Have the brunch blues? Try these Lexington restaurants

Stella’s Kentucky Deli is located on 143 Jefferson St., Lexington, KY 40508.

Amanda Bryant

Brunch can be a great fix for those who sleep too late for breakfast and find themselves wanting something more than a snack for lunch.

When it is time for brunch, there are several options waiting around campus and Lexington to serve an appetite.

The Sage Rabbit

The Chevy Chase area offers The Sage Rabbit, which is a location that offers brunch every Saturday. It includes everything from fries and sandwiches to sage Benedict and French toast with pure maple syrup, according to their website.


Another Chevy Chase restaurant to go for brunch would be Josie’s. Josie’s is a family-owned restaurant that offers a variety of options, according to manager Angela Conner.

“Our homemade soups are to die for; the jalapeno butternut squash soup always sells out,” Conner said.

Omelettes, pancakes and Florentine eggs are items available daily. Brunch is available anytime within business hours and, according to Conner, “it is the best in town.”

Doodles Breakfast & Lunch

Doodles Breakfast & Lunch located on North Limestone has items on the item that can be mixed to create brunch. Doodles offers brunch favorites such as the BLT, corned beef hash and a vegetarian omelet according to its website.

“Housed in a converted, historic gas station, the feel of the space is open, bright, inviting and includes a patio which adds an additional 48 seats,” said owner Melissa Jackson. “Brunch on the weekends can entail a long line but the orders come out quickly once placed at the register.”


Alfalfa is not only for rabbits but is a great place located on E. Main Street which offers menu items including soup and salad, omelettes, French toast and griddle cakes, according to the Alfalfa website. The business was created by a group of college students for an estimated $2,000 in 1973 in the former Pax luncheonette, according to the website. 

“One of the oldest restaurants in Lexington, Alfalfa showcases local ingredients in healthy-ish presentations,” stated the Food Network listing on its website. 

Alfalfa’s is available for lunch through the week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant serves a brunch special from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays exclusively, according to the website. 

Stella’s Kentucky Deli

Stella’s Kentucky Deli, located on Jefferson Street, is also one of the locations available in Lexington to enjoy brunch. The restaurant offers a breakfast and lunch menu through the week and brunch on weekends. The brunch menu consists of eggs Benedict, pancakes, biscuits and gravy with sausage and several beverage choices, according to their website.

“What sets Stella’s apart is twofold: our ingredients and our approach to food. We are dedicated to using only the best local ingredients we can find and as such use Kentucky raised meats, cheeses and produce along with locally baked breads and locally roasted coffee. We make everything in house, by hand and prepare things simply with time honored cooking techniques to highlight the best of what Kentucky has to offer,” said chef Lester Miller.

The next time hunger strikes in that mid-day rush, take a moment and consider these options among the variety of restaurants Lexington has to offer.