Hog & Hominy
Wood-burning neighborhood eatery worthy of James Beard
There’s a reason that Hog & Hominy is on damn near every “best of” list, and its brunch is no exception. On Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 3pm, you can get bacon in more than three forms, shrimp & grits, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, home fries, and favorites like the crab claws, John T. Burger, poutine fries, and signature pizzas. Drink specials are available for Bloody Marys and mimosas, but the seasonal cocktail menu is one of the city’s finest. Plus, there’s outdoor seating and bocce ball.
The Second Line
Authentic everyday New Orleans fare
For those seeking a prime patio experience while brunching, The Second Line delivers. Not only will you soak up the sunshine, you’ll enjoy specials like shrimp benedict (English muffin, shrimp piquant, poached eggs, and hot sauce hollandaise) and standards such as the brunch po-boy (ham, cheddar, three sunny eggs, halfway dressed). Best of all, after a few cocktails it’s super-easy to convince yourself that you're actually on vacation in NOLA. Saturdays and Sundays until 2pm.
Comfort food, community, and peach cobbler
Not your average brunch, Gay Hawk provides soul food, good conversation, and fried chicken. The buffet is from 11am to 5pm and features soul food favorites like the aforementioned fried chicken, greens, yams, and peach cobbler. There’s an incredibly friendly vibe, and it’s not uncommon for folks to sit and enjoy the food and company all day long. Plan to sip on a sweet tea.