My favorite thing to do on Sunday early afternoon when I’m not showing property or hosting an open house event is to enjoy a mimosa and the magical once-a-week delight that is BRUNCH! No matter where you live in the city, or where you’re thinking about purchasing your next home, you are probably close to some of my top pics for a fantastic weekend treat.
The Flying Squirrel- my all-time fav- with live music, carafes of OJ and bubbly and the ever-divine Roasted Pork Belly, it just doesn’t get any better. The staff is always wonderful, the food is always divine, and when the weather is nice, they open up the giant bay windows and the atmosphere can’t be beat. Walk off your meal and enjoy the bustling and revitalized Southside and you’ll know why this is becoming such a cool place to live.
Five Restaurant- the newest spot for a delicious Jazz Brunch on North Shore, located in Renaissance Park. The crab cake Benedict is always a hit, and the beignets make you feel like you’ve taking a trip to the Big Easy. Don’t forget to try a Destin- grapefruit and cranberry with bubbly- while you take in the coastal themed wall of photography and decide which chandelier you like the best. There are so many great shops and walking routes to explore in this lively part of town.
You can’t beat Easy Bistro’s fancy pants brunch if you’re downtown. The dimly lit interior is brightened by undeniably good eats and devilishly good drinks. Waygu Steak and Eggs won’t disappoint, or if you want something a little different, try the Eggs Johnathan- a twist on classic eggs Benedict with fried Chesapeake oysters and Roma Tomatoes. It will definitely make you want to come back and indulge in the raw bar and delightfully thoughtful seasonal cocktails. Living downtown means you’ll never run out of things to do and places to explore.
Cafe on the Corner has a great patio, and if you don’t want to leave the Mountain, it’s the obvious and never-disappointing neighborhood choice. You’ll surely enjoy the Fried Green Tomatoes before you dive into the Shrimp and Grits. Lookout is such a beautiful place to call home, and at the Cafe, you’re bound to see a friendly familiar face.
No matter where you’re thinking about calling home, there’s likely a delightful place to enjoy an afternoon meal where you can truly take in the neighborhood and appreciate what makes each part of town special. That’s what I love most about Chattanooga- there are so many great areas to explore!