Here’s where to find brunch restaurants in the Augusta area.
Whether it’s a bite to eat after church on Sunday or sleeping and craving something satisfying, brunch is always an option for a good-sized meal that includes breakfast and lunch. breakfast. The Augusta area has several places for brunch.
The Chronicle of Augusta spoke with several local restaurants to get an overview of their brunch-focused food and drink menus.
DiVino Ristorante Italiano
465 Railroad Ave. Suite 10, North Augusta; Brunch hours: Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
According to a story from Smithsonian Magazine, brunch debuted in England in the 1890s and gained popularity in the United States in the 1930s, but DiVino Ristorante Italiano in North Augusta brought his own twist to the meal by using Italian influences.
Manager Daniel Clark said that even with a non-traditional version of the menu, it’s very simple with dishes like espresso French toast and the DiVino breakfast with eggs, sweet Italian sausage, mushrooms. stir-fries and a choice of side dish.
“There is a bit of everything for everyone and it has served us well,” he said. “Volume wise, this is probably our busiest day of the week.”
The restaurant also adds variety to its alcoholic drinks. Bottomless Mimosas are available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and include three flavor options – traditional orange, pineapple, and blueberry.
“Everyone really enjoys it because the (blueberry) vodka we use has a very natural flavor,” he said. “It’s a very smooth vodka and very drinkable even on its own.”
Due to the popularity of the restaurant, reservations are requested and can be made on the restaurant’s website at divino-augusta.com.
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3165 Washington Road, Augusta; Brunch hours: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When COVID-19 hit, many people turned away from the buffets, but Edgar’s Grille ensured that its popular brunch did not fall victim to the pandemic. To make more room in his dining room and provide more room for social distancing, he moved the buffet to its adjacent conference center.
The all-you-can-eat buffet includes favorite breakfast items like cookies and gravy and an omelet station, but also offers lunch items like burgers. The buffet also includes a salad bar and pastries.
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“It’s a science,” said Chef Frank Kassner.
The restaurant draws a large crowd every week, including visitors from Thomson. Kassner said reservations are highly recommended as the restaurant has had to turn people down.
In addition to the $ 15 bottomless mimosas, Edgar’s Grille also offers its own java blend designed by Ubora Coffee.
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Manuel’s Bread Cafe and Hammond’s Ferry Larder
505 Railroad Ave. # 100 and 89 Crystal Lake Dr., North Augusta; Brunch hours: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chef Manuel Verney-Carron has not one, but two popular brunch destinations at Hammond’s Ferry in North Augusta. Manuel’s Bread Cafe, located on Railroad Avenue, serves traditional brunch dishes, including Egg Benedict and omelets served with a mix of fruit or homemade fries every Sunday, while Larder’s dishes on Crystal Lake Drive are meals smaller tapas style, said Verney-Carron.
On the drink side, The Larder serves traditional Bloody Marys with vodka while Manuel’s makes it with sake. Both places serve mimosas. Manuel’s also offers wine and beer, and the Larder has a full bar and serves ‘boozy’ coffees, including what’s called a Nutty Irish, which features Bailey Irish Cream, Frangelico and Jameson Whiskey.
Verney-Carron highly recommends making reservations at Manuel’s as they stay very busy on Sundays, serving around 200 each for brunch. Reservations can be made on its manuelbreadcafe.com website. The pantry, he said, is usually a smaller crowd and reservations aren’t necessary.
What sets the two apart from other brunch spots, said Verney-Carron, is the location and abundance of outdoor seating, especially at Manuel’s. The pantry is also next to a play area so the kids can play while the parents talk or finish their meal.
“We are right at the top of the Green Lane. We are in a neighborhood made for walking,” said Verney-Carron.
Pineapple Ink Tavern
1002 Broad Street, Augusta; Brunch hours: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mimosas are a staple of most brunches. If a restaurant serves alcoholic drinks early in the morning, the concoction of orange juice and champagne is usually on the menu. But of course Pineapple Ink Tavern has to make theirs a little different with an option to use pineapple juice instead of orange juice. There is also an option for cranberry juice and all three are available as bottomless drinks for $ 20 per person. Bloody Marys feature locally made Will’s Dills pickles.
Every Sunday, the downtown restaurant changes its brunch menu, keeping patrons ready for something new with each visit. The newer menu also features a shrimp burger and pumpkin French toast.
“We’ve had a lot of different influences on our menu from a lot of different cultures,” said Marketing Director Will McCranie.
The flexible menu makes it a melting pot for customers to relax while they dine.
“It’s a very relaxed atmosphere,” said. “You can make it as casual or as chic as you want. You’ll see people ranging from T-shirts to suits.”