Hello and welcome to this post on the best places to eat breakfast in Cincinnati. By the time you finish reading this you will be ready to rush out the door to eat a tasty meal.
Our opening section will discuss the best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Cincinnati. Whether you are searching for eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, or any other delicious morning meal somewhere on that list should have you covered.
Then we will talk about healthy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options. Donuts, bagels, and bakeries will round out our next few topics.
After all of that is out of the way we will pivot to drinks and discuss local cafes to get your coffee as well as some more healthy stuff like smoothies and juices. Our final section will tell you about the best all day breakfast restaurants near you because this food tastes so great it shouldn’t only be limited to the morning hours.
Throughout the post any time a brunch buffet is available we will try to point that out, and you can also expect there to be a map for your area towards the end to help you find the closest spot. Anyone that is interested is welcome to check out our other posts on this part of the country right there.
Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants In Cincinnati
If you are searching for places to eat your bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, or any early morning delight the best Cincinnati breakfast and brunch restaurants are a good place to look:
- Maplewood Kitchen & Bar at 525 Race St
- HangOverEasy at 13 W Charlton St
- Sugar n’ Spice Diner at 4381 Reading Rd
- Sleepy Bee Café at 3098 Madison Rd
- The Echo Restaurant at 3510 Edwards Rd
- Wild Eggs Oakley at 3240 Vandercar Way
- B&A Street Kitchen at 1500 Race St
Maplewood Kitchen and Bar offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch along with homemade cold pressed juices, coffee, espresso, and plenty more. HangOverEasy serves some of the best French toast in your area but also has burgers and other tasty food that you can enjoy on their outdoor seating.
Many people have been eating breakfast and lunch specialties including wispy thin pancakes, huge fluffy omelets, and signature sandwiches at Sugar n’ Spice Diner since 1904. Wild Eggs Oakley provides great local breakfast sandwiches, salads, and soups with gluten free options. Tex-Mex and Southern favorites with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options are served all day at B and A Street Kitchen.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Want to feel your best throughout the day? Then have your first meal at one of these healthy vegan or vegetarian breakfast spots near you:
- Essen Kitchen at 1 Findlay St
- Melt Revival at 4100 Hamilton Ave
Melt Revival offers limitless options of delectable meals with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.
Donut Shops In Cincinnati
On the other hand if you just want something that tastes delicious one of these local donut shops should suffice:
- Holtmans Donut Shop at 1332C-2, Vine St
- Silverton Donut Shop at 7414 Montgomery Rd
- Peace, Love & Little Donuts at 3440 Edwards Rd
Holtman makes donuts from scratch using doughs, icings, glazes, custard, and white cream made in the area. Fresh and groovy mini sized donuts that are made to order are available at Peace, Love, and Little Donuts.
They also provide catering for all types of events. Busken from an upcoming list makes some of the best donuts in Cincinnati too.
Bagel Shops Near You
You should be able to find a wide variety of bagels and probably some breakfast sandwiches at:
- The Bagelry at 1401 Walnut St
- Bruegger’s Bagels at 3317 Clifton Ave
- Big Apple Bagels at 7157 Beechmont Ave
- OTR Bagel Bar at 107 W Elder St
The Bagelry serves breakfast, lunch, and hot coffee all day in addition to being well known for their hand rolled and kettle boiled bagels that include homemade cream cheese variations. Bruegger’s bakes up authentic New York style bagels in your area every morning that are topped with their signature made in Vermont cream cheeses and even offers breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, garden fresh salads, desserts, coffee, and espresso.
A wide variety of breakfast and lunch items including sandwiches, muffins, and bagels as well as sweets and beverages are provided at Big Apple Bagels. You can also buy really good bagels at Sidewinder Coffee from our next list.
Bakeries will have many different types of foods that can kick your day off right:
- B North College Hill Bakery at 1807 W Galbraith Rd
- Busken Bakery at 2675 Madison Rd
- Bonomini Bakery at 1677 Blue Rock St
- The BonBonerie at 2030 Madison Rd
North College Hill Bakery prepares homemade breads, pastries, desserts, and treats in an old fashioned way and even offers custom wedding and special occasion cakes. Busken is a full service retail bakery that is known for its fresh baked goods like donuts, Danishes, and muffins.
High tea and sweets ranging from cupcakes to cookies are offered at The BonBonerie.
Cafes In Your Area
Get your caffeine boost when you pick up your coffee at one of these cafes in town:
- Taste of Belgium Otr at 1135 Vine St
- Coffee Emporium at 110 E Central Pkwy
- College Hill Coffee Co and Casual Gourmet at 6128 Hamilton Ave
- Deeper Roots Coffee at 3056 Madison Rd
- Rohs Street Café at 245 W McMillan St
- Sidewinder Coffee at 4181 Hamilton Ave
Coffee Emporium provides a diverse selection of light meals and artisanal roasts from 6:30am to 4pm. College Hill Coffee Co and Casual Gourmet offers an extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert items, and beverages and even hosts live music every Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Unique signature drinks, teas, and snacks are available at Deeper Roots Coffee from 6:30am to 6pm. A wide range of hot and cold teas including black, brown, green, white, and herbal as well as traditional Italian espresso, cappuccino, Mexican latte, and white rabbit mocha are offered at Sidewinder Coffee. They also have sandwiches, seasonal soups, savory snacks, and vegan baked goods such as pies, cookies, scones, bagels, and croissants.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Usually these smoothie and juice bars will also sell some wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and other healthy food for your morning:
- Rooted Juicery & Kitchen at 3010 Madison Rd
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 720 Eastgate S Dr
- Total Juice Plus at 631 Vine St
- Green Farm Juicery at 9514 Kenwood Rd
- BanaSun Smoothie Bar at 1810 Race St
Total Juice Plus has been serving delicious smoothies in your area as well as tasty wraps, fresh squeezed juices, soups, and lunches since 1997. Raw cold pressed juices, custom veggie smoothies and bowls, health elixirs, and nut milks are available at Green Farm Juicery. Maplewood Kitchen and Bar from our initial Cincinnati breakfast and brunch list makes smoothies too.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
When you want your bacon and eggs later in the day head to an all day breakfast restaurant in Cincinnati:
- Camp Washington Chili at 3005 Colerain Ave
- First Watch at 104 E 7th St
- Blue Jay Restaurant at 4154 Hamilton Ave
Breakfast and casual meals are served all day at Camp Washington Chili. First Watch sells freshly prepared to order breakfast and brunch all day including pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, cinnamon rolls, and soups.
Blue Jay Restaurant is a good place to eat classic breakfast and lunch staples featuring American comfort foods in a cozy setting. Don’t forget about B&A Street Kitchen’s all day breakfast near you from our top list.
You are also welcome to read our posts on:
- Our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Louisville
- Our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Indianapolis
- Our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Columbus
- Our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Toledo
Enjoy Your Breakfast In Cincinnati
Well, we wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants you should be ready for your next meal.
Do us and our future readers a favor by mentioning if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for your area that you may have too. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Cincinnati.