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Best Brunch Chattanooga | 15 Delicious Cafes To Try

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Trying to decide on the criteria for the best brunch in Chattanooga is tricky. Specially after a morning hike near Chattanooga, anyone would be looking forward to a nice and delicious brunch.

I do take my brunch very seriously and I am looking to find a fabulous Sunday (or Saturday, or Monday…) brunch pretty much everywhere! 🙂

You might insist on a really good eggs benedict. Others expect a steak as a part of their brunch. For me, it is whether they have mimosas and something new on the menu to try.

To make everyone happy, here is the list of the restaurants with the best brunch in Chattanooga that offer a little bit for everyone.

Best Brunch in Chattanooga – Saturday and Sunday

These places are a must go if you are out and about in Chattanooga over the weekend. I can’t decide which one is my favourite!

1885 Grill

Known for its southern coastal cuisine, 1885 Grill is a cozy, family-friendly restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio. That patio is where you should come for their Saturday or Sunday brunch.

The menu will make you swoon: N.C. Rainbow Trout Hash with Grilled Trout, Breakfast Croissant Sandwich with Gouda Cheese and Applewood Smoked Bacon or Belgian Waffle Bananas Foster.

If you really want to go southern, try Biscuit & Gravy. They insist on the freshest ingredients and it shows.

Brunch is served on Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm and on Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm. On Saturdays, Mimosas are $3!

3914 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409, Phone: 423-485-3050




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Located at the foot of  Chattanooga’s iconic Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge, Whitebird is very elegant and trendy, with opulent but understated décor. It is the place you can take your business partners to when you want to impress them. Make it brunch and you will have a hit on your hands.

They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm. All food is local, seasonal and super fresh – they partner with local suppliers and artisans.

The brunch menu is extensive and includes delights such as Whitebird benedict, chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, steak & eggs, and more. Most importantly, they serve Mimosas by the bucket!

Address: 102 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone:  +14237135900

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The FEED co. Table & Tavern

Located in the meticulously renovated historic Chattanooga’s Seed-Feed Supply Co. building, The Feed Co. Table and Tavern is rustic and cozy. It is artfully combining the buzzing atmosphere of the tavern and the coziness of the dining space. There is even a covered and heated patio.

Their Saturday and Sunday brunch is the talk of the town and includes Fried Green Tomatoes, Chicken Fried Potato Cakes, Short Ribs & Grits, Strawberry Shortcake and a whole list of inventive cocktails. Mimosas and Bloody Mary of course, but also Cereal Killer (White Russian infused with cereal) and Peach Moon.)

Address: 201 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Phone:  +14237088500

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State of Confusion

State of Confusion is a local joint in Chattanooga’s Southside. Making a perfect place to stop before or after going to some the waterfalls near Chattanooga.

This is a bright, spacious rustic space with exposed pipes and industrial touches. It is very popular and it is always bustling with activity

They serve a superb brunch on weekends from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM when they offer made-from-scratch delights inspired by the cuisines of South America, New Orleans and the Caroline Low country. No wonder there is a state of confusion here.

Everything is fresh and delicious and totally cravable. Try Confusion Benedict with House-Made Bologna, Breakfast Burrito, Strawberry Funnel Cake, Wood Fired Veggies & Grains, Skirt Steak Chimi, or one of the six kinds of ceviche.

There is a huge drinks menu, but why mess with perfection – their brunch Mimosas are  $2!

Address: 301 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Phone: 14237603473

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Stevarinos Italian Eatery & Pub


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Stevarinos is a popular Italian restaurant in Chattanooga’s Northshore neighborhood famous for its hand-made pizzas and pastas.

It is a fun place to bring the family for the Saturday or Sunday brunch, served from 11 am to 3 pm. There is even a nice outside space to enjoy the pleasant weather and their $3 brunch mimosas or Bloody Marys. You can also bring your dog!

The menu includes popular brunch items such as Huevos Rancheros and Chicken and Waffles but also the breakfast pizza with your choice of topping.

Address: 325 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone: +14236485420

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Mike’s Tavern


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Relaxed and informal, Mike’s Tavern is a pleasant place to bring the family for Saturday or Sunday brunch. The menu is huge and there is something for everyone.

At Mike’s they do not believe that your brunch menu should be limited to breakfast dishes so they have just about everything: Mike’s Wings, Brisket Nachos, Ahi Tuna, soups and salads, but also traditional brunch dishes such as Southern Egg Benedict or Crab Cake Benedict and Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding.

They have a nice outdoor porch if you feel for the sun on your face. For the Bloody Mary lovers, Bloody Mary bar offers you to make your own mix and add as many veggies as you wish. You will feel less guilty for drinking in the middle of the day.

Address: 5211 TN-153 Suite 103, Chattanooga, TN 37343

Phone:  +14235413615


The Bitter Alibi


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The Bitter Alibi is funky any way you look at it. It is located in a three-story narrow downtown building with a large mural. Indoor décor is inventive and artsy, rustic and cozy. It is a great spot to hang out, but if you come for brunch, you should go to their new outdoor deck.

The brunch menu is inventive and original. It ranges from Breakfast Wonton Nachos and Saigon French Toast to Better Border Poutine and Morning Noodles.

Since this is a bar, you should not be surprised that their brunch drinks menu is bigger than the food menu. Go for a mimosa or Bloody Mary or something different this time. Live dangerously!

Brunch is served from 10 am to 3 pm.

Address: 825 Houston St, Chattanooga, TN 37403, United States

Phone: +1 423-362-5070

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Tupelo Honey


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Tupelo Honey is a spacious restaurant in a high-ceiling building with exposed bricks, with a lot of cozy nooks for more privacy. It is located downtown in the Warehouse Row Mall.

They serve brunch specials on Saturday and Sunday but the menu is mostly the same every day the whole day. Some specials are only available for brunch, such as their Benedicts.

The menu is full of delightful Southern comfort dishes, made from scratch and fresh local ingredients. You might want to try their Avocado Toast & Eggs, Fried Chicken & Biscuits, Shrimps and grits and more.

Address: 1110 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: +14237790400


HiFi Clyde’s

A popular students’ hangout, HiFi Clyde’s is a funky large place with a retro vibe and a huge menu of elevated pub grub. Located in Chattanooga’s Southside neighborhood, Clyde’s is also popular for its Saturday and Sunday brunch, served from 11 am to 3 pm.

The large brunch menu includes such treats as big biscuits with just about anything, Brisket-stuffed Potato and Clyde’s Brunch Burger.

Their brunch mimosas and bloody Marys are $3 but you might want to try their famous Brunch Punch which is claimed to cure hangover like nothing else.

Address: 122 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Phone: +14233628335


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Flying Squirrel


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This huge hangar-like space with a boat hanging from the ceiling is so popular that it is always lively and buzzing with activity in spite of its size.

The reason must be their wonderful menu full of Southern delights, prepared to perfection. But, their Sunday brunch is the time to come. It is served from 10:30 am to 3 pm and it has an amazing menu full of unexpected treats.

You will have to choose between their brunch steak, spiced chicken & Belgian waffle, lox and toast, brunch Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), and oh so much more. Their mimosas are tall (12 oz), their Bloody Marys are made with sriracha. There is more if you are feeling adventurous.

The best seat in the house is on their outdoor patio.

Address: 55 Johnson St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, United States

Phone: +1 423-602-5980

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High Rail at The Chattanoogan

Located on the rooftop of the downtown Chattanoogan Hotel, High Rail is a fun, modern spot to spend your Sunday morning over delicious Mimosas and their brunch treats.

Try smash burgers, breakfast pizzas, huevos rancheros, frittatas and much more. All food is regionally sourced and super fresh. Relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Chattanooga.

The brunch is served from 11 am to 3 pm.

Address: 1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: +14237563400


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The Daily Ration


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The Daily Ration is a fun spot located in the renovated old gas station in Northshore. They did justice to the old place and made it into a family-friendly space to spend a pleasant morning.

They are open every day from 8 am – 2 pm, so you can come for breakfast or brunch, the menu is the same and it is enormous. You can find everything from Biscuits and Gravy and Kimchi Rice Bowl to Huevos Rancheros and Blueberry Flapjacks.

Bring the kids and the dogs, they have a huge outdoor space you will all enjoy on a sunny day.

Address: 1220 Dartmouth St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone: +14233555372


Frothy Monkey

Located within Chattanooga’s popular Chattanooga Choo Choo entertainment complex, Frothy Monkey is a neighborhood coffee place and hangout but also much more. Their food and drinks are made using seasonal fresh ingredients from the local farmers and artisans. Everything is made from scratch.

It is a great place to come for brunch with the whole family. It is lively and noisy and the menu options are fabulous. The brunch is served every day until 5 pm.

There are a lot of southern delights but also original options such as Huevos Rolandos, Monkey Cristo French toast, Loaded Biscuits with Chorizo Gravy and omelets of all kinds. Besides inevitable mimosas and Bloody Marys, they have all sorts of other cocktails worth exploring.


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STIR is one of the most popular brunch spots in Chattanooga. It is located in the Chattanooga Choo Choo, a converted old railroad tracks, now a place where folks come to have fun or eat delicious brunch.

You can sit in the huge industrial chic dining room or on the large patio overlooking busy Station Street.

STIR serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm and you will have a hard time deciding what to eat. Everything is prepared from high-quality locally sourced fresh ingredients and the menu is massive. You might want to try Shrimps and grits, One Dozen House Oysters, Biscuits & Gravy, Shrimp & Crab Benedict and oh so much more.

Brunch Mimosas are $1 and Bloody Marys are $5, but you might get tempted by many other drinks and cocktail choices. I would stick to $1, but that is just me.

Address: 1444 Market St. Chatt, TN

Phone   +14235317847

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Food Works

Food Works is a fun place in Chattanooga’s Northshore, located in a beautifully restored mill. High ceilings and exposed brick walls create a pleasant, cozy atmosphere.

The large diverse menu adds to the appeal and brunch $1 mimosas are an extra reason to head to the Food Works on Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 10 AM – to 5 PM.

Food Works brunch menu is extensive and includes many Southern delights, but do not miss Green Chili Chicken Benedict, Smoked Beef Brisket Hash, or Peanut Butter Pancakes.

If you are not fond of Mimosas, their brunch Bloody Mary is $3.50.

Phone: +14237527487Address: 205 Manufacturers Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405



Finding the best brunch in Chattanooga is just a matter of trying as many cafes as possible. There is no wonder the folks in Chattanooga perfected the art of brunching.

You can eat just about anything you want and not just boring breakfast eggs and bacon. Most importantly, you can drink alcoholic drinks in the middle of the day without feeling guilty!