Columbus is a popular city in Ohio full of community, life, and things to do and see. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or live in this town, you’re bound to explore the wonderful restaurant scene here. When it comes to restaurants, I know it can be overwhelming to pick a spot to try. So let’s start with something easy: brunch. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that brunch is a fan favorite. With all of the best breakfast and lunch dishes plus amazing cocktails, what’s not to love?
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite brunch destinations in town so you can narrow down your options. From refined spots to more casual ones and classic American menus to unique, global ones, there’s a place for everyone on my list. Keep reading to learn a bit about each restaurant!
Best Brunch in Columbus, Ohio
- Katalina’s in Harrison West
- Cap City Fine Diner and Bar
- The Guild House
- Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen
- The Pearl
- First Watch
- Scotty’s Cafe
410 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: (614) 443-2266
Looking for a spot with some of the freshest food around? Check out Skillet. This local restaurant serves American cuisine with a farm-to-table approach, so you can count on quality. With a modern and trendy interior, this is the perfect place to grab some brunch.
Skillet is open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, so you can stop by anytime between these hours. We recommend the biscuits and gravy, cinnamon roll, chicken and grits, or crepes. Be sure to grab a bloody maria, too!
Katalina’s in Harrison West
1105 Pennsylvania Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 294-2233
Housed in a 100-year-old gas station, Katalina’s in Harrison West is a popular, long-standing spot for brunch. Serving all of your favorite breakfast and brunch classics, this warm and homey atmosphere will keep you coming back.
Open from early morning to mid afternoon, Katalina’s in Harrison West is great for brunch at almost any time. Be sure to try the pancake balls (with your choice of filling), breakfast chick ‘wich, Mexican french toast, or Katalina’s Latina sandwich!
Cap City Fine Diner and Bar
1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 291-3663
With nearly 2,500 reviews on Google, Cap City Fine Diner and Bar has proven to be a favorite among locals and tourists alike when it comes to brunch. This spot serves up American comfort food in a diner-style setting.
You’ll find plenty of classics on the menu with unique twists at Cap City Fine Diner and Bar. Try out the french toast, spinach quiche, classic eggs benedict, eggs on hash. Make sure to grab a brunch cocktail with your food!
The Guild House
624 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 280-9780
Hoping to try something a little different from your classic American brunch? Head over to The Guild House. This local spot offers a globally inspired menu, so you can try flavors from all over the world here.
The menu changes seasonally at The Guild House, so there’s always something new to try. We recommend the pancakes, truffled eggs, cavatelli, or smoked chicken hash. Be sure to sip on a drink while you enjoy your meal!
Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen
260 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 222-3022
Hoping to grab brunch in a more casual setting? Swing by Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen. Serving American cuisine, beer, and cocktails, you’ll find everything you need at this spot. With plenty of space and a hip interior, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy some great food.
Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen. Be sure to try the doughnut french toast, sausage egg and cheese biscuit, tostada, or chicken n’ biscuits. Don’t forget the mimosa or bloody mary to wash it all down!
641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 227-0151
If you’re all about the drinks at brunch, look no further than The Pearl. This local tavern serves creative cuisine in addition to wine, beer, and delicious cocktails. With hundreds of positive reviews, it’s clear this is a spot you won’t want to miss.
The Pearl offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Try out the chicken and waffles, bacon and egg in a jar, grilled cheese, or pork cheek hash. Make sure to grab a tasty brunch cocktail as well!
1044 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 299-9399
For the beer lovers out there, be sure to try out Bodega. This local gastropub serves American cuisine and over 150 beers. With a lively atmosphere and casual setting, it’s perfect for any occasion.
Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bodega. We recommend the blueberry bourbon pancakes, Bodega “big mic,” the best chicken and waffles you’ve ever had, or steak and eggs. Be sure to order a beer or brunch cocktail, too!
496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 228-7554
As a countrywide chain, it’s no surprise First Watch is a popular spot for brunch in town. This delicious restaurant serves American cuisine for breakfast and brunch. And with health in mind, you can feel good about what you eat at this spot.
First Watch is open from early morning to mid afternoon, so you can stop by at your leisure. Be sure to try the Floridian french toast, BLT benedict, lemon ricotta pancakes, or power wrap. Don’t forget to grab some fresh juice to wash it down!
2980 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: (614) 237-1949
Though this little shop is easy to miss in its strip mall location, Scotty’s Cafe is a must-try for a laid-back and casual brunch. This restaurant serves American cuisine and doubles as a deli making it perfect for almost any meal.
Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Scotty’s Cafe will be there for all of your brunch needs whenever you’re ready to start your day. Try out the big breakfast, roast beef melt, french toast, or Bunny’s cheese blintzes!
51 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 928-3778
Last but not least on our list of brunches is HangOverEasy. Serving top-notch American cuisine with one-of-a-kind touches, this spot is the perfect one to grab brunch with friends or family.
HangOverEasy is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. We recommend the oatmeal pie pancakes, whole lotta goodness, cinnamon roll french toast, or the dirty. Whatever you choose to order, there’s no doubt it will be something tasty!
Are you feeling hungry yet? I know I am after reading such an appetizing list. If there’s one thing we can conclude from it, it’s that Columbus is one heck of a brunch spot. With so many amazing restaurants, you may have to try them all.
Not in the mood for brunch? Columbus has a plethora of amazing Indian restaurants, check them out here.
Which spot will you visit first? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you mention it below and we’ll check it out!
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