The city of Indianapolis is bleeding blue for our home team now that football seasons is here! If you’re a season ticket holder, it’s important you get a good meal in before the coin toss. Stop at one of these six brunch spots for a bite to eat on your way to a home game.
Known as a student union for adults, Café Patachou is a staple in Indianapolis for brunch. Try a variation of the broken yolk sandwich or the Brioche-Stuffed French Toast. And good news for vegans, you can get an omelette! The vegan omelette is an open-faced garbanzo flour “crepe” (no eggs or butter) served topped with hummus, black beans, hard tofu crumbles, greens, avocado, salsa and spinach/jalapeno sauce on the side.
Some people go to church on Sunday mornings, or you could go to brunch in an old church. Mouth-watering blueberry walnut pancakes come with St. Joe’s banana foster sauce, or if you’re in the mood for a sandwich try the Viking Farms lamb burger with Feta, arugula, red onion and harissa aioli. Wash it down with a house beer made by Head Brewer Alan Simons.
With dishes like the Cuban Viking Lamb Frita, Sweet Dutch Baby Pancake and Ancient Grain Porridge, this locally-sourced Fletcher Place brunch will blow your mind. Add on a couple oysters that are served with charred cucumber and grapefruit mignonette. Get a mimosa pitcher made with Poema Cava and fresh squeezed OJ or if you’re adventurous, try an f.s.d.c. beer-moss pitcher made with Hamm’s and OJ.
Everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Barack Obama has had a bite to eat at Kountry Kitchen, so what are you waiting for? If you’re coming from the Northside, make a stop on College Ave for some soul food. Get the classic fried chicken and waffles (you can even add eggs) or the shrimp and grits with smoked sausage and sweet bell peppers. Wash it down with their famous lemonade!
If you have a big appetite, Sahm’s is the place you want to brunch before the game. Try an order of homemade biscuits and real sausage gravy topped with fried eggs, or the Jose Skillet, made with two basted eggs served over sweet potato hash, Smoking Goose chorizo sausage, caramelized onions, salsa verde, cheddar and mozzarella. Are you drooling yet?
Normally Harry & Izzy’s doesn’t open until noon on Sundays but you can get that world famous spicy shrimp cocktail starting at 10 am on Colts game days. If you’re more interested in drinking your brunch, try a Bloody Mary for the perfect pregame. In addition to the delicious food and drinks, you can self-park in Circle Centre Mall or use their valet.