That glorious combo of breakfast and lunch has a place all of our hearts. Thankfully, brunch also has a place in the heart of North Carolina. Visit these five fantastic Chapel Hill brunch spots to enjoy anything from a beautiful bowl of exotic fruit to a stack of golden waffles.

classic southern biscuit and gravy.

The Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

The Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen combines a classic family recipe for biscuits so good it warranted two restaurant locations. This eatery brings home-cooking right to your table at the Louisburg location and offers a convenient drive thru at the Chapel Hill location. So, whether you’re in a hurry or just looking for a relaxing brunch with friends, The Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen has you covered. Also, check out their chicken salad sandwich if you get a chance.

Breakaway Café

The Breakaway Café offers a fancy or a simply Southern menu. They have classics like scrambled eggs and grits mixed with other items like Eggs Benedict. However, if eggs aren’t your thing, then check out the delicious pancakes or stick to one of their specialty coffees.

friends enjoying chapel hill brunch.

The Egg and I

The Egg and I is a popular chain restaurant that fortunately has a location in Chapel Hill. The view from the outdoor seating area is more than enough reason to drop by for brunch. Plus, they offer pancakes so large they nearly fall from the plate. They also offer a few selections of juices to get your morning started.

sliced avocado atop wheat toast.

The Purple Bowl

Who says brunch can’t be healthy? The Purple Bowl brings health and wellness to their selection of breakfast bowls, smoothies, and toasts. Moreover, each Açaí bowl has the option to add or remove natural ingredients for the best flavor. Plus, they offer the deliciously coveted Avocado toast.

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

The Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe is a locally owned and family-run breakfast nook. It hosts a variety of savory pancake and waffle mixes made with 45 years of practice. Also, this establishment prides itself on customer relations and a friendly atmosphere. It’s a calm place for any kind of brunch date.