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The 2022 Downtown Pittsburgh Brunch Guide

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Enjoy brunch every weekend in the heart of the city. Find everything from donuts and cinnamon rolls to breakfast flatbreads and burritos along with unique brunch cocktails. See below on which local eateries are offering several delicious brunch options in Downtown.  

After indulging in a tasty brunch, enjoy an afternoon of shopping at plenty of unique Downtown retailers. View a full list of places to shop here

📸 by fl.2 via Instagram  

Bae Bae’s Café | Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 945 Liberty Avenue  

Bae Bae’s Café is open for brunch Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering unique and delicious drink items like boba, Thai tea, Vietnamese coffee, and more, pair your morning beverage with one of their Bahn Mi Sandwiches.  

📸 by Bae Bae’s Cafe via Instagram 

Cherries Diner | Monday – Saturday | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 212 Forbes Avenue  

Dishing up hearty plates of traditional American breakfast & lunch fare, Cherries Diner is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find classic diner food like pancakes, omlettes, burgers, sandwiches, and much more. Try their Cherry Bomb Pancake stuffed with your choice of cherries, blueberries, or strawberries and topped with whipped cream. 

City Works | Saturday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 2 PPG Place  

City Work’s Rock n’ Roll Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On their brunch menu, you’ll find cinnamon rolls, donuts, breakfast flatbreads, breakfast tacos, and more. Also find delicious brunch cocktails like beermosas and peachcoolers for a fun start to your weekend.  

☀️ Outdoor dining available  

📸 by City Works via Instagram 

The Commoner | Saturday – Sunday | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 620 William Penn Place  

The Commoner, a beautiful space inside Hotel Monaco, is open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Find classic breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches, and cocktails. Try their delicious, malted waffle featuring a blueberry jam, light whipped cream, and pistachio butter.  

📸 by The Commoner via Instagram

Fl. 2 | Saturday – Sunday | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 510 Market Street 

Looking for a breathtakingly beautiful setting while you get your brunch on? Fl. 2 at the Fairmont offers a menu full of breakfast classics like eggs benedict, avocado toast, pancakes and French toast. Plus, they offer a full espresso bar and brunch cocktails.  

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The Grand Concourse | Sunday | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.| 100 West Station Square Drive  

Offering a Sunday brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., find decadent items like salmon lox, bananas foster waffles, a donut tower, and much more. Before you go, make sure to grab yourself some sweets and baked goods, and then prepare to be in a food coma for the rest of the day!  

Revel | Saturday – Sunday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 242 Forbes  

Revel, located steps away from Market Square, serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy items like chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, and smoked salmon. Also, give one of their breakfast smoothies a try featuring flavors like tropical-mango, strawberry-banana or mixed berry.  

☀️ Outdoor dining available  

📸 by Revel via Instagram 

The Speckled Egg | Wednesday – Sunday | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 501 Grant Street  

Open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Speckled Egg whips up omelets, sandwiches, cocktails and espresso in a friendly atmosphere. Offering specialty cocktails, cold pressed juice, and much more. Try their famous fried chicken biscuit sandwich with a honey drizzle.  

📸 by The Speckled Egg via Instagram 

Waffles INCaffinated | Every day | Beginning at 8 a.m. | 456 5th Avenue  

Offering unique, delicious and artistically plated dishes prepared from scratch, Waffles INCaffinated is open for breakfast & brunch on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go bananas with their Funky Monkey waffle made with chocolate chips and topped off with bananas, peanut butter chiffon, and fudge sauce.  

📸 by Waffles INCaffinated via Instagram 

The Warren Bar & Burrow | Saturday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 245 7th Street  

Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Warren Bar & Burrow. Find a menu full of brunch cocktails, brunch sandwiches, and brunch plates like a breakfast burrito and a cinnamon honey waffle.  

☀️ Outdoor dining available  

📸 by The Warren via Instagram 

The Yard | Saturday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 100 Fifth Avenue  

Enjoy a gourmet brunch at The Yard on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their menu features an All-American burrito, chicken & waffle sliders, and brunch cocktails. Also, try their snozberry pancakes with blueberry compote, raspberry drizzle, Mascarpone whipped cream, and dusted with powdered sugar. 

☀️ Outdoor dining available  

📸 by The Yard via Instagram 

Tupelo Honey Cafe | Saturday – Sunday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 111 W. Station Square Drive

Scratch-made, southern-style brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tupelo Honey Cafe offers a revival of southern classics from Tupelo Shrimp & Grits, Sriracha Honey Fried Chicken & Waffles, and Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf. Plus, they offer a variety of different Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

📸 by Tupelo Honey Cafe via Instagram

Apollo Cafe | Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 429 Forbes Avenue

The Apollo Cafe offers Mediterranean, vegetarian, and American breakfast and lunch. From eggs and bacon to shish kabob, enjoy a variety of plates that are almost all homemade. Try their well-loved homemade soups that change daily!

Bluebird Kitchen | Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 221 Forbes Avenue & 11 Stanwix Street

With an innovative, fresh arrangement of breakfast, lunch, and a selection of deserts in not one but two cafes in Downtown Pittsburgh! Enjoy freshly made meals made from high quality ingredients, grown and produced locally.

📸 by Bluebird Kitchen via Instagram

The Market Exchange | Saturday – Sunday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 24 Market Square

Enjoy a chef driven menu at The Market Exchange with a little something for everyone! Build your own mimosas at their mimosa bar. Enjoy different juice options as well as several fresh garnishes to create your very own unique drink.

📸 by The Market Exchange via Instagram

Fogo de Chao | Saturday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 525 Smithfield Street

Indulge in a variety of appetizers, entrees, and cocktails at Fogo de Chao. Enjoy the Churrasco Experience for continuous table-side service of their signature cute of fire-roasted meat with the inclusion of their Brunch Market Table. Wash it all down with their Fogo Bloody Mary or the delicious Passion Fruit Mimosa.

📸 by Fogo de Chao via Instagram

Looking for more? View the full Downtown restaurant directory here. Did we miss your favorite? Send us an email to get them added to the guide!

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