I think Memphians flock to Bryant’s Breakfast for the atmosphere as much as the DELICIOUS food. Located on Summer Ave. near North Graham (next to Nagasaki), this is one of those places that you start craving (usually when they are closed.. Normal hours are 4:30am to 2pm) and nothing will stop the craving
except one of their light, fluffy biscuits. If I didn’t know better I’d think they had my grandmother in the back cooking them up all morning.
As Fate would have it, my BFF Sunny and I ended up with the same morning off work, so we put it on each other’s schedules, and began the daydreaming of grits and gravy. When that morning FINALLY rolled around, I already had my mind set on exactly what I wanted to eat, and not surprisingly.. so did Sunny. My only hang-up was what to drink. It was cold outside, so I really wanted coffee, until Sunny reminded me how phenomenal the sweet tea is at Bryant’s. If you are a true Southerner, you know what really good sweet tea is, and this place has it.
We were greeted by a long but courteous line of people waiting for their chance to place their order and pay for their breakfast. Bryant’s feels like a diner inside. There are rows of tables and booths. You place your
order and pay at the counter, and then like magic, your food appears at the table. The menu is on the wall behind the counter, and I’ve never had anything there that wasn’t delicious.
I always order the SCRAMBLE – It’s 3 scrambled eggs, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, cheddar cheese and your choice of meat (sausage, bacon, city ham, country ham, pork tenderloin, philly steak, or country fried steak) served with 3 biscuits, gravy, and grits. It’s sort of like an omelet but scrambled. Ha!
Here’s what it looked like.. YUM!
Sunny always gets the veggie omelet. It’s eggs, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and American cheese also with 3 biscuits, gravy, and grits.
Here’s what her’s looked like.. I’m getting hungry!!
The website (http://www.bryantsbreakfast.com/) has a full menu with prices. Our meals broke down with a drink and tax to about $10 each.. give or take. Bryant’s is always delicious and always crowded so go early or at least during the week. Let me know your experience with Bryant’s below..