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April 27, 2018 |

11 Essential Brunch Spots in Cincinnati

We consider brunch to be the most important meal of the day (if not the week)! This meal allows hungry diners to reap the benefits of a hearty breakfast, dig into a fresh lunch entrée, or sip on mimosas — all at the lazy hour of 11 am (or later!) on a weekend.

Whether you’re a fan of fluffy pancakes or flavorful eggs Benedict, there are plenty of Cincinnati restaurants serving up flavorful mid-morning dishes worth celebrating. All you have to decide is where to go first! We rounded up the best brunch destinations in the Queen City, so bring your appetites, order a morning cocktail and settle in for an incredible meal. These restaurants never fail to impress.


Maplewood Kitchen and Bar

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525 Race Street, Cincinnati

Maplewood Cincinnati

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The menu at Maplewood Kitchen and Bar is anything but traditional, which is perhaps why the restaurant is such a fan favorite! For brunch, you might find items like poke tuna tostadas, roasted mushroom toast, chicken hash or lemon ricotta pancakes. Regardless of what you choose to order, you can count on it being made with the finest local ingredients available!


French Crust

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1801 Elm Street, Cincinnati

This cozy French cafe is tucked into a colorful spot near Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine. Spearheaded by one of Cincinnati’s most beloved celebrity chefs, Jean-Robert de Cavel, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a rustic setting. Stop in for breakfast on any day of the week to try the morning menu, which features flaky pastries, perfectly poached eggs and an impressive lineup of coffee beverages to jumpstart the day.


The Echo

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3510 Edwards Road, Cincinnati

The Echo

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The Echo has served in the Hyde Park neighborhood for decades. Due to the friendly staff and comforting fare, the eatery has established itself as a local institution that people return to week after week. We love classics like the Oktoberfest omelet (featuring Glier’s goetta), the corned beef hash, and the Belgian Bird breakfast sandwich (with chicken tenders, a fried egg, cheddar and syrup).


Sleepy Bee Cafe

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3098 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Sleepy Bee

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You might have to wait a bit to snag a table at this friendly Oakland spot, but trust us — you’ll be happy you did. The owners of Sleepy Bee Cafe are dedicated to serving only the finest ingredients possible, and the menu, crafted by Chef Frances Kroner, balances bright flavors, hearty portions and healthy options. All dishes are served in an artistic, community-centered space. If you find yourself in the area, make sure to also try the second location in Blue Ash!


Red Feather Kitchen

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3200 Madison Road, Cincinnati

The Red Feather is situated in the heart of Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood. While offering an upscale dining experience, the restaurant doesn’t take itself too seriously. The staff is friendly as can be, and always happy to recommend something delicious from the menu! Choose from one of three dining areas (each with wildly different personalities) and enjoy your farm-to-table fare.


B&A Street Kitchen

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1500 Race Street, Cincinnati

B&A Street Kitchen

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Located in Cincinnati’s thriving Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, B&A Street Kitchen is a modern eatery bringing the flavors of the South to Ohio. Here, you’ll find traditional Tex-Mex entrées like chilaquiles and breakfast tacos, but also comforting classics with a twist (think: buttery biscuits with a flight of three gravies). Regardless of what you choose to order, it is guaranteed to pack a flavorful punch!


Maribelle’s Eat + Drink

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3235 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Located in Oakley, this cozy and bright cafe is the perfect place to be on a weekend morning and has definitely established itself as a community gathering place over the years. The brunch menu features an impressive lineup of comforting classics, bright and flavorful entrées and vegetarian and vegan-friendly selections. Regardless of what you order, accompany it with a side of house-made goetta and a mimosa!



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521 Main Street, Covington


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For the comforting flavors of the South, you can’t do better than Otto’s. Located just over the river in Covington, the charming atmosphere here harkens back to its roots, and the food will bring you back time and time again. In fact, the restaurant landed on our list of Cincinnati restaurants that make cheating on your diet totally worth it! Look out for items like the crab hash, the breakfast casserole or the lemon buttermilk pancakes.



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326 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati

The atmosphere at Cheapside is enough to charm brunch-goers from all walks of life. We love the bright and airy atmosphere, the friendly bar and the reclaimed wood decor — but that’s just the beginning. The breakfast menu (served all day) features standout items like a smoked salmon sandwich, oatmeal brûlée and challah French toast — all delicious, and all worthy of an Instagram capture.


Teller’s of Hyde Park

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2710 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati


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Set in the shell of an old bank, Teller’s has been a staple in the Hyde Park community for more than 20 years. And with its gorgeous atmosphere and top-notch cuisine, it’s not difficult to see why! The eclectic brunch menu includes bananas foster French toast, a farmhouse breakfast pizza and a mouthwatering chorizo burrito — and that’s just the beginning. Stop in to see what all the fuss is about!



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600 Walnut Street, Cincinnati

Nada serves up Mexican-inspired street food in bright, eclectic digs. It’s the perfect way to kickstart your weekend or catch up with close friends! Come for the Mexican poutine, eggs goettadicto or ancho-glazed pork shank, and stay for the flavorful breakfast cocktails.


Enjoy your meal!

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