In my opinion, brunch is the best meal of the day. So, when I found out an area restaurant added a Sunday brunch to its menu, I knew I had to go.
A short drive from Auburn, The Waverly Local is the perfect brunch spot. Lots of free parking, reservation availability and live jazz music make this restaurant an ideal brunch location.
The Waverly Local only serves its brunch on Sundays. However, craft breakfast cocktails and live jazz music help make this eating spot different.
My friend Emma and I decided to venture out to the restaurant this past weekend and made a reservation in case it was crowded. When we arrived, 10:30 a.m. sharp, the parking lot was almost empty. Once we walked in, we had our choice of tables.
The Waverly Local serves a small menu regularly, and its brunch menu is no different. There are about six breakfast meal choices along with multiple sides, appetizers and two lunch entrée items. Each entrée is reasonably priced for its quality, nothing more than $20.
Oh, and it has a breakfast buffet. Yes, I said it… a brunch all-you-can-eat buffet for $20.
I really wanted to try the buffet because it looked magical stacked full with breakfast entrees, Peanut Butter Rice Crispies and a fresh fruit salad. However, I wasn’t as hungry as I wanted to be so I opted to order the Bread Pudding French Toast off the menu with a side of sausage.
Emma ordered off the sides menu getting grits, bacon and a biscuit.
While we sat waiting for our meals sipping our coffee, the restaurant was relatively quiet, making it easy to relax and listen to the jazz musician who was playing.
The coffee-sipping lasted only a short while because our food came out rather quickly.
Once I saw my plate, I knew I made the right choice. Sitting in a puddle of warm maple syrup were three long sticks of dense bread pudding French toast.
I couldn’t wait to dig in. My first bite was heavenly, reminding me of the French toast of my elementary school days. As I kept eating, the food got better and better. The meal was just sweet enough to satisfy my tiny sweet tooth.
The bread was very dense and was not soggy. It was perfect. I had to move my plate away from me because, although I was full, I couldn’t stop eating.
As for the sausage, it looked better than it tasted. For $5, I received two small patties of sausage. They were still good; however, it was just too salty for me.
Emma enjoyed her meal as well. I was able to sneak a bite of bacon and grits. They were both phenomenal.
You will 100 percent find me back out at the Waverly Local for brunch again. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was relaxing.
If you are looking to get away from the busyness of the city, the Waverly Local is the perfect spot.