The ultimate Auburn/Opelika brunch guide + our top dishes from each

The Depot
It’s brunch time. (The Depot / Facebook)

Did someone say brunch? If you’re looking for the ultimate weekend brunch spot, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up six hot spots for coffee, mimosas and more that the Auburn/Opelika community loves.

1. The Hound

The Hound
Biscuits and gravy, please! (The Hound / Facebook)

The Hound in downtown Auburn is well-known for their unique Southern brunch dishes. Stop by on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-2PM to see what all the hype is about.

Our top dish: The signature Redneck Benedict—buttermilk biscuit, house bacon, scrambled eggs, house-made sausage gravy and chives.

2. Cerulean Wine Bar

Brand new to the Auburn community, Cerulean Wine Bar is the ultimate spot for mimosa flights and more. The Sword and Skillet food truck is parked outside for you to grab a signature brunch dish and then head to the bar for Sunday bubbles.

Our top dish: The Peaches and Cream French Toast.

3. Lucy’s

If you talk to any Auburn resident or college student, they’ll probably tell you Lucy’s is famous for their brunch. The food, drinks and decor make for the most Instagram-worthy atmosphere.

Our top dish: The Chicken and Waffle Bennie with conecuh sausage gravy, poached egg, wildflower honey and Lucy’s hash.

4. The Depot

The Depot
The Depot—a historic landmark. (Emilyn Hamn / Bama Buzz)

The Depot not only has a rich history, but also a brunch that can’t be beat. Known for their delicious seafood, they craft the best dishes to kick off or close out your weekend.

Our top dish: Crab Cake Bennie—seared blue crab cakes, grilled green tomatoes, local farm eggs and bulliard’s hollandaise.

5. Acre

Acre Auburn
Acre’s beautiful garden. (Acre / Facebook)

With their world-renowned chef and farm-to-table plates, Acre prides themselves on the most mouthwatering meals the whole community loves. Trust us, this is a must-try.

Our top dish: The Pecan Smoked Brisket with two farm eggs, brabant potatoes, pbr toast and “burnt ends” bbq sauce.

6. Zazu Gastropub

Settles in the heart of historic Opelika, Zazu presents an impressive brunch menu of sweet and savory dishes. They’re all about “fine dining” in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our top dish: Short Stack Pancakes—buttermilk pancakes, vanilla butter and house bacon.

Brunch is always a good idea, so grab your foodie friends and head to Auburn/Opelika to join in on the fun.

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Maggie Dazzio
Maggie Dazzio
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