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10 Brunch Places Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Following Governor Roy Cooper's passing the "brunch bill" this past summer approving the sale of alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays, local eateries have stepped up their brunch offerings

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Sip a frozen mint julep at Crook’s Corner during their Sunday brunch.

This summer, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the Chapel Hill Town Council both voted to approve the sale of alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. on Sundays after Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 155, also known as the “brunch bill.” Here’s a glance at the brunch offerings in Chapel Hill and Carrboro worth getting out of bed for.


CAROLINA COFFEE SHOP

Saturday & Sunday, 8am-2pm

Dish Stay classic with biscuits and gravy or try the smoked salmon plate. Sips The usual coffee bar staples along with “Wake-Up Calls” like bloody marys, screwdrivers and mimosas.

411 WEST

Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm

Dish Go the savory route with avocado toast, the 411 Caesar salad or a pesto omelet. Sips Perk up your Sunday with a range of espresso beverages, a peach bellini or a red eye – a Budweiser mixed with tomato juice and a variety of spices.

CAROLINA BREWERY

Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm

Dish Chow down on some eggs Benedict along with cold bar offerings included with each brunch entree. Sips $1 mimosas and $3 bloody marys.

TOP OF THE HILL

Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

Dish Sample the bananas Foster French toast or Cajun pork Benedict with TOPO beer sauce. Sips Choose from a range of brunch cocktails like sangria or try a Franklin 155 (named in honor of the “brunch bill”) made with TOPO Piedmont Gin with simple syrup and lemon juice and topped with prosecco.

SPANKY’S

Sunday, 11am-3pm

Dish Get your brunch fix with a veggie or steak omelet or the Southern classic of shrimp and grits. Sips House-made bloody marys and mimosas.

MINT

Saturday & Sunday, 11am-3pm

Dish $14 brunch buffet including Indian favorites like tandoori chicken, naan and chicken tikka masala. Sips Added bonus? Bottomless mimosas included.

CROOK’S CORNER

Sunday, 10:30am-2pm

Dish Brunch dishes here are seasonal – recent plates include cranberry-raisin cinnamon rolls with lemon-cream cheese frosting and spicy macaroni and cheese with a Sriracha drizzle. Sips Choose from brunch classics like mimosas or anything from the restaurant’s specialty cocktail list, which includes favorites like a frozen mint julep.

ACME

Sunday, 10am-2pm

Dish Go old-school with eggs and bacon or taste southern classics like fried green tomato sandwiches and pecan-crusted fried chicken. Sips Every week, the restaurant makes their house-made bloody mary mix from scratch and pours a unique twist on a mimosa.

TANDEM

Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm

Dish Get your eggs fix in multiple ways – Benedict, Florentine, in an omelet or Moroccan shakshouka-style. If eggs aren’t your thing, other offerings include BLTs, pancakes and grilled cheese. Sips Pair your brunch dish with a bellini or martini featuring herb vermouth made in-house.

VENABLE

Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm

Dish Indulge with a variety of salads, burgers, egg dishes and waffles. There’s also a kid’s brunch menu for your little one! Sips The brunch cocktail menu features brunch staples along with Venable signatures like the Morning Ritual composed of vodka, cold-brew coffee, vanilla bean syrup and chocolate bitters.