There’s something about brunch that everyone loves. Brunch can be a fancy afternoon where you and the crew dress to impress and drink mimosas; or brunch can be a hungover mess, where you roll out of bed and are searching for the nearest Bloody Mary. It’s the beginning of Sunday Funday, or sometimes it’s the party continuing on from Saturday night (we’re not judging). No matter what your reason is for heading to brunch, the Space Coast’s beautiful weather and creative restaurants make brunch a great option any time of year. Here’s our guide to the top brunch spots in Brevard (not ranked).
Backwater is the secluded gem you’ve been searching for. Located in Melbourne, Backwater is bringing classic southern dishes to the Space Coast, with a creative twist and definite attention to detail. Oh yeah, did we mention they have DIY pancakes? Sit down at one of eight griddle tables, where you can choose your batter, toppings and sides. Thick-crispy bacon, fresh-squeezed juice, and delicious food.
Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Crush Eleven is serving brunch like you’ve never seen before. From the hand-crafted morning cocktails, to unique brunch plates, Crush Eleven is a brunch mastermind. Morning cocktails include Bloody Marys with Tito’s vodka and homemade San Marzano tomato mix, grapefruit mimosas, and bacon-infused bourbon old fashioneds. For a bite to eat order the cilantro lime crab cake benedict, or banana pancakes. The atmosphere is laidback, the décor is trendy and the food is delicious; What more could you ask for?
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, in Port Canaveral, is the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for a nice brunch overlooking the water with your crew, you’ve come to the right place; If you’re feeling a little hungover and need a mimosa or Bloody Mary to help you out, you’ve also come to the right place. Their brunch menu has everything from shrimp and grits and smoked salmon potato pancakes, to crab cakes benedict and seafood omelets. Oh! And you get free mimosas at Fishlips’ brunch. This is a no-brainer.
The chefs at Matt’s Casbah are bringing their own signature style to Brunch on the Space Coast. At this downtown Melbourne brunch spot, you can have your choice of made-to-order omelets, with any filling of your desire, or a create-your-own Belgian waffle bar with fresh fruit, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate and other delectable toppings. Brunch at Matt’s Casbah includes your choice of Bloody Marys or sparkling mimosas. Enjoy a delicious brunch and live Jazz music on the patio at Matt’s Casbah, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Playalinda Brewing Co. – Brix Project
New to the Space Coast, Playalinda Brewing Co.’s Brix Project is now serving a gourmet Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy Savory favorites like shrimp and Grits, chicken and waffles and stuffed French toast, served alongside specialty beverages such as Wahoo Coffee’s Cold Brewed Nitro Coffee or Schofferhofer Grapefruit Mimosas, and “Blonde” Marys (PBC’s Bottomless Blonde + Bloody Mary Mix). Playalinda Brewing Co. is always coming up with creative dishes made with the freshest ingredients. This is definitely a brunch you don’t want to miss.
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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer