Brunch is everyone’s favorite meal, right? Especially for friends who are looking to catch up over tasty food and the occasional boozy breakfast beverage. While the concept of brunch dates back to England in the 19th century, brunch as we know it now is all about enjoying the weekend.
Here in Jacksonville, there’s a ton of great places to check out for your next brunch time from Ponte Vedra to St. Augustine to Jacksonville Beach and everywhere in between. To help narrow your search down some, we’ve pulled together the 10 best brunch spots in Jacksonville. Here are our favorite brunches in North Florida!
10 Can’t Miss Brunch Spots in North Florida
Nona Blue Modern Tavern is located in Ponte Vedra and is a mashup tavern / sports bar. Near TPC Sawgrass (for any golfing fans), Nona Blue takes reservations for Sunday brunch that can be made online.
Their brunch menu includes items like a steak and egg sandwich, eggs benedict with lobster and lemon ricotta pancakes. Nona Blue has $5 Bloodies and Bubbles menus including Sunday Bloody Sunday, First Blood and a bellini.
Brunch is offered on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Florida Cracker Kitchen – Southside Brunch
Florida Cracker Kitchen on Beach Boulevard serves up a menu with roots in true Floridian style. No reservations required! Florida Cracker Kitchen offers a hearty, filling brunch. Omelets, skillet scrambles, breakfast burritos and MeMa’s Giant Cinnamon Roll are favorites among locals.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Maple Street Biscuit Company – All Over Town Brunch
Jacksonville’s own Maple Street Biscuit Company offers “comfort food with a modern twist.” The chain started right here in North Florida and now has locations throughout the US, including Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.
The First Coast’s Maple Street locations are in Jacksonville Beach, San Marco, St. Augustine, Point Meadow, Julington Creek, Murray Hill and Fleming Island — and you don’t need a reservation. Walk right in, answer the question of the day and prepare to fall in love with flaky biscuits, pepper jelly and fried chicken.
Biscuits are a staple on the menu, from hearty biscuits and gravy to the Firebird, with Maple Street’s take on buffalo sauce.Try the maple vanilla bean latte with a homemade cinnamon roll. Yum!
Open Sunday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
River and Post, on Riverside Avenue in downtown Jacksonville, offers brunch on the first floor and the rooftop patio on weekends. For brunch with stunning views of the St. Johns River and downtown, be sure to make a reservation online.
The brunch menu at River and Post features special cocktails and a number of entrees to choose from that include:
- Bread Pudding French Toast
- Huevos Rancheros
- Croque Madame
- Vegan Chicken and Waffles
Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Casa Marina Hotel – Jax Beach Brunch
Located in Jacksonville Beach and standing as one of the oldest locations on this list, the Casa Marina Hotel has called Jax home since 1925. A historic hotel that’s open to guests, they’ve also come to be known for their dedicated Sunday brunch. For reservations (recommended!), call 904-270-0025.
Casa Marina’s Sunday brunch menu features classics like steak and eggs, a breakfast bowl, and three different versions of benedicts. Brunch cocktails include the Ultimate Bloody and the Smoke Stack Margarita, and several coffee-based cocktails like the Hammerhead.
Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brunch is the name of the game at Jax Beach Brunch Haus in Jacksonville Beach. JBBH sources coffee and a number of fresh items from other local businesses. No reservations are currently needed.
The menu includes complete vegan options like a vegan reuben and French Toast. A unique take on the brunch menu lets you choose your brunch and then the style (from choices like super veggie, Parisian, Baja surf and turf and more).
Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Fox Restaurant – Avondale Brunch
Located on St. John’s Avenue, the Fox Restaurant is a local diner with an eclectic feel to it. An Avondale staple, the Fox Restaurant’s hours are consistent throughout the week and no reservations are needed.
The menu ranges from a sizeable selection of omelet’s (including a pizza omellete!) to grilled sandwiches and hoagies. Health conscious options are also available in the form of the “Health Nut Breakfast” and oatmeal.
Open Monday through Saturday 7am – 2:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Seeking a spicy cajun brunch? Copeland’s brings a touch of Mardi Gras to the Jacksonville brunch scene. Located on Southside Blvd, Copeland’s is based out of Louisiana and their brunch buffet of seafood and traditional breakfast options make it one of the best places in Jacksonville for brunch.
Copeland’s features an extensive menu of specialty drinks like the Mardi Gras Punch and the Peach Bellini. Pickup and delivery are available.
Open Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Local – Beach Brunch
The Local has two locations; in Miramar and Neptune Beach. Currently The Local is open for dine-in and take out and no reservations are needed.
The brunch menu includes sections such as starters, lighter options, benedicts and salads. Options to choose from include The Local’s take on toast with goat cheese and a sunny side up egg, a Belgian waffle, conch fritters and the Brunch Burger.
Open Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. for brunch and dinner.
After moving from Paris to Florida, Alex opened Le Petit Paris on San Jose Boulevard. Le Petit Paris features breakfast, brunch and lunch.
For the brunch crowd, here’s the need to know on the menu. The menu is made to order with fresh ingredients and locally sourced coffee. Some stand out pieces of French cuisine that we spotted on the menu include sweet croissant melts, salads, French baguette sandwiches and traditional French quiches. No reservations are needed.
Open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day.