The Best Places to Have Brunch in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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There are many places to have brunch in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, and since breakfast+lunch is my favorite meal, I’ve decided to put together a list of great spots to have brunch in our area.  Some restaurants on this list are fancy, while some are greasy spoons.  There are places that serve unique menu creations, and some that serve good old fashioned eggs, hashbrowns and toast.  There’s something for every palate on this list.  Pin this list, and use it when you need to find the perfect place for brunch.  Hopefully this list will inspire you to find a new place to have brunch!

ps…I’ve noticed when putting this together that while the kids are in school each day Henry and I do got out for breakfast quite a bit, as evidenced by the amount of pictures I have of him eating 😉

The Best Places for Brunch in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky:

Anchor Grill

Everyone’s favorite greasy spoon in Covington: We may doze but we never close!  Play the jukebox and watch Barbie & her band rock & roll on the bandstand.  **note: they have “smoke free” hours during the day, but allow smoking at night.

438 Pike Street ~ 859-431-9498

Anchor Grill on Facebook

Blue Jay Restaurant

4154 Hamilton Ave, Northside ~ 513-541-0847

Blue Jay on Facebook

Bluebird Restaurant

4629 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati ~ 513-351-2427

Bluebird on Facebook

BrewRiver GastroPub

2062 Riverside Drive,  Cincinnati ~ 513-861-2484

BrewRiver GastroPub’s Website


175 Joe Nuxhall Way #125, Cincinnati ~ 513- 241-8600

Crave’s Website

Crave on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Review of Crave

The Echo Restaurant

3510 Edwards Rd, Hyde Park ~ 513-321-2816

Echo’s WebsiteBrunch The Echo

Echo on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Review of The Echo Restaurant

Greyhound Tavern

Breakfast served on the weekends

2500 Dixie Hwy, Fort Mitchell ~  859-331-3767

Greyhound Tavern’s Website

Greyhound Tavern on FacebookHathaways

Hathaway’s Diner

{Breakfast & Lunch only}

441 Vine Street (Inside Carew Tower) ~ 513-621-1332

Hathaway’s Diner on Facebook

Family Friendly’s Review of Hathaway’s Diner

Holtman’s Donut Shop

This is a favorite of the Family Friendly Cincinnati Writers when it comes to donuts!

Holtman's Donuts

1332 Vine St,Over the Rhine ~ 513-381-0903 (With locations in Loveland and Williamsburg as well)

Holtman’s Website

Holtman’s on Facebook

Hyde Park Hitching Post

2715 Madison Rd, Hyde Park ~ 513-871-9201

Hitching Post Website

Hitching Post on Facebook

Incline Public House

Sunday Brunch: 11am until 2pm

2601 W 8th St, Price Hill ~ 513-251-3000

Incline Public House’s Website

Incline Public House on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati Review of Incline Public House


Several locations around town – check your local Izzy’s to see if they serve breakfast and what their hours are.  The Fort Wright location serves breakfast, bagels, cinnamon rolls and breakfast sandwiches.  I love it because they pair the breakfast sandwiches with a potato pancake.

Izzy’s Website

Izzy’s on Facebook

Izzy’s on Family Friendly Cincinnati

Kremer’s Market

Need a breakfast on the go?  Kremer’s makes delicious breakfast sandwiches you can grab on the go.

Kremer’s Market Website

Kremer’s on Facebook

Kremer’s Market on Family Friendly Cincinnati

Left Bank CoffeehouseBrunch Left Bank Coffeehouse

I love quiet breakfasts at Left Bank…coffee and pastries and a feeling of old world Paris.

701 Greenup Street ~ 859-431-4655

Left Bank Coffeehouse’s Website

Left Bank Coffeehouse on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Review of Left Bank Coffeehouse

Log Cabin Inn

322 Madison Pike ~ 859-356-9141Log Cabin Outside

Lynna’s Grill

Lynna’s Grill is open until 3pm each day, and accepts cash only. 

3728 Winston Avenue.  859-291-4910

Lynna’s on Family Friendly Cincinnati

Melt Eclectic Cafe

The Sunday Brunch Menu will make you drool!

4165 Hamilton Ave, Northside

Melt Eclectic Cafe’s Website

Melt Eclectic Cafe on Facebook

Mokka and the Sunset Bar & Grillmokkaasideimg

500 Monmouth St, Newport ~ 859-581-3700

Mokka’s Website

Mokka on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Review of Mokka

Proud Rooster Restaurant

345 Ludlow Ave, Clifton ~ 513-281-4965

Olives on Ludlow

Olives serves brunch on weekends.

342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati ~ 513-221-4200

Olives on Facebook

Olives on Family Friendly Cincinnati


Otto’s serves a Sunday Brunch and the menu is tantalizing!

521 Main Street, Covington

Otto’s Website

Otto’s on Facebook

Park + Vine

Vegan Brunch Counter

1202 Main Street ~ 513-721-7275

Park + Vine’s Website

Park + Vine on Facebook

Reality Tuesday CafeBrunch Reality Tuesday

Reality Tuesday’s is known for their baked goods, but they also make great breakfast sandwiches!  My fave is the Goetta + Gouda + Egg on a Croissant.  YUM

1518 Dixie Hwy, Park Hills ~(859) 261-4939

Reality Tuesday’s Website

Reality Tuesday on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Review of Reality Tuesday

Rima’s Diner

Rima’s offers brunch on the weekends

635 Madison Avenue, Covington ~ 859-261-7800

Rima’s Diner on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Review of Rima’s Diner

The Rookwood

Take the family out for “Funday” Brunch on Sundays at The Rookwood.  Great food, gorgeous views and a most interesting setting!

1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati

The Rookwood on Facebook

The Rookwood’s Website

Sleepy Bee CafeIMG_9148

3098 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Sleepy Bee Cafe’s Website

Sleepy Bee on Facebook

Sleepy Bee Cafe on Family Friendly Cincinnati

Sugar n’ Spice

Open for Breakfast & Lunch each day from 7am until 3pm

Sugar N Spice Henry FFC4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati ~ 513-242-3521

Sugar n’ Spice’s Website

Sugar n’ Spice on Facebook

Sugar n’ Spice on Family Friendly Cincinnati

 Taste of Belgium

1133 Vine Street AND Findlay Market ~ 513-381-4607

Taste of Belgium’s Website

Taste of Belgium on Facebook

Family Friendly Cincinnati’s Guest Post about Taste of Belgium


This German restaurant and bar is a great place to grab some authentic German grub in a casual atmosphere (think picnic benches).  Brunch is served on weekends only from 10:30am until 2pm.  The menu changes monthly.

1132 Lee Street ~ 859-815-8027

Wunderbar on Facebook

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  1. says

    Great list! Must add my favorite … The Avenue Brew in Bellevue on Fairfield Ave. Many think it’s just a coffee joint but they have a very big menu for breakfast and lunch: breakfast casserole, quiche, english muffin sandwiches. Their jumbo muffins are the best around! For lunch, I always get their reuben, cajun chicken salad or french onion soup.