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The Horton Hotel Team serves you 4 great places for brunch in Boone and Blowing Rock

Do you ever wake up on Sunday morning craving a late breakfast? Perhaps you’re dreaming of sweet pastries and coffee, followed by eggs benedict… maybe even a bloody mary. Wait, this has a name… it’s called brunch! Finding a good brunch place can be hard, but we are happy to serve you 4 great places for brunch in Boone and Blowing Rock.

Romantic getaway? Brunch is essential!

Just picture this: after a Saturday full of hiking filled with magnificent views of the Appalachian Mountains, a romantic dinner in Boone and a cocktail on the Horton Hotel Rooftop Lounge to top it off, you slide between our soft sheets, wake up late in the morning, satisfied and relaxed… but also with a rumbling belly. You know what to do: it’s time for brunch! How do you find the best place for brunch in Boone? Or Blowing Rock? A place where the cocktails are served at an early hour, the eggs are always perfectly cooked, the pancakes come sizzling hot from the griddle and your coffee cup is never empty. Of course, you can go downstairs and ask any of our staff members for their favorite brunch spots, but just in case, we’ve listed our 4 favorites places for brunch in Boone and Blowing Rock below.

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4 places for brunch in Boone or Blowing Rock

1. Brunch at Proper, Boone

A perfect place for brunch in Boone! This restaurant is housed in an old jail building tucked away behind Mellow Mushroom, on the west side of downtown Boone. Proper prides itself on serving almost only locally grown and produced food, and you can truly taste the South with every bite. Order biscuits, chicken and waffles, migas with pulled pork, breakfast tacos, or choose from a variety of different egg scrambles and quiche. Y’all will have a great time. Check out their website for more information.

2. Breakfast and brunch at Melanie’s Food Fantasy, Boone

Technically, Melanie’s doesn’t serve brunch, but hey, they do serve breakfast starting at 8:30 AM, and they’re open till 2.30 PM on Sundays. Plus, all the brunch favorites are listed on their menu. Cue mouthwatering: eggs benedict, eggs florentine, stuffed french toast, biscuits & gravy, quiche, and free refills on your southern sweet tea, of course. To balance these somewhat heavy dishes, order a house made juice, like orange and carrot, and you’re good for the day. Or at least till it’s time for cocktails and appetizers on our rooftop lounge again. Check out their website for more information.

3. Sunday brunch at The New Public House in Blowing Rock

Life is good on the porch at the New Public House in Blowing Rock. Make sure you get there at noon on a Sunday and don’t miss out on their chesapeake omelet with shrimp, lobster and scallops. Why go for anything less? Or try their banana bread and greek yogurt parfait, or their famous ricotta donut holes with port-blackberry jam. Brunch is served from noon till 3 PM, so there’s plenty of time to order another bloody mary. Check out their website for more information.

4. Breakfast and brunch in The Village Cafe, Blowing Rock

A historic building in downtown Blowing Rock houses this hidden gem. The perfect spot for a Southern breakfast, brunch, or lunch, The Village Cafe is open seasonally between April and November. Kick back in the shaded garden, order a Belgian waffle or crepes with Canadian bacon, and simply soak up the scenery. Or order our Director of Hotel Operations, Megan’s, favorite brunch dish: the Scandinavian eggs with vodka cured salmon. Check out their website for more information. After you’re fueled up by a coffee refill, it’s time to go shopping in downtown Blowing Rock, or do a quick gallery hop. Don’t forget to ask our Horton Hotel staff about their favorite shops in our sister town, Blowing Rock!

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