From early morning eats to brunch to all-day breakfast, Charlottesville has a wide-array of options for every taste bud. Whether you want classic Southern comfort food or a quick smoothie, you can find local favorites below.
Bluegrass Grill & Bakery
If you’re an eggs benedict fanatic, Bluegrass Grill & Bakery is a must for you. And if you’re not, we have bacon and lots of it. Open everyday for breakfast and brunch, our home-cooked, Southern food will have you writing letters home to your mama.
Legendary breakfast, lunch, and dinner New York Bagel Shop that is so embedded in UVA’s culture that it has become a Charlottesville institution. Combined, Bodo’s three locations feed roughly 6,000 people per day. That’s nearly 500 per hour that they are open. Or, seven per minute.
- 1418 Emmet St (Rt. 29), Charlottesville, VA 22903
- 505 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- 1609 University Ave. (UVA “Corner”), Charlottesville, VA 22903
Farm Bell Kitchen
With locally sourced, fresh ingredients, Farm Bell Kitchen’s farm-to-fork breakfast and lunch options surely won’t disappoint. Open daily from 8am-2pm near The Corner, this is a UVA student favorite for a classy brunch any day of the week.
FIG Bistro & Bar
FIG is an intimate neighborhood restaurant featuring casual interpretations of New American and French cuisine. Our menu features an array of seasonal dishes, along with daily chef’s specials inspired by the fresh local ingredients available here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open every Saturday and Sunday for brunch.
Open daily, our unique and healthy spins on breakfast classics will leave you full and satisfied. Try our Iced Coffee and Million-Dollar Bacon, they’re some of the best in town. There’s usually a wait, so download the First Watch app to put yourself on the list before coming in.
MarieBette Café & Bakery
MarieBette has fantastic pastries, coffee, breakfast, and lunch daily. Some local favorites include our Stuffed French Toast and Quiche. Try them and more at one of our two locations:
- 700 Rose Hill Dr Charlottesville, VA 22903
- 105 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Mel’s family owned diner on West Main St. is a secret among UVA students – a very if you know, you know type situation. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the classic, southern food hasn’t changed in decades in the best way possible. To add a cherry on top of it all, the prices literally cannot be beat.
Tip Top Restaurant
Although a bit further out from UVA’s hub, Tip Top’s retro diner decor and menu provides a hearty breakfast any day of the week. Open early but serving breakfast all day, so if you want breakfast at any point 6am-10pm this is the spot for you.