By Maggie McCauley

The arrival of spring means the start of a more active brunch season! It’s the perfect excuse to dress up, drink alcohol at breakfast, and enjoy the morning sunshine with friends and family. Considered a recreational social activity in some cities, the art of brunching is starting to become popular around Pittsburgh, too. Check out our guide of 50+ of the best places for your weekend morning ritual in and around the city!

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Ditka’s

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kids Menu

Why We Love It: Traditional brunch favorites in a comfortable atmosphere.

1 Robinson Plaza, Robinson. 412.722.1555. 12980 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.934.3660. ditkasrestuarant.com.


Steel Cactus

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  

Why We Love  It: Rooftop bar, Mexican twist on brunch favorites, Bloody Mary bar. 

5505 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.709.6444. 1831 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.431.3535. steelcactuspgh.com.


Waffles Incaffeinated

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • BYOB
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kids Menu   

Why We  It: Gourmet breakfast, featuring waffles, plus design-your-own options for waffles, omelets, and crepes. 

453 3rd St., Beaver. 724.359.4841. 2517 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.301.1763. 10339 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 412.349.5257. wafflesincaffeinated.com.


Walnut Grill

Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kids Menu

Why We Love  It: Buffet, sangria specials. 

1595 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.564.5746. 911 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. 412.782.4768. 1210 Settler’s Ridge Center Drive, Robinson. 412.747.2100. 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.933.8410. eatwalnut.com.


The Yard

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Kids Menu  

Why We Love It: Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary bar, coffee cocktails.

100 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.291.8182. 736 Bellefonte St., Shadyside. 412.709.6351. theyardpgh.com.

ASPINWALL

Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar 

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  

Why We Love It: Locally sourced ingredients, variety of breakfast and lunch options

301 Freeport Road. 412.408.3258. cornerstonepgh.com.

BEN AVON HEIGHTS

Willow

Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Kids Menu  
  • Outdoor Seating

Why We Love It: Variety of cocktails

634 Camp Horne Road. 412.847.1007. willowpgh.com.

BETHEL PARK

Spoonwood Brewing

Sunday 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations

Why We Love It: Variety of sweet and savory options.

5981 Baptist Road. 412.833.0333. spoonwoodbrewing.com.

CARNEGIE

Bakn

Served all day Saturday and Sunday

  • Kids Menu  

Why We Love It: Variety of breakfast and lunch options

335 E. Main St. 412.275.3637. eatbakn.com.

DOWNTOWN

Braddock’s American Brasserie

Saturday and Sunday 

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Valet  

Why We Love It: Buffet-style spread, plus omelet, waffle, and eggs Benedict stations.

107 6th St. 412.992.2005. braddocksrestaurant.com.


The Commoner

Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Why We Love It: Bloody Mary bar, local cuisine.

458 Strawberry Way. 412.230.4800. thecommonerpgh.com.


Habitat

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Valet  

Why We Love It: Fresh juices, variety of breakfast and lunch options, city views.

510 Market Square. 412.773.8848. habitatrestaurant.com.


Market Street Wine Bar

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Reservations

Why We  It: Large wine selection, charcuterie boards, Prix Fixe menu (starter, entree, coffee, and cocktail for $25).

435 Market Square. 412.281.3818. marketstreetgrocery.com.


Meat & Potatoes

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  

Why We Love It: Various cocktails, Bloody Mary bar, variety of brunch options focusing on the “bread and butter” idea behind Meat & Potatoes.

649 Penn Ave. 412.325.7007. meatandpotatoespgh.com.


Nola

Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.    

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  
  • Kids Menu
  • Valet

Why We Love It: New Orleans-style cuisine, Bloody Mary bar.

24 Market Square. 412.471. 9100. nolaonthesquare.com.


Omni William Penn Hotel’s Terrace Room

Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.   

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Kids Menu

Why We  It: Prix Fixe menu (starter, entree, dessert, and cocktail for $27), Bloody Mary bar.

930 William Penn Place. 412.281.7100. omnihotels.com.


Revel & Roost

Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  
  • Kids Menu   

Why We Love It: All-you-can-drink mimosas, build-your-own Bloody Mary

242 Forbes Ave. 412.281.1134. revelandroost.com.


Six Penn Kitchen

Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  
  • Kids Menu   

Why We Love It: Gluten-free selections, locally sourced ingredients, rooftop deck

146 6th St. 412.566.7366. sixpennkitchen.com.


Ten Penny

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  
  • Kids Menu   

Why We Love It: Variety of breakfast and lunch options

960 Penn Ave. 412.318.8000. tenpennypgh.com.

EAST LIBERTY

Whitfield @ Ace Hotel

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating  
  • Kids Menu      
  • Valet

Why We Love It: Menu changes seasonally

120 S. Whitfield St. 412.361.3300. whitfieldpgh.com.

HIGHLAND PARK

Park Bruges

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

  • Outdoor Seating  

Why We Love It: Prix Fixe menu (entree, side, and cocktail), variety of breakfast and lunch options.

5801 Bryant St. 412.661.3334. pointbrugge.com.

HOMESTEAD

Studio AM

Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  

  • BYOB
  • Reservations
  • Kids Menu

Why We Love It: Buffet, three-course meal, rotating weekly specials.

225 E. 8th Ave. 412.530.2935. studio-am.com.

LAWRENCEVILLE

The Abbey on Butler Street

Sunday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating

Why We Love It: Buffet, omelette and waffle stations, coffee bar.

4635 Butler St. 412.682.0200. theabbeyonbutler.com.


B52

Every day 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • BYOB

Why We Love It: Middle Eastern cuisine, vegan and vegetarian options, espresso bar.

5202 Butler St. 412.781.5204. b52pgh.com.


Cocoa Cafe

Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • No Alcohol
  • Outdoor Seating

Why We Love It: Menu changes seasonally, variety of fresh juices

3811 Butler St. 412.621.3171. cocoa-cafe.net.


Franktuary

Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. *Will be offered on Saturdays, too, starting in April  

  • Reservations
  • Good for Groups
  • Kids Menu

Why We Love It: Pittsburgh Nitro Coffee, vegan and vegetarian options, menu changes monthly.

3810 Butler St. 412.586.7224. franktuary.com.


Round Corner Cantina

Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups

Why We Love It: Brunch drink deals, Mexican twists on brunch favorites.

3720 Butler St., 412.904.2279. roundcornercantina.com.


Smoke BBQ Taqueria

Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Why We Love It: Happy hour, comfort food.

4115 Butler St. 412.224.2070. smokepgh.com.


The Vandal

Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Reservations
  • BYOB

Why We Love It: Casual atmosphere, seasonal menu.

4306 Butler St. 412.251.0465. thevandalpgh.com.

MARS

Pig Iron Public House

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

  • Kids Menu
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups

Why We Love It: Create-your-own mimosas and Bloody Marys.

926 Sheraton Drive. 724.553.5592. pigironpub.com.

MT. LEBANON

Bistro 19

Sunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Reservations
  • Outdoor Seating

Why We Love It: Coffee cocktails, seasonal offerings.

711 Washington Road. 412.306.1919. bistro19.com.


Block 292

Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations

Why We Love It: Funnel cakes, traditional brunch favorites.

292 Beverly Road. 412.668.2292. block292.com.

MT. WASHINGTON

Bigham Tavern

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations   

Why We Love It: Breakfast skillets and speciality omelettes, variety of cocktails.

321 Bigham St. 412.431.9313. bighamtavern.com.

NORTH SIDE

The Foundry

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations      

Why We Love It: Locally sourced ingredients, large craft beer selection.

381 N. Shore Drive. 412.930.0744. thefoundrypgh.com.


The National Aviary

Various holidays and weekends, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations   

Why We Love It: One-of-a-kind dining experience, complete with aviary interactions.

700 Arch St. 412.323.7235. aviary.org.


Rivers Casino

Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Valet   

Why We Love It: Buffet, gorgeous views, crab legs, specialty cocktails.

777 Casino Drive. 412.231.7777. riverscasino.com.

OAKLAND

The Cafe Carnegie

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations   

Why We Love It: Seasonal menu, responsibly sourced ingredients, espresso bar.

4400 Forbes Ave. 412.622.3225. cmoa.org.


The Porch at Schenley

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating  

Why We Love It: Handcrafted Bloody Marys, locally sourced ingredients.

221 Schenley Drive. 412.687.6724. theporchatschenley.com.

PLUM

Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar

Sunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Reservations
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating    

Why We Love It: Seasonal dishes, handcrafted cocktails, contemporary favorites.

1910 New Texas Road. 724.519.7304. eightyacreskitchen.com.

POINT BREEZE

Point Brugge Cafe

Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating    

Why We Love It: Prix Fixe menu (entree, side, and cocktail), variety of breakfast and lunch options.

401 Hastings St. 412.441.3334. pointbrugge.com.

REGENT SQUARE

D’s Six Pax & Dogs

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating    

Why We Love It: All-American fare, large beer selection.

1118 S. Braddock Ave. 412.241.4666. ds6pax.com.


Square Cafe

Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • No Alcohol
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating      

Why We Love It: Fresh dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients.

1137 S. Braddock Ave. 412.244.8002. square-cafe.com.

SHADYSIDE

Casbah

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating 
  • Reservations
  • Valet         

Why We Love It: Prix Fixe menu (appetizer, entree, and cocktail for $28).

229 S. Highland Ave. 412.661.5656. Casbahpgh.com.


Harris Grill

Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating 

Why We Love It: Brunch buffet

5747 Ellsworth Ave. 412.362.5273. harrisgrill.com.


Paris 66

Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations

Why We Love It: Classic French cuisine, house-made desserts.

6018 Centre Ave. 412.404.8166. paris66bistro.com.


Spoon

Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating 
  • Reservations       

Why We Love It: Themed pastry bar, variety of cocktails.

134 S. Highland Ave. 412.362.6001. spoonpgh.com.

SOUTH SIDE

Amazing Cafe

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • No Alcohol    

Why We Love It: Organic, healthy options.

1506 E. Carson St. 412.432.5950. amazingyoga.net.


Local Bar + Kitchen

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating 
  • Reservations         

Why We Love It: DJ, mimosa carafes, Bloody Mary bar.

1515 E. Caron St., 412.308.5183. localpgh.com.


Urban Tap

Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Kids Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations         

Why We Love It: Mimosa carafes, Bloody Mary bar, mix of sweet and savory options.

1209 E. Carson St. 412.586.7499. theurbantap.com.


The Zenith

Sunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Good for Groups

Why We Love It: Vegan and vegetarian, menu changes weekly.

86 S. 26th St. 412.481.4833. zenithpgh.com.

STATION SQUARE

Grand Concourse

Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations 
  • Valet        

Why We Love It: Brunch buffet, omelet bar, variety of breakfast and lunch options.

100 W. Station Square Drive. 412.261.1717. grandconcourserestaurant.com.

STRIP DISTRICT

Bar Marco

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations 

Why We Love It: Hand-crafted cocktails, variety of breakfast and lunch options.

2216 Penn Ave. 412.471.1900. barmarcopgh.com.


Eleven

Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations 
  • Valet     
  • Kids Menu       

Why We Love It: Prix Fixe menu (appetizer, entree, and cocktail for $29).

1150 Smallman St. 412.201.5656. elevenck.com.


Kaya

Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations   

Why We Love It: It’s an island take on brunch favorites!

2000 Smallman St. 412.261.6565. bigburrito.com/kaya.


Lidia’s pittsburgh

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations    
  • Kids Menu      

Why We Love It: Traditional Italian menu items.

1400 Smallman St. 412.552.0150. lidias-pittsburgh.com.


Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille

Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Reservations    
  • Kids Menu         

Why We Love It: Seafood twist on brunch classics, full bar.

2106 Penn Ave. 412.904.4509. lukewholey.com.

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