Weekend Rituals at Tiny’s No. 5

Offering an incredible menu and the atmosphere to back it up, this unique neighborhood restaurant serves up brunch at its best.

There are few things quite like a quality brunch. Everyone has their weekend rituals, and at Hamilton Shirts, we often find ourselves comparing notes about our favorite brunch spots around town. Granted it’s not a scientific method by any means—we of all people know the importance of personal preference when it comes to finding your perfect fit. However, one thing we all agree on is that the brunch experience at Tiny’s No. 5 consistently ranks at the top of our list.

Nestled within the heart of West University, Tiny’s No. 5 is far from your average neighborhood restaurant. Their brunch menu features something for everyone, but all in good taste. In addition to fresh squeezed juices, quality cappuccinos, and house cocktails, they also offer homemade bakery goods including fresh croissants, donuts, breakfast breads, and their famed chocolate chip cookies.

Blending tried-and-true favorites with new takes on their favorite brunch items, the menu ranges from scratch-made pancakes to morning quinoa to their elevated version on migas among many other choices.

Yet as we all know, there’s more to brunch than just the food. To that end, Tiny’s No. 5 offers an incredibly inviting atmosphere that is not only tasteful and elegant, but also casual and inviting. Much of this stems from the vision they brought to their carefully selected location: the historic JMH No. 5 grocery store that served the West U community for 60 years. With walls of windows, exposed beams, and a beautifully manicured green space, the atmosphere pairs well with their less-is-more mentality. And as spring approaches, it’s the perfect time to enjoy their covered outdoor seating area.

The service is also spectacular. Far from your typical counter service restaurant, the staff goes above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your experience.

Another aspect of Tiny’s No. 5 worth noting is their dinner menu, which offers a slightly more upscale experience with the same casual and congenial feel. If you have the chance, you might also consider visiting Tiny Boxwoods—their original restaurant on West Alabama that actually began as a plant nursery. A small oasis tucked away in an unassuming part of the city, it offers an entirely different experience than it’s sister restaurant in West University.

Check the Tiny’s No. 5 website to learn more about their various menus, opening hours, or to enquire about private events and special occasions. And though we find ourselves there on weekends, it’s worth noting that they are open for brunch Tuesday through Sunday, so there’s ample opportunity to give it a try and come back often.

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