Who doesn't love brunch? It's the best of both worlds, a perfect meld of the best breakfast and lunch foods. Brunchfield Café definitely has it figured out when it comes to serving up the best brunch in Springfield. Breakfast is served all day and the lunch offerings start at 11 a.m.
Chef and co-owner Howard Seidel retired at the end of 2019 after more than four decades in the food service industry, but quickly realized he needed something else to do. He decided to start his own restaurant, but told Springfield Business Journal shortly after opening in October 2020, "I'm considering myself still retired; this is the hobby that you're supposed to get when you retire. Somehow the opportunity came around and I said, 'What the hell?'"
Brunchfield has a wide variety of breakfast offerings, which of course includes your traditional eggs, omelettes, waffles and pancakes. But the cafe also offers its own spin on those classic items as well. Some of the unique options include the Benewaffdict (Belgium waffle, thick-cut ham, redeye gravy, poached eggs and Bearnaise sauce), Cajun omelette (open-faced with andouille sausage, bell peppers and onions, topped with Santa Fe sauce), and The B & J (two biscuits with sausage and special bacon-onion jam with choice of potato).
If you are going to Brunchfield for brunch, make sure to try their signature gumbo that is packed full of flavor. Another must-try is the cheesy bacon grits. Brunchfield also has an option to build your own sandwich, which many people appreciate, as they can get exactly what they want.
Aside from that, Brunchfield also offers burgers, chicken sandwiches, Reubens, muffulettas, Cubanos and the signature Springfield dish, The Shoe. Brunchfield's horseshoe comes with a choice of burger or chicken, toasted brioche, hand-cut fries and their cheddar-havarti-Guinness cheese sauce.
Pro tip: pay in cash and get a 4% discount on your order.