Brunch In Columbia, SC: Your Ultimate Guide By Locals

This guide shares the best places for brunch in Columbia, SC. You’ll find everything from upscale brunch spots and dim sum brunch to casual eateries with mimosas by the pitcher.

There are so many great eateries in the area worth trying, so be sure to check out our list of over 20 awesome restaurants in Columbia. But if you’re specifically looking for brunch restaurants in Columbia, read on!

Where To Get Brunch in Columbia, SC

No matter where you are in or around Columbia, SC, this map will show you the nearest brunch spot that we recommend visiting!

Columbia’s Brunch Restaurants

This list includes restaurants with weekend-only brunches as well as those with daily offerings. Most offer brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays, but a few have brunch on Sundays only. You can also check out guide to breakfast in Columbia for more inspiration.

We have noted the dates and times that each offers brunch. Make sure to check with the establishment to confirm before making plans, though!

Charming brunch in Five Points with sidewalk seating

Brunch at The Gourmet Shop is such a treat! Not only is it daily, but they also have excellent outdoor seating along the sidewalk.

You’ll find brunch fare like an egg + cheese croissant and a brie and bacon croissant. They also have grits bowls and pastries.

If it’s lunchtime, try their famous chicken salad on a croissant. Speaking of, plan to shop around and order a to-go container of chicken salad from their market.

Brunch Beverages: Bloody Mary + Mimosa and Peach Bellini by the glass or bottle.

Brunch is available at The Gourmet Shop daily.

Tables are first come first serve and you may have to wait during busy times. The good news is that the Gourmet Shop has an awesome marketplace full of fun kitchen and pantry finds. You can find everything from fancy crackers for your charcuterie board to a french press and specialty ingredients.

The Gourmet Shop

Fine-dining brunch in downtown Columbia

Halls Chophouse is a fine dining restaurant in Columbia with a Sunday brunch. They serve gourmet Lowcountry specialties in a white tablecloth setting.

Brunch entrees at Halls include filet mignon, omelets and eggs benedict. They also have pancakes, french toast and their lunch-only cheeseburger.

Brunch Beverages: Their brunch drink menu includes coffee, tea, bloody marys, mimosas and bellinis.

Brunch at Hall’s Chophouse is offered on Sundays only beginning at 10 am. Reservations can be made in advance.

Halls Chophouse

The best outdoor brunch in Columbia

If your ideal brunch is French-inspired with a croque monsieur and a mimosa, then you’ll love Hampton Street Vineyard. It’s located downtown just off Main Street and offers excellent outdoor seating.

We recommend starting brunch with fried brie and strawberry jam. From there, try the classic French Omelet or their French Toast with chantilly cream and macerated berries. You won’t be disappointed!

Brunch Beverages: Wine, breakfast cocktails, mimosa flights

Hampton Street Vineyard brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm.

Hampton Street Vineyard

Ruby Sunshine opened in November 2023

2030 Devine Street | Five Points

Eggs Benedict, beignets and a mimosa flight in Five Points

Ruby Sunshine is a top pick for brunch in Columbia any day of the week. They’re located in Five Points and have a great menu with pancakes, omelets, french toast, and several varieties of eggs benedict.

It’s the perfect destination for a boozy brunch after a Carolina win.

Brunch Beverages: Ruby Sunshine has an excellent breakfast cocktail list! Choose from a variety of mimosas, a mimosa flight, Bacon Bloody Mary, Morning Margarita and more.

Brunch is available at Ruby Sunshine daily.

Ruby Sunshine

300 State Street | West Columbia

Self-serve coffee, mimosa pitchers and the best hashbrowns in town

Cafe Strudel is the perfect neighborhood cafe in West Columbia with a delicious all-day brunch. It’s charming and cozy, with seated service and self-serve coffee.

Try their famous hangover hashbrowns topped with tomatoes and banana peppers. They also have a classic breakfast plate, cinnamon pancakes and a breakfast burrito.

Brunch Beverages: Several mimosa varieties available by the glass or pitcher. They also have a signature bacon-infused Bloody Mary.

Cafe Strudel’s brunch menu is available daily (and all day!)

Sunday brunch + arcade games in downtown Columbia

Transmission Arcade is an arcade and bar in downtown Columbia with a Sunday brunch.

Their brunch includes a breakfast burrito, breakfast tacos, several variations of biscuit sandwiches and a specialty cinnamon roll. They also have chicken tenders, wings and a smashburger.

And yes, you can play arcade games at Transmission! You’ll find everything from Frogger to Mortal Kombat. Games are typically 1-2 tokens, and you get 4 tokens per dollar. Check out their full game lineup here.

Brunch at Transmission Arcade is only available on Sundays from 10:30-4.

Upscale brunch in the Vista with farm-to-table Southern dishes

For a fancy brunch in Columbia, head to Motor Supply in the Vista. Their farm-to-table brunch menu changes weekly but it’s always impressive. Think: shrimp & grits and brioche french toast.

Brunch Beverages: Bacon-infused bloody mary, mimosas, Spiked Arnold Palmer, gourmet sodas and fresh South Carolina peach Bellinis.

Brunch is served at Motor Supply on Saturdays (11-2) and Sundays (10-2). Reservations are recommended.

The perfect place for a southern brunch every day of the week

If you want a classic brunch but it’s a Monday, hop over to Poogan’s in Forest Acres! They have great breakfast drinks, delicious brunch entrees and a dog-friendly outdoor patio.

Poogan’s has several brunch classics like a 2 egg breakfast plate, buttermilk pancakes and brioche french toast. They also have corned beef hash & eggs and a country-fried steak on the menu.

Brunch Beverages: Spiked iced coffee, Bloody Mary, Mimosa (glass and carafe.)

Brunch at Poogan’s Kitchen is available daily until 3pm

Dim Sum brunch in The Vista

Boku Kitchen in the Vista is the perfect destination for a unique brunch experience in Columbia.

Their Dim Sum brunch menu includes a Yuzu sticky puffle, banh mi avocado toast, wontons, egg rolls, wings and Singapore street noodles. It’s a fun change of pace from the usual chicken and waffles.

Don’t miss their famous 64-ounce Boku Bloody Mary topped with soju, half honey chicken, pork bao buns and potstickers.

Other Brunch Beverages: Mimosa carafe, mimosa sampler flight, sake-based brunch drink, jalapeno-infused tequila

Boku Kitchen’s brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.

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Fun spot for a delicious brunch in Five Points

Publico is a great spot for brunch if you’re looking for a casual atmosphere with flavorful food. Their dishes are Latin and Asian inspired, often taking a traditional dish and adding their own spin to it.

Try their Plantain Pancakes, Churro French Toast, or Chicken & Puffles.

Brunch Beverages: Publico offers a wide variety of brunch cocktails, as well as mimosa pitchers and bloody marys.

Brunch at Publico is available on Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. 

The Hoot opened in June 2023

2910 Rosewood Drive | Rosewood

Casual vegan brunch in Rosewood on Sundays

The Hoot in Rosewood is an excellent spot for a laidback vegan brunch in Columbia. You’ll find brunch favorites like pancakes, a chicken biscuit and biscuit + gravy made with 100% plant-based ingredients.

Brunch Beverages: Mimosa, Beer-mosa, Bloody Mary and few brunch cocktails

Brunch at The Hoot is available on Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Columbia Brewery with a Sunday brunch

If you are looking for a family-friendly brunch in Columbia, head to Steel Hands Brewing. It’s the perfect casual way to start your Sunday.

Steel Hands has an awesome outdoor space and an epic brunch menu for a brewery. Think chicken & waffles and mac & cheese bites with smoked gouda.

Brunch at Steel Hands is available every Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

A delicious outdoor brunch in downtown Columbia

Market on Main has a great weekend brunch menu with unique bites like Reuben Hash and Korean Fried Chicken Salad.

They also have brunch classics like steak & eggs, spicy bacon egg + cheese, and a breakfast quesadilla. Or you can opt for a small plate like truffle frites and roasted red pepper pimento cheese.

Brunch at Market on Main is available on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10am. We recommend making a reservation in advance.

Keep in mind that the Soda City Market is every Saturday morning on Main Street so it can get a bit hectic in the area.

4600 Devine Street | near Cross Hill Market

Indulgent menu with an extensive breakfast cocktail list

If eggs benedict, omelets, chicken & waffles and indulgent French toast sounds like the perfect brunch, head to Another Broken Egg Cafe! It’s on Devine Street near Garners Ferry.

Like Ruby Sunshine, Another Broken Egg Cafe is a Louisiana brunch chain with a location in Columbia.

Brunch Beverages: Tons! Margaritas, NOLA-style house-made punch, spiked coffees, Bloody Marys and several champagne-based drinks.

Another Broken Egg’s brunch menu is available daily from 7am to 2pm.

4840 Forest Drive | Forest Acres

Fantastic weekend brunch with great outdoor seating

Tazza in Trenholm Plaza is a great restaurant for brunch in Forest Acres. They have indoor seating and an awesome outdoor patio area to the side.

Try their sweet brioche rolls with vanilla sugar, hazelnuts and whipped mascarpone. If you prefer something more savory, the wood oven avocado is a great option!

Tazza has several brunch plates, like huevos rancheros, quiche, crab cake benedict and a classic breakfast plate. If dining with a group, order a bread platter for the table.

Brunch at Tazza Kitchen is available 11:30-2:30 on Saturday and 10:30-2:30 on Sunday.

Brunch, bowling and a bucket of bubbly!

The Grand is the perfect place to escape after a morning at the Soda City Market. This bowling alley and restaurant is just down Main Street and is such a fun place to spend a few hours.

Order a mimosa flight or a bubbly bucket and sit back with a cinnamon toast crunch waffle. And if sitting back isn’t your style, book a lane and spend an hour bowling. They have 7 lanes available and you can reserve a lane online.

Apart from delicious waffles, you’ll also find shrimp and grits, a loaded bacon waffle and a bacon scrambler bowl. If you are dining with a group, order their charcuterie board!

Brunch is available at The Grand on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm

Laid-back diner vibes with a great all-day, everyday brunch menu

Eggs Up is a breakfast and brunch franchise with locations all over the southeast. They have two locations in the area, one on Devine Street and the other in Forest Acres.

Eggs Up has quite the brunch variety, with everything from eggs benedict and breakfast burgers to pancakes and french toast.

Brunch Beverages: Classic mimosa, cranberry mimosa and a Good Morning Sunrise with grenadine.

Eggs Up Grill’s brunch is available daily

Casual setting on Devine Street for brunch fare and pizza

If you’re looking for a pizza brunch, Za’s is the place for you! Their brunch menu and mimosa carafe is the perfect addition to your weekend. Za’s has nice outdoor seating on their patio out front.

In addition to their regular menu items, Za’s offers some brunch-ier items on the weekends. You’ll find a breakfast pizza as well as a classic scrambled egg plate, breakfast sandwiches + bowls, and shrimp and grits.

Za’s brunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm.

Small deli with a southern brunch and delicious pimento cheese

DiPrato’s is a local deli in Columbia known for their pimento cheese and chicken salad. It’s near Carolina’s campus but is tucked away off the beaten path.

They offer a weekend brunch with pancakes, french toast, omelets and eggs benedict. Their pancake selection is pretty great– you’ll find everything from peaches & cream to banana pecan pancakes.

Brunch Beverages: Mimosas by the glass or pitcher, peach bellinis, Bloody Mary, screwdriver

Diprato’s serves brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Brunch Restaurants Opening Soon in Columbia, SC

It’s always exciting when new brunch restaurants open up in Columbia. Several have opened here over the past few years, and there are more on the way!

  1. Vicious Biscuit is opening a Columbia, SC location in 2024 in Forest Acres by the former Richland Mall.
  2. Tupelo Honey, an Asheville, NC brunch restaurant, announced plans in March 2023 to open a Bull Street location. Their coming soon page indicates winter 2024.

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