Over the next few minutes we hope that you all will be learning quite a bit about the best places to eat breakfast in Pittsburgh. Whether you need to rush out the door right now or are planning for tomorrow morning we think we can give you an assist.
There really is no better way for us to get the ball rolling than by listing the best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Pittsburgh. Eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, and plenty of other delicious meals can be had somewhere around town.
Healthy options for vegan and vegetarian breakfast in your area will be up next. Heading to a donut and bagel shop or bakery early in the morning to get them when they are hot and fresh out of the oven is a solid idea.
Cafes to get your coffee and additional healthy options like smoothies and juice bars deserve a shout out. We will get you out of here with a list of the best all day breakfast spots near you to enjoy one of these meals whenever you feel like it, and we will always try to point out any brunch buffets that are available when we can.
Expect to find a local map for early morning restaurants towards the end to help you find the closest venue, and you can check out all of our posts on the best Northeast breakfast spots there if you want.
Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants In Pittsburgh
The best Pittsburgh breakfast and brunch restaurants are where to go when you want to eat great bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, or any early morning delicacy:
- Pamela’s Diner at 60 21st St
- Cafe Moulin at 732 Filbert St
- Kelly O’s Diner at 100 24th St
- The Speckled Egg at 501 Grant St
- Lindos Restaurant at 947 Western Ave
Pamela’s Diner is a breakfast and brunch spot in your area that is known for its specialty crepe hotcakes, omelets, and burgers later in the day. French crepes, salads, and other light fare are served along with good espresso at Café Moulin every day from 8am to 4pm.
Kelly O’s Diner cooks some of the best pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, eggs Benedict, omelets, and plenty more for an early Pittsburgh breakfast from 5am to 3pm on weekdays and from 6am on weekends.
Breakfast and brunch are offered five days a week at The Speckled Egg but they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Lindos Restaurant is a good place to eat traditional American fare from 8am to 3pm daily.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Healthy vegan or vegetarian breakfast spots are more popular than ever and some of the best in town are:
Seasonal healthy American breakfast and lunch dishes with vegetarian options near you are available at Square Café throughout the week from 7am to 3pm except for Tuesday when they are closed.
Kaibur Coffee is open daily at 8am and offers vegan sandwiches while also providing vegan donuts made in-house Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.
Corner Mercantile features a range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options and you can have a tasty healthy breakfast there Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.
Donuts Shops In Pittsburgh
Make a quick stop at a local donut shop if you are running late:
- Oliver’s Donuts at 4112 Butler St
- Peace, Love & Little Donuts at 50 21st
- Better-Maid Donut at 1178 Steuben St
- Just Good Donuts at 1830 E Carson St
- Donut Connection at 2414 Brownsville Rd
- Big Daddy’s Donuts at 90 Noble Ave
- Duck Donuts at 100 Siena Dr
Bagel Shops Near You
Enjoy some great bagels and maybe even a breakfast sandwich at:
- Pigeon Bagels at 5613 Hobart St
- Brooklyn Bagel at 3925 Butler St
- Einstein Bros Bagels at 4910 Baum Blvd
- Bruegger’s Bagels at 531 Grant St
From Danishes to cinnamon rolls to quiche these bakeries should have you covered:
- Grandview Bakery & Sweet Shop at 225 Shiloh St
- Potomac Bakery at 1419 Potomac Ave
- Five Points Artisan Bakeshop at 6524 Wilkins Ave
- La Gourmandine at 4605 Butler St
- Bethel Bakery at 5200 Brightwood Rd
- Prantl’s Bakery at 5525 Walnut St
Grandview Bakery and Sweet Shop sells custom and ready made baked goods and handmade confections. A wide variety of artisanal pastries, breads, and desserts are provided at Potomac Bakery.
Five Points Artisan Bakeshop specializes in European style breads, pastries, and sandwiches. You can buy French breads, pastries, and other baked goods at La Gourmandine.
Prantl’s is a German bakery serving traditional fruit Danishes and nut filled coffeecakes for breakfast and dessert in your area. Custom cakes and other seasonal desserts are available at Bethel Bakery.
Cafes In Your Area
Jump start your day with that boost of caffeine we all need at one of these cafes:
- Caffé Mona La Bistro at 4200 Penn Ave
- De Fer Coffee & Tea at 2002 Smallman St
- Café 412 at 400 S Main St
- Delanie’s Coffee at 1737 E Carson St
- California Coffee Bar at 3619 California Ave
Caffé Mona La Bistro is one of the go to spots for local breakfast, light fare, and sweet and savory crepes. European style home roasted specialty coffees, waffles, paninis, pastries, chocolates, and charcuterie plates are some of the items offered at De Fer.
Café 412 sells locally roasted coffees, homemade sandwiches, and really good pastries. A wide variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, and breakfast sandwiches are available at California Coffee Bar.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Usually these smoothie and juice bars will also have some quick and easy healthy meals:
- Live Fresh at 845 Western Ave
- The Pittsburgh Juice Co at 3418 Penn Ave #A
- Salúd Juicery at 733 Copeland St
- Clean Juice at 5829 Penn Ave
- Nrgize at 6425 Penn Ave
- Everything Juices at 100 Broughton Rd
You can also get smoothies at places from some different lists including Delanie’s Coffee and California Coffee Bar.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
Bacon and eggs are always delish and these all day breakfast restaurants in Pittsburgh will serve them whenever you are ready:
DeLuca’s Diner serves waffles, omelets, mini burgers, and more for an all day Pittsburgh breakfast on weekdays from 8am to 2pm and 7am to 3pm on weekends.
All day breakfast, sandwiches, and salads are provided from 9am to 3pm at Café Raymond. Kelly O’s Diner from our initial best breakfast and brunch near you list also serves it all day too.
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Enjoy Your Breakfast In Pittsburgh
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 in your area are ready whenever you are.
It would be great if you could let us know if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for this town that you may have as well. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Pittsburgh.