But First, Brunch: 13 of Our Favorite Brunch Places in Downtown Norfolk
Downtown Norfolk knows brunch and knows how to do it right. We've rounded up a baker's dozen of our favorite brunch places in Downtown Norfolk to get your mouth watering and get you ready for Sunday Funday.
215 East Plume Street #100
Brunch Hours: It's always brunch at The Stockpot, Monday-Thursday, 7am-3pm; Friday, 7am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4pm
Located in the Selden Market, The Stockpot is a deliciously fresh way to start your day. Plus, there's always mouth-watering baked goods on display at the counters if you want to grab something sweet for later.
Classic Brunch Item: A homemade Belgian Pearl Sugar Waffle with plenty of butter and maple syrup.
Something A Little Different: Fried Rice with brown basmati rice, chicken, carrot, cabbage, red onion, seared kale, tamari-ginger sauce, topped with 2 fried eggs and house kimchi.
250 Granby Street
Brunch Hours: It's always brunch at Hair of the Dog, Wednesday- Sunday, 9am-6pm
Hair of the Dog has quickly become a favorite in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, and we can see why. With generous portions and creative spins on classic comfort foods, it is an ultimate brunch destination.
Classic Brunch Item: The Freemason, a delicious, full breakfast of two eggs, two pancakes, bacon or sausage, and stone-ground grits or house potatoes.
Something A Little Different: The Chicken N' Waffles is to die for, with a fried chicken thigh and candied bacon piled high atop a bacon-infused waffle and covered in sausage gravy and bourbon maple syrup.
208 E Main St #102
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 11am-5pm
Slide Thru #FAM serves up their signature sliders, pancit, and crave-worthy lumpia all week inside Selden Market, but on Sundays, they offer up some amazing special brunch items. Be sure to check their Instagram or Facebook to see what's new!
Classic Brunch Item: You can count on delicious fried Chicken in a Biscuit to kick off your Sunday each week at Slide Thru #FAM's brunch.
Something A Little Different: Lumpia, but for breakfast! Brekkie Lumpia is filled with bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and hash browns and served with bacon country gravy.
CommuneXCROP is a must try brunch experience in the NEON District based on a first-of-its-kind culinary concept that mentors young culinary students and features delicious, sustainable food.
Classic Brunch Item: Check out their Folded Country Ham Sandwich with Edward’s country ham, choice of cheddar or pimento cheese, chives, two folded eggs and seasonal greens on a sourdough brioche bun.
Something A Little Different: The Brisket Bowl will fill you up until dinner with Carolina Gold fried rice, smoked brisket, fried farm egg, spicy cabbage slaw, smoked peanut salsa, sweet potato puree and charred corn.
209 West Freemason Street
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 11am-2pm
Speaking of Downtown institutions, the building that currently serves as the Freemason Abbey restaurant was opened in 1873 as a Second Presbyterian Church. Today it is the restaurant that Downtowners know and love, well-known for their She Crab Soup.
Classic Brunch Item: If you want a hearty brunch, the Chicken Biscuit 'n Gravy is for you, with a fried chicken breast and cheddar cheese on a buttermilk biscuit, smothered with milk gravy and served with a side of scrambled eggs.
Something A Little Different: The Seafood Quiche is chock full of shrimp, crab meat, mixed peppers, spinach, and Swiss cheese, topped with hollandaise and served with a side of fresh fruit.
Sunday Brunch is a great time to be at Southern Eats and enjoy that famous fried chicken. There is also a great kids brunch menu for the little ones.
Classic Brunch Item: The My Daddy's Biscuits & Gravy is a classic Southern brunch item that will keep you full. House-made fresh buttermilk biscuits smothered with whole hog sausage cream gravy and served with 2 fried eggs.
Something A Little Different: Sunday is the only day you can get Grandma's Sunday Fried Chicken, brined for 24 hours, lightly breaded and fried to a golden brown. Served with potato salad, Granny's Greens, and 2 mini sweet potato biscuits.