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10 Best Local Brunches

For those weekends when a bowl of cereal just won't cut it, treat yourself to one of the Bay area's best mid-morning meals.

Crawfish Gravy from R Bistro & Pastry in Fairhope

Crawfish Gravy from R Bistro & Pastry in Fairhope

Photo by Elise Poché

1. R Bistro & Pastry

Where: 334 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Sundays
What to Get: Anything that's covered in crawfish gravy—rice, biscuits, crab cakes...or just buy a gallon and eat it with a spoon. It's that good.

2. Ashland Midtown Pub

Where: 2453 Old Shell Rd.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Sundays
What to Get: When Captain Crunch French Toast is on the menu, you order the Captain Crunch French Toast. It's stuffed with berries and cream cheese. What more could you want?

3. Panini Pete's

Where: 102 Dauphin St. • 42 1/2 Section St., Fairhope.
When: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Sundays
What to Get: Beignets are a given, but r
umor has it you can now order a sinfully delicious Chicken Beignet Slider or Bacon, Egg and Cheese Beignet Slider. Bravo, Pete. Bravo.

4. Kitchen on George

Where: 351 George St.
When: 10:30 a.m. | Sundays

What to Get: First, order the Duck Confit Spring Rolls to share with a friend. Next, the Poached Egg over Biscuit with crab cake, tomato and hollandaise all for yourself. The meal also comes with home fries and a bowl of fruit, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

Chicken and Waffles from The Hungry Owl
 

 

5. The Hungry Owl

Where: 7899 Cottage Hill Rd.
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Sundays

What to Get: Feeling crazy? Order the Chicken and Waffles which come lathered in a Conecuh bacon and candied jalapeno peanut butter with fried chicken wings and drizzled with a house made syrup and Cajun hollandaise sauce. It sounds weird, but it's a genius flavor combination.

6. Cafe 615

Where: 615 Dauphin St.
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Sundays
What to Get:​ Always go for the Lobster Crepes. They're a fancy French excuse to eat lobster and Gouda for breakfast. The Bottomless Champagne ($5 with entree) is just icing on the cake.

7. Spot of Tea

Where: 310 Dauphin St. 
When: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
What to Get: Their classic Monte Cristo is probably the best thing you'll ever eat under $10. But if you want to shake things up, go with the Bananas Foster French Toast. Add a side of bacon and you'll be in brunch heaven.

8. Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

Where: 916 Charleston St.
When: 10 a.m. | Sundays
What to Get: The Charleston Street Special featuring English muffins, creamed spinach and poached eggs topped with shrimp and a white wine cream sauce and served with hashbrowns. It's the ultimate hangover, I mean *brunch* food.

9. Montego’s Caribbean Cafe and Bar

Where: 225 Dauphin St.
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
What to Get: If you're looking for less-than-traditonal morning fare, try the Breakfast Pork Tacos filled with smoked pulled pork, egg and jalapenos and topped with Montego's island barbecue sauce. 

10. Half Shell Oyster House

Where: 3654 Airport Blvd. • 30500 Hwy 181, Suite 800, Spanish Fort
When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Sundays
What to Get: The Crab Cakes Half Shell featuring two fried crab cakes topped with poached eggs and covered with Alfredo sauce, sundried tomatoes, capers and artichoke hearts.

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