Top 10 Brunches in Baton Rouge
Mother’s Day is May 14 this year, the perfect time to get together with your family and celebrate the moms that made everything possible. And, what a better time of the day to do it than brunch? There are so many places in Baton Rouge with fantastic brunch menus, but we’ve compiled a list of a select few to help you make a decision. Happy Mother’s Day!
Ruby Slipper Cafe
The Ruby Slipper Cafe is so passionate about brunch that its motto is “That Brunch Life.” For starters, you’ll have to make a hard choice between the French Toast Bites, Pig Candy Bacon Bites, Fried Green Tomatoes, Loaded Tots, and the Seasonal Beignets (though there is no shame in ordering several). If you love eggs for breakfast, look no further than the “Bennies” on the menu; if you can’t choose just one unique twist on Eggs Benedict, you can go with The Peacemaker and pick two! There is an Eggs & Omelets menu as well, and, of course, plenty of options for pancake and French toast lovers. Some of Ruby Slipper’s specialties include: Breakfast Tacos, Migas (Tex-Mex scrambled eggs), and The Trifecta (which includes samples of Eggs Cochon, Chicken St. Charles, and Bayou Shrimp Benedicts).
Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine
Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine is constantly reimagining seafood dishes into something fresh and exciting to share with your table. Instead of the traditional chicken and waffles, Beausoleil offers Lobster + Waffles (but, if you want fried chicken, check out the Chicken & French Toast!). Egg enthusiasts can choose from the Lafourche Omelet, Le Jardin Omelet, or the Short Rib or Crab Cake Benedicts. Their more traditional brunch menu items include Shrimp & Grits and the Southern Breakfast.
Mason’s Grill is famous for its weekend brunches and is a favorite among locals. Its house specialties range from the Breakfast Burger, to the Cajun Ribeye Steak & Egg Breakfast, to the Veggie Breakfast Bowl–but it doesn’t end there! Omelets and benedicts galore are also here to entice you with options such as the Crab Cake Benedict and the Boudin Omelette. There are traditional brunches as well, along with dishes with a Tex-Mex Twist: Breakfast Tacos, the Southwest Scramble, and the Breakfast Quesadilla. For the adults looking to spice up their brunch, Mason’s also boasts an award-winning Bloody Mary.
Spoke & Hub
While it doesn’t have a menu specifically for brunch, Spoke & Hub offers all-day breakfast, so any hour can be brunch hour! You’ll want to share some T’s Tater Skins before venturing to the rest of the menu. The Croffle Savory–a crunchy, avocado-toast style waffle topped with everything bagel seasoning–is an excellent choice; if you’re feeling sweet, the Croffle Sweet comes with homemade mascarpone, fresh berries, and a honey glaze. There is also the classic Breakfast Burrito and Egg Cheese Biscuit, and don’t forget about the DIY Pancakes! From Classic Pancakes to the Specialty Pancake Stacks, you get to choose your own combination of breakfast-y goodness.
Louie’s Cafe has been a staple for Tiger Town for a long time–and for a good reason! Its official brunch menu features Eggs Louisiane, Eggs Breaux Bridge, William the Conqueror, and Eggs Benedict, but there’s plenty more. Louie’s is best known for its Cajun Hashbrowns, which can be served by themselves or as Hashbrowns & Cheese, Super Hashbrowns, or Loaded Hashbrowns. There are also plenty of breakfast combos to choose from, with eggs, hashbrowns, grits, biscuits, pancakes, and more. Of course, there are endless pancake and omelet options as well, it’s just a matter of choosing one.
The Chimes is another go-to foodie destination in Baton Rouge that welcomes you and your family to brunch. From Poaches, to Omelets & Scrambled, to Specialties, Chimes has a select list of delicious brunch dishes. Eggs Pontchartrain, the Boudin Omelet, and the Grits ‘n Grillades are some Southern staples on the menu you won’t want to pass up.
The brunch menu at Willie’s is full of classic Cajun and Creole comfort foods–some of which come with a twist! For an appetizer, you may want to start with the Sin-a-Bites (fried bread pudding bites tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with white chocolate sauce). Traditional brunch items include Chicken & Waffles and Shrimp & Grits. If you’re looking for brunch with a twist, look no further than the Pork-N-Egg Tacos, Seafood Omelette, or the Apple Pie Waffle.
Join City Cafe for Sunday brunch! Its Cafe Specials & Classics menu ranges from the more traditional Steak and Eggs, Breakfast Wrap, and Eggs Benedict, to the adventurous Sunday Funday Tacos, City-Changa, Doiron’s Chicken and Waffle, and more. There is an omelet menu as well: The Southerner with crawfish, shrimp, and crab meat; Chicken Florentine with grilled chicken, spinach Florentine and cheese; The Iberville with fried boudin, and, of course, plenty more.
It may come as a pleasant surprise that City Pork offers a highly rated brunch menu. The delectable French Toast plate is perfect for those with a sweet tooth; those interested in a savory brunch can opt for the Ribs & Peaches or the BBQ Shrimp & Cheese Grits. You also have plenty of salad options, such as the Seafood Goddess and the Smoked Chicken Shawarma. If it’s technically lunchtime in your book, you could always go for one of City Pork’s iconic sandwiches like the Big Pig or the Reuben.
Bistro Byronz is another excellent Sunday brunch spot in the area. Split some Bread Pudding Bites before wandering toward the rest of the menu: pancakes, omelets, benedicts, and a wide variety of specialties such as the Brunch Burger, Pain Perdu, Chicken & Biscuit Dumplings, and even some pint-sized options for the little ones at your table.