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

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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, MO 65804

Rise

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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, MO 65806

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 Rd., Springfield, MO 65807

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, MO 65804

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. Pair with a Brewco Bloody made with Missouri Spirits vodka, Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix, Tabasco salt rim, bacon, and housemade pickles garnish that’s served with a sidecar of craft beer.

Address: 305 S. Market Ave., Springfield, MO 65806

Big Whiskey’s

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, you can head to one of three Big Whiskey’s locations in Springfield for an exclusive weekend brunch menu. Sit down and relax in one of the booths and enjoy one of many dishes, such as loaded avocado toast made from toasted thick-cut French baguette with mashed avocado, tomato bruschetta, shredded parmesan cheese, fresh basil and drizzled with balsamic glaze. An egg over easy is served on top. Also try the boozy french toast, homemade glazed donuts and a steak and egg skillet. Don’t forget to check out the drink menu filled with Bloody Marys, mimosas, and cocktails topped with donuts. 

Address: Various Locations

The Order

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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, MO 65806

Farmer’s Gastropub

You can enjoy brunch at Farmer’s Gastropub from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Start your morning off with a coconut mimosa, Bloody Mary, or beermosa. After that, there’s much to choose from such as the sausage and Tabasco scrambled egg tacos made with blue corn tortillas, onion and cilantro lime. For something a little different, try the wife’s hash made with curried potato, butternut squash, cabbage and Brussels sprouts hash topped with Cholula basted eggs.

Address: 2620 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65804

Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe

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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, MO 65806

Progress

Progress’ brunch can be enjoyed right next to the Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Start brunch with one of the snacks and starters such as homemade donut holes served with Nutella, trout toast, or a salmon BLT toast made with Neighbor’s Mill country white bread, house-made salmon bacon, creme fraiche, Urban Roots tomato and arugula. If you can’t decide whether breakfast or lunch sounds better, the menu is sorted into categories for people who want more breakfast foods or are favoring more lunch flavors. 

Address: 2144 E. Republic Rd. B-101, Springfield, MO 65804

Druff’s

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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, MO 65806

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, MO 65803

Civil Kitchen

For the best front-row seat in the house, Civil Kitchen on Park Central Square downtown combines savory dinner food with sweet breakfast items for a mouth-watering weekend brunch. If you love donuts, try the chicken and donuts made with crispy hand-breaded chicken atop homemade orange-glazed donuts with bacon and pecan dust with your choice of sauce. They also have classic chicken and waffles and an apple bacon cheddar panini made on a waffle.

Address: 107 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806

Morning Day Cafe

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Morning Day Cafe in Nixa is serving up a pop-culture-themed brunch with menu items such as breakfast nachos, scrambled egg rolls, a muffin-sampler, breakfast mac and cheese, and an array of bakery items from homemade pop tarts to cinnamon rolls.

Address: 105 S. Main St., Nixa, MO 65714

Van Gogh’s Eeterie

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, MO 65803

Culture Counter Commons

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In the back of Culture Counter Commons, a new grocery on Pickwick Avenue, is a hidden brunch secret: a build-your-own waffle bar. Head to the counter to order your waffle -regular, sweet potato, chocolate or other - and fill it with the toppings of your choice. From eggs and bacon and peppers to blueberries, whipped cream and feta cheese, you can make your waffle how you want it from scratch. Enjoy your plate at the outdoor trellis next door to the building for a quaint breakfast outside.

Address: 607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

First Watch Cafe

A popular brunch spot on Saturday mornings, First Watch is known for a healthy and playful menu full of delicious options such as the sunrise granola bowl, million-dollar bacon, and smoked salmon and roasted vegetable frittata. Another highlight of the menu is an ever-changing juice bar with kale tonic and morning meditation juice. 

Address: Various Locations

Golden Corral

For a brunch with lots of options, Golden Corral has a brunch menu fit for a king with an unlimited buffet filled with all the breakfast favorites such as bacon, eggs, breakfast casserole, hash browns, sausage, french toast, omelet bar, cinnamon rolls, buttermilk biscuits, carved ham, donuts, and dozens of pastries. 

Address: Various Locations