Battle of the Chatham County Brunches

Sundays are often designated days for lying in bed or rushing to begin the week’s errands. With a brunch takeover on the rise, more and more people are finding a reason to hop out of bed and grab a fork and a waffle instead.

These top brunch spots for Chatham County will have you out of the house before the clock strikes noon! If that doesn’t convince you, maybe these tasty dishes will.

It’s a Cafe Carrboro Coffee Morning at Jessee’s Coffee & Bar

All breakfast sandwiches are made with the guest’s choice of a biscuit, bread or bagel. Toppings include: egg, sausage, bacon and honey baked ham.

Ranking No. 1 for brunch destinations in Chatham County, Jessee’s Coffee & Bar takes pride in roasting their own espresso and coffee. Surrounded by fine art displays, guests can enjoy items from both the bistro and breakfast/lunch menus. If a Brisket Biscuit with Texas-style slow cooked beef brisket does not hit the spot, maybe try a bite of their Biscuits & Gravy with scrambled eggs and house-made sausage gravy.

With so many delicious options to chose from, it’s hard to decide on the right coffee pairing. From the Milky Way Mocha to the Chai Latte, there’s a drink for everyone, even if coffee is not what’s in your cup!

WHERE: Jessee’s Coffee & Bar
WHEN: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Let Your Taste Buds Take Flight to Brussels:

The Belgian Café prides themselves on the saying, “More than a dessert. It’s an experience.”

Belgium and waffles – two words that fit perfectly together! In the heart of Apex, the Belgian Café claims the title of the Triangles’ ultimate Belgian coffeehouse experience. Traveling over 4,000 miles, their recipes include an array of fine pastries and Belgian novelties.

With several traditional breakfast and lunch options available, the staff at the Belgian Café encourages you to try their Orangettes. A famous Belgian dessert made of handcrafted orange sticks dipped in layers of Belgian chocolate; they are hard to turn down.

WHERE: Belgian Café
WHEN: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nothing Says Southern like a Homemade Biscuit:

The Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen contributes its fame to their grandmother’s famous biscuit recipe.

The Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen was founded in 1978 in Louisburg, NC and is dedicated to serving the best biscuits in the area to their loyal guests. The Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is Drive-Thru only, getting the biscuits to you even faster!

Combinations can be made with toppings such as chicken, sausage, country ham, western steak and pork chop. If you want to step outside of the biscuit, their menu also includes a variety of sandwiches, including their kale/veggie sandwich and chicken/tuna salad sandwiches.

WHERE: Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
WHEN: Monday – Saturday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a Taste of Local Cuisine in Downtown Carrboro:

Pair your brunch order with their Sunday’s Coffee Cake or their Malted Ricotta Doughnuts.

Since 1998, Acme Food & Beverage Co. Chef/Owner Kevin Callaghan has been envisioning the perfect concoction of cocktails, wines, craft beers and of course, Southern cuisine. If you are joining them for the Acme Breakfast, you will be enjoying a helping of two eggs, North Carolina hickory-smoked bacon and a homemade buttermilk biscuit.

Going further south of the border, treat yourself to a Texas Border Breakfast topped with grilled Angus butcher’s cut steak, two poached eggs, green chile grits and chipotle hollandaise.

WHERE: Acme Food & Beverage Co.
WHEN: Dinner 7 days a week at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Visit Pittsboro’s Neighborhood Brunch Eatery:

If you are in search of a scenic atmosphere for dining, The Fearrington Granary is the perfect site for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On a Sunday morning, The Fearrington Granary hopes that Southern comfort food is the first thing on your mind. Their Sunday brunch menu would not be complete without a classic helping of shrimp and grits. The Fearrington Granary takes Southern comfort to whole new level with it’s Tomato Gazpacho soup with whipped goat cheese and basil pesto and it’s Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé with Parmesan, Asiago, pepper jam, eggplant, zucchini and pesto.

Make brunch a social outing by sharing an appetizer of deviled eggs with smoked ham, hand-cut truffle French fries or garlic knots with cheddar beer dip!

WHERE: The Fearrington Granary
WHEN: Lunch menu: Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Brunch menu: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dinner menu: Monday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.