By Cristi McKee
Most people have mixed feelings about the concept of brunch — a meal eaten during the hours that breakfast and lunch would typically fall between — but these 4 brunch spots in Tallahassee are sure to change those brunch doubters’ minds!
Maple Street Biscuit Company — For brunch here, Maple Street Biscuit Company’s hash brown cake, a “cake” made of shredded hash browns, stuffed with gouda cheese, and topped with chives, is a must-try. Their BAM, which is a plate of vanilla bean waffles with bacon, asiago cheese, honey butter, and maple syrup, is a traditional breakfast plate with a twist. In the way of drinks, their iced maple vanilla latte or their “drip” coffee are crowd-pleasers. Visit one of their two locations either in the Killearn area or downtown near the Florida State University campus.
RedEye Coffee — Most famous for their coffee drinks, RedEye’s muffins, including their chocolate and blueberry muffins, and their new brunch specials, are delicious treats one can select for brunch. Their cafe con leche, a mix of caramelized sugar, espresso, and steamed milk, or their frappes, frozen, coffee-filled drinks, are just two of many options to add to your meal. Find them in Midtown, Bannerman Crossings, and on Capital Circle.
Canopy Road Cafe — The handhelds (read: sandwiches), especially their “breakfast sandwich” will make you want to come back for seconds at Canopy Road Cafe. Their pancakes, especially their Chunky Monkey plate or their caramel apple pancakes, are treats one can only justify eating for brunch. With multiple locations all over Tallahassee, a Cafe is sure to be near you.
Chi Chi’s Cuban Cafe — A newer face in the Tallahassee food scene, Chi Chi’s Cuban Cafe has a great mix of pastries, main dishes, and drinks to satisfy your brunch cravings. Try their cheese pastelitos and an “iced cuban” if you have a sweet tooth or a heart for caffeine —respectively. This cafe is located on Tennessee Street near the Florida State University campus.
What are your favorite brunch restaurants here in town?