TOP 5 DINING: BRUNCH

By Amanda Harper

 

DOODLES BREAKFAST & LUNCH

262 N. Limestone • 859.317.8507 • DoodlesLex.com

For nearly a decade, Doodles has been a local favorite for brunch. Their locally-sourced menu features tried and true breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as a few surprises. Their famous The Cure includes two local eggs, cheese grits or fried potatoes, toast or a biscuit and a choice of sausage, bacon or veggie sausage. Don’t forget about their delicious Bellini!


CARSON'S

362 E. Main St. • 859.309.3039 • CarsonsFoodandDrink.com

Carson’s does brunch in a big way, with delicious dishes that start any day off right. Their Bread Pudding French Toast is a decadent choice, grilled and topped with seasonal berries, bananas and candied pecans in their banana bourbon sauce, served with whipped cream and powdered sugar. They also have great savory and fresh choices that go wonderfully with their Six Bloody Mary options.


ZIM'S CAFE

215 W. Main St. Ste. 25 • 859.785.3690 • ZimsCafe.com

In the short time since it opened, Zim's has become a meeting spot at breakfast time for seemingly all of Lexington. And it’s easy to see why: their Gingerbread Pancakes are a can’t-miss, spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and Kentucky sorghum. Try them with the Zims signature latte, the Sorghum & Spice.


RANADA’S BISTRO & BAR

400 Old Vine St. Ste. 108 • 859.523.4141 • Ranadas.com

Ranada Riley works carefully to utilize the freshest ingredients, so her menu changes with the seasons. In April, her brunch included a Spring Vegetable and Herb Quiche in a flaky pastry shell with scallion, spinach, parsley, chive and gruyere cheese, served with toast and a side. Be sure to take a peek at Ranada’s drink menu!


JOSIE’S

821 Chevy Chase Pl. • 859.523.8328 • JosiesKy.com

With a robust breakfast menu, Josie’s has been a favorite in the Chevy Chase area for 10 years. From healthy options to down-home comfort, they’ve got it all. Josie’s Dad’s Omelets features bacon, sausage, onion, baby spinach, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, banana peppers and smoked cheddar, served with fried potatoes or cheese grit casserole and a biscuit.

 

 

 



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