything on the brunch menu is divine, you simply have to try the French toast — it might be the best we’ve ever had.

Big Bad Breakfast | 313 Manufacturers Rd. | Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Have your breakfast prepared for you under the guidance of a James Beard award-winning chef. Bonus: Check out our review of some of the menu items.

Honey Seed | 1705 Market St. | Daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. | This Southside spot offers its hand-rolled Montréal-style bagels all day — making the 2 a.m. bagel good at any time.

Bantam + Biddy | 728 Market St. | Monday + Wednesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Pick from an array of classic southern breakfast items like the fried chicken and cheddar waffle, plus lots of GF items.

Taqueria Jalisco Ania | 1639 Rossville Ave. | Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Get a traditional Mexican brunch dish and cocktail at this spot.

Innside Restaurant | 800 Chestnut St. | Monday-Friday, 6-10:30 a.m. | Have your next breakfast date at “Chattanooga’s best kept secret” — Editor Haley knows you won’t be disappointed.

Eggman Bagelry | 1501 Long St. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Stop by Five Wits Brewing Co. to order a New York-style bagel sandwich.

A breakfast spread featuring waffles, bacon, eggs, and cocktails atop of a bar with a bowl of oranges.

Sit inside or outside if the weather’s looking good at Rosecomb.

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Weekend musts

The Rosecomb | 921 Barton Ave. | Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Enjoy your brunch and cocktails out in a patio garden.

The Bitter Alibi | 825 Houston St. | Saturday, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try this downtown spot’s brunch offerings like the breakfast wonton nachos. Bonus: Stick around on Sundays for the happy hour deals starting at 4 p.m.

Whitebird | 102 Walnut St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Have brunch inside the Edwin Hotel — if you’re looking for a little bit of everything, we recommend trying the River City breakfast plate.

STIR | 1444 Market St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Enjoy classic brunch dishes + oyster bar options with $5 mimosa and Bloody Mary specials — you can even purchase STIR’s mix to take home.

Food Works | 205 Manufacturers Rd. | Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. + Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Pair your brunch with a $1 mimosa and your choice of juice, or make it a double for just an extra buck.

Elsie’s Daughter | 1404 Rossville Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Brought to you by the owners of The Rosecomb, this newly opened eatery inside of the Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo now offers brunch.

Old Man Rivers Table & Tavern | 118 Cross St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try out this small family-owned spot that offers all the classics.

Frazier Five & Dime | 16 Frazier Ave. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Order a side of beignets paired with a fruit compote to go along with anything on this brunch menu.

Mayan Kitchen | 507 Broad St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | If you’re in the mood for some Latin cuisine, try out the divorciados or huevos con platanos fritos.

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar | 1110 Market St. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | From eggs benedict to chicken + waffles, brunch at this downtown cafe is a must — you can even go shopping in Warehouse Row when you’re done.

Veggie focused

Sluggo’s | 505 Cherokee Blvd. | Sunday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Choose from options like a short stack of pancakes or more on the savory side like the tofu scramble.

Southern Squeeze | 1301 Dorchester Rd. | Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Get your plant-based fix at this spot that offers smoothies, vegan waffle, and local eggs from Sequatchie Cove Farm — waffles end at 3 p.m.

Real Roots Cafe | 607 N. Market St. | Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Grab a smoothie, juice, toast, or smoothie bowl to start your day off right.

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Pastry paradises

Adelle’s Crêperie | 400 E. Main St. | Tuesday-Thursday + Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Escape to Paris without leaving Chattanooga to enjoy classic crepes + omelettes.

Niedlov’s Bakery & Café | 215 E. Main St. | Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Grab some delicious pastries to-go or sit down for brunch, we recommend trying out “The Fancy” breakfast sandwich.

Rembrandt’s Coffee House | 411 E. 2nd St. | Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | Pair your morning coffee with some of Rembrandt’s pastries or build your own breakfast.

Mean Mug | Locations vary | Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. + Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Try out one of Mean Mug’s breakfast sandwiches on a bagel. Pro tip: We recommend adding a side of breakfast potatoes.

Bread & Butter | 3955 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank | Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stop by this bakery for a breakfast sandwich made with handcrafted fresh bread.

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Great outdoors

The Daily Ration | 1220 Dartmouth St. | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | On a nice day, sit under the covered patio with plenty of available seating.

The Feed Table & Tavern | 201 E. Main St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try Feed’s notable brunch dish “The Company Benedict.”

State of Confusion | 301 E. Main St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Taste menu items inspired by Latin American, New Orleans, and Carolina Lowcountry cuisine.

1885 Grill | Locations vary | Times vary on location | 1885 Grill’s outdoor seating is perfect for you and your pups.

Shady’s Corner | 1402 Cemetery Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Head to this all-day bar and deli for your cheap brunch needs, including a “Liquid Brunch” menu. Pro tip: Make sure to see what’s getting cooked on the Blackstone when it’s in use.

A pitcher of mimosas pouring into a glass outside in a beer garden.

Enjoy $10 mimosa pitchers every weekend during Shady’s Corner’s brunch hours.

Massey’s Kitchen | 826 Scenic Hwy., Lookout Mountain | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Start your day with a scenic view from this Mediterranean-inspired eatery + bring your pups to sit outside on the patio.

Old Gilman Grill | 216 W. 18th St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Enjoy a nice weekend day in the West Village on this spot’s patio that offers a menu with options for everyone, gluten-free included.

DIY brunch

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

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