7 of the best Tuscaloosa brunch spots

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The breakfast bowl at Central Mesa. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

Mimosas. Omelettes. Bacon. French toast. Whatever your ideal brunch looks like, these seven Tuscaloosa brunch spots have you covered.

1. Another Broken Egg Cafe

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Another Broken Egg is a brunch staple in Tuscaloosa. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

Calling all omelette lovers! Another Broken Egg has a egg-celent selection, including the Mardi Gras Omelette made with Louisiana crawfish and fresh gulf shrimp, as well as some fab Benedicts. If you have a sweet tooth, you can also enjoy delish entrees like the Cinnamon Roll French Toast or Bourbon Street Pancakes.

2. Brick & Spoon

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Brick & Spoon’s huge Bloody Mary. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

Home to famous, huge Bloody Marys, Brick & Spoon can cure any hangover—and you can even build your own! I recommend ordering the Crab Cake Benny with your cocktail.

3. Central Mesa

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Tuscaloosa’s Central Mesa has delicious huevos rancheros for brunch. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

Mexican AND brunch food? What more could you ask for? Serving an incredible huevos rancheros and breakfast bowl, Central Mesa’s brunch is one of the most unique anywhere in town. It gets a 10/10 from me.

4. FIVE Tuscaloosa

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FIVE Tuscaloosa. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

I just love everything about FIVE’s brunch. They serve great lattes from its adjoining coffee shop, FIVE Java. The atmosphere is amazing, and the food, from caramel-apple beignets to shrimp ‘n’ grits, will definitely awe your tastebuds.

5. Heritage House

Heritage House Is My Favorite Coffee Shop In Tuscaloosa! Photo By Libby Foster For The Bama Buzz.
The Heritage House on Towncenter Boulevard in Tuscaloosa is my go-to. (Libby Foster / The Bama Buzz)

This local coffee shop is my go-to in Tuscaloosa. Not only does Heritage House make phenomenal drinks—including specialties like The Bama Blitz, Snowflake Royale and my personal favorite, The Sugar Daddy—they also serve a fab all-day breakfast. From Strawberry Nutella crepes to its BYO grits bowl, you won’t be disappointed.

6. River

Tuscaloosa’s River is a great spot for fun cocktails and brunch. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

If you’re looking for a unique and gourmet brunch, look no further than River! Serving fun cocktails such as The Weekender and cranberry mimosas, this urban-style bistro is located on the Black Warrior River and includes a picturesque waterfront view.

7. Waysider

This historic breakfast spot is the perfect destination for Alabama football fans. From Coach Nick Saban’s cardboard cut-out greeting you at the door, to the many pictures of iconic games and plays lining the walls, The Waysider shows T-town’s love for the Tide. You’ll feel right at home inside this cozy alcove, which serves traditional Southern comfort foods.

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