The CurEat Brunch Club

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Real talk: brunch is the best meal of the day, and we’re going to take liberties and assume you agree. How could it not be when you can drink coffee for the first half of the meal and switch to bottomless mimosas for the second? Because you’re technically eating two meals at once, there’s no shame at all in eating pancakes drenched in syrup, a cheeseburger with fries, or both. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet and sugary or something savory and warm, you can always find it on a brunch menu. For all you brunchers out there looking for the perfect spot for a mid-weekend meal, we have the lists.

Visit Raleigh’s “But First Brunch” List

With 28 restaurants to choose from in Raleigh, visitRaleigh’s list has it all. From breweries to diners to cafe’s, there’s something on this list for everyone and for every craving you’ve ever experienced. From CurEater Ashley Christensen’s Poole’s Diner to CurEater Vansana Nolintha’s Brewery Bhavana, this brunch list will be your number one guide to Raleigh brunch. 

Robert Alexander’s “Sunday Brunch” List

Robert Alexander is not only a self-taught baker and a 2016 James Beard semifinalist, but he also worked at a French bakery in a small village in the French Alps. We definitely trust someone who worked at a French bakery when it come to brunch. If you find yourself in this bread master’s neck of the woods this holiday season, check out his “Sunday Brunch” list to see his top Atlanta brunch spots. If we were you, we’d start at West Egg Cafe

Stanfield Gray’s “Rise & Refuel” List

If coffee is your thing (you know it’s ours), this is the list for you. Stanfield’s list offers an amazing selection of some of the best brunch spots in Charleston. In addition to listing some great restaurants with southern dishes like like shrimp and grits or chicken and waffles, it also has restaurants with trendy, unique alternatives like avocado toast, crepes and ham and cheese croissants. Be sure to bookmark this list for your next visit to Charleston. You can thank us later.

French Broad Chocolates’ “Favorite Breakfast” list

Although this list says “breakfast”, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be out of bed before noon. It also happens to be one of our favorites when it comes to eating a mid-morning meal in Asheville. It has it all. Doughnuts? Oh yeah. Eggs? You bet. Cocktails. Heck yes. If you’re in the mood for anything at all, scroll through French Broad Chocolates’ list and find your happy place with your favorite brunch squad.

Ralph Brabham’s “DC Brunch Essentials” List 

When in D.C., you brunch. We couldn’t think of a better place to drink mimiosas and Bloody Marys. If you plan to spend a weekend in D.C., it’s vital that you follow CurEater Ralph Brabham, owner of beau thai, and check out his “DC Brunch Essentials” list. You can’t go wrong with any of the restaurants on his list. If you want a good place to start, head to All-Purpose Pizzeria for their Antipasta Bloody Mary.

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