Can you smell the pancakes, bacon, and eggs? It's the smell of breakfast and the smell of Ohio. Local Ohioans do breakfast better than anyone else, and some have even made careers out of it, opening home-style breakfast diners, so even if you're not at home, you can still get a hot, delicious breakfast just like mom used to make. If your mouth is already watering, here are the top breakfast places in Ohio!
When the first Another Broken Egg Cafe opened in Louisiana in 1996, no one could have guessed that within a few years, they would have restaurants all over the country. That is until guests came in to taste the delicious breakfast and brunch dishes in a casual, welcoming environment. All their breakfasts are made with fresh ingredients every morning, including biscuits and pancakes made from scratch and hand-breaded fried green tomatoes topped with real crab!
Gloria Yoder, the founder of Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen, grew up in Mt. Hope as the only English child in an Amish community. When she opened her restaurant over 15 years ago, she blended the two styles of her upbringing, featuring authentic Amish and English foods side-by-side. Located in the heart of Amish country, they serve homemade Amish-style breakfasts of any kind, from home fries to French toast to fried mush and sausage.
The Breakfast Club Cafe is a mom and pop restaurant that began in 1993 with a simple vision of great breakfast food and great service. They roast their coffee beans in-house daily, boasting over 50,000 pounds of roasted beans since they opened their doors. Everything they serve is homemade from the sausages, smoked in their own commercial hardwood put smokes, to the fresh burger buns that they bake up daily. If you're looking for a homemade breakfast, this is about as homemade as it gets!
Pete's Restaurant has been family-owned and operated since 2004, where they prepare their dishes every day with only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Last year, they were named “Best Family Restaurant” and “Best Breakfast Restaurant” by the Cleveland Hot List and the Tri-County Restaurant Association, and they take pride in continuing to uphold that reputation with a friendly staff and amazing breakfasts that you'll remember long after you leave.
The Butter Cafe is a great place to enjoy a mimosa or fresh brewed espresso along with breakfast, and you can enjoy one of their amazing house-made cupcakes, with gluten-free and vegan options, as well as the traditional buttercream icing cupcakes. They're open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, with fresh made breakfasts available all day.
The Cherry House Cafe is a family-owned and operated restaurant with over 50 years of experience in the food service industry. The owners, Bill and Annette Mangan have owned several Ohio cafes since 1987, but the Cherry House cafe represents their ultimate dream. They provide delicious breakfast options in a “homey” and comfortable setting that strives to separate itself from the cookie cutter “franchise” environment found in most restaurants. They offer daily specials to showcase unique and creative dishes from cupcakes and pastries to omelets and specialty sandwiches.
Katalina's may not seem like much at first glance, operating out of a remodeled 100-year-old gas station, but that's all part of the unique hip environment serving locally-sourced homemade food with attitude. They've served over a million of their signature pancake balls to date in a building decorated with antiques and flea market finds for a breakfast experience unlike any other.
The German Village Coffee House, known to locals as Das Kaffe Haus, started out in the historic German village of Columbus in 1981 as a little old school style diner famous for their Western omelet and daily discount specials, but especially their in-house Das Kaffe, known be everyone in town to be the best cup of coffee you're going to find outside of Columbia!
The Spot Restaurant began in 1907 as a mobile chuckwagon run by founder Spot Miller, in the same location where it stands today. When the city told him he couldn't sell food this way, Spot removed the wheels, added some awnings and made it a permanent structure. They've become a local staple in Sidney, Ohio and have had the honor of serving dozens of famous people over the years, most notably former President George W. Bush during his '04 campaign.
Wake up with the Sleepy Bee in Cincinnati! For sweet options, try their Stack of Bee Cakes—a stack of two gluten-free pancakes crafted with almond, quinoa, and buckwheat flour. For something savory, Forager Omelet made with local zucchini squash, green garlic herbs, melted Swiss and cheddar cheese.