Whether you’re unwinding with an espresso martini at Golden Pony or enjoying a cidermosa at Sage Bird Ciderworks, brunch has become a social cornerstone in Harrisonburg, bringing friends and family together over delectable fare. From the innovative dishes at Magpie to the breathtaking views at Ridge Room, the city’s weekend brunch scene keeps visitors coming back for more. Indulge in cocktails like the BJ’s Bloody or Brunch Punch at Billy Jacks, or savor dishes like the Sunrise Burger at Capital Ale House. With new experiences like Drifters Cafes’ coffee flights or Nightcap by Merge’s wine-based cocktails, Harrisonburg’s brunch scene is hotter than ever. Here’s your guide to exploring the vibrant and diverse brunch offerings that Harrisonburg has to offer!


Magpie Diner

Magpie Brunch
With a menu that evolves weekly, Magpie offers a modern twist on diner classics. Indulge in their freshly crafted cocktails and savor dishes like the hearty southern poutine, their color winter bowl, or the cinnamon swirl French toast.

Billy Jacks

For a laid-back brunch experience, look no further than Billy Jacks. Dive into their delicious breakfast sliders, Chicken and Waffles Benedict, or the indulgent Totchos – crispy tater tots smothered in homemade sausage gravy, cheese, green onions, and more. Pair your meal with one of their signature BJ’s Bloodys or Brunch Punch to make your brunch complete.

Capital Ale House

Indulge in heartier options at Capital Ale House, where you can savor dishes like steak & eggs or their mouthwatering Sunrise Burger. Dive into classic brunch favorites such as chicken and biscuits or French toast, or opt for their all-inclusive brunch special, which includes three beverages and an entree for $29.95.

Golden Pony

Savor dishes like ham & cheese waffles and steel-cut oats with caramelized apples or classics like shrimp and grits at the Golden Pony. Don’t miss out on their espresso martinis, acclaimed as some of the best in Harrisonburg.

Ridge Room

Ridge Room

Elevate your brunch game at Ridge Room, where panoramic views of the surrounding mountains serve as the backdrop for a memorable Sunday Brunch. Delight in elevated classics such as Smoke Salmon Avocado Toast or seasonally flavored French toast while soaking in the picturesque scenery from this rooftop tavern.


New Brunch Experiences


Drifters Cafe

Drifters Cafes now offers a weekend brunch from Friday to Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm. Enjoy brunch classics like chicken and waffles or savory breakfast tacos. Elevate your experience with coffee flights, where you can choose four specialty coffees, including holiday and seasonal specials.

Nightcap by Merge

Starting March 17th, Nightcap by Merge adds a delightful twist to the Harrisonburg brunch scene. Enjoy mouthwatering dishes and refreshing wine-based cocktails in an ambiance that feels like your favorite corner coffee spot.

Sage Bird cidermosa

Sage Bird Ciderworks

Throughout the month of March, Sage Bird Ciderworks invites you to join them for a brunch music series as part of Taste of Downtown. Every Sunday, immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of Sage Bird, where brunch, live music, and cidermosas await. Enjoy gourmet paninis like Avocado Toast Panini and Nutella/Fruit Panini while listening to performances from different artists each week.

Magnolia’s Taco and Tequila Bar

Get ready for a fiesta at Magnolia’s Taco & Tequila Bar as they host their first brunch event on Sunday, March 10th. DJ Chikiton will be setting the stage for a lively atmosphere where guests can indulge in a irresistible array of tacos and brunch favorites. From classic carne asada to innovative vegetarian options, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Sip on refreshing cocktails like classic margaritas or a mimosa cocktail. Enjoy crisp cocktails such as classic margaritas or mimosas.

These are just a few of the brunch offering across Harrisonburg. Visit our website for a full list of offerings.