Nothing says the weekend like Saturday and Sunday brunch. If you're looking for a place to relax, unwind and maybe enjoy a mimosa or two with your brunch, here are a few restaurants worthy of a delicious brunch stop.

Tea Bar & Bites


For a quaint breakfast on a covered patio, Tea Bar & Bites on Pickwick Avenue is a charming, chic eatery from the floral tablecloths to the bubbling fountain outside. A delicious brunch favorite includes the special omelet bagel sandwich made with cheddar cheese, house herbed cream cheese and greens on a toasted bagel. Quiche lovers can enjoy a new quiche each day with an ever-changing quiche of the day. For sweets such as muffins, cinnamon rolls and breads, Tea Bar & Bites also has a delicious bakery menu that changes day to day.

Address: 621 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield


Avocado toast at Rise Restaurant in Springfield Missouri

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One of Springfield's newest brunch spot, Rise is located on Springfield's downtown square. The beautiful white and pink eaterie is all about serving up healthy alternative breakfast eats as well as some twists on traditional breakfast favorites. You'll find classics such as biscuits and gravy on the menu along with their homemade juices, grain bowls, avocado toast and others. Be sure to take a picture at their rainbow staircase.

Address: 105 Park Central Square, Springfield

Aviary by Lavender Falls


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The common debate eating at Aviary is whether to go for sweet or savory. Aviary by Lavender Falls features an assortment of crepes such as the Funky Monkey, a sweet crepe made with your choice of blueberries, strawberries and bananas bundled with whipped cream and Nutella. A popular savory option includes The Farmer made with scrambled eggs and cheddar jack served with your choice of ham, applewood smoked bacon or sausage. Many of the crepes come with the option of a side, and you’re doing brunch wrong if you don’t order a side of Pomme Frites with house garlic aioli. Aviary also boasts an elaborate cocktail and wine menu, and no brunch is ever complete without mimosas. 

Address: 2144 E. Republic Road., Springfield

Early Bird Breakfast Pub

A brunch just for adults, The Early Bird Breakfast Club is tucked in a nook off Glenstone Avenue that you’d miss if you weren’t looking. For a cheesy, savory option, The Uncle Cheese made with American cheese, swiss, bacon, and ham layered between parmesan-crusted sourdough is a delicious option.  Tempting as the other four pages of the menu are, don’t miss the signature Bird’s Nests. Each features a fluffy puff-pastry base that’s topped with unique combos like blueberries, cream cheese, bananas, granola, honey and a boiled egg. And being a breakfast pub, you can’t leave without trying one of dozens of cocktail options.

Address: 1717 E. Cherokee St., Springfield

Springfield Brewing Company


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From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Springfield Brewing Company hosts a weekend brunch filled with delicious breakfast goodies you can’t get at any other time. Indulge in the honeycomb chicken and biscuit, made with orange rum glazed fried chicken breast, candied orange slices, and scratch honeycomb aioli on top of housemade Brewer’s Biscuit that’s served with skillet potatoes cooked with peppers and onions.

Address: 305 S. Market Ave., Springfield

Sleepy Opossum Cafe

Nestled inside The Royal Music Hall, Sleepy Opossum is a pop-up bakery open Tuesday-Sunday. Order everything from breakfast tacos, sandwiches, burritos and quiche at the counter, then take your seat and take in the beauty of the pink and green interior.

Address: 1427 E. Cherry St. Ste. B, Springfield

The Order


The Order inside Hotel Vandivort has an extravagant brunch menu served 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. All your brunch dreams come alive with plates such as bacon-stuffed pancakes, crispy chicken and waffle sliders, breakfast charcuterie boards, drunken french toast dippers and smoked salmon benedict.

Address: 305 E. Walnut St., Springfield

Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe


Gailey’s has been a local favorite in Springfield because of a flair on breakfast favorites. It started out as a pharmacy serving hamburgers in 1940 and has been serving food ever since. Though the pharmacy part of the business is long gone, the restaurant has expanded into the ground floor of neighboring buildings and even includes a bar frequented by locals and travelers in the evening. Try brunch favorites such as breakfast tacos, steak and eggs, and home fry skillets, a giant breakfast built on a bed of home fry potatoes served with your choice of toast, pancake, french toast, or biscuit and gravy.

Address: 220 E. Walnut St., Springfield

JW's Kitchen

JW’s Kitchen is named after the owner's grandmothers, Janet, Joyce, Wanda and Willie. To make you really feel at home, the menu is filled with dishes they ate growing up. You can find all kinds of traditional brunch favorites like chicken and waffles, breakfast sandwiches, frittatas and avocado toast. It's also one of the few places in Springfield where you can get an authentic full English breakfast. 

Address: 2144 E. Republic Road B-101, Springfield



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Comfort food and brunch come together in harmony between two slices of sourdough bread at Druff’s, a tiny diner tucked into the corner of North Jefferson Avenue and Park Central East. Known for its crazy grilled cheese sandwich combinations, a popular breakfast sandwich is {The Fun Group} made with cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg, and an apple between two slices of sourdough. A side of tomato soup, ruffled potato chips or fresh fruit are the perfect combinations to finish off the meal. If you’re not a fan of grilled cheese, a whole side of the menu is dedicated to breakfast bowls.

Address: 331 Park Central E. #101, Springfield

Lindberg’s Tavern

Lindberg’s Tavern is Springfield’s oldest bar that was founded in the 1800s and is still serving up drinks and good eats. While only offered on Sunday, you can find delicious brunch dishes unlike any others such as lobster Benedict made with butter-poached lobster with poached eggs on top of fried green tomatoes, topped with sauce bavaroise and fresh herbs served with home fries. Also try the berries and basil quesadilla, prime rib salad, breakfast poutine and more.

Address: 318 W. Commercial St., Springfield

Van Gogh’s Eeterie

Van Gogh's Eeterie

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Van Gogh’s Eeterie on Historic Commercial Street is known for its savory Dutch pancakes. They’re 12-inch open-faced crepes that can be made sweet or savory. A popular savory item is the legs first menu item made with spicy shrimp, rookworst, scrambled egg, tomato, pepper, onion and arugula and cheese. Each pairs beautifully with a glass of wine or beer.

Address: 334 E. Commercial St., Springfield

Brunch Box

A 100% vegan bakery and cafè in downtown Springfield, you can snag some savory or sweet breakfast items like breakfast tacos, pastries, cakes, cupcakes and more! Grab your brunch or eat it to-go Friday-Sunday.

Address: 211 E. Walnut St., Springfield

Blue Heron Bakery

Soft, flaky pastries and freshly brewed cold brew are just a taste of what you can expect at Blue Heron Bakery. Choose from an assortment of pastries baked fresh every morning, from sweet like lemon galettes to savory like chorizo egg and cheddar rolls. 

Address: 206 E. Commercial St., Springfield

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