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-Tuesday, 7am-3pm; Wednesday, 7am-8:30pm; Thursday-Friday, 7am-3pm; 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 Chia Yogurt Bowl with house granola and mango.
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, Monday-Tuesday, 9am-3pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 9am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-10pm; Sunday, 9am-5pm
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: Biscuits and Gravy, including two cheddar biscuits, sausage gravy, and an over medium egg.
Something A Little Different: Try a Benedict Flight, where you can sample each delicious and creative Benedict on the menu, or treat yourself to Brunch Shooters like the Jelly Donut or Blueberry Pancake.
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: Has there ever been a better breakfast combo than Steak and Eggs? Canvas' Steak N Eggs comes with caramelized onion, two eggs any style, home fries, and Texas toast.
Something A Little Different: Treat yourself like royalty with the King of Norfolk Breakfast Platter, including fried lobster, blackened shrimp, blackened salmon, two crab cakes, eggs any style, potatoes, and a side of grits.
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 All American Breakfast is for you, with three scrambled eggs and choice of meat served with ceese grits or brunch potatoes.
Something A Little Different: The Seaside 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.
333 Waterside Drive, Suite 105
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 11:30am-2pm
Sunday Brunch is a great time to be at Stripers Waterside and enjoy delicious brunch food and that stellar Downtown Norfolk waterfront view.
Classic Brunch Item: Who doesn't love French Toast? Stripers serves up traditional cinnamon butter French Toast with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
Something A Little Different: Stripers Waterside is a great place to start your morning with some fresh and delicious seafood: we're talking Crab Omelettes, Flounder Reubens, or a Seafood Pot with crab legs, mussels, and shrimp.
204 West Main Street
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 7:30am-2:30pm
d'Egg Diner is a locals' favorite breakfast and serves up classic diner fare, along with daily specials.
Classic Brunch Item: Brunch is all about indulgence, and you can't go wrong with the d'Feast: two pancakes or French toast, three eggs any style, choice of meat and side. Eat up!
Something A Little Different: Get the best of breakfast and lunch with the d'Egg Breakfast Burger: a burger topped with house-made corned beef hash, sauteed diced onions, and a fried egg with mayo on a soft bun.