Omaha is a popular destination for those in the midwest. As Nebraska’s largest city, it’s no wonder more and more people are flocking to the city to visit.
This midwest city has plenty to do and see. From museums to the zoo, the food scene is something to admire. One of my favorite things to do when I travel is brunch. It’s a great way to get a feel for a restaurant and start your day with fantastic food.
If you want to grab brunch before heading off on your daily adventure, check out 15 of the best brunch spots in Omaha.
Best Brunch in Omaha
- Louie M’s Burger Lust
- Culprit Café
- Lisa’s Radial Cafe
- Early Bird
- Over Easy
- Saddle Creek Breakfast Club
- Pitch Pizzeria
- Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch
- Upstream Brewing Company
- FarmHouse Cafe & Bakery
- Railcar Modern American Kitchen
- Le Peep Omaha – Aksarben
- Lola’s Cafe
- Stirnella Bar & Kitchen
Jams is so prevalent in Omaha that they have three locations for you to choose from. There’s one in Midtown, one in Wright’s Plaza, and another on Harney Street near the river. This American eatery is known for brunch and provides a casual and welcoming environment for people to enjoy a meal.
My second favorite thing about going to brunch is the cocktail options. Jams offer bottomless mimosas until 3 pm, which I love. Their other drink options include bloody Mary’s, sangria, and traditional libations. As for the food, I had to give the toasted garlic bruschetta and Jams benedict. I opted for crab cakes on my benedict and wasn’t disappointed.
Louie M’s Burger Lust
1718 Vinton St, Omaha, NE 68108
Louie M’s Burger Lust is only a five-minute drive away from the Omaha Zoo and Aquarium on Vinton Street. This restaurant is your classic American diner. The floor is black and white checkered, and there’s red leather seating throughout. This come-as-you-are-style restaurant is the perfect casual spot for brunch in town.
You can order from their all-day breakfast or lunch menu when you dine for brunch at Louie M’s. Their breakfast menu boasts everything you love about breakfast joints. There are breakfast sandwiches and combination plates. Their lunch menu has plenty of sandwiches, soups, and salads. I had to go with their lox salmon bagel sandwich.
There are two Culprit Cafe locations for you to eat at. There’s one in the heart of downtown Omaha and another in Midtown. Since 2008, this cafe has been a go-to spot for locals for a great brunch, and visitors have enjoyed seeing what the locals love about this joint. The atmosphere is casual, and the decor is minimal but beautiful.
When you dine at Culprit, you have to try some of their seasonal options since you can’t get them all the time. I love that they offer a variety of coffee, tea, and brunch cocktails. I ordered their Culprit Cristo sandwich, which has eggs, ham, swiss, and a warm pepper jam. It was the perfect sandwich to pair with my matcha latte.
Lisa’s Radial Cafe
817 N 40th St, Omaha, NE 68131
In the Gifford Park neighborhood of Omaha on N 40th Street is Lisa’s Radial Cafe. This American eatery is your typical breakfast joint. It’s casual, inviting, and they serve hefty portions of all their delicious food. I love when you walk in that they have their daily specials displayed on a handwritten whiteboard.
Lisa’s Radial Cafe has all the breakfast food you could want, homemade soups, sandwiches, entree plates, and so much more. Everything on the menu looked fantastic, and I struggled to decide what to order. I asked my waiter what they would recommend, and they said the smothered hamburger steak was their favorite, and now it’s one of mine.
3824 Farnam St Suite 120, Omaha, NE 68131
Less than a mile from Turner Park is Early Bird. This local brunch spot is known for serving all your favorite brunch dishes and cocktails every day. Early Bird boasts modern decor and a friendly atmosphere. You can tell that people love to eat at Early Bird because it’s a comforting place where conversation flows easily.
The menu at Early Bird features savory and sweet options, which means everyone can find something they’ll love. While I’m typically a savory person, their pancake selection drew me in. They have your traditional, blueberry, or chocolate chip pancakes, but I had to try their cinnamon roll pancakes. That, plus a bellini, made for a perfect brunch.
16859 Q St, Omaha, NE 68135
On Q Street in Mission Hills, Omaha is Over Easy. This is a casual and favorite brunch spot amongst Omaha natives. You’ll know you’ve arrived at Over Easy when you see a beautiful brick building and a white sign. The inside features a wood wall and casual seating options. There’s even a drive-thru if you don’t want to have a seated brunch.
Over Easy’s menu features plenty of breakfast options and their lunch options feature plenty of sandwiches and soups to choose from. I was craving breakfast food when I went, so I ordered chicken and waffles. If you want a lighter option, they have seasonal oatmeal that’s delicious.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club
1540 N Saddle Creek Rd, Omaha, NE 68104
About 3.4 miles from downtown Omaha is the Saddle Creek Breakfast Club. This adorable breakfast restaurant has a patio with brightly colored chairs and umbrellas to shield your eyes from the sun. The inside is just as lovely, with white walls and an incredibly friendly atmosphere to enjoy mimosas at.
Saddle Creek has all the standard breakfast options. From eggs, sausage, pancakes, and more, you’ll find something tasty here. I love that they have several vegetarian and vegan options for plant-based patrons to choose from. I wanted to go the simple route when I ate here and ordered a stack of pancakes and a side of bacon. Oh, and of course, a mimosa or two.
5021 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132
I know you’re probably not used to eating at a pizzeria for brunch, but Pitch Pizzeria needs to be on your list if you visit Omaha. This restaurant is in a beautiful brick building on Underwood Avenue and is fun to eat. The restaurant is modern with dark features and wood tables and chairs.
Their brunch menu has all your favorite American and Italian dishes but suite for brunch. They have brunch burgers and pizza, classic breakfast food, and plenty of cocktails to choose from. I wanted something hearty and went with the spaghetti carbonara. They have a large selection of Moscow mules, so I went with a paradise option with pineapple flavoring.
Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch
1259 S 120th St, Omaha, NE 68144
Bailey’s Breakfast and Lunch is in West Omaha, roughly 20 minutes from downtown. Bailey’s is a quaint breakfast diner that’s very casual. The staff at this restaurant are passionate about the restaurant and love sharing their favorite dishes with customers. The interior is minimalistic but resembles a classic American diner.
Their breakfast menu has eggs, breakfast plates, omelets, and some south of the border dishes. If you’re in the mood for lunch food, they have sandwiches, soups, and salads. I couldn’t resist trying something off their lunch menu. The chicken noodle soup and tuna melt were terrific, and their bloody Mary was the perfect spicy level.
Upstream Brewing Company
514 S 11th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Three minutes from the Heartland of America Park is Upstream Brewing Company. This local brewery has an excellent environment for hanging out with friends, enjoying food and beer, and relaxing any day of the week. It’s your traditional brewery with brick walls, concrete flooring, and plenty of space to gather.
Not many breweries serve brunch, but I was thrilled that Upstream does. The menu is a combination of soups, American cuisine, and a little bit of everything else. The first menu item that intrigued me was their gouda and beer cheese soup. It’s like nothing I’ve ever had before. Their chicken pot pie is another popular item.
FarmHouse Cafe & Bakery
3461 S 84th St, Omaha, NE 68124
In the Westgate Plaza on 84th Street is FarmHouse Cafe and Bakery. It’s the adorable restaurant on the side of the plaza that mimics a red barn. This relaxed restaurant is a great spot in Omaha to enjoy breakfast with your family, friends, or even solo. They’re open every day from six in the morning until two in the afternoon.
FarmHouse Cafe and Bakery is known for serving up large portions of all your favorite breakfast and homestyle foods. They offer breakfast and lunch options throughout the day. If you’re dining for brunch, their burgers are a huge hit. I couldn’t say no to a classic cheeseburger. They have plenty of coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Mimosas and bloody Marys are available too.
Railcar Modern American Kitchen
1814 N 144th St, Omaha, NE 68154
Railcar Modern American Kitchen is a little over 20 minutes from downtown Omaha in Stonehedge Center. This classic American restaurant is spacious with concrete floors and wooden tables. There are beautiful wood barn doors inside that add to the rustic-chic atmosphere.
Railcar specializes in homemade comfort food. Almost everything in the kitchen is made from scratch daily to ensure the freshest and tastiest food possible. The brunch menu is extensive, and they have an excellent selection of craft brunch cocktails too. Their Nutella French toast was heavenly. If you love bottomless, they offer bottomless mimosas and one with pomegranate juice.
Le Peep Omaha – Aksarben
6920 Pacific St, Omaha, NE 68106
Le Peep is down the street from College of Saint Mary on Pacific Street. Since 2007, Le Peep has been a favorite brunch spot in Omaha. When you walk in, you feel like you’re in grandma’s house with how cozy and comfortable the atmosphere is. While the atmosphere feels warm like grandma’s, the decor is more modern.
Le Peep features an extensive menu filled with every breakfast dish you could dream of. I loved that when I looked at other patrons dining, everyone wanted something different, and everyone seemed thrilled with their choice. I went with their chicken fried steak smothered in gravy and a hot cappuccino.
4952 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132
Three minutes down Dodge Street from the University of Nebraska Omaha is Lola’s Cafe. Lola’s is the perfect cafe that serves brunch, lunch, dinner, espresso, and wine. It’s the kind of place you feel comfortable hanging out at even after you’ve finished your meal.
When you visit Lola’s for brunch, you can order from their brunch or daily menu. I decided to go with a menu item named after the restaurant, Lola’s Breakfast. It’s two eggs, however you want them, hummus, quinoa salad, and focaccia.
Stirnella Bar & Kitchen
3814 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68131
Six minutes from downtown Omaha is Stirnella Bar and Kitchen. This popular gastropub is in a beautiful brick building with a bright light hanging above the entrance. There are plenty of seats within the building, and you’ll notice it’s almost always crowded because it’s that delicious.
When you arrive on Saturday or Sunday brunch, you’ll notice it’s filled with other brunch-goers. I started my meal off with their deviled eggs and a mimosa. After the deviled eggs, their short rib hash is one of the tastiest brunch items I’ve ever had.
There’s no better way to spend your Saturday to Sunday morning than feasting on delicious food and a brunch cocktail or two. Whether you’re looking for a classic brunch spot or something unique like a brewery, there’s a brunch spot in Omaha for you.
After you’ve awoken from your brunch food coma, you have to start thinking about dinner that night. Check out the best restaurants in Omaha by clicking here.
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