Can we all be honest? Nothing says “I’m living my best life” like chasing a forkful of fluffy waffles with a fruit juice-forward adult beverage. Couple that with sitting on a patio in the late morning sun and you’ve got a recipe for a level of weekend self-care that will have you ready for world domination, if not the coming work week. Whether it’s an old favorite or a hidden gem you’ve been meaning to try, go get boozy at breakfast with these Cleveland brunch scene standouts.
After 40 years of filling our bellies with “Breakfast All Day,” Downtown’s Yours Truly keeps it fresh with homemade Nitro cold brew—and keeps ‘em coming with the classic Notso fries.
Ooh la la! Brunch at this Ohio City French bistro is très délicieux. Some notable nibbles are the Blood Orange Marmalade French Toast and the Ratatouille Crepe.
Tropical treats await at this colorful café in Old Brooklyn. Flavorful empanadas and cubanos never disappoint, but sweets steal the show, thanks to the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes.
Kiss their grits (and biscuits, too)! Downtown’s favorite southern fusion packs a flavorful punch with dishes like Fried Yardbird & Red Velvet Waffles and Quiche Louisiana.
The name couldn’t be less fitting at this Tremont feel-good space. The menu packs a Cajun flair, with healthy eats like the Buddha Bowl balancing out decadent dishes like the jambalaya omelet.
Destination dining paired with an upscale market in Detroit Shoreway let you have your brunch and everything you need for a fun night at home, too. The outstanding Saganaki & Eggs isn’t available for takeout, though, so pull up a chair and enjoy.
Batter up!Belgian waffles, bubble waffles and crepes come together in this cute spot on the Case Western Reserve University campus to create a surprisingly versatile menu.
Go Big or stay home! This old-school greasy spoon in Larchmere serves up big portions of homestyle breakfast favorites all day, most notably their famous Corned Beef Hash.
Brunch is always better with a buddy. Fido will love this Lakewood diner’s large, dog-friendly patio, and you’ll love their full bar and selection of “morning favorites.”
Tiny but mighty, this Coventry classic churns out some of the best pancakes in CLE. Twelve types of Benedicts and boozy “Brunch Punch” set this place apart from your average breakfast joint.