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Tasty Brunch Adventures In Local Dining


The Gulf Coast may have shifted into a slower gear, but that just means there's more time to savor the good life! And what better way to embrace our relaxed Gulf Coastal lifestyle than a leisurely brunch?  Brunch, a delightful combination of breakfast and lunch dishes enjoyed through the early afternoon hours is a fantastic way to savor the slower summer pace. Ditch the kitchen mess and support our locally-owned, independent restaurants by exploring their unique and delectable brunch menus. It's a perfect way to savor the good life and discover the heart of the community, one delicious bite at a time.

Element Steak. Seafood. Pasta.

Craving a lively Sunday brunch in the heart of downtown Sarasota?  Element is delivering with their delicious Sunday Brunch, offered through the summer. Brunch starts at 10:30 am with Bottomless Mimosas (Orange, Pineapple, Passionfruit, Cranberry - you choose! $25), brunch boards, and more.  The brunch fun continues with Jazzy Tunes with Akiem_the_guitar_player  starting at 11 am, Happy Hour at 12:30 pm, and ending at 2:30 pm.  Meet up with family or friends, Element will ensure you have a Sunday Funday!


Indulge in a delightful brunch experience at Kolucan Mexican Bar & Grill in Sarasota’s Gulf Gate Village offered Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. The owners, Chefs Gino and Jose are serving an array of authentic Mexican items, like the popular Chicken Mole Tamal served with sunny side eggs, charro beans, and queso fresco,  plus some twists on classic faves like Tres Leches French Toast. Wash it all down with a traditional Mexican beverage, cafe de olla, a spiced coffee made with a sugar syrup called piloncillo.

But wait, there's more! On the second Sunday of every month, Kolucan's brunch gets even more exciting with Beats + Brunch. Enjoy the upbeat sounds of guest DJs while you savor your brunch. Browse the artisanal market featuring unique vendors showcasing their wares – it's the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind treasures alongside your delicious meal.


MADE Restaurant

Elevate your Sundays with an unforgettable brunch at MADE Restaurant and see what all of the excitement is about! Their Sunday brunch was featured as one of the “Five Great Sarasota Brunches” in Sarasota Magazine as well as a top option for brunch in downtown Sarasota from Visit Sarasota. Their diverse menu features an array of delectable dishes, from classic favorites to unique creations, all crafted with the freshest ingredients. Whether you're enjoying a leisurely meal with family or catching up with friends, their inviting atmosphere and delicious offerings make for the perfect Sunday treat. Join them from 10 am to 2 pm for brunch.

The Chateau Anna Maria

Indulge in a taste of luxury with Sunday brunch at The Chateau Anna Maria on Anna Maria Island. Owned by Food Network's "Summer Rush" stars Buddy Foy Jr. and his wife Jennifer, this Holmes Beach gem offers a unique blend of casual elegance and French-inspired cuisine with a coastal twist. From 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays, tantalize your taste buds with brunch selections like decadent Crème Brûlée Pancakes or the indulgent King Crab Benedict. And for a truly Floridian experience, arrive by boat – The Chateau even has slips available for reservation!

riverhouse brunch

Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant

Craving a unique waterfront dining experience? Look no further than Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant, a staple of Palmetto's historic district where you can enjoy lunch, dinner, and even private events with stunning indoor and outdoor seating options. But did you know they serve a popular Sunday brunch? Riverhouse's "Brunch with a View" is offered every Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Choose from delicious options like omelets packed with meat or fresh farmers market veggies, eggs benedict with either ham or decadent crab cakes, and even classic French toast. Add on your favorite sides and drinks, including mimosas and Bloody Marys, for the perfect waterfront brunch experience.

And here are some of the best local eateries that offer breakfast every day, so you can basically brunch whenever you want:


Pop’s Sunset Grill

Enjoy a delightful brunch experience at Pop's Sunset Grill in Nokomis, Florida, with stunning Intracoastal Waterway views. Their weekend brunch menu, available from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, offers a wide selection of delicious options to satisfy every craving. From classic choices like avocado toast and buttermilk pancakes to unique creations like huevos rancheros, lobster benedict, and breakfast flatbread, there's something for everyone. They also boast a tempting selection of brunch cocktails, including mimosas, micheladas, Bloody Marys, and tropical rum concoctions, perfect for complementing your meal.

Pop’s also serves Breakfast on weekdays from 8 am to 11:30 am. View Pop’s full Breakfast/Brunch Menu here.

Station 400

Station 400 beckons with a delightful brunch experience unlike any other. This family-owned gem, with locations in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch, elevates classic brunch favorites with locally sourced ingredients and innovative twists. Their all-day breakfast and lunch menu caters to every craving, from fluffy pancakes to decadent eggs benedict. Friendly service complements the delicious food, and you can round out your brunch with a refreshing mimosa, a glass of wine, or a craft beer. Led by the husband and wife team of Dean and Kelly Fox, Station 400 has become a beloved local institution, and with good reason – it's the perfect spot to savor a delightful brunch, any day of the week!


ICON Eatery at IMG Legacy Hotel

Bring balance and fuel to your morning with the fresh new a la carte menu available at Icon Eatery. Located inside Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, Icon Eatery & Bar is a hidden gem,  welcoming local visitors as well as hotel guests to experience their creative seasonal menus in a unique setting at Bradenton's luxury boutique hotel. From 6:30 to 10 am join them for breakfast! From sandwiches, avocado toast, burritos, frittatas, and Chef’s Signature smoothie, they’ll help prepare you for the day to come.

Lox and Egg Bagel Company

When you're craving the best New York-style bagels on Florida's Gulf Coast, Lox and Egg Bagel Company is the place to be! They offer a wide variety of flavored bagels and freshly made cream cheese. Their breakfast sandwiches are always a good choice, with mouthwatering options like steak, egg & cheese, Western bagel, New Yorker, and more. Make it a great day by stopping at Lox and Egg Bagel Company for brunch.


Nestled within Sarasota's art-centric Art Ovation Hotel, Tzeva offers a delectable journey through modern Mediterranean cuisine with vibrant Israeli influences. Chef Ken Shiro Lumpkin curates a menu that bursts with color and flavor, featuring beautifully plated dishes that weave together cultural traditions with a contemporary twist. Fresh, seasonal ingredients take center stage, reflecting the restaurant's proximity to the beach and its focus on healthy living.

Start your day right with Tzeva’s breakfast menu, available daily from 7 am to 11 am. Indulge in classic options like avocado toast or buttermilk biscuits and gravy, or embrace the Mediterranean spirit with a Menemen bowl or a flavorful Shakshuka.

The Original Egg

Step into The Original Egg and waft up the aroma of some seriously genuine cooking. Family-owned and operated since 1985, they're all about quality and tradition. While some of their signature dishes originated from household recipes, they also fancy creating family favorites that include just a dash of fresh flavor. Famous for their egg creations, they’re serving up breakfast, brunch, and lunch that can only be found in their blue-adorned eatery.

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine

Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota doesn't disappoint for lunch or dinner, they also offer a tempting breakfast spread every morning from 7 am. Start your day with vibrant coastal views alongside inventive dishes. Blueberry Griddle Cakes dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with Le Must pure maple syrup offer a classic sweet option. For a savory choice, the Salmon Gravlax with its accompaniments of bagel, cream cheese, and pickled onion promises a delightful balance of textures and flavors, while the Shrimp & Grits, featuring smoked Gulf shrimp and Andouille sausage atop creamy white cheddar grits, is sure to satisfy. Complement your meal with a refreshing smoothie or a cup of tea from their curated selection.


The Breakfast Company

Start your day right with a delicious brunch at The Breakfast Company! Their menu is packed with mouthwatering classics and innovative dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you're in the mood for fluffy pancakes, savory omelets, or a refreshing mimosa, they have something to satisfy every craving. Perfect for gatherings with friends, family outings, or a cozy meal for two. Plus, now Terri Syros and her son, Dimitri Syros - the driving forces behind the growth of The Breakfast Company - are welcoming guests at 3 locations throughout our sparkling Gulf Coast. All locations are open until 2 pm and closed on Mondays.  

Exploring the local brunch scene is a delightful way to spend your weekends, whether you’re a dedicated foodie or just looking to try something new. The members of Sarasota-Manatee Originals thoughtfully craft their menus to bring together beloved classics and unique dishes for the most discerning palates. So, gather your friends, family, or that special someone, and set out to discover the amazing brunch offerings in our area. Your next favorite meal might be just around the corner. Happy brunching! 


As Always, Eat Like A Local!