Nicknamed “Electric City,” Scranton, Pennsylvania, was the first US city to have electric lights and streetcars powered solely with electricity.
If you’re in town to visit the Steamtown National Historic Site, drop a kid off at Scranton University, or visit the city of the fictional Dunder Mifflin, you’ll want to make sure you know the spots for the best brunch in Scranton!
Whether you’re looking for a late breakfast, or a proper, celebratory Sunday brunch buffet full of home fries and hand-carved meats, you will find it here.
What I love about Scranton is that you can have a fancy brunch and easily find nostalgic, old-school diners.
Best Brunch in Scranton
Check out my list of the best brunch in Scranton below!
Henry’s on Clay
1600 Clay Ave, Dunmore, PA 18509
You’ll find Henry’s on Clay at 1600 Clay Ave, right on the corner of Clay and Green Ridge streets in Dunmore.
This quirky, cute restaurant features a menu full of inventive blends of breakfast and lunch. Favorites include the French toast churros, the muffin tin frittata trio, and the open-faced chick and waffle or Greta toast with Nutella.
If you feel more on the lunch side, check out their burgers, sandwiches, and empanadas selection.
Henry’s on Clay also serves delicious homemade pastries that are perfect for taking back to your hotel and munching on later after a full day of site-seeing.
515 Center St, Scranton, PA 18503
Scranton’s Adezzo is a coffee shop and market near the University of Scranton and the Steamtown National Historic Site. This is the place to go if you want brunch or breakfast anytime but don’t have much time.
They have a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere, but you can also pick up a coffee and pastry and have your brunch on the go!
Adezzo serves coffee from the local Electric City Roasting Co and sources its tasty pastries and baked goods from local bakeries.
Try their bagels or breakfast sandwiches, and maybe even a piece of tiramisu for later.
1777 Brick Ave, Scranton, PA 18508
Neen’s is a super cute street corner diner that serves vegetarian-friendly American food for breakfast, lunch, and brunch.
Come for the friendly hometown service, sit down, and stay for the excellent food and great prices.
Some of Neen’s Diner’s brunch must-haves are the egg white pierogi omelet, the sausage, egg, cheese wrap, and the steak and cheese omelet.
If you prefer something a little sweeter to start the day, order the blueberry pancakes or the chocolate chip pancakes. Don’t forget to order some delicious coffee and enjoy the local gossip.
1800 Boulevard Ave, Scranton, PA 18509
If you’re near Marywood University or Crowley Park, take a short walk to the Boulevard Diner. There you’ll discover a sweet local diner known for its American fare and Greek specialties.
The service is quick, and the food is an excellent value. The menu also gives you a lot to choose from.
If omelets are your thing, check out the variety they offer with western, pastrami and cheese, egg white and vegetable, and gyro omelet.
But don’t sleep on the corned beef hash or spinach pie. And don’t forget to get some scrumptious baklava to go.
130 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18504
The Keystone Restaurant has served breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch for 100 years!
This beloved family-owned restaurant is located close to Steamtown and will give you all the energy you need for a full day of checking out old locomotives.
This restaurant has a pleasant old-timey diner feel with booths and a long counter with seating.
Their all-day breakfast menu features corned beef hash, pancakes, french toast, and breakfast sandwiches. If you’re unsure what to get, order the Keystone Breakfast with two eggs, home fries, toast, and bacon or sausage.
404 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
When you want to celebrate with the best brunch in Scranton, keep Posh in mind.
While Posh doesn’t have daily service, they do open many Wednesdays and Sundays for special event brunches and dinners. The schedule is available on their website.
Posh is a classy, high-end spot that is, nevertheless, reasonably priced. It is near the University of Scranton and the Electric City Trolley Museum.
Their recent brunch buffet menus have included quiche, herb roasted potatoes, bananas foster french toast, blintzes with fruit topping, seafood cakes, and desserts like chocolate cake and cheesecake.
311 W Market St, Scranton, PA 18508
Si’s Restaurant is a small, cozy diner on Market Street in Scranton serving classic, comfortable American fare.
Si’s is a local favorite, dishing out great food at reasonable prices in a small, clean, and friendly “hole in the wall” location. They show that you needn’t be “fancy” to be excellent.
In your search for the best brunch in Scranton, check out Si’s Restaurant’s extension menu of brunch classics, including their waffles, bagel sandwiches, hot sausage, and cheese omelet, and a selection of other yummy omelets.
141 W Market St, Scranton, PA 18508
McIlwee’s on Market Street in the middle of North Scranton is a small, family-owned diner in business since 1954.
They serve lunch and dinner as well as breakfast all day. So go ahead and sleep in and grab yourself some brunch when you’re ready!
McIlwee’s is an old-school diner, small and cozy, with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.
Try brunch favorites like blueberry pancakes, bacon, egg, and cheese bagels, tomato, onion, and cheese omelets, home fries, sausage, scrambled eggs, and gravy fries.
Once you’ve had brunch, you’ll want to come back for dinner and feast on their pork chop dinner, meatloaf plate, or the rockstar, the Texas cheeseburger.
969 Prescott Ave, Scranton, PA 18510
Mansour’s Market is a family-owned coffee shop and cafe near the University of Scranton. They are vegetarian-friendly, serving up American breakfast, lunch, and brunch.
Mansour’s market is friendly, has a lovely hometown atmosphere, and has excellent, upbeat service. It is the perfect place for a low-key, even last-minute brunch before you really start your day.
Their featured omelets include the Murazzi – Murazzi’s sausage and cheese, Portobello – portobello mushroom and cheese, and the Popeye – spinach, onions, and cheese.
Consider their brunch quesadilla, Belgian waffle sandwich, avocado toast, or Quiche Olivia with Herbs De Provence and cheese.
Don’t forget to take a piece of tiramisu or vanilla latte cake with you for later.
700 Lackawanna Ave #102, Scranton, PA 18503
It’s not every day you find yourself in Scranton, so why not treat yourself to something special?
Carmen’s is at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton. This fine-dining establishment is in the grand lobby of the old Lackawanna train station, which features beautiful architecture with Tiffany glass overhead.
While Carmen’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, their Sunday brunch is perhaps the best brunch in Scranton.
Some of their many brunch selections include pancetta-wrapped asparagus, waffles, potatoes, french toast, made-to-order omelets, hand-carved meats, eggs benedict, a selection of fresh pastries, bacon, sausage, and a chocolate fountain for dipping fresh fruit.
411 S Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18505
Sharon’s Place is an American cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch close to the Steamtown National Historic Site.
Don’t let its strip mall address scare you. This cafe is a cute local favorite with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Come here if you want to get nostalgic for childhood family diner breakfasts.
Their menu includes eggs, home fries, coffee, Italian sausage, and blueberry stuffed toast. Pancakes are the size of a plate and bring locals back again and again.
916 Marion St, Scranton, PA 18509
While there are so many great brunch places in Scranton, Zummo’s Cafe is for coffee lovers craving something delicious and different.
How does a maple sage latte sound? How about a caramel apple butter cold brew with cinnamon cold foam?
Zummo’s cafe is for a casual brunch or a brunch-on-the-go. Their menu includes egg sandwiches, scones, bagels, donuts, and other pastries. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.
Besides the great food and drink, Zummo’s is a relaxing yet hip diner in a residential neighborhood central to Marywood University and the University of Scranton.
It’s a great place to take a load off before jumping into the fray of the day.
Linda Kay’s Ole Green Ridge Diner
1809 Sanderson Ave, Scranton, PA 18509
Linda Kay’s Ole Green Ridge Diner is a charming, family-owned diner in the Green Ridge area of Scranton. This small location has about fifteen tables as well as counter service.
The food is scratch-made with care and pride and reasonably priced for everything that goes into it.
For brunch, try delicious dishes like the kielbasa and cheese omelet, the Italian omelet with sweet sausage and mozzarella, the Western omelet, eggs Benedict, or pumpkin pancakes.
448 Scranton Carbondale Hwy, Scranton, PA 18508
At the Viewmont Diner, located in the Viewmont section of Scranton, the menus are big, with tons of reasonably priced, delicious brunch staples.
Some of the things you could try here are pancakes, hashbrowns, crispy bacon, corned beef hash, stuffed waffles, or French toast.
The Viewmont is another of Scranton’s local favorites, an old-fashioned diner with friendly service and a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere.
300 Spruce St, Scranton, PA 18503
For the best brunch in Scranton in the best location, check out Downtown Deli, close to City Hall and Steamtown. You’ll find a casual, friendly, warm atmosphere, nice people, and delicious, comforting food there.
Have brunch anytime with an all-day breakfast menu that includes sweet cream pancakes, french toast, egg sandwiches, lox platter, steak and eggs, omelets, and huevos rancheros.
But, for an otherworldly experience, order their 7 Grain French Toast with toasted pecans, crumbled bacon, mascarpone cheese, and a light caramel drizzle.