Sunday brunch in Boone: delicious and numerous


The Appalachian Online

Liz Flamming

Brunch – it’s delicious, it’s trendy and it’s the perfect way to spend a late Sunday morning. Served in the lazy time between late breakfast and early lunch, brunch is massively popular among students and families alike. Many students and Boone residents have heard about Mint Indian Cuisine’s Sunday brunch (if you haven’t, two words: bottomless mimosas). If Indian food isn’t up your alley, there are many other lovely brunch places around town well worth a try. This Sunday, enjoy the hippest meal of the day among fellow brunch experts at Proper, Canyons or Melanie’s.

Proper, located on S. Water Street, is known for its cozy atmosphere and irresistible home cooking styles. Proper’s Sunday brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the menu is a brunch junkie’s dream: shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, potato, spinach and cheddar scramble, quiche of the day and more. Sides include sweet bacon, berries and cream and buttermilk biscuits. Drinks include hot chocolate and Espresso News drip coffee, and of course, the unforgettable mimosas. Brunch prices, which typically include an entree, two sides and a biscuit or cornbread, range from $11-$12.

Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch
While most people in Boone have heard of Canyons, located on Highway 321 in Blowing Rock and overlooking a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, what they may not have heard of is Canyons’ Sunday jazz brunch.  A tradition since 1993, Sunday jazz brunch at Canyons  is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and currently features local jazz musicians Todd Wright and Friends. Dishes include eggs Americana, veggie omelets, pecan cakes and eggs Benedict topped with housemade jalapeno hollandaise. Prices are reasonable, with entrees ranging from $6.95 -$9.95, and the lively jazz atmosphere is guaranteed to start your day off right.

Melanie’s Food Fantasy
Conveniently located on W. King Street, Melanie’s is a brunch enthusiast’s heaven. Serving brunch foods all week long with Sunday brunch lasting from 8:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Melanie’s menu is consistently fresh and delicious. Popular meals include stuffed French toast layered with raspberry cream cheese spread and topped with fresh fruit, eggs Florentine complemented with tomato slices and fresh spinach, and the classic Belgian waffles.
Meal prices typically range from $6-$10, and often include homemade toast. If you’re trying to save some money go for the “Student Special,” which consists of two local farm eggs, homefries or grits and homemade toast for only $5.49. With prices and food like Melanie’s, the restaurant is indeed a foodie’s fantasy.

Story: Liz Flamming, Intern A&E Reporter