We searched high and low for the best brunch Duluth has to offer. On this journey we found good food, good times, and the true meaning of “Treat yo self”.
1. Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
The presentation was a work of art. The food came out so beautiful, we had a hard time taking that first bite. But, once we did, we all inhaled our food faster than you can say “Blackened Pork Belly Hash”. The daily omelet was a combo of smoked salmon, caper cream cheese, and other things and— Om-a-lette you finish, but this was the best omelette of all time. So, if you’re feeling fancy and dying to Instagram your food, look no further.
Recommendation: Smoked salmon hash with a mimosa
2. At Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe
RIghtfully so, this place was busy on a Saturday morning so we grabbed ourselves a Bellini while we waited. A Bellini in one hand and bottomless coffee in the other, we perused our options while enjoying the sunshine coming in through the big windows over 19th ave and people watching the busy crowd. The hippy farm breakfast was a combination of eggs and a medley of veggies; this meal did not disappoint. So, if you’re looking for a cozy, friendly place with delicious food to match- this is your place.
Recommendation: Hippy Farm Breakfast with a Bellini
3. Amazing Grace
Unlike the usual counter ordering system, Amazing Grace takes a formal turn and seats you for brunch. The best part about brunch at a bakery- the bomb pastries/ toast. Automatically we picked a dish that came with a side of toast, so, priorities. The cherry on top of this hip experience was the live music.
Recommendation: Joe’s hash browns with a homemade chai tea (+ anything in that dessert case, let’s be real)
4. Tycoon’s Zenith Alehouse
An exciting and recent addition to this restaurant. We saw the pictures on facebook and automatically our stomachs growled and mouths watered. The loaded Bloody Marys themselves are stacked with sides like bacon, a deviled egg, a pickle and even more (if you can believe it). If savory beverages aren’t your thing, they also have brass monkeys, which is your choice of craft beer with fruit juice— in case you feel bad about drinking beer with breakfast. Pair that with one of their creative takes on breakfast classics and you won’t be disappointed.
Recommendation: Biscuits & gravy with a brass monkey
5. Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar
If you are looking for a unique brunch menu look no further! Lake Ave has dishes from Pannenkoeken (a dutch pancake) to whitefish po’ boy and you can never go wrong with the daily creation. The menu features tons of local products, Bent Paddle, Duluth’s Best Bread and Duluth Preserving Co to name a few. In addition to the diverse menu that includes gluten free and vegetarian dishes they also have great drinks.
Recommendation: We always try the Daily Creation with a Morning Schooner
6. JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge
It doesn’t get much better than the top of the Radisson when trying to take in all the views Duluth has to offer. Especially in the morning with the sun over the lake- ugh fogettaboutit. The cool, calm atmosphere was the perfect setting for a relaxing sunday morning. They have specialty eggs benedict options, so that was calling our name.
Recommendation: Florentine Benedict w/ a mimosa
7. Duluth Grill
There’s a reason there’s a waitlist every weekend morning at this place. It’s no secret this restaurant is delicious at every meal, and with vegan and gluten free options, there’s something for everyone. From the classics, to creative specialties, this is the place for quality dishes made with fresh, organic ingredients.
Recommendation: Huevos Rancheros with a latte