The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Birmingham

The OpenTable Team

Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, sits in the heart of the American South. This hotbed of culture, history, and entertainment displays forward-thinking architecture, the natural beauty of Red Mountain Park and attractions like the Negro Southern League Museum. Recently, revival projects breathe new life into its neighborhoods, inspiring local artists and musicians. The same goes for the culinary scene, especially when it comes to enjoying the first meal of the day. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out in the morning? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you’re wondering where to eat in Birmingham, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best breakfast in Birmingham.

Restaurants:The Fig Tree, Bistro V, Village Tavern Birmingham
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Southern, American
Neighborhoods:Birmingham

The Fig Tree

$$$$·Southern·
Birmingham
290 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
For what many consider the best breakfast in Birmingham, head to The Fig Tree on Cahaba Heights Road. It’s a classic Southern restaurant in a casual little cafe that somehow capturRead more
100% recommended

Bistro V

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
859 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Bistro V, located on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills, is a true gem that both locals and visitors adore. Executive Chef Jeremy Downey grew up immersed in the culinary world ofRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Alabama

Village Tavern Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
1,785 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
Village Tavern is a neighborhood gathering place located on Summit Blvd that might just have the best breakfast in Birmingham. It’s a full service, upscale yet casual dining experiRead more
82% recommended
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Habitat Feed & Social

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Birmingham
466 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is the place to go for the best breakfast in Birmingham for those who want an especially extravagant setting. Habitat Feed and Social is the restaurant in the Grand Bohemian HRead more
82% recommended
Good for Groups in Alabama

Galley and Garden

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Birmingham
1,122 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
James and Susan Boyce head up the Galley and Garden and they are very talented at crafting a winning breakfast experience for diners! This restaurant is the newest destination for Read more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Alabama

The Fish Market - Birmingham

$$$$·Seafood·
Birmingham
44 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The Fish Market, located on Birmingham’s South Side, is an excellent choice for those who not only want to eat real Alabama cooking, but also want to try some of the best seafood iRead more
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BrickTop's - Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Alabama
1,123 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
BrickTop’s restaurant is an outpost of the Nashville-based restaurant and a new favorite among locals. The restaurant features a casual, upscale and stylish ambiance and a new and Read more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Exclusive

Roots & Revelry

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
461 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
An excellent place to come enjoy delectable Contemporary American cuisine, Roots and Revelry aims to be the modern version of fine dining. They have a classy ambiance with casual uRead more
Great for Brunch in Alabama
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Cafe Dupont

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Birmingham
850 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Located in a storefront building that dates back to the 1870’s, Cafe Dupont is Birmingham’s answer to a traditional bistro. The interior features exposed brick walls, original flooRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Alabama

The Yard - Birmingham

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Birmingham
350 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
If you’re looking for the best breakfast in Birmingham, you should definitely check out The Yard, located at the corner of 20th Street North and 1st Avenue North. They focus on gloRead more

Fleming's Steakhouse - Birmingham

$$$$·Steak·
Birmingham
1,239 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Fleming’s Steakhouse is the place to go if you want a delicious cut of meat as part of your breakfast plate. Located on Highway 280, in the Summit Shopping Center, it is the perfecRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Alabama

Big Bad Breakfast

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
Big Bad Breakfast, or BBB as the locals call it, is the brainchild of Chef John Currence. The restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch but, as the name implies, they are mostly fRead more
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Grille 29 Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
992 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in Brookwood Village in Birmingham, Grille 29 is a great combination of location, casual atmosphere and awesome food. The number 29 represents copper on the Periodic Table Read more
92% recommended
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Cocina Superior

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Birmingham
420 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Cocina Superior is the go-to destination for modern Tex-Mex dining in Birmingham. It’s a mix of old Mexico and contemporary America both in the kitchen, at the bar and in the festiRead more
94% recommended
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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Birmingham - Brookwood Village - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Birmingham
1,105 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
BRIO means “lively” or “full of life” and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this casually elegant Italian restaurant in Brookwood Village. The menu here focuses on Contemporary ItRead more
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