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34 great brunch places in Columbus

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Columbus, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

Sip on a local coffee with your Brekkie Shack burrito. | Photo via @brekkieshack

Sip on a local coffee with your Brekkie Shack burrito. | Photo via @brekkieshack

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing Bloody Marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (34), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Hours listed are when brunch menus are available, while price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.

  • $ ~ $20 or less per person
  • $$ ~ $20-40 per person
  • $$$ ~ $40+ per person

Weekday wonders

Brekkie Shack, 1060 Yard St. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Café | $ | All-day breakfast options like the Basil Burrito with cheesy scrambled eggs, basil pesto, and tomato, and the Brekkie of Champions with scrambled eggs, bacon, a sweet potato-Brussels sprouts hash, and toast.

Drunch Eatery + Bar, 995 N. 4th St. | Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Upscale diner | $$ | A curated selection of unique brunch dishes like Skool Daze (think: milk and cookies cereal) and the Bretzel — a freshly baked Bavarian pretzel topped with cheese grits, bacon, and eggs.

Hangover Easy, Multiple locations | Hours vary by location | Diner | $ | This restaurant lives by the motto of “breakfast cures all.” The egg-forward menu includes favorites like the Western Omelette and Frog Eyes (don’t worry, no frogs are actually included in this dish).

German Village Coffee Shop, 193 Thurman Ave. | Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. + Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Diner | $ | This old-school style diner serves up classic breakfast items like biscuits and gravy, French toast, and omelettes.

Jack & Benny’s, 2563 N. High St. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Diner | $ | Go for a savory meal like a breakfast sandwich or choose a sweet treat from their unique pancake flavors including apple cinnamon, coconut, and buckeye.

Scotty’s Cafe, 2980 E. Broad St. | Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Café | $| This classic Columbus café makes breakfast all-day, served with your choice of a bagel or toast and coffee or hot tea. Pro tip: Dessert is free when you purchase an entree.

Bloody Mary from Standard Hall is an excellent choice for brunch

The bloody mary bar is a must-try at Standard Hall. | Photo by @standardhall

Weekend musts

Standard Hall, 1100 N. High St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Eatery | $$ | An iconic brunch menu with favorites like the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit, breakfast pizza, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch sticks.

The Walrus Kitchen & Public House, 143 E. Main St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Upscale eatery | $$ | This downtown eatery offers classic brunch items with a new age twist. Pro tip: Try the fried French Toast with thick slices of deep fried Texas toast topped with powdered sugar.

The Pearl, Multiple locations | Saturday-Sunday starting at 10 a.m. | Upscale diner | $$ | Head to this neighborhood tavern and oyster bar for a lively weekend brunch featuring some of our favorite brunch cocktails like the Bourbon. Bacon. Beautiful. with bourbon, grapefruit shrub, maple, and candied bacon.

Bodega Food + Beer, 1044 N. High St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Gastropub | $$ | Mimosa buckets, chicken and waffles, stuffed french toast, biscuits and gravy — need we say more?

Skillet, 410 E Whittier St. | Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Eatery| $ | Enjoy farm-to-table comfort foods like brown sugar cinnamon crumb cake, griddled cinnamon rolls, or an order of cheeze blintze crepes which are filled with ricotta, créme fraiche, and black raddish preserves.

Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen, 260 S. 4th St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Eatery | $ | Along with breakfast classics like eggs Benedict and French toast, this bar and kitchen serves cocktails and booze-infused milkshakes.

Belle's bread

Belle’s Bread was named a “hidden gem” by Food & Wine. | Photo by @bellesbread.

Pastry paradises

Kittie’s Cakes, Multiple locations | Hours vary by location | Bakery | $ | The cinnamon roll is a must. If you’re craving something savory, order a slice of freshly baked quiche.

Resch’s Bakery, 4061 E. Livingston Ave. | Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. + Saturday, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Bakery | $ | A Columbus staple that is every donut-lover’s dream. Our favorites include the classic glazed, bow tie, apple fritter, and powered cake.

Happy Little Treats Bakery, 1203 N. High St. | Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bakery | $ | Don’t miss this bakery’s rotating selection of hand crafted pop tarts as well as its maple twists and pesto twists.

Fox in the Snow, Multiple locations | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Café | $ | This bakery and coffee shop serves rustic baked goods and hand-poured drinks. Pro tip: Take their treats home with you by checking out the café's favorite recipes.

Omega Artisan Baking, 59 Spruce St. | Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bakery | $ | This bread-focused bakery serves delicious breakfast pastries like buttery croissants, scones, and muffins.

Belle’s Bread, 1168 Kenny Centre Mall | Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bakery| $ | Start your day off with a fruit smoothie and build-your-own crepes or try this Japanese and French-inspired bakery’s kashi pan (sweet bread).

Woodbury

Try the Thit Kho Thom Hash from The Woodbury with pork belly, pineapple, maple sweet potatoes, and a sunny egg. | Photo by @woodburycbus

For a special occasion

The Woodbury, 215 E. Town St. | Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. + Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | Bistro | $$ | An upscale bistro with all-day breakfast items like the French toast casserole, chicken hotcakes tacos, and candied bacon crepes.

The Guild House, 624 N. High St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Upscale restaurant | $$$ | A swanky eatery offering build-your-own omelettes, brunch cocktails, and staple dishes.

Mozart’s Café, 4784 N. High St. | Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. + Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Café | $ | Try one of their European pastries alongside a signature coffee named after Mozart. Pro tip: They also offer afternoon tea by reservation from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.

La Chatelaine French Bakery, 1550 West Lane Ave. | Daily, 8 a.m-5 p.m. | Bakery and Bistro | $ | Whether you like your croissants with cherry, almonds, or chocolate, this French bakery and bistro has a puff-pastry treat that will transport you four thousand miles away to France.

Lindey’s, 169 E. Beck St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Upscale restaurant | $$ | Named one of Columbus’ top 10 restaurants last year, this upscale eatery serves crab and egg dishes + salmon tartine.

Basic biscuits

Enjoy housemade syrup on a variety of flavored biscuits at Basic Biscuits Kindness & Coffee. | Photo by @basicbiscuitsandcoffee

Quick and easy

What the Waffle, 695 E. Long St. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Casual eatery | $ | This fast casual locale serves up some waffley good dishes like The Waddy (a chicken and waffles sandwich) and the Brunch Waffle Stack (waffles layered with berries, house made whipped cream, a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, orange zest, and fresh mint).

Dough Mama, 3335 N. High St. | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Café | $ | Open for dine-in, takeout, or delivery, this café serves a mix of breakfast foods, dessert pies, and specialty coffees.

Basic Biscuits Kindness & Coffee, 1160 Goodale Blvd., Grandview Heights | Tuesday-Friday , 7 a.m.-12 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Takeaway | $ | This to-go restaurant serves a variety of biscuits and similar breakfast items such as the breakfast casserole, quiche, and french toast. Visit their website to place an order for pick-up or delivery.

Pistacia Vera, 541 South 3rd St. | Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Takeaway | $ | From quiche to croissants to macarons, this pastry kitchen serves a variety of sweet and savory breakfast treats.

Tommy’s Diner, 914 West Broad St. | Daily, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Diner | $ | Since 1989, this iconic diner has been serving omlettes, breakfast combos, and daily specials to the Columbus area.

Katalina's

The pancake balls are a staple at the two Katalina’s locations in Clintonville and Harrison West. | Photo via @katalinascafe

For the fam

Katalina’s, Multiple locations| Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Diner | $ | Enjoy this eatery’s brunch in-person or easily order online for carryout. Pro tip: Try the pancake balls filled with options like Nutella, dulce de leche, or apple butter.

First Watch, Multiple locations| Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Café | $ | A classic breakfast joint that serves up traditional dishes like pancakes, eggs and bacon, waffles, and omelettes, as well as innovative creations like the lemon ricotta pancakes and the power breakfast quinoa bowl.

Lola’s Kitchen + Bar, 201 S. High St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bistro | $ | From $3 screwdrivers to fried egg sandwiches, waffles, quesadillas, and salads — Lola’s offers a little something for everyone in the family.

Cap City Fine Diner, Multiple locations | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.–2:45 p.m. | Diner | $ | This retro diner serves specialty brunch cocktails for the adults and a separate menu featuring a classic ice cream sundae for the kids.

Northstar Cafe, Multiple locations | Breakfast daily, 9-11 a.m. + brunch Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.| Café | $ | Head to one of Northstar’s many locations where you and your kids can both try the Cowboy Breakfast (featuring two Ohio organic eggs, your choice of meat, and a warm buttermilk biscuit with strawberry preserves).

The Original Pancake House, Multiple locations | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Casual eatery | $ | With egg specialties, waffles, crepes, and pancakes, this brunch menu offers a meal for everyone.

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