Whether you’re looking for a boujee eggs Benedict or a breakfast burrito with a strong cup of coffee, brunch is never a bad idea. And Cleveland has no shortage of great brunches to choose from!
Here are the 26 best brunches in Cleveland, ordered by the closest to downtown.
Best Brunch in Cleveland
2017 E 9th St, Cleveland (Downtown)
Starting off the list is this gem. For a classic brunch with a Mediterranean twist, opt for the Adega Benedict, made with parmesan polenta cakes instead of an English muffin. Oh, and why not add Iberico ham?
There is also delicious ciabatta French toast, and honestly, when the drink menu is as large as the food menu for brunch, you know you have to try one of their many cocktails – or maybe a mimosa flight. (Just a note, the mimosa flight comes with a full bottle of bubbly – perfect for splitting with friends!)
Brunch is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This is a great spot for brunch in downtown Cleveland.
2000 E 9th St, Cleveland (Downtown)
This is a newer restaurant located in the Schofield hotel downtown. So if you’re staying here anyway, why not check it out?
This cute little spot features a large brunch menu with everything from avocado toast to bourbon soaked blueberry pancakes. Their version of eggs Benedict (called the Belgian Benny) features Belgian waffles topped with smoked pork, eggs, and syrup.
Brunch is served from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
3. 27 Club Coffee
1215 W 10th St, Cleveland (The Flats)
With coffee in its name, this is definitely the place to grab a cup of joe. MGK’s vibe-y coffee shop serves up breakfast all day, so you can get your brunch sandwiches or pancakes well past noon.
Be sure to check out their pink latte with pink milk, as well as their all-day cinnamon rolls if you’re feeling something sweet! For something savory, they offer cheesy shrimp and grits.
They serve up breakfast all day everyday, but their weekend hours are 7 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.
4. Beerhead Bar & Eatery
1156 W 11th St, Cleveland (The Flats)
Located in the Flats, this place is perfect for a boozy brunch. While they used to offer a steal for bottomless mimosas, they now offer a mimosa lab where you can get a bottle of sparkling wine and various juices to mix together. It’s great for brunch with friends!
They also offer beer flights, and if you’re here to eat (who isn’t?), they have great brunch items like their breakfast pie which is a pizza with eggs, bacon, sausage, and so much cheese, or one of their toasts like the Athena toast (Greek-inspired avocado toast) or the honey bleu toast with blue cheese, candied pecans, apple, and Mike’s hot honey drizzle.
Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
5. Collision Bend Brewing Company
1250 Old River Rd, Cleveland (The Flats)
For brunch with a view, opt for Collision Bend! This place has one of the best patios in Cleveland with amazing views over the Cuyahoga River.
Aside from the views, this brewery also serves up delicious food for brunch including a fried green tomato Benedict, thick brioche French toast, risotto cakes with blackened shrimp, and delicious cheese scrambled eggs.
To top it off, they have great brunch cocktails including a hot blooded bloody Mary, the Hurricane Melvin (rum, homemade punch, and grenadine), and the PYO mimosa with a bottle of Prosecco and four juices.
Brunch is available on Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and all day on Sunday.
6. SOHO Chicken + Whiskey
1889 W 25th St, Cleveland (Ohio City)
For a taste of the South here in the Midwest, head to SOHO Chicken + Whiskey!
As someone who is from the South, I really appreciate the deviled eggs (they even had them on the menu before they were trendy!), and the opportunity to get an Ale 8 or Cheerwine alongside their various bourbon cocktails.
So for brunch, you better believe they bring it with their beignets, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and even hush puppies in gravy. Yum!
Enjoy it with a whiskey spiked coffee!
Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
7. West Side Market Cafe
1979 W 25th St, Cleveland (Ohio City)
With breakfast served all day, you can get brunch here any day of the week! The only things not served during the week are the eggs Benedict and kielbasa hash.
However, this small spot tucked away next to the West Side Market is full of delightful breakfast foods like a fried egg sandwich with spicy bacon, huevos rancheros, hot mess (home fries with eggs, bacon, and sausage gravy), and their West Side Market omelet loaded with mushrooms, bacon, scallion, spinach, and feta.
And while this place feels like a diner inside, you can get anything from coffee cocktails to beer on tap.
8. Heck’s Cafe
2927 Bridge Ave, Cleveland (Ohio City)
This charming restaurant in Ohio City serves up a great brunch whether you want one of their famous burgers or you’re craving something sweet like their baklava French toast.
Start your meal with their banana bread or AM fries (buffalo fries with eggs and blue cheese fondue) before enjoying your main dish. Then, top it all off with a hand spun milkshake or a bloody Mary.
Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
9. Le Petit Triangle Cafe
1881 Fulton Rd, Cleveland (Ohio City)
Want to pretend that you’re sitting at a quaint little bistro in Paris? Look no further than Le Petit Triangle Cafe.
This place serves up brunch every day they’re open, which is Wednesday-Sunday. But instead of your standard brunch classics, opt for things like quiche, shakshuka, sweet or savory crepes, apple walnut French toast, and a few croque monsieur options!
As always at a French restaurant, it is best to start with cheese and perhaps some escargot.
Don’t forget to grab a croissant or pain au chocolat and one of their various coffee drinks too! And if you’re feeling boozy, they offer their mimosas and bellinis every morning – not just on the weekends.
10. Astoria Cafe & Market
5417 Detroit Ave, Cleveland (Detroit-Shoreway)
This Mediterranean spot has a delicious brunch perfect for sharing with friends! Start off with the brunch board complete with bacon, prosciutto, fruit, and plenty of cheese, before trying the saganaki cheese with eggs, the crab, shrimp, and prosciutto eggs Benedict, or even the Spanish tortilla topped with gravy and cheese curds a la poutine-style.
Either way, this upscale brunch spot will have you feeling fancy, especially if you pair your meal with one of their many wines or cocktails.
Brunch is served on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.
11. Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave, Cleveland (Gordon Square)
Feel “luxe” for brunch with a crab Benedict, a green shakshuka with kale, arugula, peas, and leeks, or even an omelet full of shiitake mushrooms, shallot, whipped ricotta, and thyme.
And for a sweeter meal, check out the fluffy pancakes and don’t skip out on their delicious beignets. They also have delightful cocktails to elevate your brunch.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
1365 W 65th St, Cleveland (Gordon Square)
Serving seasonal, local, and made-from-scratch cuinse, Toast is a great place to go to anytime. This means that even their brunch is amazing!
Enjoy their spiced apple French toast, the breakfast sandwich with meat of your choice, scrambled eggs, pimento cheese, pickled red onion, lettuce, and a brioche bun, or their loaded fries.
They also have a great cocktail menu whether you want a bloody Mary or one their own creations.
Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
13. The South Side
2207 W 11th St, Cleveland (Tremont)
For another great brunch with a variety of bloody Marys, opt for The South Side. This place has French toast and chicken and waffles, but you can also expect a bit of a twist on classic brunch with options like the breakfast pierogi hot pockets and the Big Easy brunchin’ complete with matzo ball “grits,” shrimp, chorizo gravy, and eggs. (Though note that they do change up their menus here frequently!)
If you’re feeling thirsty, definitely grab a bloody Mary. Some options include the spicy tomato with jalapeno infused vodka and a jalapeno popper, the bacon bloody with bacon, or the American dream Mary with a deep fried pickle and can of Hamms.
And if bloody Marys aren’t your thing, their mimosas are astoundingly cheap at just $4.50!
Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
14. Fat Cats
2061 W 10th St, Cleveland (Tremont)
For great omelets and breakfast burritos, Fat Cats in Tremont is the place to be!
If brunch classics aren’t your thing, they also offer their regular menu all day that is full of both small plates to share as well as various bowls and sandwiches.
A few favorites for brunch include their William’s wake up breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon, avocado slaw, and sweet potato fries and their buckeye burrito with sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar, pickled jalapeño, black beans, tomato, crema, onion, and Fat Cat potatoes.
Brunch is served on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
15. Dante Next Door
2247 Professor Ave C, Cleveland (Tremont)
Literally right next door to the more upscale Dante restaurant, Dante Bocuzzi has a more laid back spot that is perfect for brunch.
Open only on Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m, it is really made for brunching!
For a delicious brunch here, opt for the bananas foster French toast, apple pie Belgian waffle, or the crab cakes Benedict. They also have various pizzas available for brunch, including a smoked salmon pizza.
If you’re searching for a Sunday brunch in Cleveland, this is a great place to go!
16. Grumpy’s Cafe
2621 W 14th St, Cleveland (Tremont)
Open every day for breakfast and brunch, Grumpy’s is the place for all the breakfast classics.
Known for its feel good food, you can enjoy things like the Grumpy’s special (two eggs, choice of meat, cajun home fries, and toast) or the huevos rancheros.
They also serve up various omelets, waffles, French toasts, and pancakes. And you have to love the unlimited coffee refills in their eclectic mugs.
It’s hard to stay “grumpy” during brunch here.
17. Bourbon Street Barrel Room
2393 Professor Ave, Cleveland (Tremont)
For a New Orleans twist to your brunch, Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Tremont is the place to go. Kick your brunch up a notch with cajun jambalaya ‘n eggs, Johnny’s seafood gumbo, NOLA shrimp n’ grits with eggs, and fried chicken & BSBR French toast.
They also offer plenty of beer on tap including Louisiana owned Abita Brewing Company. And for a New Orleans classic, pair your brunch with a boozy Hurricane.
Brunch is available on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
18. Lucky’s Cafe
777 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland (Tremont)
This breakfast spot serves up a killer brunch, perfect for those who wake up hungry or are trying to cure that hangover.
One thing to definitely try is the Shipwreck: hash browns, eggs, veggies, bacon, and cheddar cheese. It is served with their homemade toast and fresh fruit. For a vegan version, opt for the Canoewreck, full of hash browns, curried tofu, veggies, and nutritional yeast.
Honestly, their whole breakfast menu is delightful, so I highly recommend trying it all! They also have amazing pastries and an extensive coffee and tea menu.
They are open every day for breakfast and brunch except for Monday, so you can enjoy this food outside of the weekend!
19. Rowley Inn
1104 Rowley Ave, Cleveland (Tremont)
This tucked away, unassuming spot near the Christmas Story House may be easily overlooked, but don’t make this mistake.
They offer breakfast/brunch every day from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. during the week and from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekends.
Enjoy fun brunch items like the Rowley breakfast with 3 eggs, kielbasa, bacon-wrapped tater tots with chipotle ranch, and a side of toast.
Or, for our pierogi lovers in Cleveland, there is the pierogi omelet which includes a pierogi pancake stuffed with scrambled eggs, kielbasa, cheddar, home fries, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and a side of sauerkraut.
Honestly, if you leave this place hungry that’s on you. The food here is filling and always delicious!
20. Pier W
12700 Lake Ave, Lakewood
Definitely one of the more upscale brunch spots in Cleveland, Pier W is a seafood restaurant located right next to Lake Erie and is serving up a brunch buffet!
Enjoy delicious seafood brunch items like lobster salad on crostini, oysters Rockefeller, and, of course, smoked salmon.
Now if seafood isn’t your thing, they also offer waffles, eggs Benedict, and even beef medallions for those who are feeling fancy.
Either way, you’ll definitely want to check out their extensive wine menu or other cocktails from the bar.
The brunch menu is $55 per person. Brunch is served on Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
21. Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar
14810 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Deagan’s in Lakewood has so much to offer in terms of brunch. Whether you want to enjoy some small plates like their cinnamon roll monkey bread or deviled eggs or their big plates like the brunch burger or Cleveland Benedict (pierogi, poached eggs, chorizo gravy, and home fries), there are some great options.
They also have bloody Marys and weekly flavor selections for mimosas.
Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
22. Cleveland Vegan
17112 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Open everyday except on Monday, Cleveland Vegan serves up brunch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. all week long!
And everything here is vegan, of course! One of the best vegan restaurants in Cleveland, this place has great veggie brunch items like an Irish hash with vegan eggs, seitan corned beef, crispy potatoes, cabbage, kale, and 1000 island served on rye bread, the Benedict Florentine with tofu, vegan egg, and a cashew hollandaise, or even the Elvis pancake with peanut butter cream cheese and banana chips.
If you want to eat vegan and enjoy a lot of brunch options, this is the place!
23. Inn on Coventry
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland (Coventry Village)
When there is a whole section of the menu dedicated to a whopping 12 types of eggs Benedicts, you know they take their brunch seriously.
You can certainly try the original eggs Benedict, or you could get more adventurous with the Irish Benedict complete with corned beef hash instead of Canadian bacon, or the huevos pan de mais with cornbread, andouille sausage, poached eggs, and a spicy chipotle sauce.
Aside from their Benedicts, they also have several omelets and scrambles, pancakes, and a lot of their own specialities like the huevos verdes with a flour tortilla with spicy verde, over easy eggs, and veggies, or a sweet banana-walnut French toast.
And don’t forget their drink menu! They have their own brunch punch, amaretto hot chocolate, and, of course, mimosas and bloody Marys.
Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
24. Luna Bakery & Cafe
2482 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights
For breakfast everyday except for Tuesday, you can head to Luna Bakery & Cafe.
This place has incredible pastries including a raspberry croissant and almond croissant, delectable cookies, tempting breads, and, of course, tasty brunch items like a breakfast burrito, avocado toast, and sweet and savory crepes.
They are open on Monday and Wednesday-Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and on the weekends from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
25. Cleveland Breakfast Club
13228 Shaker Square, Cleveland (Shaker Square)
Open daily from 7 a.m. during the week or 8:30 a.m. on weekends until 3 p.m., you can enjoy brunch here all week long!
Love grits? They have shrimp and grits, blackened catfish and grits, and even lobster, shrimp, and grit cakes! Aside from that, they serve up chicken and waffles, avocado toast, and omelets.
26. Scratch Restaurant
6595 Brecksville Rd, Independence
This place is serving up all day breakfast, making it a great brunch spot during the week. Open from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, you can enjoy a classic American breakfast with 2 eggs, toast, home fries, and sausage or pork belly, or the blueberry moonshine pudding French toast.
That’s not all – they have both sweet and savory menu items, both equally delicious.
That wraps up the 26 best places for brunch in Cleveland! Which would you most like to try?
Kat is a Cleveland transplant and has lived here for over 5 years. She loves to eat, drink, and explore all across the city, and has made it her personal mission to find the best breweries and pizza in Northeast Ohio. She also runs a couples travel blog and podcast called World Wide Honeymoon.