As the Auburn student body is nearing the end of the 2022 spring semester, a holiday that brings friends and family close together approaches.
Easter is a time to get together and celebrate the spring and Auburn’s blooming campus. One southern way to celebrate is through good eats.
Here are a few suggestions for brunch places around town.
Looking for something more toned down? A couple of places to choose from include the University Donut Company and Big Blue Bagel and Deli, located in downtown Auburn.
While there is seating opportunity at Big Blue Bagel, these places are also easy to take back to a family or friends.
The University Donut Company offers a variety of gourmet donuts to choose from, such as the classic glazed, the cookie monster or maple bacon donuts.
Big Blue Bagel and Deli also has plenty of options on the menu. There are homemade bagels ranging from blueberry and cinnamon to garlic flavors, bagel sandwiches, and fresh fruit-on-a-bagel.
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"I've been to Blue Bagel and love it," Margaret Wilson, freshman in business said. "My favorite thing about them is that it's all homemade- their bagels and even their cream cheese. I love getting a blueberry bagel with their strawberry cream cheese. It is so good."
Customers also have the option to order many different assortments of these foods online for pickup.
Looking for a wider variety of brunch foods? Another Broken Egg Café might be the restaurant to try.
"I like the atmosphere and the people. It gives a nice southern hospitality kind of feel," Brooke Sydlik, freshman in supply chain management said.
Another Broken Egg has a wide range of more classic brunch foods from sweet to savory, such as biscuits and gravy, beignets, sandwiches, salads and breakfast cocktails.
"I like their range of menu. You can eat healthy, but also splurge," Sydlik said.
Additionally, they offer creative takes on breakfast like carrot cake pancakes, strawberry pound cake French toast, beignets and a Mardi Gras omelet with shrimp and crawfish in it.
"I really vibe with their chicken and waffles," Sydlik said. "Their cinnamon roll French toast and coffee is also really really good."
Another Broken Egg has the option to order ahead with curbside pickup or delivery, but there is also ample space to dine-in, including patio seating and private dining. However, they do not take reservations.
For a more elevated brunch spot, head to Lucy’s on Moores Mill Road.
"I really like the overall atmosphere. It is very welcoming, and the building is super cute too," Jenna Teesdale, senior in public relations said.
At Lucy's, there are salads, sandwiches, shrimp and grits, lemon ricotta hotcakes, lemon lavender donuts, truffle fries and options such as house made coconut and banana toast.
"Their French press is also to die for," Teesdale said. Their salmon dish is her favorite brunch item.
Additionally, the restaurant offers salads, sandwiches and a small selection of brunch cocktails. They also take reservations.
The Amsterdam Cafe offers another dining experience serving as an option for Easter brunch. They have salads, sandwiches, breakfast cocktails and other brunch menu items such as steak and eggs, pancakes and smoked rib hash. Curbside pickup is available here as well.
Other Auburn favorites include The Hound and Acre.
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