Midtown Memphis Brunch at the Bayou

THE NO-FRILLS GUIDE TO BRUNCH IN MIDTOWN MEMPHIS

The Bayou/Holly Whitfield

We’ve put together this list of where the brunch places are, when brunch is available, how much the booze costs and whether there’s a patio (all necessary factors when choosing where to brunch). It's all right here, in alphabetical order.

Here’s your no-frills guide to brunch in Midtown Memphis. And don’t miss the bottom of this page for some guide FAQs. 

 

Alchemy

Address: 940 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis. Small patio. Note: The bar stays open until 4 p.m.

The Bayou

Address: 2094 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers. Big patio.

Beauty Shop

Address: 966 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
$8 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Small patio.

Blue Monkey

Address: 2012 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Cheap Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Big patio. Note: You must be 21 or older to enter; smoking is allowed inside. 

Boscos

Address: 2120 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
$3.75 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Big patio. Note: Live music every Sunday.

Cafe 1912

Address: 243 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
$7 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis. Small patio. 

Cafe Eclectic Midtown

Address: 603 N McLean Blvd, Memphis, TN 38107
Brunch Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
BYOB. Big patio. Pro tip: Bring your own champagne and order some of their fresh-squeezed OJ.

Celtic Crossing

Address: 903 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
$4.50 Bloody Marys and $5.75 Mimosas. Big patio. Pro tip: Get a carafe of OJ and a bottle of bubbly for your table for $23.

Local on the Square

Address: 2126 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
$3 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and White Sangria. Big patio.

Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar 

Address: 2116 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Small patio.
The Japanese menu might not be what you expect for brunch, but you can’t argue with half-price Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

The Second Line

Address: 2144 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
$8 Bloody Marys and $5 Mimosas. Big patio.

Side Street Grill

Address: 31 Florence St, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Big patio.

Slider Inn

Address: 2117 Peabody Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
$4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Big patio. 

Sweet Grass

Address: 937 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Brunch Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
$8 Bloody Marys and $7 Mimosas. Small patio.

Alchemy Bloody Mary, Memphis TN
Celtic Crossing French Toast, Memphis TN
Local Crab Cakes, Memphis TN
Beauty Shop Pancakes, Memphis TN
Clockwise from top left: Alchemy Bloody Mary, Beauty Shop Pancakes, Celtic Crossing French Toast, Local on the Square Crab Cake Benedict

FAQs

1. What is considered brunch? For this list, the restaurant must have a Saturday and/or Sunday brunch menu different from their usual breakfast/lunch menu, and they should serve alcohol.  Cafe Ecelctic is midtown's exception: BYOB with no corkage fee also counts.

2. Just a friendly reminder that prices and menus are always subject to change, and so is this guide.  

3. Why just Midtown? Oh, did you miss our Downtown Brunch Guide? You can find it right here. And East Memphis' is here.