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Breakfast is Worth Getting Up For in Tupelo


While many restaurants in Tupelo are known for their burgers, pizza, and BBQ, few are known for their breakfast. Those that like to get an early start on their day may know about some of these local spots. For those that don’t, here are some of the breakfasts you’ve been missing out on.

Connie’s Fried Chicken

The early bird gets the…..chicken? Starting at 6:00 a.m. Connie’s puts their mouth watering chicken ‘n’ biscuits smothered in white gravy on the rack. If chicken isn’t your thing that early in the day, don’t worry; they’ve got you covered. Connie’s home makes their legendary blueberry donuts fresh every morning.

coffee and bagles



Known as Tupelo’s dessert cafe, Crave is just as yummy in the morning. From scones and biscuits to muffins and quiche, Crave has it all. If you want something with a little more meat in the morning, order some sausage balls or a meat biscuit. All of their sausage and bacon are sourced locally from the Neon Pig.

singers outside crave cafe

Fairpark Grill

Sometimes you just need to skip breakfast and go straight for brunch. Known for their crab cakes, Fairpark Grill has taken your favorite entree and turned it into a breakfast item with their version of eggs benedict. They’ve also got a breakfast burger, chicken & waffles, and a sampler plate for those who just can’t decide. For those of age, don’t forget to try out their bloody mary bar that includes everything but the kitchen sink.

people eating brunch

Photo taken by @dttupelo on Instagram.



Tupelo’s newest neighborhood restaurant, Forklift is known for their innovative Southern cuisine. Soon, Chef David Leathers and the Forklift crew will open Butterbean, Forklift’s sister coffee and pastry shop in the back of the restaurant, inviting patrons for their morning cup of coffee to get the day started right.

exterior of forklift restaurant


Café 212

Everyone’s favorite lunch spot serves coffee all day as well. Coffee 212 is open Monday through Thursday until 6:00 p.m. and until 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. If you’re Downtown and need a little afternoon pick-me-up, stop by Cafe 212 to get a cup of joe. Grab one of their homemade ham and white cheddar biscuits to get your morning started off right.

barista holding coffee



A staple in the Tupelo community, Shockley’s is known as a place where friends gather for breakfast.  It’s been open for as long as most Tupelo natives can remember, and for good reason. Their pancakes and homemade grits are almost as good as their customer service. Eat a meal here and you’ll leave satisfied.

exterior of shockleys restraurant


Stop by on Saturday and Sunday mornings for a real Southern breakfast. They serve everything from eggs benedict with fried chicken to an Elvis themed french toast. Eat here once and before you know it, you’ll be at South every weekend. Their mimosa bar includes a vast array of fruit juices and purees.

couple eating shrimp

The Stables

A bar by night, a local brunch spot by day, you can find The Stables nestled in an alley on Spring Street for your Saturday brunch needs. While only open for brunch one day a week, it’ll help keep your weekend rolling!

bacon on eggs

Photo taken by Paula (@paula_callmepmc) on Instagram.