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10 Places For The Best Brunch In Asheville, NC

Looking for the best brunch in Asheville, NC? If it’s Saturday or Sunday, be sure to head over to these delicious Asheville brunch places.

We just love weekend brunch. Show us all of the eggs, seasonal cocktails, and freshly brewed coffee, especially after a fun night out bar and brewery hopping.

Of course, sometimes you just need a burger, chicken sandwich, or some fruit. Gotta soak up that beer or wind down your stomach.

As AVL residents, we’ve eaten at our fair share of restaurants, including both the popular and lesser-known brunch places in Asheville.

While Tupelo Honey, Biscuit Head, and Early Girl Eatery are fantastic selections, we also wish to give you a slightly different Asheville brunch list.

Think Rosetta’s Kitchen for vegan soul food, Leo’s House Of Thirst for wine and tapas, and Noble Cider for gluten-free treats.

Of course, we won’t skip fancy Asheville brunch places like Isa’s, Social Lounge, and The Market Place. Corner Kitchen is equally famous.

Below, uncover just a few of the best brunch restaurants in Asheville, NC. ‘Best’ is, of course, subjective, and we would love to know your personal favorites in the comments.

We also enjoy sharing different types of cuisines at different price points as well as where to get Saturday and Sunday brunch in Asheville for those of you who are vegan and gluten-free. Think casual and fancy, too.

So, who serves up the best brunch in downtown Asheville? West Asheville? Even Weaverville?

And, which Asheville brunch places have rooftop seating, gorgeous gardens, massive wine lists, and simple local eats? Let’s get started!

Read more about all of Asheville’s fantastic restaurants, fancy, low-key, and for all types of eaters.

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10 Places For The Best Brunch In Asheville, NC

1. Social Lounge

If you are looking for Saturday and Sunday brunch in Asheville, Social Lounge has a fantastic seasonal cocktail list and delicious brunch options.

Gluten-free and a few vegan options included. Plus, there’s dessert.

Choose from their light fare like vegan lox, salads, or muffins. Or, order omelets, shrimp and grits, eggs, sweet pancakes, or French toast.

Social Lounge also has one of the quaintest rooftop bars in downtown Asheville. While the rooftop may not be as tall or as glamorous as Capella on 9, you still get those gorgeous mountain views.

A brunching party next to us best described Social Lounge as a scene out Better Homes and Gardens — with booze.

Social Lounge is the sister restaurant (and connected) to Strada Italiano, the perfect romantic dinner spot. Social Lounge also has a late-night menu.

Find indoor seating and a bar area. Make online reservations.

Social Lounge Asheville | 29 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

2. The Market Place

If you love people-watching, The Market Place is a great spot for brunch in downtown Asheville. We highly suggest making reservations if you don’t want a one to two-hour wait, though.

Dining on the outside patio feels a bit like a European cafe. The inside is classy and sleek.

The Market Place has a local and seasonal draft list as well as stellar brunch cocktails. They specialize in farm-to-table American cuisine.

While The Market Place doesn’t have a large selection of gluten-free and lactose-free options, they can modify a few dishes.

Find a fancier brunch selection including mussels or scallops and grits as well as handhelds and eggs. The Market Place is also a worthy Asheville fine dining spot.

The Market Place | 20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

3. Rosetta’s Kitchen

Located on the outskirts of historic downtown, Rosetta’s Kitchen is one of the best Asheville brunch places if you are vegan or vegetarian. This is vegan soul food.

Even if you aren’t vegan, Rosetta’s Kitchen serves up delicious dishes and specializes in Kombucha. In fact, Rosetta’s Kitchen has a Buchi bar in the basement with Kombucha cocktails and mocktails.

We crave the chips with vegan queso and their mashed potatoes with gravy. Think vegan kimchi and peanut butter tofu. Some of their dishes are spicer than others.

Rosetta’s isn’t just a brunch place, though, and you can find anything from small plates to vegan entrees and sandwiches. They also have soups and salads and would make for a great lunch spot.

Afterward, head to Rowan, one of our favorite but simple downtown Asheville coffee shops.

Rosetta’s Kitchen | 116 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

4. Leo’s House Of Thirst

You know that we love our wine. Hence, we had to include one of our personal favorite Asheville wine bars as one of the best brunch places in Asheville.

Leo’s House Of Thirst will appeal to you if you are craving weekend wine and tapas. Plus, Leo’s House Of Thirst sits in West Asheville, a fantastic neighborhood for shopping and drinking.

While Leo’s will not have traditional brunch plates with sausage and eggs, order meat and cheese charcuterie — gluten-free crackers are available — olives, deviled eggs, sandwiches, and soups.

The menu is limited but absolutely delicious. Plus, you cannot beat the ambiance. Sit outside at a picnic table on the lawn (heaters for fall) under the trees.

Inside, find cozy tables and a small bar. While at Leo’s, don’t miss even more stellar West Asheville restaurants. Leo’s has its own parking lot behind the building as well as street parking.

Leo’s House Of Thirst | 1055 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

5. Sunny Point Cafe

With lines around the block, Sunny Point Cafe is a classic for locals and visitors. They serve up the best Asheville brunch. This is also a kid-friendly Asheville restaurant.

Encounter simple food for a great price. Sunny Point Cafe specializes in Southern classics including chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits.

Sunny Point Cafe also has French toast, hotcakes, avocado toast, and breakfast burritos. They offer gluten-free bread options and dole out large portions with local drinks.

Know that Sunny Point Cafe offers all three meals on most days. You can eat outside on the patio or dine indoors. They do not take reservations.

We typically find street parking on State Street. Read more about Asheville’s top breakfast spots if it is not quite brunch time yet.

Sunny Point Cafe | 626 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

6. Jerusalem Garden Cafe

We love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. If these flavors sing to you too, you cannot miss Jerusalem Garden Cafe, especially for Saturday and Sunday brunch in downtown Asheville.

Jerusalem Garden Cafe is filled with vibrant lamps and colors. For brunch, select from omelets, Shakshuka, eggs, falafels, hummus, salads, and gyros. They also have brunch mimosas.

For a downtown Asheville restaurant, we appreciate the prices and location. After brunch, enjoy Asheville’s beer scene.

Across the street, you’ll spy Tupelo Honey, another popular breakfast and brunch place in Asheville.

We prefer to park at the Coxe Ave. garage and walk to Jerusalem Garden Cafe.

Jerusalem Garden Cafe | 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

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7. Noble Cider

Along with the breweries, did you know that Asheville has a plethora of cideries? In fact, downtown just got a new taproom for Botanist and Barrel and Bold Rock. We enjoy Noble Cider.

Both Bold Rock and Noble Cider started offering Sunday brunch in Asheville. Noble is especially perfect if you require gluten-free food options.

We find Noble incredibly food intolerance-friendly. If you follow us on social media, you know that Tom has Celiac Disease and Christine has UC — both with lactose intolerances too.

Noble’s Sunday brunch features cider mimosa flights, eggs, French toast, and a vegan breakfast bowl. We also devour their regular lunch and dinner menu filled with sharables, charcuterie, popcorn chicken, and burgers.

Park across the street at the Rankin or Civic Center garage.

If you are looking for another fabulous gluten-free Asheville brunch place, BimBeriBon is a dedicated gluten-free bakery and cafe. They serve up delicious donuts and bowls in West Asheville.

Noble Cider | 49 Rankin Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

8. Twisted Laurel

Burger from Twisted Laurel Weaverville on gluten-free bun with side of veggies like carrots and zucchini
Twisted Laurel has a Sunday brunch menu and traditional lunch fare paired with a large local craft beer selection.

Twisted Laurel is a go-to Asheville brunch spot if you are craving a local craft beer selection, cocktails, and sandwiches. They have two locations and serve food all day.

Weaverville is Twisted Laurel’s flagship location, just 10 minutes from Asheville. Their second location is in downtown Asheville.

We prefer the Weaverville restaurant when we wish to escape the downtown crowds. Weaverville has plenty of things to do including a dog bar, walkable lake, and shops.

Twisted Laurel features creative Mediterranean-inspired southern comfort food. Their Sunday brunch menu showcases breakfast platters, biscuits and gravy, and all-day Bloody Marys.

Don’t miss Weaverville’s other great restaurants too.

Twisted Laurel | Downtown Asheville 130 College St, Asheville, NC 28801 | Weaverville 10A S Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787

9. Isa’s Bistro

Located in Asheville’s trendy and gorgeous downtown hotel scene, Isa’s French Bistro is a part of the Haywood Park Hotel. You’ll recognize this picturesque French bistro in engagement and wedding photos.

If you are looking for a fancier brunch in downtown Asheville, head to Isa’s. They have a small outdoor patio and a spacious indoor dining room.

For breakfast and brunch, Isa’s serves up a hash skillet, eggs, sausage, and French toast. Isa’s will also have a few vegan and gluten-free options, including a build-your-own breakfast sandwich.

Don’t miss that Bloody Mary or their mimosas.

Isa’s French Bistro | 1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

10. Corner Kitchen

Extremely popular, Corner Kitchen is one of the best brunch places in Asheville near Biltmore Estate. They have a special weekend brunch menu but also serve lunch and dinner throughout the week.

If you visit on a weekday, you can still grab lox with mimosas at 11 AM. This is especially nice after an early morning attending a Biltmore special event like Van Gogh Alive.

Uniquely, sit inside a historic home that was part of George Washington Vanderbilt’s property. Like Biltmore’s gardens, Frederic Law Olmstead designed this gorgeous neighborhood.

Brunch at Corner Kitchen features sandwiches, eggs, Southern bowls, soups, and salads. Their mouthwatering cocktails incorporate some of Asheville’s finest spirits.

We highly suggest making reservations at Corner Kitchen. Even in traditionally quieter times, you may still see people swarming to get in for a meal. Park anywhere along the streets of Biltmore Village.

In the winter, enjoy the heated outdoor patio.

Corner Kitchen | 3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803

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