Weekends are made for brunch indulgence, and in Columbia, the options are endless. Whether you're craving towering stacks of pancakes, runny egg yolks, or crispy bacon, this city has you covered. Here’s a roundup of some of the must-try brunch spots that promise to cure any ailment, guaranteed.


For those in the Forest Acres area, Tazza Kitchen in Trenholm Plaza offers wood-fired brunch delights like huevos rancheros and bacon-covered breakfast pizza that are as surprising as they are delicious.


Also in Trenholm Plaza is The Original Pancake House. Their Dutch pancakes and Tahitian Maiden’s Dream crepe are legendary, perfect for satisfying the whole family.


Café Strudel, an iconic brunch spot in Columbia, serves up Southern Living-worthy dishes like Hangover Hash Browns and pineapple Hawaiian bread French toast that keep the crowds coming back weekend after weekend.


In The Vista, Boku Kitchen & Saloon offers Dim Sum brunch and inventive cocktails like the Boku Bloody Mary.


Nearby, smallSUGAR, a recent James Beard Award finalist, offers a serene patio setting and breakfast options ranging from savory to sweet.


Speaking of The Vista, The Hollow serves a brunch catered to those who enjoy gamey meat options. Order yourself the devil duck eggs, followed by the Beast Burger, which will have your mouth watering over a mixture of boar, bison, and elk.


At The Grand, located conveniently near the locals' favorite Saturday morning stop: Soda City Market, you can enjoy brunch bites like chicken and waffles or a mimosa flight with unique flavors like strawberry and basil.


Head to The Gourmet Shop in Five Points, one of Columbia’s beloved brunch spots, for a morning of indulgence with bacon and brie croissants and Belgian waffles, all while perusing their store that offers a selection of specialty foods, wines, professional cookware.


Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli on Devine Street is a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth. They serve all things sweet, sticky and full of cinnamon, but don’t overlook their variety of flavors including bourbon caramel or banana foster.


DiPrato’s Delicatessen on Pickens Street is famous for its pimento cheese and brunch classics like Monte Cristo French Toast Sandwiches, the towers of fluffy pancakes with drool-worthy toppings and the eggs Benedict. You’ll come for the food but stay for the Southern hospitality. While you're here, make a stamp in your Pimento Cheese Passport: A collection of Columbia restaurants that serve pimento cheese. As you show your appreciation for our Southern dish, we'll return the favor with rewards and prizes.


Motor Supply Co. in The Vista has been a Columbia classic for over 30 years, serving up farm-fresh brunch in a historic building with a constantly changing menu.


For classic Southern fare, The War Mouth in the NOMA District is the place to be, with dishes like crawfish eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy that will leave you satisfied.


Publico Kitchen and Tap offers a unique Lat-Asian brunch experience with creative libations (we're looking at you s'mores cold brew), and eats like plantain pancakes and breakfast jook, perfect for enjoying on their lively porch.


Finally, Good Life Café on Main Street serves an all-vegan brunch menu that even non-vegans will love, with options like tofu scrambles, tempeh sausage gravy, and acai bowls.


With so many noteworthy brunch spots to choose from in Columbia, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy your weekend cravings. Check out our restaurants page for even more options to explore.