Best Brunch In Baton Rouge, LA | Local Restaurants & Cafes

If there’s one thing Baton Rouge knows, it’s brunch. Crispy bacon, savory shrimp and grits, creative benedicts and bottomless mimosas – nothing cures the Sunday scaries quite like it. Luckily, Baton Rouge locals have done the work for you by deciding the best spots for brunch in Baton Rouge, so you don’t have to! From a lowkey mid-morning meal to a decadent jazz brunch, these Baton Rouge brunches are sure to hit the spot and bridge the oh-so-important gap between breakfast and lunch. We welcome you to stay in town a little longer and enjoy all the flavors Baton Rouge has to offer during the most important meal of the day.

 

13556 Jefferson Hwy. 

Saturday & Sunday

Mason’s is the defending champion of the Best of 225 Brunch award, and it sure does live up to the title! With champagne by the bottle, famous Bloody Marys and a homestyle menu, this is the perfect place to go on a Saturday or with the whole family on Sunday.

“Mason’s brunch was so yummy!! Coffee lovers… their nitro vanilla cold brew is a must have!” -Ashlyn L.

 

7731 Jefferson Hwy. 

Saturday & Sunday

Often called “a hidden treasure,” Beausoleil does not disappoint with Creole flavors. Their brunch menu holds classic dishes with a slight twist—great for any type of brunch-goer!

“The Mississippi Mule is an absolute must if you like Moscow Mules. Our entrees were amazing as well, but oh my gosh, the bread pudding. We heard a hallelujah chorus. Highly highly highly recommend.” -Chelsea J.

 

3145 Government St. 

Saturday & Sunday

Winning Best Overall Restaurant in the 2021 & 2022 Best of 225 Awards, Elsie’s is the must-try eatery in the city. Named after Chef Paul Dupre’s grandmother, Elsie Campeau Rupe always had three things when a guest visited her home: a hug, your favorite meal and pie for dessert. Elsie’s carries on that legacy with its welcoming environment, incredible dishes and the best pie you’ll ever have. Their brunch menu is a mouthwatering blend of savory and sweet that will leave you satisfied. 

“From its sunny atmosphere to its wonderful blend of French and Cajun cuisine, Elsie’s is a must-eat for anyone wanting to experience a true taste of the capital city.” -Joseph M.

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Frank’s Restaurant – Voted 2022 Best of 225 "Best Breakfast"

8353 Airline Hwy. 

Daily

Also known as the “home to the best homemade biscuits in the world,” Frank’s is a go-to spot for anyone looking for a traditional, downhome southern breakfast. We’re drooling just looking at their menu! 

"Great home-cooked meals, large portions, and the best biscuits in town!" -Linda D.

 

2904 Perkins Rd. 

Sunday 

Located under the Perkins Overpass, this bustling restaurant features some of the best specialty drinks and breakfast plates. They even have a biscuit menu which varies from classic with jam to fried chicken or ham and egg sandwiches! Sit under the large outdoor tent to bask in the gorgeous Baton Rouge weather while you enjoy your meal. 

“A quaint little place with a great staff and wonderful atmosphere! THE go-to place for Sunday brunch. The brunch menu is full of many great dishes, especially like the biscuits. Definitely worth trying.” -Rick G.

 

7246 Perkins Rd.

Saturday & Sunday

Bonus: Bottomless mimosas

SoLou is the newest addition to the Baton Rouge food scene, and man, has it taken the city by storm. Southern meets elegance meets Instagram photo ops at this Perkins dining spot. Take it from us, you’ll have FOMO if you don’t try it soon.

“Overall great restaurant!! The atmosphere and service was fantastic. We made a reservation for Sunday brunch and they sat us when we arrived! The food was delicious, and we can't wait to go back! A must try :)” -Kaitlyn W.

 

333 Laurel St.

Daily

Located on historic Third Street, The Vintage is the perfect spot for a quick and delicious breakfast downtown. Their coffee is incredible, and don’t even get us started on the beignets! Pro tip: Take your food to go, and walk over to the levee to enjoy brunch with a view!

“The atmosphere was perfect to relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast! The service was quick, and the food was delicious! Will definitely make this a preferred stop next time we come to visit.” -Liz H.

 

8418 Scotland Ave. & 501 Main St.

Monday – Saturday

Southern Cofé marries healthy eats with southern comfort and incredible coffee. Check out the original Scotlandville location, or stop in at Main Street Market downtown—we’re sure that you’ll feel right at home.

“Not only is the space great, but the staff are always so friendly and helpful. This place is an oasis of affordable, healthy eats and good coffee. Their vegan cookies are so amazing, and the buddha bowl was refreshing and light. 10/10 recommend this hidden gem!” -Layni L.

 

1857 Government St.

Daily

Leola’s Café is tucked away off of Government Street in a cluster of antique shops and boutiques. Offering unique flavors and pairings, Leola’s has left a stunning impression on locals. Weather permitting, we recommend dining in their outdoor courtyard area.

“This was one of the best brunches I've had in a loooong time. We got the brunch board and a mimosa flight… A+++. The board consisted of bougie cado toast, bagel and lox, veggie quiche, brie, hummus, veggies, caprese salad, fruit, brisket, and pancakes. Everything was spot on and DELICIOUS! I was dancing in my seat.” -Liza S.

 

City Pork

7327 Jefferson Hwy & 18143 Perkins Rd. E

Saturday & Sunday

With “pork” in their name and bacon being one of the main brunch food groups, it should come as no surprise that City Pork knocks it out of the park with their breakfast and brunch options. Serving breakfast on the weekdays and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, menu items range from BBQ shrimp and grits to cochon de lait benedicts, as well as sandwiches and salads, such as the smoked chicken shwarma salad and the CP breakfast sandwich.

“It had been quite some time since we had been to City Pork and our first time trying brunch. The experience overall was excellent. Those at the table who had Bloody Marys raved about them (and they did look delicious). The wild boar flautas are always a hit and the shrimp creole omelet with veggies was delicious and very satisfying. I am so glad we finally got to try brunch here and look forward to our next trip back.” -Sarah D.

 

2122 Perkins Road

Saturday & Sunday

Bonus: Bottomless mimosas

Olive or Twist’s brunch menu may be Baton Rouge’s best-kept secret, with the options of traditional bottomless mimosas of champagne and OJ or flavored bottomless mimosas, with over 10 different flavors ranging from lavender to pomegranate. If mimosas aren’t your thing, don’t worry – the brunch cocktail menu is extensive and has something for everyone. You can also expect traditional Southern brunch bites on the menu, such as the Bananas Foster French toast and the chicken and waffles Acadian.

“Came here for brunch (just food) and it was AMAZING! Love the southern-style food. They have a HUGE selection for drinks as well. All the food was seasoned perfect!! 10/10 recommend. Our waiter Ashton was excellent.” -Kait M.

 

3739 Perkins Road

Saturday & Sunday

Bonus: Jazz Brunch on Saturdays

Get the best of both worlds – music and food – and all the Instagram ops you could ask for at Juban’s Jazz Jubilee Brunch, held every Saturday. Enjoy tunes by local musicians, a specialty menu, and all the brunchy booze you can ask for – everything from mimosas to Bloody Marys to brandy milk punch.

“This restaurant was fantastic. I cannot say enough about the quality of its service, ambiance, and food course offerings. Excellent choice!” -Jay B.

 

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