Classic on Noble

Nothing says “weekend” like a long, leisurely brunch with friends. Here’s a list of locations with plenty of options – from traditional favorites to unique twists on sweet and savory dishes. With menus like these, it’s never been harder to wait for the weekend.



Five Bar, Tuscaloosa
The menu at Five may seem small, but the flavors packed into each indulgent dish leave nothing to be desired. The restaurant offers an extensive bloody mary bar, and the menu usually features delicious variations of chicken and waffles, savory Benedicts and even a brunch burger.

Spot of Tea, Mobile
Spot of Tea is the place for brunch any day of the week. The seating area is elegant and historic, but don’t wait for a special occasion to visit. Treat yourself to a menu full of indulgent options like waffles with fruit, bananas Foster French toast and crab cake Benedict with seafood sauce.

El Barrio, Birmingham
Can’t wait until Sunday for brunch? El Barrio, on eclectic Second Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, serves Saturday brunch with a Mexican spin. Start with a cocktail: Try the Birmingham Sunrise or Paloma for two. Then get your fill of dishes such as breakfast tacos with chorizo hash and The Cuban Madam, a ham and pork sandwich topped with fried eggs.

Classic on Noble, Anniston
This spot in downtown Anniston is named appropriately: Classic describes everything from the historic locale to the focus on expertly crafted dishes. Sunday brunch selections include a traditional carving station and made-to-order omelets and waffles. We dare you to try and resist brunch buffet favorites like crawfish étouffée and grits with fresh collard greens.

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear
This luxurious bayside resort serves award-winning brunch on Sundays in its Grand Dining Room, transforming breakfast into a highlight of your vacation. Don’t miss the signature lump crab scramble with Southern chow-chow and spicy rémoulade sauce.

Blue Plate Cafe, Huntsville
For the early risers, Blue Plate Cafe opens at 6 a.m. on Saturdays and has perfected classic breakfast favorites. Omelets, biscuits, grits and pancakes are among the menu options, all prepared just the way your grandmother would have done it.

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