While some people dread “get your s$%# together Sunday,” this last day of the week has always been one of my favorites. When I was a kid, Sunday always meant reading the colored comic section of the newspaper and playing baseball with my brother. In high school, Sunday was all about casually catching up on homework as I watched Harry Potter on ABC Family. But my absolute, no-comparison favorite thing about Sunday is Sunday Brunch.
Sunday Brunch is essentially two meals combined into one, so it’s bound to be good no matter where you go. Whether you’re looking to get more “bang for your buck” by combining two meals or by finding the perfect omelet, Sunday Brunch always has what you are looking for. So I went on a mission to find which Chapel Hill restaurants offer Sunday Brunch and which ones truly live up to the name.
If you prefer the buffet style, Mint might be for you. Mint offers an all-you-can-eat Northern Indian cuisine buffet from 12pm to 3pm on Sundays. While the brunch is tailored more toward lunch items, the buffet is filled with chicken, lamb and rice specialties. It’s a great place to bring your books and stay for the whole three hours enjoying an endless buffet and free champagne and mimosas! You can even plan a special outing with friends here. Did I mention the free champagne and mimosas?
Another great option, although on the expensive side, is Sunday Brunch at the Carolina Inn. The Carolina Crossroads Restaurant offers brunch from 11:30am-2:00pm on Sundays. The buffet is filled with fresh fruit, countless pastries and entrees that will remind you of home. The chefs pride themselves on exquisite food, and the atmosphere of the Carolina Inn will only add to your relaxing brunch experience. It’s the perfect place to impress your significant other or to enjoy with your parents when they are in town.
For a truly southern cuisine, you may be interested in trying Crook’s Corner. They offer Sunday brunch from 10:30am-2:00pm in their quaint and eclectic restaurant, which is also historically known as the “birthplace of shrimp and grits.” Appropriately, you will find shrimp and grits on the menu as well as buttermilk pancakes and fried oysters and eggs. Their brunch is not served buffet style, but instead offers a first course that includes collards and hushpuppies and a main course. Crook’s Corner is a Chapel Hill staple and a must before you graduate!
So, put down your books and extend your weekend just a little bit longer with Sunday Brunch next weekend.