Monday, June 8, 2015


Dan and I woke up hungry on a lazy Sunday and decided to find some brunch.  Since it was a happy Sunday with no work or school for either of us, we ventured to a restaurant I'd noticed on Yelp: Circa.  It had rave reviews on Yelp, and a $15 brunch buffet, so why not?  It was a beautiful drive into the country for us on a nice day.

What shocked me about Circa was that it wasn't jam-packed on a Sunday.  It was small-town busy, but I'm used to 60-90 minute brunch waits at the trendy Franklin spots.  In fact, we enjoyed this place so much I was hesitant to review it for fear the secret would get out!  We were seated immediately, on the adorable porch no less.  Perfection.

The buffet had salad, fresh fruit, parfait, typical Southern brunch foods (Eggs Benedict, scrambled, potatoes, has brown casserole, bacon and meats, biscuits and gravy), chicken tenders, mac 'n' cheese, and other lunch-type foods.  And DESSERT!  I, of course, kicked off with a $6 mimosa.

I had a plate and a half of food, determined to try lots of things.  I found it to be delicious.  Dan wasn't in love with the pancakes (he likes the unique ones at First Watch) but I felt like it was the best Southern brunch I'd had in ages.  It tasted fresh and homemade.  I thought the bacon was thick and well-crisped, and the biscuits were awesome.  The mac 'n' cheese and hash brown casserole weren't as good as some other local places, but I was extremely satisfied with everything I ate!

I also had some of the owner's homemade blackberry jam on the biscuits, as well as the poundcake with BLUEBERRY FROSTING.  Wowza!  And seriously, $15 for all-you-can-eat?  Heavens.  They also had craft cocktails, which were on the pricey side but on par with downtown Franklin pricing.

And you can't beat this view from the nearby train tracks, right?

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