Unlike most things in life, brunch is deliciously uncomplicated. There’s no end to the variations a good chef can put on the breakfast trifecta of eggs, meat, and cheese, and once you throw in a Bloody Mary (or two), it’s easy to wonder why brunch isn’t a daily ritual.
And although the meal is generally beloved by diners year-round, Easter brunch is in a class of its own. Some kitchens dish out holiday specials to families in their Sunday best; others say come as you are to those looking for a leisurely meal.
Whatever ambiance you’re looking for this Easter, the Tidewater region has plenty of choices. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite area brunch spots, featuring everything from vineyard dining to tavern gems to casual hangouts. Be sure to call ahead for more information, including reservations and changes due to COVID-19.