The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Cincinnati, According to CityBeat Readers

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than 25 years, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Arts & Culture, Eats, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife, City Life and Sports & Recreation. Each year, readers and staff select their favorites in each category. Here are the winners of the Best Breakfast and Best Brunch categories from the 2022 Best Of Cincinnati® readers poll. Whether you're an early riser or you're looking for a late afternoon brunch spot, here's what CityBeat readers recommend.  See full results at citybeat.com/best-of.

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No. 2 Best Breakfast: First Watch
Multiple locations including 104 E. Seventh St., Downtown; 6292 Madison Road, Rookwood
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 2 Best Breakfast: First Watch

Multiple locations including 104 E. Seventh St., Downtown; 6292 Madison Road, Rookwood
No. 1 Best Breakfast: Sleepy Bee Cafe
8 E. Fourth St., Downtown; 3098 Madison Road, Oakley; 9514 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash
Photo: Khoi Nguyen

No. 1 Best Breakfast: Sleepy Bee Cafe

8 E. Fourth St., Downtown; 3098 Madison Road, Oakley; 9514 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash
No. 3 Best Breakfast: Sugar n’ Spice
4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills; 1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 3 Best Breakfast: Sugar n’ Spice

4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills; 1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
No. 4 Best Breakfast: HangOverEasy
13 W. Charlton, Corryville
Photo: Patty Salas

No. 4 Best Breakfast: HangOverEasy

13 W. Charlton, Corryville
No. 5 Best Breakfast: Taste of Belgium
Multiple locations including 16 West Freedom Way, Downtown; 1135 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 5 Best Breakfast: Taste of Belgium

Multiple locations including 16 West Freedom Way, Downtown; 1135 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
No. 6 Best Breakfast: Maplewood Kitchen and Bar
525 Race St., Downtown; 5065 Deerfield Blvd., Mason

No. 6 Best Breakfast: Maplewood Kitchen and Bar

525 Race St., Downtown; 5065 Deerfield Blvd., Mason
No. 7 Best Breakfast: The Echo
3510 Edwards Road, Hyde Park

No. 7 Best Breakfast: The Echo

3510 Edwards Road, Hyde Park
No. 8 Best Breakfast: The Original Pancake House
8355 Beechmont Ave., Forestville; 9977 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 9403 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester
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No. 8 Best Breakfast: The Original Pancake House

8355 Beechmont Ave., Forestville; 9977 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 9403 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester
No. 9 Best Breakfast: Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
1201 Broadway St., Pendleton; 9039 U.S. 42, Union
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 9 Best Breakfast: Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

1201 Broadway St., Pendleton; 9039 U.S. 42, Union
No. 10 Best Breakfast: Half Day Cafe
1 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming; 8825 Wilkens Blvd., Mason

No. 10 Best Breakfast: Half Day Cafe

1 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming; 8825 Wilkens Blvd., Mason