30 Cincinnati Breakfast and Brunch Spots You Have to Try

Whether it's a hungover weekend morning or a trip out with your kids (or both), there are many brunch spots to enjoy around Cincinnati. The Queen City is full of all types of brunch spots, from greasy to boozy to healthy, there is a weekend breakfast stop for you. So roll out of bed, put on your best athleisure wear, and make your way to one of these Cincy culinary classics.
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Yuca
700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
This Latin-American restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, serving items like The Hangover: two sunny-side-up eggs laying on a bed of spicy chorizo and homemade potatoes with pico de gallo and avocado on top. We also suggest the Big Bad Wolf: a shredded pork waffle, crispy pork belly, spicy candied bacon, orange chipotle honey and powdered sugar. All of Yuca’s recipes will be made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Yuca

700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
This Latin-American restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, serving items like The Hangover: two sunny-side-up eggs laying on a bed of spicy chorizo and homemade potatoes with pico de gallo and avocado on top. We also suggest the Big Bad Wolf: a shredded pork waffle, crispy pork belly, spicy candied bacon, orange chipotle honey and powdered sugar. All of Yuca’s recipes will be made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.
Libby's Southern Comfort
35 W. Eighth St., Covington,
This Covington eatery pays tribute to Southern classics like fried chicken and half-shell oysters served alongside a variety of bourbon drinks and other local favorites. The atmosphere is hip, with plenty of opportunities to share a dish with your sweetheart. Brunch is served on Sundays and offers up southern breakfast favorites like the chicken and waffle and their take on a Kentucky Brown. Order anything with a side of home fries and a mimosa.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Libby's Southern Comfort

35 W. Eighth St., Covington,
This Covington eatery pays tribute to Southern classics like fried chicken and half-shell oysters served alongside a variety of bourbon drinks and other local favorites. The atmosphere is hip, with plenty of opportunities to share a dish with your sweetheart. Brunch is served on Sundays and offers up southern breakfast favorites like the chicken and waffle and their take on a Kentucky Brown. Order anything with a side of home fries and a mimosa.
Otto's
521 Main St., Covington, Ky.
Otto's does lunch and dinner, but it's definitely a happening brunch spot. For brunch, Otto's Benedict substitutes fried grit cake and smoked salmon for the English muffin and ham of a traditional eggs Benedict. It's delicious, a bit rich and a true indulgence. There are a half-dozen mimosa options, from Violette Royale to citrus vanilla spice, and bloody marys made with house-infused cucumber or jalapeno-garlic vodka. Otto's is known for its panko-crusted fried green tomatoes, so if you go during brunch, order the B.L.F.G.T. aka the bacon, lettuce, fried green tomato, egg and cheese sandwich on a croissant.

Otto's

521 Main St., Covington, Ky.
Otto's does lunch and dinner, but it's definitely a happening brunch spot. For brunch, Otto's Benedict substitutes fried grit cake and smoked salmon for the English muffin and ham of a traditional eggs Benedict. It's delicious, a bit rich and a true indulgence. There are a half-dozen mimosa options, from Violette Royale to citrus vanilla spice, and bloody marys made with house-infused cucumber or jalapeno-garlic vodka. Otto's is known for its panko-crusted fried green tomatoes, so if you go during brunch, order the B.L.F.G.T. aka the bacon, lettuce, fried green tomato, egg and cheese sandwich on a croissant.
COPA Lounge
1133 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Copa Lounge is a nightclub and eatery located in Over-the-Rhine. On Sundays, they offer a brunch buffet with bottomless mimosas. The menu includes ala carte options like shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles plus steak and eggs. After brunch ends and 5 p.m. when the afterparty starts at the attached Treehouse bar.

COPA Lounge

1133 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Copa Lounge is a nightclub and eatery located in Over-the-Rhine. On Sundays, they offer a brunch buffet with bottomless mimosas. The menu includes ala carte options like shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles plus steak and eggs. After brunch ends and 5 p.m. when the afterparty starts at the attached Treehouse bar.
Northside Yacht Club 
4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
A loosely nautically themed Rock club from two local music veterans. The mixology is masterful, made with fresh juice, fruit, and herbal garnish. Tropical-themed drinks are served in Tiki glasses and the bar-food menu features satisfying items like house-smoked wings and vegan lentil chili fries. For brunch, try the Yacht Club Bloody, a bloody mary topped with a pulled pork slider, bacon and a jumbo chicken wing. And to eat, the Breakfast Poutine, fries topped with goetta gravy, Wisconsin cheese curds, scallions, fried egg.
Photo: Catie Viox

Northside Yacht Club

4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
A loosely nautically themed Rock club from two local music veterans. The mixology is masterful, made with fresh juice, fruit, and herbal garnish. Tropical-themed drinks are served in Tiki glasses and the bar-food menu features satisfying items like house-smoked wings and vegan lentil chili fries. For brunch, try the Yacht Club Bloody, a bloody mary topped with a pulled pork slider, bacon and a jumbo chicken wing. And to eat, the Breakfast Poutine, fries topped with goetta gravy, Wisconsin cheese curds, scallions, fried egg.
Coppin's at Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave., Covington
Coppin's Restaurant and Bar is located inside luxury Hotel Covington. Breakfast is served daily from 7-10 a.m. and brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2p.m. the menu features classics like bagel and lox plus a breakfast sandwich on an Eglish muffin and buttermilk pancakes. If you have to wait for a table, head out to the patio to play lawn games and relax. Coppin's also has a unique cocktail menu, featuring imaginative and picture-worthy drinks for a beautiful morning-turned-afternoon.
Photo: Provided by Hotel Covington

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

638 Madison Ave., Covington
Coppin's Restaurant and Bar is located inside luxury Hotel Covington. Breakfast is served daily from 7-10 a.m. and brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2p.m. the menu features classics like bagel and lox plus a breakfast sandwich on an Eglish muffin and buttermilk pancakes. If you have to wait for a table, head out to the patio to play lawn games and relax. Coppin's also has a unique cocktail menu, featuring imaginative and picture-worthy drinks for a beautiful morning-turned-afternoon.
Sacred Beast Diner
1437 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
This modern Over-the-Rhine diner opened with much hype in 2018 and has been a brunch staple in the trendy neighborhood ever since. "Simple food. Taken seriously" is the motto for Sacred Beast. The menu is a collection of chef Jeremy Lieb's favorite things which run the gamut from literally the best French-style omelet in town—fluffy, soft and full of goat cheese and piquillo peppers— to a "Diner Breakfast" with scrambled eggs, maple-glazed pork belly and lemon ricotta pancakes and a double burger with Dijonnaise, onions and pickles.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Sacred Beast Diner

1437 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
This modern Over-the-Rhine diner opened with much hype in 2018 and has been a brunch staple in the trendy neighborhood ever since. "Simple food. Taken seriously" is the motto for Sacred Beast. The menu is a collection of chef Jeremy Lieb's favorite things which run the gamut from literally the best French-style omelet in town—fluffy, soft and full of goat cheese and piquillo peppers— to a "Diner Breakfast" with scrambled eggs, maple-glazed pork belly and lemon ricotta pancakes and a double burger with Dijonnaise, onions and pickles.
Press on Monmouth
421 Monmouth St., Newport
Newport's Press on Monmouth offers delectable rice/quinoa bowls and sandwiches suited for breakfast, lunch and everything in-between. Regardless of what you order, add a side of crispy waffle-ironed tater tots (which can also replace the grains as the base in their bowls). Of course, as any good brunch place, there's avocado toast with corn, tomatoes, peas, honey and miro cilantro.

Press on Monmouth

421 Monmouth St., Newport
Newport's Press on Monmouth offers delectable rice/quinoa bowls and sandwiches suited for breakfast, lunch and everything in-between. Regardless of what you order, add a side of crispy waffle-ironed tater tots (which can also replace the grains as the base in their bowls). Of course, as any good brunch place, there's avocado toast with corn, tomatoes, peas, honey and miro cilantro.
The View at Shires' Garden
509 Vine St., Downtown
The View at Shires' Garden, located on top of Cincinnati's City Club Apartments, serves dinner with a menu that features a wide selection of smoked, grilled and wood-fired options. They open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for brunch, try the Rooftop Benedict, with poached eggs on an English muffin, topped with blister cherry tomatoes, roasted shallots, herb oil and chimi-hollandaise with a side of breakfast potatoes.

The View at Shires' Garden

509 Vine St., Downtown
The View at Shires' Garden, located on top of Cincinnati's City Club Apartments, serves dinner with a menu that features a wide selection of smoked, grilled and wood-fired options. They open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for brunch, try the Rooftop Benedict, with poached eggs on an English muffin, topped with blister cherry tomatoes, roasted shallots, herb oil and chimi-hollandaise with a side of breakfast potatoes.
Soul Secrets
1434 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Entrepreneur Candice Holloway is bringing a taste of her grandmother's cooking to Over-the-Rhine. Holloway officially opened Soul Secrets, a Southern-style comfort food eatery in April. The fast-casual restaurant focuses on soul food with a menu that includes family-recipe fried chicken, fried fish, cornbread, collard greens, hoppin' John and mac and cheese, plus a selection of meat-free dishes like vegan salisbury steak and vegan pot pie. Brunch launched this summer, served on Saturday mornings, with items including shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles.
Photo: Catie Viox

Soul Secrets

1434 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Entrepreneur Candice Holloway is bringing a taste of her grandmother's cooking to Over-the-Rhine. Holloway officially opened Soul Secrets, a Southern-style comfort food eatery in April. The fast-casual restaurant focuses on soul food with a menu that includes family-recipe fried chicken, fried fish, cornbread, collard greens, hoppin' John and mac and cheese, plus a selection of meat-free dishes like vegan salisbury steak and vegan pot pie. Brunch launched this summer, served on Saturday mornings, with items including shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles.