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11 of the Best Breakfast Places to Try in Birmingham

The Flying Biscuit Café with a menu that offers all the breakfast essentials from eggs to bacon to cheese. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

By Lauren Perry


Did you know Birmingham is full of delicious breakfast places? From French toast to pancakes and eggs, we have you covered with a guide to the best breakfast places around Birmingham. Keep reading to find out where you need to eat breakfast next.

  1. Big Bad Breakfast

Looking for the perfect stack of pancakes? Check out Big Bad Breakfast for a stack of fluffy ones. These pancakes are the perfect combination of light and fluffy and can be paired with your choice of meat. If you are a pancake lover, these are a must try and also can be found on our list of mouth-watering pancakes in Birmingham.

  1. FIVE Birmingham

FIVE Birmingham is a hip restaurant known for its simple five item brunch menu. Plus, this restaurant only uses local ingredients. It’s the perfect spot to try out if big menus overwhelm you.

  1. Roots & Revelry

Turn breakfast into an adventure at Roots & Revelry. Located on the second floor of the historic Thomas Jefferson Tower, the food and the views are amazing. Roots & Revelry is an experience you don’t want to miss. Take a group this holiday season and enjoy the views of downtown Birmingham while enjoying breakfast.

  1. Birmingham Breadworks

Looking for a fresh, flaky croissant to start your morning off right? Birmingham Breadworks is home to some of the best morning pastries in Birmingham. They work hard to craft fresh baked goods that you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, their locally handcrafted bread is absolutely delicious. Also, check out additional go-to spots for breakfast similar to Birmingham Breadworks to try.

  1. Frothy Monkey

I tried the Avo Toast at the recently opened Frothy Monkey downtown—it was loaded with fresh avocado and roasted vegetables. The homemade bread had a perfect texture that was cakey and thick but crisp on the edges. Paired with a cup of coffee, Frothy Monkey is the perfect spot to grab breakfast.

  1. The Essential

Enjoy a nice breakfast at The Essential located downtown on Morris Avenue. With their menu you will be able to find a breakfast item for everyone. They have all the morning goods from eggs to breakfast sandwiches to French toast and so much more. The Essential is a morning must!

  1. Hero Doughnuts

Looking for a sweet treat for breakfast. Hero Doughnuts is a go-to spot, they have all the doughnut flavors you can imagine and more. My favorite is they have the best seasonal flavors to keep you in the spirit of the holidays. Hero Doughnuts may be know for their delicious doughnuts, but they also have other options from cinnamon rolls, kolaches, breakfast sandwiches and much more.

  1. Flying Biscuit Café

The Flying Biscuit Café is one of the fun breakfast places that serves breakfast all day in Birmingham. The unique menu offers pancake tacos stuffed with all the breakfast essentials from eggs to bacon to cheese. My favorite pick from the menu is the stuffed French toast breakfast. It is a must try if you love a thick French toast with all the sugary toppings like sweet cream cheese and raspberry sauce.

  1. The Alabama Biscuit Co.

We love warm biscuits in the south and Alabama Biscuit Co. has some of the best ones. Order a plain biscuit with jam or get crazy and dress it up with all the toppings from goat cheese, pecans, honey and much more. Biscuit lovers, this is the place for you.

  1. The YARD Birmingham

Nestled within the Elyton Hotel, grab a delicious bite at The Yard. They have an extensive breakfast and brunch menu with options for everyone including a spicy fried chicken biscuit. The is one of the great breakfast places in Birmingham to check out if you are celebrating big. The Elyton Hotel in Birmingham is a must see!

  1. Ruby Sunshine

With cajun roots, Ruby Sunshine is one of the ultimate breakfast places for brunch. With beignets and seafood on their menu, like a crawfish and grits cake, you’ll feel like you’re dining in New Orleans. Plus, they have an extensive cocktail menu to pair with your delicious breakfast choice—we’ll cheers to that.

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