Best Brunch in Raleigh

If you’re stepping out for brunch in The City of Oaks, prepare for your mouth to water. From southern classics like chicken and waffles and scratch-made biscuits to vegetarian dishes, raw oysters and more, you can expect decadent dining options to please any palate. The best brunch in Raleigh isn’t hard to find, but we’ve prepared a list of our favorites nearby The StateView Hotel: 

Flask & Beaker

2451 Alumni Drive l Breakfast 6 a.m. – Noon Daily l Located at The StateView Hotel

Flask & Beaker is a refined but relaxed brunch spot in Raleigh, located on NC State’s campus at The StateView Hotel. Diners can enjoy Flask & Beaker brunch with outdoor dining and panoramic views of Lake Raleigh. The unique menu at Flask & Beaker is always chef’s choice, made with the freshest local ingredients available to ensure one of the best dining experiences in Raleigh. Stop by for breakfast and brunch from 6 a.m. to noon daily. 

Raleigh, NC Hotel Restaurant - Flask & Beaker

Beasley’s Chicken & Honey

237 S. Wilmington Street | Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | 3.5 miles from The StateView Hotel

Beasley’s Chicken & Honey is home to some of the best brunch in Raleigh, including their famous hot chicken eggs benedict. The simple yet powerful brunch menu also features classics like eggs on a roll, red bean rancheros for vegetarian diners, and biscuits + gravy. Load up on sides like stone-ground grits, country ham, bacon, and farm eggs to complete your delicious Raleigh brunch! 

If you prefer to eat in, Beasley’s Chicken & Honey offers delivery through DoorDash, so you can enjoy top notch brunch from the comfort of your bed. 

Tupelo Honey

425 Oberlin Road | Brunch 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | 2.9 miles from The StateView Hotel

This beloved kitchen and bar chain makes a conscious effort to include fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in their delicious brunch dishes. Tupelo Honey in Raleigh offers creative takes on traditional brunch favorites, like mac-n-cheese waffles with Asheville (yep, Asheville!) hot fried chicken, breakfast bowls, scrambles, and eggs benny, plus an impressive list of craft cocktails to complement the dishes. 

Flying Biscuit Cafe

2016 Clark Avenue | Breakfast + Brunch 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday | 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday | 3.1 miles from The StateView Hotel

Serving up fresh, fluffy biscuits in Raleigh since 2009, Flying Biscuit Cafe earned a spot on this list of the best brunch places in Raleigh with ease. The scratch made biscuits are an obvious favorite, but don’t overlook new menu items like stuffed french toast with raspberry sauce and fresh strawberries, vegan eggs benedict, and highlights from their “Sonny and Share” menu like pimento cheese fritters and loaded kettle chips. Flying Biscuit Cafe can satisfy your breakfast needs anytime, offering all day breakfast and brunch in Raleigh! 

Big Ed’s City Market

220 Wolfe Street | Breakfast 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday | Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday | 3.6 miles from The StateView Hotel

There’s something about a restaurant with an ever-changing, handwritten menu – and that’s what you’ll find at Big Ed’s. Build a farm fresh country breakfast plate, pile up an omelet made with local eggs, go classic with hotcakes or fresh toast, or choose your favorites a-la-carte to create your perfect Raleigh brunch. Save room for dessert, where you can expect more Southern treatment to the tune of decadent banana pudding and the occasional pig pickin’ cake. 

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

301 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100 | Weekday Brunch + Lunch 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday | Weekend Brunch + Lunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday – Sunday | 3.5 miles from The StateView Hotel

Taste the world at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen in Raleigh! Their unique brunch menu is informed by years of travel and tasting, and you may recognize some of the flavor and flair from around the City of Oaks – Chef David Mitchell has headed kitchens like Porter’s City Tavern, NOFO, Trophy Pizza, and Mama Crow’s. The weekday brunch at Plates Raleigh offers favorites like elevated avocado toast, sweet potato hash bowls, B.E.C sandwiches, and a classic big breakfast plate. Looking for weekend brunch in Raleigh? The weekend brunch menu at Plates boasts crab cake benedict, brunch quesadillas, bacon and cheddar quiche, sandwiches, handhelds, and omelets – you can go for classic fare or spice it up with one of Plates’ reimagined dishes. 

Irregardless Raleigh

901 W. Morgan Street | Brunch 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 2.8 miles from The StateView Hotel

Choose your category and find your perfect Raleigh brunch – from eggs and bowls to waffles and pancakes to sandwiches and salads, Irregardless Raleigh is the spot for brunch in the City of Oaks. This funky cafe is a haven for vegan and vegetarian diners, offering hearty options like stuffed omelets, colorful tofu scrambles, and vegan burritos, but they certainly don’t exclude the meat lovers: they’ll find classic options like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, lox brioche, and the famous Irregardless Burger with crispy onions and tomato jam. 

If brunch is just the start of your day, you’ll find plenty of other things to do in Raleigh

NOFO @ The Pig

2014 Fairview Road | Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | Hours Change Seasonally | 4.9 miles from The StateView Hotel

When Raleigh’s beloved Piggly Wiggly closed for business in 1999, a new opportunity was born – NOFO @ The Pig. NOFO opened in 2001 and retained much of the space’s original character of the space, including a full-service bar built from Piggly Wiggly food cans and dairy case displays. Brunch at NOFO Raleigh is a true North Carolina experience, with a menu featuring NC pulled pork and Bee Blessed Honey among quintessential Southern brunch dishes like fried green tomatoes and pulled pork hash. Diners also love the spinach burger, topped with Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, and flavorful tomato aioli. 

Parkside Restaurant

301 W. Martin Street | Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday | 3.3 miles from The StateView Hotel

Grab a table at this relaxed neighborhood restaurant that offers a menu full of your brunch favorites. Parkside in Raleigh has the classic chicken and waffles, scramble bowls, shrimp and grits with NC shrimp, breakfast burritos, and tasty sides like cheese grits, tater tot hash, bacon, biscuits, and toast. Go in on a mimosa flight with your group – you’ll enjoy a bottle of Wycliff brut and three chilled juices to mix your perfect mimosa. 

St. Roch Raleigh

223 S. Wilmington Street | Brunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 3.5 miles from The StateView Hotel

St. Roch offers some of the best downtown Raleigh brunch, focusing on fresh oysters and crisp champagne. Their brunch menu features snacks like pillowy beignets with bourbon caramel sauce, “Sinner Rolls” on homemade brioche cinnamon bread, and hot smoked boudin. Diners love dining into mains like the Cajun breakfast with cinnamon bread, two sunny eggs, hot smoked boudin, and Steen’s cane syrup. Thirsty? Sip on a St. Roch Bloody Mary, made with vodka, smoked tomato, a special house blend of spices, citrus, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. 

Close up of woman dining on the Best Brunch in Raleigh

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find delicious brunch in Raleigh any time. A decadent plate is just minutes away when you choose a location like The StateView Hotel for your stay – located on NC State’s campus, you’ll be central to all the best things this historic NC city has to offer.

Once you plan the best brunch in Raleigh, check out some more of Raleigh’s best restaurants before your stay!