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Raleigh Brunch

OrganicGal Sep 15, 2006 02:30 PM

Looking for a spot for Sunday AM brunch. I have tix for my daughter (8) any myself for the Lion King Matinee, and am looking for a nice spot for brunch before the 1:00 curtain. So, I'm looking for somewhere inside the Beltline, probably, and if I would need reservations, please note that! This will be my first brunch here in Raleigh, so I don't even know where to begin!

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    cackalackie RE: OrganicGal Sep 15, 2006 05:09 PM

    I would recommend NOFO. It's at Five Points, so well inside the beltine and just a couple of miles from downtown. They have things like Shrimp and Grits and Breakfast Burritos, as well as the basic (although quite nice) fry-up. My 7-year-old loves the Sourdough French Toast with Bacon and Fresh Fruit.

    They have good coffee (very important to me) and fresh OJ. And they take reservations, which is a plus.

    You might be able to sit outside, if it's a nice day. And once you're finished, you can take a look at the cute shop attached. They have fun gifts and things from $1.00 all the way up!

    http://www.nofo.com/tour_pig.asp

    Good luck! (I can't wait to go to the Lion King myself.)

    By the way, this is my first post! Yay!

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      BBQJoe RE: OrganicGal Sep 15, 2006 06:37 PM

      Tir Na Nog is very close and has a Sunday brunch. It has more of a buffet or Breakfst/Lunch bar station setting. NOFO is a good choice as well. Cheesecake Factory has good brunch items although it is further away.

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        HeelsSoxHound RE: OrganicGal Sep 15, 2006 08:05 PM

        enoteca vin, on glenwood ave, does a fantastic brunch.

        1. waitress RE: OrganicGal Sep 16, 2006 04:09 AM

          Humble Pie
          Irregardless Cafe

          Does the Art Museum still serve brunch? Check into that.

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            panthur RE: waitress Dec 20, 2008 07:34 PM

            The art museum still does brunch.. pretty tasty too.

          2. OrganicGal RE: OrganicGal Sep 19, 2006 01:07 PM

            Thanks for all the recommendations! We ended up at Irregardless, and it was pretty good. One fantastic note was the fresh fruit. All of it was ripe and sweet; so often I've gotten hard melon or sour pineapple, but this was all sweet and juicy. Great coffee, I asked, and they have a house blend that is roasted locally by Counter Culture.

            I'm still hoping to hit more of these places, especially Enoteca Vin, but will likely wait to go there for a more grown up brunch...perhaps some morning when the lil' chow spends the night with Grandma...

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