Triangle Weekender 2022

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Let 's Do Brunch

Fuel up with coffee or a mimosa for everyone’s favorite early afternoon meal.

Antonia’s Head to historic Hillsborough for prime people-watching during brunch alfresco along West King and North Churton streets. Offerings at the Italian restaurant include Cinnamon Toast Crunch French toast, smoked salmon Benedict and the “King Street Fry,” which features duck confit, potatoes and a sunny side up egg. Take your pick between half-priced bottles of wine on Sundays or bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Beasley’s Chicken + Honey You’ll think you died and went to Southern heaven at Ashley Christensen’s chicken-centric spot in downtown Raleigh. Highlights include a chicken biscuit with a pickled green tomato, cinnamon biscuit bread pudding and a Sunday supper’s worth of sides, from sweet potatoes to pimento macaroni and cheese custard to creamed collard greens. Best of all for late risers, brunch runs till 3 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Press Coffee, Crêpes & Cocktails

Tuck into a South by Southwest crêpe and Farmers Market crêpe paired with a Brandy 43 cocktail and a mimosa at Press Coffee, Crêpes & Cocktails.


The popular Graham coffee shop and crêperie opened a Bull City location in summer 2021. The breakfast menu, available on both Saturday and Sundays, has a bevy of sweet options like strawberry cheesecake with house-made cheesecake custard and graham crackers, topped with strawberry glaze and whipped cream. Team savory won’t be disappointed either: Fillings range from fresh veggies to North Carolina-smoked ham – and don’t sleep on the hash brown waffles.

Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten This Durham mainstay has been a fixture for more than two decades and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy brunch on its expansive patio. You can’t go wrong with an iced Vietnamese latte while you peruse Guglhupf’s German specialties, from Alsatian potato leek tart to pork schnitzel. Eggs, sandwiches, and breads and pastries (of course), round out the rest of the morning menu.

EAT IT UP Our area is known for its stellar dining scene. Here are a few favorites based on your appetite and occasion. By Jessica Stringer Photography by John Michael Simpson