There is no denying it, everyone loves brunch. Brunch is that magical moment where breakfast lovingly meets lunch, making it a perfect midday meal sure to leave you happy and satisfied. Fuel up for the weekend at one of the South Sound’s best spots to brunch.

Netshed No. 9

If the aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls and a tranquil view of the water sounds like the perfect way to start your day, Netshed No. 9 is waiting for you. Enjoy their delicious brunch inside or outdoors on their deck as the occasional great blue heron or harbor seal cruises by to say hello. From their dreamy Lemon Curd and Blueberry French Toast or Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Waffles, to their Stuffed Biscuit or a perfectly crispy stack of Chicken and Waffles, this comfy cafe offers a little something for everyone. But no visit to Netshed 9 is complete without a skillet of their warm doughy cinnamon rolls, which the restaurant bakes fresh and has spent months upon months perfecting.

3313 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

253-858-7175

Wooden City Tacoma
The modern bistro at Wooden City is known for serving up a brunch that is full of exciting flavors. Photo courtesy: Wooden City

Wooden City

By night, Wooden City is known for woodfired pizzas and craft cocktails, but by mid-morning on the weekends, the modern bistro located in downtown Tacoma is serving up a brunch full of flavor. Kick it up a notch with their cheddar grits decorated with Cajun shrimp, bacon, and red pepper gravy or the Fried Chicken Dixie featuring a savory bread pudding, fried chicken, hollandaise, and hot sauce. Enjoy the Brunch Burger or Classic Breakfast made from scratch daily, or indulge your sweet tooth with Wooden City’s French Toast decked out with maple syrup, fresh blueberries, and pecan crumble topped with whipped cream.

714 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

253-503-0762

Sel Tacoma
Enjoy views of the Puget Sound as you enjoy Sel’s elaborate menu and enchanting atmosphere. Photo courtesy: Sel

Sel

The enchanting atmosphere at Sel combined with their elaborate brunch menu is what foodie dreams are made of. Soak in the views of Commencement Bay as you enjoy different delicacies ranging from avocado toast and brunch tacos, to a fresh and savory variety of open-faced omelets, eggs benedicts, and a variety of brioche French toasts. Go big or go home with their triple cream baked brie topped with hazelnuts, the filet mignon or Dungeness crab benedict, and don’t forget the bubbly. Sel offers five different choices of mimosas, along with a list of bloody marys and other creative brunch cocktails. Visitors can also enjoy fresh squeezed juices, espresso, French press coffee and loose leaf teas.

229 Saint Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

253-327-1015

Animarum

Located in the heart of Gig Harbor, Animarum offers an intimate dining experience with a soulful menu. With endless mimosas at the ready, this upscale brunch features favorites like their croque madam sandwich and lemon curd brioche French toast, but take your brunching to the next level with menu items like the ribeye steak and grits, Dungeness crab and avocado toast, or corn biscuits and pork jowl gravy. This small but chic restaurant serves brunch on Sundays only and reservations are required.

4107 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

253-720-6005

McMenamins Elks Temple
McMenamins Pub at the Elks Temple offers a brunch that has pleased its patrons with new takes on the classics. Photo courtesy: McMenamins Elks Temple

McMenamins Pub at Elks Temple

The long-awaited arrival of McMenamins in Tacoma had locals holding their breath for years until they officially opened their doors in spring 2019. Located downtown in the 100-year-old historic Elks Temple, McMenamins Pub offers a brunch that puts a new spin on the classics. Whether you prefer a traditional stack of buttermilk pancakes or vanilla bean French toast, or decide to spice things up with Huevos Rancheros or the Grit City Shrimp over jalapeno grits, McMenamins’ menu features something that everyone can enjoy. Choose from a list of scrambles, delicious eggs benedicts, and a la cart items including fresh baked goods like their scone of the day.

565 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

425-219-4370

En Rama
Brunch creations at En Rama as are as beautiful as they are delicious and unique. Photo courtesy: En Rama

En Rama

Known for handmade pastas and impressive craft cocktails, En Rama has found a way to take brunch to a whole new level. Find yourself a seat on the patio or inside their bar located in Tacoma’s historic old post office at Courthouse Square and enjoy a variety of drool-worthy brunch options. While their menu changes every Saturday, favorites have included a blueberry bread pudding waffle, brunch risotto, seasonal veggie or pork hash, and brunch noodles topped with egg yolk and bacon. Pair brunch with one of their cocktails perfect for a midday pick-me-up like their lilikoi passion fruit spritz or choose from a variation of bubbly aperitifs and sparkling wines. 

1102 A Street, Suite 220, Tacoma, WA 98402

253-223-7184

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