The Burg Brunch List

Photo of assorted waffles and almond pastries

Updated June 2021: Everyone knows the most important meal of the week is Brunch. Local dining hotspots in The Burg have your mid-morning cravings covered. Here’s the list of the top places to grab brunch in St. Pete.

Red Mesa Cantina

This downtown favorite serves an epic Mexican style brunch with fresh takes on classics like Huevos Rancheros and more original dishes like the Guacamole Tacos, Chicken & Churros and Norteño Tacos.

📍 128 3rd Street S, St. Petersburg FL 33701

📷 Photo by Red Mesa Cantina

Social Roost

They had us at chicken and waffles. Then they had us again at pork belly hash, apple-stuffed French toast, and chicken pot pie. One of downtown’s most innovative spots for dinner comes through big on the brunch side with a huge menu full of palate-pleasing dishes.

📍 150 1st Avenue N, St. Petersburg FL 33701

Chicken and Waffles at Social Roost
📷 Photo by Social Roost

2nd and Second

We think one of the best places to get brunch is at a diner. You might be surprised at some of the most mouth-watering dishes 2nd and Second serves every day! Don’t miss out on dishes like the Nashville Style Hot Chicken Sandwich, the Old-Fashioned Donut French Toast, and the Hangover Benedict. You know, just in case Friday or Saturday night was a little rough.
Read more about them here.

📍 201 2nd Ave. N

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House

If brunch buffets are your thing, then you definitely can’t miss out on Sunday brunch at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House. For a reasonable price, you get a pretty wide range of options from their seafood bar, salad bar, entrees, omelet station, carving station, and a dessert room.
Find out more about them here.

📍 400 Beach Drive NE

Bacchus Wine Bistro

If the god of wine (the namesake of Bacchus Wine Bistro) can’t convince you to have a boozy brunch, then who can? Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm features an array of French-influenced dishes, from mini quiches and a hash brown nest, to frittatas, blinis napoleon, and a pastry board. Pair any of them with something from their extensive international wine and beer lists.

📍 124 2nd Ave NE

Birch & Vine

The Birch & Vine 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.
Learn more about them here.

📍 340 Beach Drive NE

Cali

Don’t let this relatively simple menu fool you, Cali’s brunch packs a strong flavor punch. Enjoy one of their several Epic Egg Bowls or stick with a Tasty Treat like Ginger Apple Pancakes or Granola French Toast. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm.

📍 190 37th Ave N.

Cassis

Cassis offers mouthwatering items such as the Smoked Salmon Benedict, Fines Herbs Omelet, Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout, and more. Including a large variety of pastries and bread to choose from. Don’t forget to try the Brioche French Toast if your sweet tooth is acting up! Brunch is served daily from 8AM to 3PM.
Read more about them here.

📍 170 Beach Drive NE

Datz

Datz has some of the wildest and most filling brunch options. With so many options, there are only good decisions. From egg sammies to cocktails to burgers, we love them all. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their weekend waffle! It changes every weekend and it’s always a fun and delicious surprise.
Read more about them here.

📍 180 Central Ave

Dr. BBQ

Dr. BBQ offers a weekend brunch that’s to die for. We are here for their Breakfast Rellenos. They smoke two poblano peppers and stuff them full of Compart Duroc pulled pork, scrambled eggs, and smoked Gouda and cheddar served on a bed of refried pintos, covered with rattlesnake queso and pico de gallo. Pure perfection in a pair of peppers.

📍 1101 1st Ave. S 

Hollander Hotel

Enjoy brunch, take in a poolside views, and enjoy a cocktail or two in downtown St. Petersburg? Yea, count us in. The Hollander Hotel is a gorgeous space in the Sunshine City. It’s perfect for a weekend escape, and for a brunch out with friends.

The smoked salmon benny, large pancake stack, and massive breakfast burritos are divine.

📍Tap Room at The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Brunch is all about finding the perfect comfort food. Maple Street Biscuit Company designed their menu to provide customers with items best described as comfort food with a modern twist. They even have an entire section on their menu dedicated to their unique, signature biscuits.
Read more about them here.

📍 662 Central Ave

Noble Crust

This place knows how to do brunch. Our favorite item on their brunch menu is the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! A little bit of sweet, salty, and sour all in every bite. But if it’s pizza that you crave, their royally decadent Noble Pig should be your first order of business with all the tasty meats, cheeses, and perfect crust.
Read more about them here.

📍 8300 4th Street N

Parkshore Grill

Parkshore Grill’s Crab Cake Benedict is a must-try as well as their Banana Brioche French Toast and Cheese Grits. The brunch menu is as refined as any Parkshore Grill menu and will more than brighten your morning.
Read more about them here.

📍 300 Beach Drive NE

Red Mesa Restaurant

Mexican cuisine is Red Mesa Restaurant’s specialty. Their breakfast menu is packed with breakfast burritos, as well as tacos, and includes vegetarian options. Brunch is served Saturday and Sundays.
Read more about them here.

📍 4912 4th Street N.

The Avenue Eat + Drink

The Avenue Eat + Drink offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday between 11AM-2PM with dishes that are anything but average. From millennial toast – with an avocado and an egg on top – to bacon sliders on glazed donuts, this is a place you’ll definitely want to take your out-of-town guests. There are also plenty of unique mixed drinks and a bottomless Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for only $20 every Sunday between 11AM-4PM. 
Read more about them here.

📍 330 1st Avenue South

The Left Bank Bistro

I mean, look at that Pain Perdu. The battered brioche? The Grand Marnier Brulee? The fresh berries, Chantilly cream, and warm maple syrup? They have a ton of savory options, but we can’t seem to take our eyes off this dish. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-3PM.
Learn more about them here.

📍 1225 Dr. M.L.K. Jr St. N

The Library

Once one of Downtown St. Pete’s best-kept secrets, word about The Library has gotten out as this beautifully-designed restaurant located within Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is quickly becoming a local favorite. The brunch menu, served from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, features traditional breakfast favorites like French toast, bagels with lox, and avocado toast, while also incorporating a wide array of salads and sandwiches. And yes, the cocktail bar and coffee bar are both open for service.

📍 600 5th St. S

The Mill

Voted Best New Restaurant by Florida Trend, The Mill offers some of the best brunch items crave-worthy for the weekend. Some of our favorites include the Sausage and Waffle Benny, the Pork Belly Baguette (drool), and don’t forget the Apple Fritters. The portions are great, so you can definitely share it, if you want. We also won’t judge you for eating the whole portion!
Read more about them here.

📍 200 Central Ave.

The Oyster Bar

Get your Sunday fix at The Oyster Bar on Central Avenue. This brunch staple offers a bottomless bloody Mary and mimosa at the bar, along with an all-you-can-eat buffet. The brunch runs from 10AM-4PM every Sunday.
You can read more about them here.

📍 249 Central Ave

The Wooden Rooster

Are you a sweet or savory type? No need to worry at The Wooden Rooster because they serve a wide array of both sweet AND savory crepes that will delight your palate. Our go to for sweet is their Bananella – nutella, banana, toasted hazelnuts, and banana crunch ice cream – and our savory pick is the Burg (of course!) – caramelized onions, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, and asiago cheese.
Read more about them here.

📍 104 2nd Ave. NE

Thirsty First Lounge 

Thirsty First Lounge offers brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM. They have amazing items such as the Gangster’s Sweet Spot: cinnamon french toast with fluffy fresh strawberry cream cheese and rolled in frosted flakes. How sweet!
Read more about them here.

📍 119 1st Avenue North

Three Birds Tavern

Opening at 10AM every Saturday and Sunday, Three Birds Tavern offers brunch until 3PM. Menu favorites consist of Twisted Benedict, Barnyard Governor, Breakfast Sliders, Fresh Fruit Yogurt Parfaits, In-house-made Granola, Omelets, Waffles, locally-brewed Kahwa coffee, and more. Drink specials include $4 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and PBR Drafts
You can read more about them here.

📍 1492 4th St N

Tryst

Known mostly for being the nightlife bar of Beach Drive, Tryst actually serves some of the most inspired menus including brunch! We think the Croque Madame is definite must-try along with their gluten-free, vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Hashbrowns if you’d like to go for something off the beaten path.
Read more about them here.

📍 240 Beach Drive

Uptown Eats

Listen, it’s a not a traditional brunch joint, but the apple cider donuts, exquisite coffee, array of pastries and having the BEST breakfast sandwich in St. Petersburg make this a perfect brunch spot.

📍 689 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North

Urban Stillhouse

The Urban Stillhouse is the Sunshine City’s finest bourbon library. This expansive space allows for ample social distancing during one of the absolute best brunches in the ‘Burg.

The restaurant, bar and event space is influenced by the owners’ historic favorite destinations including Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming, Canada, Scotland, and more.

Brunch items include souffléd poppyseed pancakes with tequila lemon curd and fresh berries and buttermilk waffles with brûléed banana and Horse Soldier Bourbon maple syrup.

Bourbon flights are also on the menu for spirit connoisseurs.

📍 2232 5th Avenue South

Wild Child

One of the Burg’s buzziest restaurants when it opened a year ago, Wild Child hasn’t stopped wowing new guests since. The brunch is exactly what you’d expect from these creative culinary minds, featuring dishes like burrata toast, buttermilk-masa pancakes, tuna tostadas, and even potato latkes. In addition to the food, their tropical cocktails are always a hit.

📍2710 Central Ave

Missing your favorite brunch spot from the list? Hit us up and send us an email for consideration.

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Written by Bob Carskadon

Bob Carskadon is a writer with a background in journalism and an interest in the shared experiences of sports, food, drink, and art. Originally from Mississippi, he swapped catfish for grouper and now calls Florida home.