When I was in school at Ole Miss (not too terribly long ago…), there weren’t many breakfast options; The Beacon (the absolute best rendition of ‘the greasy spoon’ out there), Bottletree Bakery (the humble pie is my weakness), Handy Andy biscuits, Huddle House and fast food (McDonalds and Burger King). In the last few years, places serving breakfast have been popping up all over Oxford, and we most certainly welcome them!
Big Bad Breakfast (BBB) is a diner-style restaurant opened by famed chef John Currence, winning tons of awards and recognitions. There’s an IHOP on Jackson Avenue, close to a Chik-Fil-A (just remember CFA is closed on Sundays!). There are two great donut places, Shipley’s and Community Donuts.
If you’re in the market for an organic healthy food option: Living Foods on College Hill Road serves up some amazing smoothies and foods that are as specific to your health need/diet as you request. You can grab a coffee at Starbucks, Uptown Coffee, HighPoint Coffee or a smoothie from Juva, Smoothie King and the very hip Chicory Market.
Brunch is now offered at several places, though only on weekends. Here is a list of some places that serve great brunches (and adult beverages, to boot!):
• The Ravine (reservations recommended)
• Oxford Grillehouse
• St. Leo
Other places that offer brunch that we haven’t tried, but have heard great things about:
• Tallahatchie Gourmet
• Proud Larry's
• First Watch
• Cabin 82
I must admit, The Beacon and Bottletree Bakery are staples in this community for a reason – their food is amazing. Just be prepared, on ballgame weekends you will have a wait! But we have so many options now – you’ll have to visit several times to try them all out!