Here Are Some Of The Best Black-Owned Brunch Spots In The Country

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


There’s nothing better than starting the weekend with a savory brunch at your favorite neighborhood spot. If you live in these areas or your upcoming travel plans bring you to these cities across the country, get your day started right with brunch at one of these black-owned restaurants.  

Rose Petal Café – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rose Petals Cafe & Lounge, a full-service restaurant in Germantown, Philadelphia, is home to the Southern Comfort Waffle, a cornbread waffle topped with seasoned catfish, a sausage cream gravy and scallions. Other house specials include Cajun Crab Cakes and Catfish & Grits Platter made with Seasoned catfish with creamy butter grits, eggs, and turkey bacon.

Photo via rosepetalscafe.com

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The Breakfast Klub – Houston, Texas

The concept for The Breakfast Klub was born after Owner Marcus Davis, a native Houstonian, recognized a void in the market for a unique breakfast restaurant serving signature items in a soulful, relaxed community environment. He chose two of his favorite dishes from opposite ends of the country – “Katfish & Grits” from the East Coast and “Wings & Waffles” from the West Coast, and the rest is history. Since opening in September of 2001, The Breakfast Klub has become a top tourist attraction, as well as a local favorite breakfast spot.

Photo via thebreakfastklub.com

Ben’s Next Door – Washington, D.C.

Known for their upscale Southern Cuisine, including their signature Chicken & Waffle, Shrimp and White Cheese Grits, Crispy Skin Salmon, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Ben’s Next Door is a warm and inviting locally owned restaurant serving a robust brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday.

Photo via bensnextdoor.com

Jambo Café – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jambo Cafe is proud to be named by the Santa Fe Reporter as Best International Cuisine for ten years running and “Best Chef” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.  The African-Caribbean fusion restaurant offers a full menu starting at 11am, including Cinnamon-Dusted Plantains,  Fried Cornmeal Plantain Crab Cakes, and Caribbean Goat Stew with slow-cooked goat meat, carrots, and potatoes in an island curry sauce with coconut basmati rice or roti.

Photo via jambocafe.net

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Milk & Honey Café – Baltimore, Maryland

According to the website, when you step through the door at Milk & Honey Café in College Park, you will be greeted warmly and your senses will be overtaken by a heavy 70’s vibe. Some of the Chef’s top selection include, Lobster, Egg and Cheese Croissant, Blackened Salmon and Grits, and Crab Hash with jump lump crab and tomatoes served over cheesy hash browns, topped with Cajun cream sauce.

Photo via milknhoneycafe.com

Intersections – Denver, Colorado

Located conveniently at the Northfield Shops in Stapleton, Intersections is your source for delicious, comfort breakfast food. With a hearty kids menu, Intersections is a great spot to bring the entire family. Some of the menu highlights include biscuits and gravy, Crab Cake Benny, and a breakfast sandwich with spinach, onion, Dijon, and your choice of cheeses.

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