Read this next sentence to yourself thoughtfully: When was the last time I had a delicious and quality brunch? If your answer was anything else but the most recent Sunday, your excuse is no longer valid.

No worries, though. As a professional bruncher, I love to share local foodie secrets. Here lies a guide to help direct you to the best brunch in Baton Rouge, with spots that are good for the soul and won't have your pockets feeling hungover.

1. Another Broken Egg

Another Broken Egg is the perfect place for an assortment of true-to-breakfast bites and puts a fun spin on American classics. From the Cinnamon Roll French Toast to a generous selection of savory crab cakes and omelets, and the seasoned country potatoes (trust me), Broken Egg is a must try. They are simply a staple because they do food how it's supposed to be done — right. They're the brunch spot for satisfying every single taste of your crew, plus they have great portion sizes.

Price: $$

2. La Madeleine 

This the perfect spot for a sweet, yet light French-inspired brunch bite. La Madeline's has an assortment of croissants, tarts and muffins, and the specialty coffees will be sure to satisfy you without weighing you down. Taking a quick journey to the simplistic French countryside never hurt anybody, making La Madeline the best brunch in Baton Rouge for a quick staycation getaway.


3. Bistro Byronz

Although the priciest of the brunch bunch, Bistro Byronz will still give you quite a bang for ya buck with its chic atmosphere and well-raved about food. Their brunch menu is home to brunch and Southern classic plates done so very right. Any flavor craving you might have is probably on the menu. Up the stakes and bask in the fanciful brunch glory of the bistro scene

Price: $$

4. The Kolache Kitchen 

Need the brunch minus the boujee? The Kolache Kitchen is a pretty chill and quick stop for good ol' cinnamon rolls, breakfast tacos and savory kolaches that will hit your sweet or savory craving right on the nose. Its location on Nicholson makes its a great stop for anyone in a rush for a Sunday study sesh or a post-hungover meal to start you off nice and easy. The Kolache Kitchen is the best brunch in Baton Rouge for cheap, but good bits on-the-go.

Price: $

5. Caliente Mexican Craving 

Need a little south-of-the-border flare to kick your Sunday Slump? Caliente's Cajun-Mex meals perfectly hit brunch on the head with hardy pancake stacks, steak and eggs and drool-worthy breakfast burritos. Wash it all down with a killer cocktail and you may not leave their sun-drenched patio for who knows how long. Keep the chips and guac coming, please! (But FYI, brunch is only served at the Lee Dr. location.) 

Price: $-$$

Honorable mentions:

Christina's, Cheesecake Bistro, Canefield Tavern and The Velvet Cactus

And there you have it, kids. Taste, atmosphere and price, all existing in peace and harmony in the food scene of Baton Rouge. So from one bruncher to another, happy brunchin' to all and to all a great afternoon!