What are weekends really made for? BRUNCH! Here is the scoop on the best brunch spots in Tuscaloosa, AL in no particular order. Also, check out more great places to eat in Tuscaloosa.
Another Broken Egg Café
First off, offering a “Chef-Inspired, Culinary-Driven, One-of-a-Kind Menu,” ABEC has a fantastic location right on the Tuscaloosa River. Everyone in the party can find a dish they like because they offer such a variety of meals. ABEC also offers a loyalty program used to provide updates on seasonal specialties, handcrafted cocktails, and other promotions.
1650 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 | Website
Second on the list, FIVE Bar is “Gulf to Table” meaning they serve fresh, local seafood provided by local fishermen. Along with a great atmosphere and unique decor, their brunch hours are Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 3 pm. The menu includes items like beignets, steak and eggs, and mimosas. Most importantly, they also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
2324 6th Street, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401 | Website
Next brunch spot is River, which just so happens to sit right on the Tuscaloosa River, serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 am. It is a Tuscaloosa local classic, and they are less casual than some other spots on this list. Their brunch menu includes biscuits and gravy, chorizo flatbreads, and grit bowls.
1650 Jack Warner Pkwy NE Unit 1005 – Tuscaloosa, AL 3501 | Website
Heritage House Coffee and Tea
Next, Heritage House opened in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1994, and they claim to be the first coffee house in the area. They serve gourmet coffees and delicious pastries. Heritage House is the perfect brunch spot for families and a reservation-free last minute choice.
700 Towncenter Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 | Website
Rama Jama’s sits in the shadow of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama sports memorabilia covers the walls and ceilings. It serves athletes, coaches, students, and is a favorite of locals. They offer breakfast all day, everyday and a wide variety of sandwiches, and their milkshakes are fantastic.
1000 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401 | Website
Locally owned and operated, T-Town Café prides itself on providing Southern comfort food served with Southern hospitality. They often have new daily specials pop up from time to time. It is considered a Tuscaloosa gem. T-Town Café is open on Sundays from 10:30 am- 3 pm.
500 14th Street North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 | Website
Finally, The Waysider Restaurant is one of the most historic restaurants in West Alabama. It has been serving the University of Alabama area since 1951. Southern Living named The Waysider the best breakfast spot in Tuscaloosa. “You might run into a Heisman trophy winner, you might make a friend at a neighboring table, you might get too full on biscuits and coffee- but you’ll definitely feel at home. It serves only breakfast on the weekends, but adds a lunch menu during the week.
1512 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Whether you are looking for fresh mimosas or a quick to-go brunch, the Tuscaloosa area has some exceptional places to visit. I think that we can all agree that brunch is the most important meal of the day!