15 Jan Top 10 Brunch Restaurants and Best Breakfast in Pittsburgh
What was once one of the most industrialised cities in the USA, is now home to friendly diners and even friendlier locals who have a real passion for creating great food and fantastic football. Pittsburgh is slowly shedding its previous moniker of “Steel City” and slowly becoming a vibrant, cultural hub in the heart of America.
Serving up first class crepes and waffles, Cafe Moulin has a European flavour and strives to find unusual takes on traditional French fare. For coffee lovers, local brand LA PRIMA Coffee is available on tap in their very own coffee corner, whilst breakfast and brunch diners can enjoy Marseille Crepe with fire-roasted chicken, Tivoli Crepe with mozzarella and pesto or Sofia Crepe packed with Turkish sausage, eggs and sautéed vegetables. Cafe Moulin also serves a delicious selection of French toasts with a wide variety of sides and toppings.
- 732 Filbert St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
- +1 (412) 3478508
- Monday – Sunday 08.00AM – 6.00PM
Bluebird Kitchen is a bakery café in Downtown Pittsburgh serving up freshly made delights, all lovingly prepared and baked onsite. Their simple counter service makes ordering quick and easy, and if you are in a hurry you can even get your food to go. Diners can choose from a delicious breakfast menu that includes sweet potato corned beef hash, pastrami cured salmon, biscuits and gravy or steel cut oats, or opt for a freshly made smoothie or home made muffins, scones and cinnamon rolls.
- 221 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- +1 (412) 6424414
- Monday – Friday 07.00AM – 3.00PM
As a small, family owned business, Cafe Raymond serves ups delicious baked goods, all made from scratch and using the finest and fresh, locally grown seasonal produce. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Cafe often sells out of it’s delicious baked goods, so get there early to enjoy beautifully made delicacies like blueberry ricotta pancakes, ciabatta and lox, spinach and feta quiche and sausage, egg and cheddar croissants, all served by Ray and his team.
- 2009 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- +1 (412) 2814670
- Monday 09.00AM 3.00PM, Tuesday – Saturday 08.00AM – 3.00PM and Sunday 08.30AM – 2.00PM
A Creperie with a difference, based in the trendy Lawrenceville neighbourhood, Gepetto Cafe serves up plenty of flavour in hip industrial surroundings. Authentic European crepes are filled with fresh fruit or savoury delights turning them into delicious and filling breakfast fare for all to enjoy. Customer favourites include smoked turkey with goats cheese and béchamel or smoked salmon with capers, caramelised onions and cream cheese. If you fancy something sweeter, the ricotta cheese mixed with white chocolate and raspberry compote is a whole new level of delicious. French toasts and waffles are also available at the Gepetto Cafe.
- 4121 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
- +1 (412) 7096399
- Monday – Sunday 09.00AM – 5.00PM
Square Cafe offers innovative dishes with a twist on traditional breakfast fare. Using the very best seasonal produce, they create delicious menus of filling food, in the heart of the Pittsburgh’s East End neighbourhood of Regent Square. This cheerful cafe is perfect for meeting friends and enjoying breakfast favourites including breakfast burritos, chorizo scramble and Ranchero omelettes. Alternatively, satisfy your morning sweet craving with Nutella poppers or freshly made crepes with a wide variety of toppings.
- 1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
- +1 (412) 2448002
- Monday – Sunday 07.00AM 3.00PM
The menu at The Vandal is inspired by Executive ChefCsilla Thackray, who brings with her a taste of Eastern European cooking and her Hungarian heritage. Simple foods made from high quality ingredients are at the core of the hyper-seasonal menu that rotates frequently A favourite haunt for hip brunch diners, some weekend staples include smoked trout, with potato latkes,soft scrambled eggs with chives, ricotta and rye bread or pork sausage with pierogies, mustard greens and sauerruben.
- 4306 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
- +1 (412) 2510465
- Tuesday – Thursday 11.00AM – 9.00PM, Friday 11.00AM – 10.00PM, Saturday 09.00AM – 10.00PM and Sunday 09.00AM – 2.00PM
As seen on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives show, The Dor-Stop Diner is a must-visit location for lovers of traditional diners and hearty breakfasts. Always busy but always friendly the staff at the Dor-Stop go out of their way to make sure your dining experience is awesome. Breakfast menu highlights include steak and eggs, Irish Benedict, potato pancakes and Italian jumbot as well as stuffed raspberry French toast and hotcakes.
- 1430 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
- +1 (412) 5619320
- Monday – Saturday 6.00AM – 3.00PM and Sunday 8.00AM – 2.00PM
Offer an extensive menu full of “exquisitely wicked waffles” this gourmet waffle shop creates taste sensations using waffles, sandwiches and custom coffee drinks. Waffles, Incaffeinated is a true waffle and coffee shop that offers a wide variety a boutique dining experiences with affordable prices. Diners can fill up on eggs Benedict with a waffle twist, Southern chicken and waffles or sweet treats like mega-berry or chocolate and banana. Alternatively, choose your waffle and add the perfect mix of toppings to suit your flavour.
- 2517 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
- +1 (412) 3011763
- Monday – Friday 8.00AM – 2.00PM, Saturday and Sunday 8.00AM – 3.00PM
A first class gastropub in downtown Pittsburgh, The Commoner offers seasonal menus and classic comfort food. Breakfasts are fit for royalty and commoners too with a choice of innovative fare including house made granola bars, Pierogi and egg, crab Benedict, pastrami smoked salmon and overnight oats with coconut milk and chia pa tahini. Great food comes as standard in this industrial style eatery, making it a great place to enjoy a long lazy brunch with friends and family.
- 458 Strawberry Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- +1 (412) 2304800
- Monday – Thursday 06.00AM – 11.00PM, Friday 06.30AM – 2.00PM, Saturday 07.30AM – 2.00PM and Sunday 07.30AM – 11.00PM
Central Diner & Grille
A family owned establishment that offers generous portions of good quality food. The Central Diner and Grille is a family favourite that specialises in authentic Greek food and American favourites. Breakfast here is a glorious affair with plenty of delicious dishes to choose from including cream cheese and chive omelettes, challah French toast, Nova Scotia eggs Benedict, Gyro meat on English muffins and a whole host of breakfast standards such as sausages, bacon and eggs.
- 6408 Steubenville Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
- +1 (412) 2753243
- Monday – Thursday 06.30AM – 11.00PM, Friday and Saturday 06.00AM – 01.00AM and Sunday 06.00AM – 11.00PM