A wise woman once said, there’s nothing lovelier than brunch, where you can sleep until noon and still get eggs anywhere. In Cape Girardeau, we’re fortunate there’s way more on the menu than eggs. Therefore, we humbly offer you the most Cape Girardeau places to get your brunch on, woo your latest crush, or dish with your girls.
My Daddy’s Cheesecake
This café and bakery is a Cape Girardeau icon. While it’s open for breakfast, on the weekends, you’ll only find a Saturday option. That doesn’t mean you should skip it though. With selections from breakfast meals to omelets and a la cart, you have variety at My Daddy’s Cheesecake. Brunch will not be served into the lunch hour, but earlier rising is worth it, just check out the bakery.
Sands Pancake House
Sometimes you need a good diner. Sands Pancake House has been making pancakes for Cape Girardeans since the 1960s. The ‘cakes are homemade and from a secret recipe. P.S. they’re as big as the plate, too. Prices are affordable and portions are healthy and you can get it every day until 2 p.m.
If you’re looking for a splurge, how about letting an Italian chef serve up your weekend brunch? Gabriel Ruggieri’s namesake restaurant delivers everything from tiramisu French toast to caprese frittata to spaghetti cakes for one delish European take on breakfast. Gabriel’s boasts using only organic cage free eggs, so calories are the only reason to feel guilty. The quaint atmosphere will have you feeling a little like you’re dining on the Italian countryside, at least between 10-2 on Sundays.
Minglewood offers Sunday brunch, and we can honestly say, the only bad part of the experience is deciding which one thing to order. They’ve taken their famous pizzas and given a breakfast twist with five different pizzas to choose from. So whether you’re looking for veggies or all the breakfast meats, they’ve got you covered. What else? Slinger Bowls to get all your breakfast desires in one container. Traditional plates featuring savory buttermilk biscuits, breakfast sandwiches from standard eggs to a chicken and waffle that’s to die for, and even a Belgian waffle sundae round out the menu. What’s even better? When the weather’s great, you can enjoy on the patio!
Mary Jane Bourbon + Smokehouse
Mary Jane has become a Cape Girardeau classic, and for good reason. From 10am- 2pm on the weekends, they serve brunch with old and new school options. Their belgian waffles can't be skipped, and you can even try it with fried chicken on top. Their second story offers the perfect vibes for any large gathering.