March 29, 2019

Cincinnati's 20 Best Breakfast and Brunch Destinations

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than two decades, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Eats, Arts & Culture, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife, Sports & Recreation and City Life. And the responsibility of selecting these exceptional entities is divided between our readers and staff. This year, more than half a million votes were tallied to determine our Reader Picks. Readers logged on to the ballot site to vote for their favorites in broad categories, including Best Breakfast and Best Brunch destinations. Here are the winners.
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Cincinnati's 20 Best Breakfast and Brunch Destinations
No. 1 Breakfast: Sleepy Bee Café 
8 E. Fourth St., Downtown; 3098 Madison Road, Oakley; 9514 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash
Photo: Khoi Nguyen

No. 1 Breakfast: Sleepy Bee Café

8 E. Fourth St., Downtown; 3098 Madison Road, Oakley; 9514 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash
Photo: Khoi Nguyen
No. 2 Breakfast: First Watch
104 E. Seventh St., Downtown; 2692 Madison Road, Hyde Park
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 2 Breakfast: First Watch

104 E. Seventh St., Downtown; 2692 Madison Road, Hyde Park
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 3 Breakfast: Taste of Belgium
1133 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine; 16 W. Freedom Way, The Banks; 2845 Vine St., Clifton
Photo: Brittany Thornton

No. 3 Breakfast: Taste of Belgium

1133 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine; 16 W. Freedom Way, The Banks; 2845 Vine St., Clifton
Photo: Brittany Thornton
No. 4 Breakfast: Maplewood Kitchen and Bar
525 Race St., Downtown; 5065 Deerfield Blvd., Mason
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 4 Breakfast: Maplewood Kitchen and Bar

525 Race St., Downtown; 5065 Deerfield Blvd., Mason
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 5 Breakfast: Sugar n’ Spice Restaurant
4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 5 Breakfast: Sugar n’ Spice Restaurant

4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 6 Breakfast: Hang Over Easy
13 W. Charlton St., Clifton
Photo: Patty Salas

No. 6 Breakfast: Hang Over Easy

13 W. Charlton St., Clifton
Photo: Patty Salas
No. 7 Breakfast: The Echo Restaurant
3510 Edwards Road, Hyde Park
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 7 Breakfast: The Echo Restaurant

3510 Edwards Road, Hyde Park
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 8 Breakfast: The Main Cup
18 Main St., Milford
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No. 9 Breakfast: The Original Pancake House
8355 Beechmont Ave., Forestville; 9977 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 9403 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester
Photo via Google Earth

No. 9 Breakfast: The Original Pancake House

8355 Beechmont Ave., Forestville; 9977 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 9403 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester
Photo via Google Earth