Start your day with some of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants around Asheville!
COMPILED BY EDIBLE ASHEVILLE STAFF | PHOTOS BY ERIN ADAMS
1550 Hendersonville Rd. #116, South Asheville
Open bright and early at 7 a.m., Abeja’s has a loyal following among the breakfast set and gets rave reviews for its pancakes, omelettes, and crowd-pleasing huevos rancheros, which is served on top of tomatillo salsa, roasted potatoes and refried Mexican black beans.
Ever since Carolyn and Jason Roy opened up their first Biscuit Head in 2013, folks have been clamoring for their homemade biscuits (just $3). For those with savory flavors in mind, the restaurant offers tantalizing gravies, along with sides of fried chicken, pulled pork and sriracha maple sausage.
47 Biltmore Ave., Downtown Asheville
When the restaurant opens its windows on a nice day, welcoming the sounds of bustling Biltmore Avenue, there are few locations better suited for the popular midday meal. The Blackbird’s weekend brunch includes its signature creative cuisine, along with favorites like eggs benedict and biscuits and gravy.
OVER EASY CAFE
32 Broadway St., Downtown Asheville
The charming cafe uses seasonal ingredients, which means the menu is always changing, but the takeout-only menu (as of press time) is still presenting a lot of the popular dishes. Many items are organic and locally sourced, and folks are treated to consistently friendly service.
SUNNY POINT CAFE
626 Haywood Rd., West Asheville
Located in West Asheville and open since 2003, Sunny Point continues to be the standard-bearer for popular go-to breakfast destinations. It’s oft en crowded but the vibe is pleasant. The menu hits a bunch of homeruns, but some of the standouts include the shrimp and grits and huevos rancheros.