Start making your plans for the weekend…
“Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” Guy Beringer wrote. “It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”
Sunday brunch is not just a meal… it’s a lifestyle. It’s the perfect start to a relaxed day of rest, a highly anticipated stop after church, fuel for a busy day of riding in the Hitchcock Woods or biking on North Augusta’s Greeneway.
Sunday brunch is supposed to be rich, sinful, and soul satisfying – it’s not an every day meal. It should be special; self indulgent. It should makes your socks jump up and down when it comes your way.
Best Life Aiken has compiled a list of the best places to enjoy a decadent, gorgeous Sunday brunch in Aiken.
Go ahead. Live your Best Life.
227 The Alley | 803-226-0579 | Sundays 10:00 am-2:00 pm
The brunch menu changes weekly at this inventive restaurant in The Alley but there are always a few staples; Old School Eggs Benedict with local North Carolina Canadian bacon, home-made hollandaise sauce, English muffins and 2 poached eggs…Basic AF Breakfast which is your classic breakfast of 2 eggs any style, hickory bacon, house breakfast potatoes, and toast. Omelets rotate weekly- this week was Alpine raclette cheese, roasted mushroom and caramelized onion. Most of Whiskey Alley’s brunch items are chef inspired and include unique dishes like handmade pierogi and eggs with house made sauerkraut. Incredible!
780 Whiskey Road | 803.649.2549 | Sundays 10:00 am-2:30 pm
A private dining club, a meal at the historic Green Boundary requires a membership (or a friend with a membership) but it’s worth the extra effort. This original Winter Colony, Georgian style home is the very definition of Southern charm. Eating Sunday brunch here feels very special. The Winter 2020 menu includes Truffled Egg Toast, Pimento Shrimp and Grits, and Crab Cake Brunch. See the full menu here. Reach out to the Green Boundary for membership options, or find out which of your friends is a member and ask them to get you in!
100 Colleton Avenue S.W. | 803-648-1898 | Sundays 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Aiken’s award winning hotel, restaurant and spa is also one of the best places to have Sunday brunch in Aiken. Chicken and Waffle Stack, Argentine Style Steak and Eggs, and Quack Madame Crepe Gratin are just a few of the options on Chef Ed’s menu. Check out the full brunch menu here. There’s something to please everyone. The Willcox is a lovely place to take family and friends to celebrate a special occasion, or just have a quiet Sunday. With its beautiful setting, great food and excellent service, The Willcox checks all the boxes for a wonderful Sunday brunch.
The Track Kitchen
420 Mead Avenue | 803- 514-0177 | Sundays 7:00 am-11:30 am
The Track Kitchen is an institution in Aiken’s Horse District. Drive carefully down the dirt roads. Horses always have the right of way. When you arrive at the Track Kitchen, be prepared for a communal table dining experience. You’ll put in your order at the counter, and it may take a few minutes…be patient! The Track Kitchen experience is the food, the company, the atmosphere- everything ‘Old School’ Aiken. Western omelets, pancakes and (delicious!) bacon, eggs, grits…Carol Carter and family will fix you a good old Southern breakfast. Please make sure to take your plates back to the kitchen when you’re finished. It’s de rigueur.
When you’re in a pinch and need some other options, here are some chain restaurants that serve Sunday Brunch. We prefer to stick with small, locally owned businesses, but we also understand that different things appeal to different people. It’s Sunday, and it’s brunch. Enjoy!