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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.

1. Four Eleven York

411 West York Street
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 10:30am-2pm

If you want brunch and you're feeling a little fancy, the Restaurant at Four Eleven York is the place to be. There's beautiful outdoor patio space just begging for you to sip a mimosa on.

Classic Brunch Item: A brunch favorite for both the taste buds and Instagram likes, Four Eleven York’s version of Avocado Toast features their house made avocado spread on multi-grain bread.

Something A Little Different: The Korean Fried Oyster Po-Boy with decadent house remoulade and Asian slaw. 


2. The Stockpot

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.


3. Hair of the Dog

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. 


4. Brick Anchor Brew-House

241 Granby Street
Brunch Hours: Saturday-Sunday (and Holidays), 11am-3pm

Steampunk vibes and lots of beer to choose from make Brick Anchor Brew-House a solid brunch destination.

Classic Brunch Item: The “Brickfest Burrito” features 3-eggs scrambled, ham, bacon, pico de gallo, hash browns and sour cream wrapped in a flour tortilla with avocado cream on top. 

Something A Little Different: A twist on a traditional favorite, the Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles with pineapple sauce.


5. Cork & Co. Wine & Martini Bar

244 Granby Street
Brunch Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm

With a relaxed and casual atmosphere and focus on quality food, Cork & Company will have you wanting brunch every day of the week. 

Classic Brunch Item: When that steak and eggs craving hits, Cork & Co. has you covered with a 6 oz. NY strip with fingerling potatoes and loaded eggs.

Something A Little Different: Fresh fish is the star of this new brunch favorite, fried fish with jalapeno cheddar grits. 


7. Canvas Social Cuisine

411 Granby Street
Brunch Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11am-10pm; Thursday-Saturday, 11am-Midnight; Sunday, 11am-8pm

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. 


8. Omar's Carriage House

313 West Bute Street
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 10am-2pm

Eclectic and delectable, Omar's Carriage House is such a fun spot for brunch and an institution Downtown. And really, truffle fries are perfect for any time of day.

Classic Brunch Item: Who doesn't love waffles for brunch? Omar's has a few different waffle options for you to try, like their Chicken and Waffles or the Loaded Waffle.

Something A Little Different: We've got to go with the Moroccan Tagine here, poached eggs in chermoula (a light tomato sauce) with merguez (lamb sausage) and breakfast potatoes.


9. Freemason Abbey

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.


10. Saltine

100 East Main Street
Brunch Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm

A welcome addition to the Downtown Norfolk dining scene, Saltine is putting brunch on the map. 

Classic Brunch Item: Saltine is known for its great seafood, and its Blue Crab Bennie does not disappoint. 

Something A Little Different: Their Main Street Brekafst Bowl is hearty and delicious with quinoa, avocado, and toybox tomatoes.


11. Cafe Milo

217 Grace Street
Brunch Hours: Thursday-Friday, 11am-2pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-2pm

This cozy nook of a restaurant is owned by veterans of Michelin-starred New York restaurants. A must try! 

Classic Brunch Item: The BEC - bacon, egg, and cheddar on a soft potato bun. Yum!

Something A Little Different: The All Wrapped Up burrito is filled with soyrizo tofu scramble, black beans, sweet potatoes and avocado cilantro sauce. So healthy, and so delicious. 


12. Stripers Waterside

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.

13. d'Egg Diner

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.