Considering how much I like everything else at Founding Farmers, I had little doubt I would love their brunch. Their website still says “Sunday Brunch,” but do they serve brunch on Saturdays, so this is a good place to keep in mind when you want to start your weekend with a fantastic mean — for some reason a of of restaurants still only serve brunch on Sundays, making it difficult to find places for the earlier part of the weekend…a big issue for a brunch-lover like me!
I ordered the Founding Farmers Breakfast: two eggs, thick cut bacon, grits and an English muffin. The English muffins, by the way, are homemade and fantastic. The grits were a little creamier than I like but the flavor was right, and the bacon was very good quality and perfectly cooked. The friend I went with got the sausage, mushroom and spinach pan scramble with the English muffin and hash browns. We were both stuffed by the end but somehow managed to make room for dessert: homemade donuts holes, which came with three dipping sauces: chocolate, caramel, and what I believe was butterscotch. I still say Tabard Inn‘s donuts are the best around, but these are a pretty amazing second.
Like their very extensive regular menu, the brunch menu has something for everyone. Pancakes or waffles, eggs any way you want ‘em, steel cut oatmeal, granola and yogurt…the list goes on. And as for the drinks, they make a wide range of drinks and do a very good job at it. They also happen to make a very good Dark and Stormy, one of my favorites, so I opted for that over a mimosa or Bloody Mary.
Reservations often fill up quickly, so plan ahead if you want to be seated right away. But I’ve had good luck waiting for a table, and their bar area is pretty big and a great option if you’re only dining with one other person.