After catching those extra zzz’s and spending some much needed R&R in bed, does making breakfast sound like too much hassle? No problem, we won’t judge. We have you covered. Here are five restaurant/bars in Grand Rapids that live for making it rain in mimosas and mixing up some of the best bloody marys in town to perfectly accompany your Sunday Funday needs. PS for those who don’t know, or just don’t “get it” brunch is not just breakfast, its an experience, and these Grand Rapids bars & restaurants nail it!
505 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
Known for its extensive selection of crisp, seasonal ciders, is now serving up a new brunch menu fit for the local foodie’s brunchin’ needs. Imagine your taste buds dancing to a light flare paired with bold flavors–you’ll get exactly. At Vander Mill with their new chef, Chef Peter Davidson, known in the Grand Rapids scene stepped up to the plate less than a month ago. He prefers to prepare a lighter-flare style food which pairs perfectly with cider–a match made in heaven. Try the ever-trending ‘Avocado Toast’: smoked hazelnuts, deviled egg, torn mint, dill, espelette, Field & Fire spelt bread. Pairing up with Long Road Distillery their bloody marys are unlike any other, made with fresh smoked tomatoes. Inquire about their Brunch Club, featuring drink and food specials. Bottoms up!
Vander Mill Grand Rapids’ Brunch Menu
1429 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids
The Eastown hometown brunch hero. Terra is where to go for locally sourced, artisanal, authentic, healthful, and seasonal cruise their mission is not one to take lightly. Terra handcrafts their food to nurture both the body and the community, sourcing their ingredients from the region’s most dedicated growers. Try the ‘Hair of the Dog Bowl’: house-made drop biscuits, house-made sausage gravy, local kale, cage-free scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, farm country cheddar, and house-made hot sauce… need we say more?
Terra’s Brunch Menu
Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2:30pm
919 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids
At Grove, expect to spend a bit more money that is worth every penny. They consider, “the best dining a celebration of honest food and the local people who are passionate about growing, raising, preparing, and savoring the bounty of the earth’s harvest. We invite you to join the celebration.” Join the celebration by trying the ‘Stuffed French Toast’: vanilla bean cream cheese, blueberry compote, and spiced nuts or ‘Johnny Cakes’: apple, cranberry, house made butter, and bourbon syrup. Oh my!
Grove’s Brunch Menu
600 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Not just for Sundays, SpeakEZ serves brunch on both Saturdays and and Sundays from 10am-2pm. Located inside an old warehouse nestled in the rapidly growing industrial part of town just north of downtown and east of the Grand River, SpeakEZ is for every type of bruncher plus any type European soccer fan. Sit down in one of their massive wood booth and get comfortable with their alternative to a bloody mary, the ‘Suffering Bastard’. Their Suffering Bastard comes with Bluecoat Gin, orange, lime, cucumber, mint, Angostura bitters, egg white and soda. It is light, frothy, and an easy drinker that gives your body a little protein too!
SpeakEZ’s Brunch Menu
Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm
45 S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids
Located within the historic heartside district, Rockwell Republic is a happening gastropub with serving up made from scratch seasonal cuisine. Brunch with friends amidst exposed-brick walls, high ceilings, dark mahogany wood, two-floors, a three-season screened lounge or in an elevated outdoor beer garden (weather permitting). Try the ‘Bloody Mary Gnocchi Skillet’: asiago gnocchi, poblano, red onion, pork belly, bloody mary cream sauce, and grilled sourdough. And yes, pair it with a bloody too!
Rockwell Republic’s Brunch Menu
Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm
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