When the weekend rolls around, nothing resolves the stresses of the previous week like brunch. It’s the best time to gather with loved ones to catch up and enjoy a delicious plate of food while you’re at it. As a matter of fact, brunch might just be our favorite meal of the day — who’s with us?
We gathered up our favorite brunch restaurants in the Akron and Canton area for your next morning outing. With heaping plates of hash, buttery biscuits and gravy, stacked eggs Benedict, and mimosas galore, these local hot spots never disappoint. Happy brunching!
2291 Riverfront Parkway, Cuyahoga Falls
Photo courtesy of the Burntwood Tavern
The Bloody Mary bar at the Burntwood Tavern is the stuff of legends. First, choose a Tavern-infused vodka (jalapeño, garlic, bacon, and the like), and then bolster it with your choice of mixers, hot sauces, horseradish and accoutrements. Once you’ve made your dream bevvie, enjoy brunch classics with a modern twist. Standouts include the prime rib eggs Benedict, the smoked bacon crepes and the nutella-stuffed French toast.
1970 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls
The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery is a longstanding favorite in Cuyahoga Falls, and there’s no mystery as to why it’s so popular. The cozy bakery offers a wide array of freshly baked pastries, farm-fresh fare, coffee drinks, morning cocktails and more. Standouts include the Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, the chocolate-rubbed rack of lamb, and the fried chicken with a jalapeño cheddar buttermilk waffle.
3900 Medina Road, Akron
Photo courtesy of Bomba Tacos & Rum
Located in the Montrose Center Plaza, this colorful spot serves up authentic Mexican street food in chic, modern digs. For brunch (weekends from 11 am to 3 pm), enjoy huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos, carne asada hash and more alongside an impressive lineup of coffee and breakfast cocktails (jalapeño paloma, anyone?).
1 West Exchange Street, Akron
The vast brunch menu at Bricco is enough to make anyone hungry. Here, you’ll find interesting and flavorful items like breakfast pizza (complete with scrambled eggs, gravy, bacon, tomatoes, hashbrowns and cheese), fried pickles, risotto balls, eggs Benedict, burritos, breakfast sandwiches and more. You can enjoy all of it in the chic dining room, located in the heart of downtown Akron.
3458 Manchester Road, Akron
Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Honeymoon Grille never fails to impress with its flavorful dishes and friendly service. The restaurant opened its doors in 2013, and became an instant sensation in the Portage Lakes neighborhood. Locals flock here for the no-frills breakfast specials, which are filling, cooked to perfection, and served with a smile.
1649 N. Main Street, North Canton
Photo courtesy of the Twisted Citrus Cafe
This bright and airy locale is the perfect place for a relaxed weekend brunch! The menu is globally inspired, but still includes all of your favorite breakfast classics — with a twist. We are particularly smitten with the corned beef hash, the Maui Waui French toast (topped with piña colada compote), and the deep south omelette with sausage gravy, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!
1345 Easthill Street Southeast, North Canton
Complete with a custom omelette making station, a meat carving table, a waffle bar, bbq ribs, fresh seafood, mac & cheese, pastries, and a salad bar, Sunday brunch at the Fieldcrest Estate is not just a meal — it’s an event. You are guaranteed to leave with a satisfied smile and a full belly.
4954 Portage Street NW, North Canton
Gluten-free brunch-lovers will find solace at Samantha’s Restaurant. While there are plenty of brunch classics (think: omelets, Benedicts, loaded bagels and more), there is also an entire gluten-free menu with lots to love. The food is always flavorful and served piping hot, and the atmosphere is friendly and bright.
309 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton
Established in 2013, this cozy little concept brings a bit of brightness to downtown Canton. Here, you’ll find flavorful, fair trade coffee drinks, but the real standout here is the waffles. These creations are fluffy and decadent, topped with a wide variety of ingredients both sweet and savory. If you come a bit later in the day, you can also experience the waffle burgers — a delicious patty sandwiched between the famed waffles. Are you hungry yet?
4223 Tuscarawas Street West, Canton
Locals flock to Pete’s Restaurant for its personable service, hearty entrées, and no-frills atmosphere. It has established itself as a community staple over the years! Breakfast items include fun items (like loaded fries with eggs, bacon, sausage cheese, and more), but also an impressive lineup of classics. Regardless of what you choose, your meal will be served with a smile!
2749 Cleveland Avenue Northwest, Canton
This family-owned restaurant comes complete with charming, old-school decor, a friendly atmosphere, and a delicious breakfast menu crafted with locally sourced ingredients. You can grab a simple breakfast with eggs cooked any way you like them, but we recommend branching out to try some of the Greek-influenced dishes, like the gyro omelet or the Grecian spinach fries.