The market downstairs Parish will forever be one of my favorite brunch spots. However, Parish gets two ratings because they also have a more formal sit down restaurant upstairs. I am a huge fan of the downstairs market, but upstairs is such a basic brunch spot (said by the most basic food blogger).
- You order at the coffee bar and then it is community seating
- THE AVOCADO MELT IS EVERYTHING
- They have lots of cookies, brownies and other delicious treats for sale.
- There is wifi so it is a great place if you need to study or get some work done. There are always people on their laptops.
- It is much more casual so I do not feel bad rolling out of bed on a Sunday and going to grab some food.
- It is right off the beltline so when it is nice outside I love to eat at Parish and spend sometime being outdoorsy on the beltline.
- The menu is smaller, but there is still plenty of great things to choose from.
- It is cheaper than the menu upstairs.
- Their home fries are the bomb. Ask for the extra crispy!
- If you have a large group, it can be hard to get a table since you cannot make a reservation down there.
- Upstairs is a sit down restaurant and a little nicer.
- The food is really solid, there is just nothing that excited about it. They serve your standard waffles, french toast and eggs benedict.
- Their sausage, egg and peach jam ciabatta is REAL good, but you can also order it downstairs 🙂
- A few people at my table ordered poached eggs and they weren’t runny. That is always such a let down for me.
- I have heard they have good dinner (new american style), but I have not experienced that yet.
- There was no wait for 5 people on a Saturday!
I highly recommend checking out the market downstairs Parish. It is my go to place when my friends and I want good brunch that is fast and easy! If you are not trying to wait an hour for brunch, but want something a little bit nicer, do not count our upstairs Parish either. It is not my favorite, but still makes solid eggs and potatoes.
Team brunch forever,