Weekend Planner

Where to Brunch: South Congress Café

By Megan Giller  |  February 7, 2014
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You haven’t lived until you’ve indulged in the epic carrot cake French toast at the South Congress Café. The brunch staple is hardly a secret in this town, and it has the long waits to prove it. So how to handle that hour-long anticipation? We advise an infused Bloody Mary or two (Tito’s infused with veggies, garlic and jalapeños and spicy mix) or a cucumber-pear grown-up lemonade (Grey Goose, St. Germain, muddled cucumbers, lemons and fresh-squeezed lemonade). By the time you sit down for your crab cakes eggs Benedict with chipotle horseradish, short-rib corned beef hash or migas with a side of carrot cake French toast, you’ll be feeling pretty good.

The best part about brunch at this bistro? It lasts all week, which means you’ll never be without a hearty meal to get you through the day.