So some people think breakfast is the best meal of the day while others perfer lunch. Well, I'm here to tell you that Sunday brunch has its own special place in my stomach.
With that in mind, here are some of my favorite places and dishes, including spots that serve yummy mimosas and Bloody Marys, for brunch in Hendricks County, Indiana.
Boulder Creek Dining Company
My family and I frequent Boulder Creek, 1551 N. Green St., Brownsburg, for dinner, so I was excited to learn they offer a Sunday brunch. The rustic mountain lodge ambiance is warm and inviting especially on those cold winter mornings. During the warmer months, they have a relaxing patio area for outdoor seating.
The Sunday brunch menu boasts both sweet and savory breakfast options. Entree selections include omelettes (american or vegetarian), eggs benedict, steak and eggs, french toast and pancakes (plain or chocolate chip). Prices vary from $9-$15. A la carte breakfast sides (such as applewood smoked bacon and sausage links) are also available. Enjoy $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas all day!
Sunday brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Pit Stop Barbeque and Grill
This race-themed Brownsburg restaurant offers a Sunday-Fabulous buffet for only $10.95!
Breakfast buffet items include fruit, salad, various egg dishes, pancakes, bacon, sausage patties or links, hash browns and a waffle station. I highly suggest trying their wonderful barbecue pork, which the chef brings out at 11 a.m. Bloody Marys and mimosas are on special for $5.
Pit Stop Barbeque and Grill, 932 E. Main St., serves this Sunday-Fabulous buffet every week from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Metro Diner, 302 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield, boasts made-from-scratch dishes, unique recipes and imaginative twists on old classics. This diner is a local favorite and popular in other states. So, it was no surprise to find out Guy Fieri visited a location in Jacksonville, Fla., during an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!
This diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, I'll focus on just breakfast menu items. The complete menu is available here.
If you enjoy chicken and waffles, be sure to order this patron favorite! It consists of half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle topped with powdered sugar and strawberry butter. A signature sweet and spicy sauce accompanies the meal. Some other favorites include biscuits and sausage gravy and huevos rancheros.
The menu offers plenty of fantastic breakfast options, such as, griddle greats (waffles, french toast, pancakes), sandwiches, platters, benedicts (classic, crab cake, San Francisco) and omelets. Kids breakfast choices include a platter, waffle or pancakes.
The Metro Diner is open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays.
If you are searching for a true 1950's-type diner, look no further than Plainfield. The Oasis Diner, 405 W. Main St., is located along historic U.S. 40. Not only do they provide a nostalgic feel for simpler times, but also offer a scrumptious menu that is sure to please everyone.
Breakfast is served all day and lunch and dinner are available after 11 a.m.
The portions are huge, so either come in starving or plan to take home leftovers. The National Road Specials, named after major cities along U.S. 40, are popular among patrons. I'd recommend the St. Louis Slinger which consists of hash browns, a half-pound burger, jalapenos, onions, house-made chili, melted cheddar cheese and two eggs.
A variety of three-egg omelets are available, such as, the western, philly and veggie. Other breakfast offerings include sandwiches, brunch burger, egg benedicts, and a la carte items (waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, grits, beignets and much more).
If it's after 11 a.m., and you are in lunch mode, definitely try "The Original Tenderloin" sandwich. It will be obvious why it's been voted one of the best in Indiana.
The Oasis Diner is open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.
Speaking of nostalgia, if I mentioned Aunt Bee's hearty breakfast or Barney's starter, what immediately comes to mind? Why The Andy Griffith Show, of course!
It's very evident that the owner of the Mayberry Cafe, 78 Main St. in Danville, loves the show and cooking as well. While dining at the cafe, you can watch reruns of The Andy Griffith Show, peruse memorabilia and enjoy heart-warming meal offerings.
Breakfast is offered every day from 7-11 a.m. Aunt Bee's hearty breakfast includes two eggs, fried potatoes, choice of meat and a half order of biscuits and gravy. An assortment of morning skillets are available, including Barney's starter (homemade sausage gravy cooked with fried potatoes and topped with two eggs). Omelets, chicken and waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and more complete the breakfast menu. Opie's 'kids only!' Club menu is available for kids 10 and under.
The Mayberry Cafe offers a breakfast bar every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-noon. Selections include eggs, breakfast casseroles, biscuits and gravy, meats, fried potatoes, fried biscuits, fruit, yogurt and a little something sweet (french toast, waffles, or pancakes). You can get all that for only $10.99 and $5.99 for kids 10 and under.
The Mayberry Cafe is open everyday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Be sure to check out the delicious and hearty lunch and dinner items as well!
Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery
This family-owned, historic bungalow turned cafe provides a comfortable, cozy dining experience. The Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery, 46 South Tennessee St., Danville, strives to offer amazing service and cuisine with locally sourced products!
Breakfast is served 7:30-11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, and all day (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) on Saturdays.
Butter pecan waffles, cinnamon roll french toast, peppery pig omelette and smoked salmon omelette are the cafe specialities. You can opt to create your own omelette by choosing three ingredients, which consists of a variety of meats, veggies and cheese.
Several options are available for a Belgium waffle as well. Other breakfast dishes include the classics (biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwich, french toast) and grains, fruit, etc. (fresh fruit plate, oatmeal, chia pudding with berries and seeds).
The Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery is open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays for breakfast and lunch or for purposes of this post, brunch.
The menu offers wonderful sandwiches and salads with fresh ingredients during the lunch hours.