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We take breakfast and brunch seriously here in the Shoals.

Find the top spots in Florence and the Shoals for breakfast and brunch. These restaurants and cafes do not mess around when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely brunch or more quick and casual breakfast sandwiches, these five suggestions won’t disappoint.

Big Bad Breakfast

You won’t be hungry after a visit to Big Bad Breakfast in downtown Florence. The menu was developed by a team of all-star and James Beard award-winning chefs. Look for all your breakfast favorites plus creative twists on Southern fare like the “Red Neck Benny” or “Fried Oyster Scramble.” Big Bad Breakfast also offers delicious brunch cocktails as well, including bloody marys, mimosas, and more.

Rivertown Coffee Co.

If you are a coffee lover or looking for a more casual breakfast spot, stop by Rivertown Coffee Co. Rivertown serves simple breakfast sandwiches and omelettes along with gourmet coffee, tea, smoothies and craft beer in a relaxed cafe setting. The breakfast menu is available Monday through Friday from 7 am until 2 pm.

Swampers Bar & Grille

Located within the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Swampers is open daily for breakfast. We recommend indulging in the breakfast buffet, which typically includes a selection of breakfast classics, Southern dishes, pastries, fresh fruit, and more. Music fans will love the walls covered in photos of famous recording artists.

Homeside Restaurant

For a family-friendly and affordable breakfast that tastes like home-cooking, head to one of Homeside’s two locations in Florence, on Huntsdale Road or Cloverdale Road. Definitely try the warm, flaky biscuits and breakfast sandwiches.

City Hardware

This American food restaurant with a Southern accent serves brunch on Sundays from 11 am until 2 pm. City Hardware is a family-friendly favorite, with all the comfort food favorites plus fun twists and decadent options like cheescake-stuffed donuts!

There are so many additional breakfast and brunch options to savor while you’re here. View all the delicious options for dining in Florence and the Shoals, and find your new favorite breakfast spot!

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