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Memphis’ best restaurants for brunch have so many delicious options, you may want to wear clothes a size bigger when you visit-or at least leave an extra notch open in your belt. Here’s our list of the five best brunch joints in Memphis:
1. Owen Brennan’s. Offering Cajun and Creole cuisine for more than 20 years, Owen Brennan’s win the Memphis brunch championship. The East Memphis restaurant’s award-winning Sunday brunch has a champagne brunch and a buffet with omelet and waffle stations, salad, fruit and dessert bars and a jazz trio.
2. Brother Juniper's. “Best brunch in the nation” winner Brother Juniper's offers brunch every day of the week, because that’s all its serves. Re-imagined American diner classics, especially the homemade baked goods, demonstrate that dedication. Near the University of Memphis, the award-winning restaurant is a humble house run by the Koplin family, who continue the tradition of the original Brother Juniper, cook to St. Francis of Assisi.
3. Beauty Shop Restaurant & Lounge. Midtown Memphis’ Beauty Shop Restaurant & Lounge, a former salon of Priscilla Presley, has retained fun elements of its previous purpose, including hooded hair dryer chairs. The joint’s Sunday brunch offers quiche and crepes du jour, the popular lemon ricotta pancakes and handmade milkshakes in eclectic flavors such as Nutella and sherry fig in a ‘60s retro setting.
4. Boscos Squared. A Midtown eatery offering a Sunday brunch with live jazz music by local legend Joyce Cobb, Boscos Squared has a menu full of fresh omelets, benedicts and Belgian waffles, along with the favorite andouille-and-chicken hash topped with poached eggs.
5. Sunday Brunch at The Peabody Memphis. Brunch brings a cornucopia of dishes in the hotel’s Capriccio Grill. The elegant downtown hotel sets out a vast buffet with salads, pastas, fresh pastries and desserts, and saddles of lamb, beef and ham.