The 13 Best Brunches in Cincinnati

 

Dear Weekend,

We love you. Brunch, the welcomed relative of breakfast and lunch, is the only way to ward off remnants from last night’s shenanigans. It’s the pinnacle of weekend activities: curing hangovers, inducing food comas and catching up with friends. Ideal brunch spots have bottomless mimosas, a patio and bountiful, tasty menu options.

1. Otto’s

Situated in Covington’s Mainstrasse, squeeze into their windowsill booth or sit outside under a patio umbrella. Bring the sunglasses just in case the weather decides to cooperate.

Otto

Enjoy this café with it’s bustling bar and delicious brunch options. Die and go to heaven eating their strawberry filled French Toast or get the Otto’s Benedict with a side of goetta. This spot is extremely brunchy and will make your Sunday so much more delightful!

2. French Crust

Coffee and a pastry are my usual breakfast indulgence. This charming cafe is the sister restaurant of Jean Robert’s Table, so you know you’re in for a treat. No judgment if you want to pretend you’re in Paris sipping your latte and gorging yourself on muffins and eclairs. I’m a fan of their almond croissant and French Press coffee.

Crust

If you have time to sit and enjoy breakfast, have the puff pastry with local goetta, poached eggs and Hollandaise. Bon appétit!

 

3. Nada

You can’t go wrong with the Chorizo and Egg Enchiladas or the Huevos Rancheros. Tequila Sunrise, Peach Fuzz, or a Bloody Maria will add a little fun to your outing. Classic Mexican choices, a relaxing atmosphere and equally festive drink menu help you get your weekend off to a good start.

rancheros

 

4. Taste of Belgium

Chicken for brunchfast is always a safe bet. They also have a brunch burger with a fried egg, pancake, havarti, bacon and syrup. All your breakfast favorites in one sandwich! You should definitely take a stroll on Vine after to check out the great local boutiques in the area or Washington Park right next door.

Taste

5. Teller’s of Hyde Park

A classic Hyde Park brunch spot that’s perfect for a meal with friends or family. Just not the person you met eight hours ago… They have a plethora of local favorites like the Goetta Hot Brown, Shrimp and Grits and Beer Cheese Omelet.

Teller

Treat yourself to their famous Bloody Mary bar. It’s easily one of the best in the city.

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6. The Echo

Sometimes the morning after a night of debauchery calls for an old-fashioned American breakfast. It’s not fancy or trendy, but it’s damn good!  Offering home-cooked food at a reasonable price, Echo is the perfect neighborhood diner.

Echo

7. Sleepy Bee

Not only are the menu options full of flavor, but also all ingredients are healthy and sourced from local farmers. The space is bright and brimming with energy, welcoming families and business meetings alike. Killer omelets, pancakes and smoothies get your weekend off to a great start. Buzz on over to see what all the hype is about.

Bee

 

8. Greyhound Tavern

My Old KY Home! This is hands down the most amazing breakfast buffet in the Tri-State. Located in Ft. Mitchell, this charming tavern is cranking out home-cooked southern comfort. They’re world famous for their fried chicken and fried onion rings, but even more exquisite is their Sunday brunch that combines all their best menu items!

Tav

The brunch bar has biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, fried chicken and all the great side fixins’.

 

9. Maribelle’s eat+drink

Modern American brunching in Oakley, they offer a great selection of vegan and gluten free menu options! Sit outside and enjoy free wifi if you want to work through brunch.

Maribelle

Poached eggs and grits, cornmeal pancakes, fried PB&J, or fried Amish eggs give you a variety of tasty menu options! WE LOVE FRIED EVERYTHING. Brunch goes until 2:00, so don’t be afraid to sleep in and roll on over mid afternoon.

10. Annabel’s

Tucked in Mt. Lookout Square, this cozy eatery serves up brunch Thursday to Sunday. Their menu sticks to breakfast classics with a twist. Try their buttermilk corn cakes are served with honeycomb brown sugar maple syrup. They also have a carrot cake faux toast, veggie frittata and scramble du jour.

annab

 

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11. MOTR

The best brunch you’ll eat in a bar. Corned Beef Hash in Guinness Gravy and Truckers Breakfast Casserole, are nothing without their Bloody Mary or Bellini. This bar environment rolls Fridays into Saturdays as you relax with your friends and let brunch drift into the late afternoon. Be careful though, sometimes your late afternoon turns into night and how convenient, you’re already at the bar.

MOTR

 

12. The Rookwood

Sunday Funday Brunch! Hike up the hill to check out this great spot in Mt. Adams. There’s a nice ambiance, whether you’re sitting with a large group inside one of their kilns or enjoying the outdoor patio atmosphere.

Rook

Get the Country Omlette or Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. You’ve got a lot of bloody mary options to choose from like the Rookwood Mary with dill, fennel, horseradish and asparagus or the Hari-Kari Mary with Thai chilies, wasabi, siracha and cherry peppers.

 

13. The Comet Cafe

Northside’s favorite brunch hangout, while it isn’t known for being fancy, they are known for their amazing burritos served with the Salsa of the Month. Their Classic Biscuits and Gravy as well as Eggs Benedict are also favorites. Specials rotate and they have vegan options, putting Southwestern flair on the classic brunch.

Comet

Whether you’re the fancy Eggs Benedict type or a low maintenance no-wait kind of person, there’s no question that brunch is a weekly necessity.