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50 In 50: The Best Black-Owned Brunch Spots In All 50 States

By DeAnna Taylor

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We at Travel Noire searched far and wide to curate this list of the best black-owned brunch spots across America. Check them out.

 

Alabama

Brick and Spoon: Located in Mobile, Alabama, this restaurant offers everything from brunch, lunch, and everything in between.

 

Alaska

Roscoe’s Catfish and Barbeque: While this isn’t a brunch spot, it is open Monday thru Sunday starting at 11am. Get your fill of the best soul food Anchorage has to offer.

 

Arizona

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles: Brunch is always the perfect time to stuff your face with delicious chicken and waffles. Lo-Lo’s serves up and all day breakfast so you can sleep in and still make it for some delicious breakfast food anytime of day.

 

Photo courtesy of Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles

 

Arkansas

Ceci’s Chicken N Waffles: Located in the city of Conway, Ceci’s has the ultimate brunch staple: red velvet waffles.

 

California

Oeste Oakland: This Oakland Bar and Restaurant offers a Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11am until 2:30pm.


 

Colorado

Intersections Coffee: This Denver dine-in breakfast spot is your source for delicious comfort breakfast food.

 

Connecticut

Craig’s Kitchen: This Vernon, Connecticut restaurant offers made to order breakfast in addition to a host of other Soul Food favorites.

 

Related: How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Miami

 

Delaware

Celebrations on Market: This is a casual gourmet restaurant and lounge. It is located on South Market Street in Wilmington.

 

Florida

Spoons Grill: You can find this Fort Lauderdale spot serving up the traditional breakfast favs everyday from 7am until 2pm.

 

Georgia

Negril Village: This popular Atlanta restaurant offers a Sunday brunch menu that you will definitely love.

 

Hawaii

Hughley’s Southern Cuisine: This is the only listing for a black-owned restaurant in Hawaii. It is actually a catering service.

 

Idaho

Kibroms Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine: You can find this authentic African restaurant in the city of Boise.

 

Illinois

Batter and Berries: When you think of brunch in Chicago, you can’t help but to mention this place. Where else can you get a French toast flight?

 

Photo courtesy of Batter and Berries

 

Indiana

Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place: This celeb favorite is located in Indianapolis. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Iowa

SugaPeach Chicken and Fish Fry: Home of the $25 “all you can eat” Sunday Soul Food brunch

 

Kansas

Jones BBQ: You must get there early, the food sells out almost everyday.

 

Kentucky

Shirley Mae’s Café:  This soul food café has been serving up Louisville since 1988.

 

Louisiana

Lil Dizzy’s Cafe: This is said to be one of Queen Bey’s favorite New Orleans restaurants when in town. Sunday brunch is offered from 8am until 2pm. They are opened Monday through Saturday from 7am until 2pm.

Photo courtesy of Lil Dizzy’s Café.

 

Maine

Red Sea: An African restaurant located in the Portland area.

 

Maryland

Milk and Honey Café: The slogan at this Baltimore establishment is “we didn’t invent brunch…we perfected it.”

 

Related: How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Philadelphia

 

Massachusetts

Daryl’s Corner Bar: Located in Boston, Daryl’s features a Sunday jazz brunch from 10am until 3pm.

 

Michigan

Sweet Magnolias: You can find red velvet, fruity pebble, and caramel apple waffles on the menu here.

 

Minnesota

Breaking Bread Café: When you support this Minneapolis business you help to support the community as well.

 

Mississippi

Alma Jean’s Southern Kookin: Located in the city of Senatobia.

 

Missouri

Turn Restaurant: Chef David Kirkland created the menu here to feature farm to table dishes. Brunch is served Wednesday through Sunday.

 

Montana

We’re still trying to find something here.

 

Nebraska

Quick Bites Soul Food: Established in 2016, this Bellevue restaurant serves soul food, sweets, and candy.

 

Photo courtesy of Quick Bites Soul Food

 

Nevada

Gritz Café: This restaurant was voted Best of Las Vegas. It brings Southern flavor to Nevada.

 

New Hampshire

Sunshine Cook Shop: You can find this authentic Jamaican eatery in the Claremont area.

 

New Jersey

The Soul Food Factory: This East Orange soul food restaurant is said to be the best in town.

 

Related: How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned New Orleans

 

New Mexico

Jambo Café: Chef Obo has mastered the art of bringing together African and Caribbean cuisine.

 

New York

SoCo: The goal of the menu, executed by Chef Kingsley John, is to stay true to the flavors of southern food, yet experiment and break all misconceptions about the genre. The Sunday brunch runs from 12pm until 9:30 pm.

Photo courtesy of SoCo

 

North Carolina

True Flavors Diner: The weekend brunch brings dishes like smoked basil salmon eggs benedict and duck hash.

 

North Dakota

Liberian Merry Go Round Restaurant: Located at 855 45th Street in Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Ohio

Super Chef’s: Standout dishes include breakfast pizza and pineapple upside down pancakes.

 

Oklahoma

Off the Hook Seafood: No breakfast here, but you can find some great seafood.

 

Oregon

A Heavenly Taste Café: Located at 4200 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland.

 

Pennsylvania

Rose Petals Café: This Philly café has everything from peanut butter and jelly waffles to spicy turkey sausage and gouda waffles too.

 

Phot courtesy of Rose Petals Café

 

Rhode Island

Monte Cara Restaurant: The family-owned restaurant serves Cape Verde’s most authentic dishes.

 

South Carolina

Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles: Owned by Kiki and Tyrone Cyrus, this establishment has been around since 2012.

 

South Dakota

O’So Good: Owner Omar Thornton has combined all his favorite ethnic dishes to bring flavorful dishes to this Garretson restaurant.

 

Tennessee

The Garden Brunch Café: The name says it all for this Nashville café.

 

Photo courtesy of Garden Brunch Café

 

Texas

The Breakfast Klub: The line is always out the door, so you know it must be amazing.

 

Utah

Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant: This Salt Lake City restaurant features authentic Ethiopian dishes.

 

Vermont

Jamaican Jewelz: This is actually a food stand more than an actual restaurant.

 

Virginia

Mango Mangeaux: This Hampton bistro offers breakfast Monday through Saturday and Brunch on Sunday. The Mango Mango French toast sounds amazing.

Photo courtesy of Mango Mangeaux

 

Washington

Plum Vegan Bistro: This Seattle plant-based eatery offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

 

West Virginia

Sumthin Good Soul Food: Located at 4845 MacCorkle Avenue SW (Spring Hill)
South Charleston, West Virginia.

 

Wisconsin

Coffee Makes You Black: This coffee shop and restaurant can be found in the Milwaukee area.

 

Wyoming

Simply Soul

 

Washington, D.C.

Ben’s Next Door: Brunch is offered every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11am until 4pm.

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DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel writer. The Charlotte native recently completed one year abroad working as an English teacher in South Korea. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.

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