Sunday Funday In CLE
Sunday Funday. Not much compares to that oh-so-delicious, hangover-curing Sunday brunch shared with friends and matched with a delicious array of breakfast-y adult beverages.
Cleveland's got a rather unique lineup of Sunday Funday offerings, particularly in the near west neighborhood of Ohio City. And, like all good Clevelanders, we're not ones to hold back on a good recommendation.
So, without further ado, we've put together a list of just some of the many Sunday Funday hotspots loved by locals. Party on, Wayne.
The Beachland Ballroom (Collinwood)
Nationally recognized as an indie music Mecca, this retro former Croatian social hall now offers Sunday brunch with a side of live bands and DJs. Don't leave without trying the latkes and applesauce.
Cleveland Chop (Downtown)
With items like the Clevelander Skillet (yes, it has pierogi in it) and an entire Sunday Funday cocktail list, you'll quickly realize why the motto at Chop is "more than a steakhouse."
If you know what's good for you, you're already sitting at Deagan's sipping a copper mug containing a refreshing Moscow mule. Or, you're planning to visit on Sunday Funday for their Hangover Biscuits and bloody mary bar.
fire, food & drink (Cleveland, Shaker Square)
Items like lemon soufflé pancakes, housemade sticky buns, crispy chicken livers and breakfast pizza grace the menu of this gorgeous Shaker Heights eatery owned by Chef Doug Katz. Better yet, brunch is served on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Flying Fig (Ohio City)
What happens when brunch meets the culinary genius that is Chef Karen Small? Pure, delightful magic. Some brunch items include andoille sausage corn cakes, house-made granola and Ohio apple pancakes.
The Harp (Ohio City)
There's only one thing left to say after enjoying a tasty plate of Gaelic Benedict and a tall glass of Guinness at The Harp during Sunday brunch, "Top o' the mornin' to ya!" Now, that's what we call "breakfast."
Heck's Café (Ohio City)
The proclaimed "undisputed crowned royal of gourmet burgerdom," Heck's Café, serves a rather hearty brunch along with a bloody mary bar and several swanky champagne cocktails.
Inn on Coventry (Coventry)
Three words: lemon ricotta pancakes. This Coventry mainstay serves breakfast everyday, so brunch is a no brainer for these folks. Good news, full liquor service is available.
Johnny Mango World Café & Bar (Ohio City)
Nary a Sunday goes by without Johnny Mango's being backed with groups of Sunday Funday revelers. Big, hearty portions of breakfast items come with their own international flair (Vietnamese rice crepes, huevos rancheros, etc.) along with a drink menu highlighted by pitchers of sangrita margaritas (part bloody mary, part sangria).
Latitude 41 North (Detroit-Shoreway)
Here's a sample menu item: Mongo Grubbo Cakes include three buttermilk cakes topped with caramel and chocolate syrups, chopped peanut candy bars and whipped cream. Um, yes please?!
Le Petit Triangle Café (Ohio City)
"Bon apetite, mi amour!" This tiny Parisian-style eatery serves up everything from crepes to croissants - complete with champagne and French wine.
Market (Rocky River)
If when we say "bloody mary bar" you suddenly get a twinge of excitement in your heart, then we've got the place for you. Market in Rocky River has an extensive bloody mary menu, as well as an entire cart where you can build your own with bloody with bacon, pickles, hot sauce and even beef smokies.
Market Garden Brewery (Ohio City)
The quintessential Sunday Funday hotspot in Cleveland, Market Garden Brewery serves up brunch fare along with its wide selection of beers brewed on site, as well as some extras (flights of four different kinds of mimosas!!).
Nighttown (Cleveland Heights)
If you think the idea of lobster benedict and brioche French toast paired with the sounds of jazz is up your alley, then Nighttown is your spot. This east side eatery is widely recognized as one of the best jazz clubs in the nation. But we think the brunch might just steal the show on Sunday mornings.
Pier W (Lakewood)
That elegant white-table-cloth experience comes to life during an tasteful brunch at Pier W. The spacious views of dazzling Lake Erie are enough to get you in the door. But the lavish brunch buffet - featuring fresh seafood, leg of lamb and prime sirloin - will have you smitten.
The South Side (Tremont)
Read any review about The South Side's brunch and you'll get one very important piece of sound advice: Try the bloody marys. We couldn't agree more. Enjoy this Tremont Sunday brunch with an entire menu's worth of bloodies.
Touch Supper Club (Ohio City)
The bloody mary bar at Touch Supper Club is calling your name. So is the sizable brunch menu at this hip, musically focused Ohio City eatery located near the West Side Market.
TownHall (Ohio City)
On any given Friday or Saturday night, TownHall is the place to be. The large Ohio City restaurant is more than just that, though. It comes to life on Sunday mornings with a full coffee bar and juice bar, as well as an eclectic brunch menu.
Tremont TapHouse (Tremont)
This tiny, little gastropub in Tremont is known for its massive craft beer selection. But, we assure you that with items like chorizo burritos and braised beef hash, you'll be impressed with more than just their beer.
Washington Place Bistro & Inn (Little Italy)
One part restaurant. One part inn. All parts awesome. The quaint Washington Place serves up a rather luxurious brunch menu comprised of everything from pot roast hash to eggs in the nest.
XYZ The Tavern (Detroit-Shoreway)
Old-school breakfast treats like pancakes and corned beef hash are all the rage as this rather new eatery and bar in the Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood. We love it even more because brunch is served inside this edgy eatery on both Saturdays and Sundays. Can anyone say "Saturday Funday?"
Some Alcohol-Free Breakfast Alternatives:
- The Big Egg (Detroit-Shoreway)
- BonBon Cafe (Ohio City)
- Grumpy's Café (Tremont)
- Jack Flaps (Ohio City)
- Lucky's Cafe (Tremont)
- Luna Bakery Cafe (Cleveland Heights)
- Stone Oven (Various locations)
- Tommy's Restaurant (Cleveland Heights, Coventry)
- West Side Market Café (Ohio City)
- Yours Truly (Various locations)