50 In 50: The Best Black-Owned Brunch Spots In All 50 States
By DeAnna Taylor
We at Travel Noire searched far and wide to curate this list of the best black-owned brunch spots across America. Check them out.
Brick and Spoon: Located in Mobile, Alabama, this restaurant offers everything from brunch, lunch, and everything in between.
Roscoe’s Catfish and Barbeque: While this isn’t a brunch spot, it is open Monday thru Sunday starting at 11am. Get your fill of the best soul food Anchorage has to offer.
Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles: Brunch is always the perfect time to stuff your face with delicious chicken and waffles. Lo-Lo’s serves up and all day breakfast so you can sleep in and still make it for some delicious breakfast food anytime of day.
Ceci’s Chicken N Waffles: Located in the city of Conway, Ceci’s has the ultimate brunch staple: red velvet waffles.
Oeste Oakland: This Oakland Bar and Restaurant offers a Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11am until 2:30pm.
Intersections Coffee: This Denver dine-in breakfast spot is your source for delicious comfort breakfast food.
Craig’s Kitchen: This Vernon, Connecticut restaurant offers made to order breakfast in addition to a host of other Soul Food favorites.
Celebrations on Market: This is a casual gourmet restaurant and lounge. It is located on South Market Street in Wilmington.
Spoons Grill: You can find this Fort Lauderdale spot serving up the traditional breakfast favs everyday from 7am until 2pm.
Negril Village: This popular Atlanta restaurant offers a Sunday brunch menu that you will definitely love.
Hughley’s Southern Cuisine: This is the only listing for a black-owned restaurant in Hawaii. It is actually a catering service.
Kibroms Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine: You can find this authentic African restaurant in the city of Boise.
Batter and Berries: When you think of brunch in Chicago, you can’t help but to mention this place. Where else can you get a French toast flight?
Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place: This celeb favorite is located in Indianapolis. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
SugaPeach Chicken and Fish Fry: Home of the $25 “all you can eat” Sunday Soul Food brunch
Jones BBQ: You must get there early, the food sells out almost everyday.
Shirley Mae’s Café: This soul food café has been serving up Louisville since 1988.
Lil Dizzy’s Cafe: This is said to be one of Queen Bey’s favorite New Orleans restaurants when in town. Sunday brunch is offered from 8am until 2pm. They are opened Monday through Saturday from 7am until 2pm.
Red Sea: An African restaurant located in the Portland area.
Milk and Honey Café: The slogan at this Baltimore establishment is “we didn’t invent brunch…we perfected it.”
Daryl’s Corner Bar: Located in Boston, Daryl’s features a Sunday jazz brunch from 10am until 3pm.
Sweet Magnolias: You can find red velvet, fruity pebble, and caramel apple waffles on the menu here.
Breaking Bread Café: When you support this Minneapolis business you help to support the community as well.
Alma Jean’s Southern Kookin: Located in the city of Senatobia.
Turn Restaurant: Chef David Kirkland created the menu here to feature farm to table dishes. Brunch is served Wednesday through Sunday.
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Quick Bites Soul Food: Established in 2016, this Bellevue restaurant serves soul food, sweets, and candy.
Gritz Café: This restaurant was voted Best of Las Vegas. It brings Southern flavor to Nevada.
Sunshine Cook Shop: You can find this authentic Jamaican eatery in the Claremont area.
The Soul Food Factory: This East Orange soul food restaurant is said to be the best in town.
Jambo Café: Chef Obo has mastered the art of bringing together African and Caribbean cuisine.
SoCo: The goal of the menu, executed by Chef Kingsley John, is to stay true to the flavors of southern food, yet experiment and break all misconceptions about the genre. The Sunday brunch runs from 12pm until 9:30 pm.
True Flavors Diner: The weekend brunch brings dishes like smoked basil salmon eggs benedict and duck hash.
Liberian Merry Go Round Restaurant: Located at 855 45th Street in Fargo, North Dakota.
Super Chef’s: Standout dishes include breakfast pizza and pineapple upside down pancakes.
Off the Hook Seafood: No breakfast here, but you can find some great seafood.
A Heavenly Taste Café: Located at 4200 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland.
Rose Petals Café: This Philly café has everything from peanut butter and jelly waffles to spicy turkey sausage and gouda waffles too.
Monte Cara Restaurant: The family-owned restaurant serves Cape Verde’s most authentic dishes.
Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles: Owned by Kiki and Tyrone Cyrus, this establishment has been around since 2012.
O’So Good: Owner Omar Thornton has combined all his favorite ethnic dishes to bring flavorful dishes to this Garretson restaurant.
The Garden Brunch Café: The name says it all for this Nashville café.
The Breakfast Klub: The line is always out the door, so you know it must be amazing.
Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant: This Salt Lake City restaurant features authentic Ethiopian dishes.
Jamaican Jewelz: This is actually a food stand more than an actual restaurant.
Mango Mangeaux: This Hampton bistro offers breakfast Monday through Saturday and Brunch on Sunday. The Mango Mango French toast sounds amazing.
Plum Vegan Bistro: This Seattle plant-based eatery offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Sumthin Good Soul Food: Located at 4845 MacCorkle Avenue SW (Spring Hill)
South Charleston, West Virginia.
Coffee Makes You Black: This coffee shop and restaurant can be found in the Milwaukee area.
Ben’s Next Door: Brunch is offered every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11am until 4pm.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.