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10 Best Brunch Restaurants in Columbus

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Welcome to the gastronomic haven of Columbus, Ohio, where brunch takes center stage in the culinary scene. In this vibrant city, you’ll find a diverse array of restaurants serving up brunch delights that cater to every palate. From classic American brunch fare to international flavors with a twist, Columbus has it all. Whether you’re craving a stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled with syrup, a savory omelette bursting with fillings, or perhaps a unique fusion creation, this guide will take you on a delectable journey through the best brunch restaurant in Columbus. So, get ready to savor mouthwatering dishes, sip on mimosas or coffee, and enjoy the perfect start to your day in the heart of Ohio’s capital city.


Skillet

410 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206
614-443-2266
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Looking for a spot with some of the freshest food around? Check out Skillet in Schumacher Place. 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 biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, chicken and grits, or crepes. Be sure to grab a bloody maria, too!


Katalina’s in Harrison West

1105 Pennsylvania Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
614-294-2233
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Katalina's in Harrison West Columbus
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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
614-291-3663
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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!

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The Guild House

624 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-280-9780
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Hoping to try something a little different from your classic American brunch? Head over to The Guild House in Short North. 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 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
614-222-3022
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Hadley's Bar + Kitchen Columbus
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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!


The Pearl

641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-227-0151
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The Pearl Columbus
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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!


Bodega

1044 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
614-299-9399
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Bodega Columbus
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For the beer lovers out there, be sure to try out Bodega. This local gastropub serves American cuisine and over 150 beers, it’s one of my favorite spots in Columbus. 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!


First Watch

496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-7554
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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!

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Scotty’s Cafe

2980 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43209
614-237-1949
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Scotty's Cafe Columbus
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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!


HangOverEasy

51 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
614-928-3778
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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 perfect for grabbing 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!

Why Trust Us?

When it comes to local restaurant recommendations, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and trustworthy resource. Our suggestions are not just based on our personal experiences, ensuring a more authentic and well-rounded perspective, but also on extensive online research. We diligently searched the internet and reviewed 6 credible sites and blogs, including Opentable.com and Funcolumbus.com. 

We compiled all the findings in one location and sorted them by the frequency of mentions to ensure you receive top-notch recommendations. We strive to present you with a curated list of establishments that truly stand out, allowing you to enjoy the best dining experiences possible. 

Interested in the sources we consulted? Check out the list of all 6 sites we referenced below this paragraph, offering transparency and an opportunity for our readers to explore further. Our commitment is to deliver trustworthy and unparalleled recommendations, helping you make informed decisions on your culinary journeys.

https://www.columbusnavigator.com/best-brunches-columbus/
https://www.opentable.com/features/best-brunch-restaurants-columbus-oh
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g50226-zfp10606-Columbus_Ohio.html
https://funcolumbus.com/the-best-brunch-spots-in-columbus-ohio/
https://cbustoday.6amcity.com/city-guide/play/brunch-places-columbus-oh
https://columbusunderground.com/the-top-10-brunch-spots-in-columbus-bo2022/

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Written by Tess Stafford

Tess Stafford is an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University studying journalism. She grew up in Phoenix and now lives in Flagstaff. Tess enjoys eating out with friends or family frequently and is always on the lookout for restaurants with gluten-free options!