Brunch in Raleigh just got a whole lot better. Clear your weekend plans because Taverna Agora just launched a new brunch menu and suddenly Sunday can’t come soon enough.
Served Sundays from 10:30a-3p, their new menu is shout-it-from-the-rooftop good. Speaking of rooftops, while the new menu is available throughout the entire restaurant, we highly recommend snagging a table on their year-round rooftop. Keep reading to see why...
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Ward off the Sunday Scaries with a long, lingering brunch on a garden rooftop. Up here, greenery abounds and Mondays don’t exist. Embrace multiple rounds of mimosas as you soak up the midday rays that filter through the canopy of interwoven flora. And when chilly weather rolls around, the whole thing gets enclosed in glass and heated so you can dine al fresco, year-round.
Like any good brunch, the mimosas flow freely here. And for three bucks a pop, you might as well go for a second round. They’ve also got Raspberry Mimosas ($6.50), Greek Sangria ($8) and a ton of others for those looking for more creative ways to enjoy a boozy brunch.
Insider tip: Taverna Agora also features a mythical sparkling water, Mastiqua, that purportedly has purifying properties and does everything from aid digestion to whiten teeth. Enjoy it mixed into one of their cocktails—it’s got a unique flavor that adds a lil’ extra sumthin’ to any drink. La Croix, who?
You can’t go wrong with fried dough—and these greek doughnuts, traditionally deemed “loukoumades,” are no exception. But what pushes this app over-the-top? The baklava syrup, baby. That’s right: your favorite, sticky sweet, walnut and honey-drenched dessert has been reimagined into a thick, dangerously-delicious nectar. Prepare to absolutely drown your doughnuts in this stuff—the forthcoming sugar coma is a later-you problem.
No, it’s not traditionally the sexiest brunch fare, but hear us out. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Yoplait from the grocery store. This is the perfectly sweet, indulgently creamy, whipped yogurt of your dreams. Made with local Johnston county honey (and some other super-secret magic ingredients), trust us that this Greek yogurt is—dare we say it?—life-changingly delicious. Served with fresh berry compote and those aforementioned donuts, it’s a must order.
Combine an OG brunch fave with traditional Greek fare you’ve got a match made in heaven. Flaky phyllo dough cradles fresh spinach, feta, onions and poached eggs—top it off with hollandaise sauce and you’ll see why we give this dish 10 out of 10 praise hand emojis.
Served as a breakfast pita with scrambled eggs ($8.95), frittata ($9.95), omelet ($10.95) or traditional lunch pita ($8.95), there’s plenty of ways to enjoy.
Their house-cured citrus salmon is silky and luxurious; get it served in an omelet ($10.95), complete with Kefalograviera cheese, spinach and tomato relish or (if you’re a purist or DIY-enthusiast) as a straight-up Citrus-Cured Salmon Board ($9.95), which comes with dill cream cheese, pickled veggies, and pita bread.
And for those who lean more towards the lunch side of brunch, there’s also fully stocked menu of salads, entrees and small plates. And FYI, the Flambéed Saganaki ($9.95) arrives to your table literally on fire and the Greek Spreads Trio ($12.95) lets you sample Taverna Agora’s best dips: tzatziki, spicy feta, and eggplant.
Round up your squad and set your alarms for Sunday am and prepare to scream Opa!
This post is created in partnership with Taverna Agora.