Ah brunch. Some would argue, myself included, it is the best meal of the week. Unfortunately, being in the service industry, brunch doesn’t happen too often for me, so I really have to savor it when it does! I got to do just that recently at Lula’s in Chapel Hill. Being a Raleigh resident and NC State Alumni, I don’t often venture to Chapel Hill, but the menu at Lula’s lured me in.
Situated conveniently on Franklin Street, Lula’s just started serving brunch in early November. Judging by how good the food was, you would never guess it is such a recent addition to the restaurant’s service. We walked in shortly after they opened and were lucky enough to get a little table right in the window. We decided to start with some sweet treats. First was the Raised Maple-Bacon Donuts with Vanilla Custard ($5). My fiancé was skeptical at first, since he is not really a donut person, but even he loved them. The texture of the donuts was perfectly light and fluffy, and the flavor was just sweet enough. I oftentimes find that the flavor of maple-bacon donuts is a little bit too exaggerated, but the subtle flavor of these donuts made them the perfect starter. We also tried the Lula’s Sweet Roll ($5.50), which basically tasted like a giant, homemade cinnamon roll. While, to me, this was sweeter than the donuts, it still wasn’t sickly sweet, which I sometimes find restaurant rolls can be. It truly is massive, so I definitely suggest splitting it with a friend!
For my main course I decided to go with Biscuit Benny ($12), which came highly recommended from both managers we spoke with. The dish consisted of fried eggs served on top of biscuits, with fried green tomato, country ham, and hollandaise sauce. I love a good eggs benny, so this was right up my alley. The biscuits tasted freshly made and the breading on the fried green tomato was delicious. I wish I would’ve had more room in my stomach so I could’ve eaten the whole plate! My fiancé decided to go with Papa’s Sage Sausage Biscuits ($12), which consisted of homemade biscuits, scallion gravy, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg. I feel like Biscuits and Gravy sometimes gets overlooked on Instagram because they aren’t the most photogenic dish, but it tastes so good! Judging by how quickly my fiancé scarfed this dish down, I’m guessing it was pretty good. I did get one bite and loved it. It was definitely a heavier option than my Biscuit Benny, but hey, sometimes you just need some comfort food.
All in all I’m definitely happy with my decision to venture to Chapel Hill and give Lula’s a try. All of our food was fresh and flavorful, and I definitely want to go back sometime to try their Chicken and Waffles. Lula’s also serves lunch and dinner, so be sure to check them out any time of day!
101 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Note: From time to time we’re invited out to try a restaurant or to taste new menu items. This meal is usually comped, as this one was. We’re under no obligation to write a positive review or any review at all when we’re invited out to try a place. Every review you see on our site will be an honest review of the place whether or not the restaurant provided us with the meal at their cost.