The Burg Brunch List

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Everyone knows the most important meal of the week is Brunch. Local dining hotspots in the Burg have your mid-morning cravings covered.

 

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Beach at the Bay Harbor Hotel

Chef Joe Garcia refreshed the Beach Restaurant menu upon his anticipated arrival in the kitchen. Garcia’s goal is to bring a fresh take on your typical Sunday Brunch. To help satisfy the palates of all visitors, Garcia launched “Bottomless Brunch on the Bay.” The brunch features a bottomless mimosa package, fresh seafood station, carving station, build-your-own omelette, a pasta station, sushi and a chocolate fountain. The buffet is replete with southern-influenced dishes including shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles. Enjoy lounge seating on the waterfront, or a spacious booth inside Beach. The full brunch buffet is $29.95 per adult and $12.95 per child. The special is available from 10am-2pm every Sunday. Beach Tampa is located next to Bay Harbor Hotel at 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

 

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BellaBrava

The Beach Drive hotspot is known for it’s spectacular pizzas and flatbreads (half price every Monday) and their unmatched happy hour. Now, BellaBrava improves upon local perfection with the introduction of brunch. Enjoy cannoli stuffed Italian toast, cast iron frittatas and carbonara flat breads every Sunday from 11:30am-4pm. BellaBrava, 204 Beach Drive Northeast.

 

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400 Beach Seafood and Tap House (Sunday)

400 Beach‘s brunch buffet features a seafood bar with Key West pink shrimp and Alaskan snow crab, blintzes with strawberry sauce, an omelette station, carved roast beef, spiral ham with mustard glaze and a full-on dessert room. Brunch goes from 10am-3pm every Sunday. The buffet is $24.95. 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive.

 

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The Avenue 

The Avenue is a hotspot for gourmet burgers and great cocktails. On Sunday’s, The Avenue transforms into a brunch haven. Enjoy menu specials, $20 bottomless bubbles and Bloody Marys. The Avenue opens at 11:30am every Sunday. The Avenue, 330 1st Avenue South.

 

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Banyan Cafe (Saturday and Sunday)

One of St. Pete’s favorite morning spots, Banyan Cafe, features one of the most popular brunches for residents and visitors. Enjoy big breakfast sandwiches, their highly requested vanilla bean Belgian waffle, and smoked salmon benedict, along with an array of omelets, grits, scones and pastries. Brunch is served from 8am-1pm. Banyan Cafe, 669 MLK Street North and 719 Central Avenue.

 

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Birchwood (Saturday and Sunday)

The Birchwood offers entrees such as citrus cured salmon muffins, sautéed shrimp and grits, Florida citrus beignet batons and strawberry and ricotta pancake stacks, just to name a few. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive Northeast.

 

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Cassis (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

Cassis’s staple brunch features items such as smoked salmon Benedict, brioche French toast, andouille sausage and shrimp ragout, fresh squeezed OJ and more. Brunch is served daily from 8am-3pm. Cassis American Brasserie, 170 Beach Drive Northeast.

 

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Hofbrauhaus St. Pete 

The Burg’s German beer hall hosts a special brunch every Sunday morning. Enjoy $9 colossal Bloody Mary bar, featuring Tito’s handmade vodka, and traditional Bavarian brunch dishes. Brunch runs every Sunday from 11am-3pm. Hofbrauhaus, 124 4th Street North.

 

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MFA Cafe (Saturday and Sunday)

Not only is the MFA a home for classic and contemporary artists, it also hosts an exquisite brunch in its waterfront Cafe. Enjoy challah french toast, poached tuna Nicosia and staple breakfast sandwiches. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. Museum of Fine Arts Cafe, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

 

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Mill Restaurant (Sunday)

The Mill Restaurant is a culinary juggernaut. Their refreshing Sunday brunch features the classic dishes you’ve come to expect with a few exceptional twists. The Vegetarian Crack Cakes are phenomenal — zucchini and squash pancakes with preserved lemon crema, guava onion butter and sweet pea sprout salad. Vibrant mimosas are sure to find their way to your table, too. Brunch is served every Sunday beginning at 10am. The Mill, 200 Central Avenue.

 

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Noble Crust (Saturday and Sunday)

Noble Crust is now adding brunch to their list of culinary offerings. Every Saturday and Sunday enjoy a menu that includes whole grain avocado toast, deviled eggs with pickled mustard seeds, fried chicken biscuits with watermelon and cage-free eggs. Brunch begins at 10:30am Saturdays and Sundays. Call 727.329.6041 for reservations. Noble Crust, 8300 4th Street North.

 

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Oyster Bar St. Pete (Sunday) 

Get your Sunday fix at The Oyster Bar on Central Avenue. This brunch staple offers a bottomless bloody Mary ($18) and mimosa ($14) bar, along with an all-you-can-eat buffet ($18). The brunch runs from 10am-4pm every Sunday. The Oyster Bar St. Pete, 249 Central Avenue.

 

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Parkshore Grill (Saturday and Sunday)

Parkshore Grill’s crabcake benedict is a must try as is their banana brioche french toast and cheese grits. The brunch menu is as refined as any Parkshore menu and will more than illuminate your morning. Brunch is served from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and 10am-3pm on Sundays. Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Drive Northeast.

 

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Proper Kitchen and Cocktails (Saturday and Sunday)

The Burg’s newest BBQ spot is now serving a “Proper” Southern brunch. Enjoy hearty biscuits, poached eggs, heirloom potatoes and more. Brunch takes place every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:30am. Proper Kitchen and Cocktails, 344 1st Avenue South.

 

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Red Mesa Cantina (Saturday and Sunday)

Red Mesa Cantina‘s brunch is equipped with divine breakfast burritos, sweet potato pancakes and motulenos, fried eggs on a crisp corn tortilla, refried black beans, ham, peas, tomato habanero sauce and fried plantains. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd Street South.

 

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Sundial St. Pete (Sunday)

Join Sea Salt St. Pete, FarmTable Kitchen and Ruth’s Chris at Sundial St. Pete for mimosas, waffles, omelettes and live music on the patio from noon-3pm every Sunday. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me