In addition to being everyone’s favorite portmanteau meal, brunch is becoming the menu of choice for Spartanburg restaurants looking to expand their offerings.
Since December, downtown Spartanburg alone has gained four new brunch options, and each menu has something unique to offer. Classics like eggs Benedict, pancakes and omelettes sit next to Nashville hot chicken and waffles.
Spartanburg Eats fans weighed in on their favorite local brunches.
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Here are their top four:
Mon Amie Morning Cafe
The No. 1 recommended brunch spot was Mon Amie Morning Cafe (2601 E. Main St.) on the east side. The New Orleans-inspired breakfast menu includes a cajun omelette with andouille sausage, chicken, onion, spinach and Brie cheese, shrimp and grits, Bananas Foster pancakes and a lait made cafe with Café Du Monde coffee. Lunch offers shrimp po ‘boys, Reubens, and their French Burger, topped with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and melted Brie.
Hours: 8 am- 3p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Downtown Deli and Donuts
Spot two was taken by Spartanburg staple Downtown Deli and Donuts (147 E. Main St.). The fresh menu rotates daily and includes much more than donuts. While it doesn’t have a specific brunch time, it does offer breakfast with items like smashed avocado toast, a Nu Nova bagel with smoked salmon, avocado, sliced tomato, baby spinach, roasted peppers and herbed caper cream cheese, and the Farmhouse breakfast sandwich with egg, fried green tomato, applewood bacon, and pimento cheese. Lunch items include its signature Downtown Chicken Salad, Zingerman braised short rib sandwich and vegan portabella burger.
Hours: 8-11 am (breakfast), 11:30 am -2 pm (lunch) Monday-Friday
Heirloom – A Milltown Eatery
Heirloom – A Milltown Eatery (805 Spartan Blvd.) on the west side tied for third. The farm-fresh menus change seasonally. Brunch options include quiche specials, fried chicken and roasted red potatoes, and the Heirloom Bloody Mary, garnished with bacon, celery and fried okra.
Hours: 10 am-2 pm Sunday
Delaney’s Irish Pub
Also ranked third, downtown favorite Delaney’s Irish Pub (117 W. Main St.). Delaney’s offers more than pub food – it also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The pub-themed brunch includes a pimento cheese and bangers omelet, a Belfast breakfast burger topped with thick-cut bacon, Jameson mustard, and a fried egg, and a Guinness brat, as well as staple brunch dishes like biscuits and gravy and chicken and waffles.
Hours: 11 am- 2 pm Saturday and Sunday
Can’t get enough brunch? Here are all your options in the city of Spartanburg:
Broadway Bagels Cafe (1200 E Main St.) from 6:30 am-2 pm Monday-Friday and 7 am-2 pm Saturday
Bar 1884 (118-B Magnolia St.) from 10:30 am-3 pm Saturday and Sunday
Sparks (299 N. Church St.) from 6: 30-10 am Monday-Friday and 6: 30-11 am Saturday and Sunday
Skillet Restaurant (435 E. Main St.) from 6 am- 2 pm Monday-Saturday and 8 am – 2 pm Sunday
Flock Shop (970 S. Pine St.) from 10 am-4 pm Saturday and Sunday
Local FIG (116 Magnolia St.) from 8 am-2 pm Monday-Thursday (breakfast) and 11 am-3 pm Friday-Sunday (brunch)
Hickory Tavern (143 Fernwood Drive) from 11 am-2 pm Saturday and Sunday
Oh 7 Bar and Restaurant (1059 Fernwood Glendale Rd.) From 10:30 am-3 pm Saturday
FR8yard (125 E. Main St.) on Saturday (as of 5/21) and Sunday starting at 10 am, while supplies last
Eggs Up Grill (551 E. Main St.) from 6 am-2 pm daily
Main Street Pub (252 W. Main St.) from 11 am- 4 pm Sunday
Rigsby’s Smoked Burgers, Wings & Grill (176 Liberty St.) from 11 am-2 pm Sunday
Monarch Café (498 Howard St.) from 11 am- 3 pm Tuesday-Friday
Papa’s Breakfast Nook (191 E. St. John St.) all day, daily
Dray Bar & Grill (1800 Drayton Rd.) From 11 am-2: 30 pm Sunday
The Tulip Tree (121 W. Main St.) from 11 am-3 pm Wednesday-Sunday
Blue Moon Specialty Foods (130 S. Church St.) from 7: 30-11 am Monday-Friday, 9-11 am Saturday
The Kennedy (221 E. Kennedy St.) from 11 am-3 pm Saturday and Sunday
Initial Q (127 W. Main St.) from 11 am-3 pm Saturday and Sunday
Gravy’s Dream Grill (2600 E. Main St.) from 11 am-3 pm Saturday
Samantha Swann covers food and restaurants in Spartanburg County. She is a University of South Carolina Upstate and Greenville Technical College alumna. Contact her with your burning restaurant questions, recipes, and new dinner specials at [email protected] or on Instagram at @sameatsspartanburg.