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Best Brunch Restaurants in Winston-Salem

There are many wonderful restaurants in Winston-Salem, though not so many serve brunch! Here is a list of favorites, some of which offer Saturday and Sunday brunch, and some of which serve extras like Bloody Marys and mimosas!

1. Mary’s Gourmet Diner

mary's gourmet diner breakfast of course brunch(a.k.a. Breakfast of Course, B.O.C, and Mary’s of Course): Hours: 8AM-3PM. A favorite farm-to-table restaurant in the Arts District of Downtown Winston-Salem, this quirky, artsy diner has personality galore and a menu chock-full of local organic goodness. Breakfast items are served all day and eggs benedict are one of their specialties, as well as biscuits and vegetarian or pork sausage gravy, griddle cornmeal cakes, tofu or tempeh scramble and cinnamon swirl French toast. Mary’s Gourmet Diner is vegetarian friendly and sometimes offers gluten-free bread as well. Great patio seating available. (no alcohol served). Many breakfast items are served all day, everyday. View their brunch menu.
Address: 723 Trade St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 723-7239

2. Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro

mozelle's brunchSaturday and Sunday brunch 11AM-2PM This downtown eatery is a local favorite offering Mozelle’s Benedict with candied bacon, collards and chorizo gravy on a brioche bun with cheese grits or a grilled pimento cheese and bacon sandwich on sourdough with a cup of tomato bisque. Lovely sidewalk dining. Mimosas served sometimes. Reservations encouraged. View their brunch menu.Address: 878 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 703-5400

3. Finnigan’s Wake Pub & Irish Kitchen

finnigan's wake brunchSaturday brunch 11AM; Sunday brunch 10AM-3PM.  In the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Winston-Salem, Finnigan’s offers Saturday and Sunday brunch (though their Saturday brunch menu is not as extensive as their Sunday brunch menu). They serve authentic traditional Irish favorites, including “boxty” (a thin potato pancake folded over your favorite sweet or savory ingredients), imported Irish bangers (sausage), Scotch eggs, Irish oatmeal, and the Full Monty omelet with bangers, rashers, corned beef and cheddar cheese served with hashed potatoes and a toastie. Serves Bloody Mary’s and mimosas available from their full bar. Brunch menu.
Address: 620 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, NC  (336) 723-0322

4. Willow’s Bistro: Sunday brunch

willow's bistro brunch11AM-3PM. A farm-to-table restaurant near between downtown and Old Salem, Willow’s Bistro offers traditional favorites and unique items, from fried chicken and waffles, steak benedict and Bananas Foster French toast to goat cheese grits and sesame soba noodles. $3 Bloody Marys & mimosas! Vegetarian friendly. View their brunch menu. Address 300 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 293-4601.

5. Old Fourth Street Filling Station

old fourth street filling station brunchSunday brunch: 10AM-3PM. Enjoy brunch by the fireplace or on their beautiful patio with a variety of choices from Southern favorites such as biscuits & gravy; Carolina crab cake sandwich; and shrimp & grits, to Lobster Rockefeller  Benedict, and caramel apple French toast. View their brunch menu.Address: 871 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 724-7600

6. 6th & Vine

Sunday brunch 11AM-3PM. In the heart of the Arts District of Downtown Winston-Salem, this favorite night spot also offers Sunday brunch for the morning after, serving up the likes of shrimp & grits; crab cake benedict; portabello, prosciutto and goat cheese omelet. Limited outdoor seating. Vegetarian and gluten free friendly. View their brunch menu. Address: 209 W. 6th St., Winston-Salem, NC. (336) 725-5577

7. River Birch Lodge

river birch lodge brunchSaturday brunch 11AM-3PM; Sunday brunch 9AM-3PM. A sister restaurant of Midtown Café and Dessertery, River Birch Lodge restaurant offers Saturday and Sunday brunch with an atmosphere of “mountain casual dining” and a lovely patio. Menu includes items such as Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and veggie frittata. Bloody Mary’s and mimosas available through their full bar. Gluten free dishes and sliced bread (though no buns) available. Brunch menu. Address: 3324 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 (336) 768-1111

8.  New Town Bistro & Bar

Sunday brunch 11AM-2PM. Try the California crab omelet, sweet potato pancakes or the fresh-baked cinnamon roll with cream cheese icing and toasted pecans! Take advantage of their “famous” Bloody Mary “bar” and craft your own Bloody Mary creation, or enjoy mimosas. Gluten free menu available. View their brunch menu.
Address: 420 Jonestown Rd., New Town shopping Centre, Winston-Salem, NC. (336) 659-8062.

9. Midtown Café & Dessertery

Midtown Cafe dessertery brunchSunday-Thursday 7AM-8:30PM; Friday & Saturday 7AM-9:30PM. Another “breakfast all day” restaurant, this family-friendly brunch spot near Thruway Shopping Center often has a wait. Midtown Café serves up classics: banana crunch pancakes, sweet potato pancakes, Belgian waffles, crepes and French toast along with great sandwiches and soups. Vast outdoor seating available in warmer months.  (Sorry, no Bloody Marys or mimosas.) View their menu Address: 151 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104. (336) 724-9800


10. Five Points

Five Points 5 restaurant menu

Saturday and Sunday 10AM-2PM. This relatively new restaurant serves up brunch staples like waffles and French toast alongside not-so-common prime rib, crab cakes, cajun quiche and duck fat potatoes. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. View the full menu. Read more about Five Points and their eco-friendliness here.
Address: 109 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104. (336) 448-0970

Bakery Bonus: Camino Bakery

camino bakeryThough not a restaurant, this hot spot in the heart of Downtown offers a full coffee bar, fresh-baked morning glory muffins, almond brioche, cinnamon buns and quiche, as well as $5 mimosas on Sundays! Sidewalk seating available. View their menu. Address: 310 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC (336) 721-9990






Screaming Rooster -Now Closed

A Winston-Salem farm-to-table restaurant with a French-country setting, Screaming Rooster offers a changing menu based on seasonal local produce and meats, from Bananas Foster pancakes to waffle sandwiches and gourmet items such as Cranberry walnut French toast, Salem Town Eggs Benedict with two eggs sunny side up topped with smoked salmon, sautéed spinach and roasted tomatoes on sourdough toast. Serves mimosas by the glass or the pitcher and “Michealada” a zesty Bloody Mary! Vegetarian friendly. View their daily menu.
Address: 301 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem, NC (336) 722-9090

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About Kristi Marion
Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"