Spring Into Brunch Season

Fourteen delicious South County destinations for a perfect Sunday morning full of mimosas and bennies


Springtime and brunch just seem to go together. Maybe it’s because everyone is itching to get out of the house, or maybe because Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Either way, we’ve got plenty of seriously tasty options.

By the Ocean

For a brunch that’s more seafood focused, head to George’s of Galilee. Think Fried Oysters and Chorizo Hash, Lobster Omelets and a raw bar. Oh, and don’t forget to look up every so often: you’re sure to catch glimpses of the Block Island Ferry as it makes its way through the channel. 250 Sand Hill Cove Road, Galilee. 783-2306

If starting your Sunday morning with views of the ocean is on your list, the Ocean Mist in Matunuck is where it’s at. Plus, from 9am-2pm, when you order from the Dawn Patrol Specials, the first Bloody Mary or Mimosa is just three bucks. 895 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield. 782-3740

For a completely indulgent brunch experience, the Sunday Jazz Brunch and the Ocean House in Westerly is a must. There’s an extensive raw bar, meats and cheeses, and scrumptious breakfast and lunch options all to be enjoyed with the smooth jazz, blues and soul music of Greg Piccolo. 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill. 855-678-0364

It’s hard to describe just how magical the bay views from the Coast Guard House are. It makes the lobster a little sweeter, the eggs a bit fluffier, the mimosas a touch bubblier. Inside there’s a full raw bar highlighting the bounty of the area, plenty of seafood scrambles and sandwiches, and chowders and hashes to round out the meal. 40 Ocean Road, Narragansett. 789-0700

Global Dishes

Craving Southern flavors? Dante’s Kitchen in East Greenwich pulls much of its culinary inspiration from below the Mason-Dixon Line. They’ve got Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken and Waffles and Pulled Pork Hash, which can all be washed down with a Baton Rouge Lemonade spiked with Bulleit Bourbon. 315 Main Street, East Greenwich. 398-7798

For creative Mexican fare with craft cocktails, the weekend brunch at Diego’s is a must. The Spicy Maria is a twist on a Bloody Mary that has tequila instead of vodka. Then there’s the Hibiscus Mimosa that adds a touch of spring to any morning. With the purchase of any drink, diners have the option of ordering from the five-dollar menu. It includes Mexican fusion options like the Diego’s Breakfast Torta, which nestles eggs, black beans, Oaxaca cheese and spicy Baja aioli on a Portuguese bolo. 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 619-2640

Spirited Brunching

The Restaurant at the Weekapaug Inn rolls around a Signature Bloody Mary cart that’s just as amazing as it sounds. You can pick and choose from an array of toppings, ensuring the perfect Bloody Mary made the way you want it. 25 Spray Rock Road, Westerly. 855-679-2995

The Narragansett Cafe in Jamestown has been livening up Sunday mornings for years with their Sunday Blues, Bloodies and Brunch. When you add in no cover charge, their famous Fish and Chips and strong drinks, there’s no reason not to hang at the Ganny. 25 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. 423-2150

Add a touch of whimsy to your Sunday brunch at Chair 5. The modern space is bright and fun, and so is the food. They’ve got all the favorites you could want, accentuated with hyper local ingredients, like their Bloody Bar made with Sons of Liberty Loyal 9 Vodka, made right in South Kingstown. 1208 Ocean Road, Narragansett. 363-9820

Family Fun

1149’s brunch buffet is something that everyone needs to experience at least once. In addition to carving and omelet stations, a dessert display, made-to-order bennies, soup, salad and smoked salmon, there’s a live jazz guitarist to keep your toes tapping all morning long. 1149 Division Street, East Greenwich. 884-1149

Every Saturday and Sunday, Gregg’s serves up a simple yet satisfying breakfast. They’ve got all the breakfast staples alongside fun twists on the classics. Of course they have pancakes, but they top them with apple crisp and whipped cream. Then there’s the omelets that can be filled with corned beef hash or an array of fresh veggies. 4120 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown. 294-5700

Beach Body Brunching

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the folks over at the Corner Cafe would agree. They’ve covered their bases with basics like Sweetbread French Toast, and kicked it up by topping it with homemade maple pecan butter. Those looking to watch their waistlines have plenty to choose from, too. The Steel Cut Oatmeal with berries is a protein-packed way to begin any day, as are the scrambled egg whites and whole-wheat pancakes. 110 Broadway, Newport. 846-0606

On the hunt for a healthier brunch? T’s Restaurant has all the egg white and gluten-free options you could ask for. With everything from omelets to oatmeal and sandwiches, keeping in tip-top shape is as easy as pie… or a healthy alternative. 5600 Post Road, East Greenwich. 398-7877

As soon as you walk into Keenwah Super Food Eatery, you’re greeted by a case of yogurt and chia seed parfaits that could easily be mistaken for works of art. Burrito bowls, breakfast pizzas and wraps are all on the menu, many of which are vegan, dairy free or gluten free. Even the coffee has a feel-good vibe, as most of it is single origin. They’ve even got some tap lines – not for beer but for various kinds of kombucha, a fermented tea high in B vitamins. 311 Broadway, Newport. 619-5266