Review: Brunch at The Pigeon Hole

MaKayla Grapperhaus, staff writer

Located on The Corner, The Pigeon Hole is just a short walk from University of Virginia (U.Va). Under the shelter of a large oak tree, the bright blue house with its wooden porch is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch. The Pigeon Hole gives customers the option of dining inside or outside. While both options are great, you cannot beat the experience of dining outside on a beautiful spring day.

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, bringing back childhood memories of times when neighbors enjoyed brunch in each other’s good company and nice weather. Like most places on The Corner, most of the staff are U.Va students. Their service is excellent, and despite the bustling environment on weekends, the place maintains quality service at all times.

When it comes time to order, it can be difficult to choose what to eat because everything on the menu is delicious. They have a variety drinks, including alcoholic options, such as bloody marys and mimosas.

However, you cannot go wrong with their orange juice. Nothing beats the taste of cold, freshly squeezed in-house orange juice served in a mason jar. Although, I have noticed that their orange mimosas are also quite popular.

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

All their food is fantastic, but be prepared to pay at least $10 for any plate you choose. While it is a little pricey for breakfast food, you will not have any regrets. From pancakes to French toast, all their brunch options are delightfully satisfying. They also have hardier options, such as their biscuits and gravy and breakfast burritos. When I asked the waitress what her favorite item on the menu was, she said that the Huevos Rancheros was her personal favorite and that it is also one of their most popular dishes. The Huevos Rancheros is their own take on an omelet, served with easy-over eggs, salsa, black beans and plenty of cheddar cheese. It is super tasty, but then again, I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve ordered off their menu.

They also have a great selection of sides, most are $5 or under. I really enjoy their sticky buns; which are quite large and only $4.

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

Whether it is a relaxing Sunday Brunch or a quick stop for breakfast before classes, The Pigeon Hole is sure to hit the spot. With a welcoming atmosphere paired with made in-house favorites, The Pigeon Hole is one of the best places for brunch in Cville.

The next time you find yourself craving brunch during this lovely spring weather, head over to The Pigeon Hole.

They are open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends and are closed on Wednesdays.


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