Brunch, or even the idea of brunch, has become an experience rather than just the time of day you choose to combine breakfast and lunch. I mean, have you HAD brunch? It's probably one of the most fun and satisfying activities to take part in during an early weekend afternoon in Gainesville. Well, besides tailgating for a Gator football game in The Swamp of course! The good news is, there are plenty of great brunch locations near Gainesville apartments, so you won't have to travel far to get your mimosa or benedict fix!
Civilization, located near apartments in Gainesville on the north side of town, is a very popular spot known for their vegetarian and vegan friendly menu items. This worker-owned co-op features locally sourced options, located in a very cozy atmosphere. For brunch, you can't go wrong with their Challah French Toast or Hungarian Grilled Cheese. Starting off with an order of Lemon Ricotta Beignets and a full carafe of Hibiscus Ginger Mimosas may be the cure for any pains from the previous evening's festivities.
No brunch list is complete without a mention of The Flying Biscuit. This Atlanta-based café has been providing delicious, home-cooked southern fare since it arrived in Gainesville in 2009. Besides brunch, breakfast is served all day long, which makes pancake-lovers very happy! Their namesake biscuits come paired with delicious apple-butter, which is perfect alongside the Turkey Hash or Organic Oatmeal Pancakes. And guys, we MUST talk about the grits. The Creamy, Dreamy Grits. I swear they are sent from heaven with the perfect consistency and balance of sweet and salty. Be sure to wash it all down with a Mangomosa or an Espresso Stout, a Guinness with a shot of espresso.
Leonardo's 706 may be one of the most well-known brunch locations near apartments in Gainesville. It is located near UF campus, so it is very popular with college students. If you're looking for a buffet-style brunch, this is the way to go. They tout this culinary marvel as an international buffet, complete with 40 plus items featuring flavorings from five different continents. There is also a full menu if you would rather order from a variety of benedicts or omelets. The complimentary plates of muffins they offer do not hurt the experience either. And yes. Leonardo's 706 has a full bar, including a Giant Bloody Mary, so the "hair-of-the-dog" is available should you need it.
No Gainesville brunch list is complete without The Top. This eclectic downtown staple has been a favorite of residents in Gainesville apartments for ages. Their menu ranges from vegan delicacies to meat-eater haven. Sunday brunch is full of amazing items, such as Crème Brulee French Toast and Breakfast Burritos swimming in guacamole. And with $2 mimosas to accompany this dining experience, there is not really much more you could ask for.
Of course, this is just a minor sampling of the brunch locations surrounding the apartments in Gainesville. Be sure to explore this amazing city for all its worth; you just may find the next hidden gem and your new favorite Sunday-Funday locale!