1. Adele's (the Gulch)
    Celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman’s Nashville venture is great for dinner, but you can get his signature chicken and incredible side of potatoes at brunch too. I’ve enjoyed the Benedict, but the pizzette topped with a runny egg can’t be beat. Warning: The bloody mary is a mound of horseradish and hot pepper with a tiny bit of vodka and tomato juice. Skip it in favor of a mimosa.
  2. Mad Donna's (East Nashville)
    Not the best of the best, but consistent and affordable. I usually go for the crab cake benedict or veggie omelets, but the Big Don breakfast sandwich also gets rave reviews. Get the 2-for-1 mimosas, not the bloody mary bar. (I’m a bloody mary connoisseur, and their mix tastes weird to me.)
  3. Jackson's (Hillsboro Village)
    Like all good brunch spots, you can get lunch foods here too. The best part is sitting on the patio and getting your meal before the people waiting in line at the Pancake Pantry have moved very far.
  4. Josephine (12South)
    If you want a fancier brunch with amazing appetizers, get the caramelized onion tart and pistachio sticky bun, and thank me later. And I do approve of the Bloody Marys here, though the French press setup that comes when you order coffee is pretty adorable.
  5. Husk (Downtown)
    I wasn’t as impressed with their dinner, at least for these prices and all the buzz, but the brunch was pretty fantastic. Oysters on the halfshell, amazing biscuits and gravy (move over, Loveless), and quite possibly the best veggie plate I’ve ever had, even though I went in the wintertime. Not cheap, but worth it.