A bit like breakfast, a bit like lunch, Sunday brunch is a popular Pittsburgh tradition—especially for special holidays like Mother's Day. From buffet-style to sit down, and from less than $10 to well over $30, there are plenty of options for brunch in Pittsburgh. We've arranged them alphabetically so you'll have to judge which is your favorite.
Brunch at Bar Marco on Penn Avenue in the Strip District is offered on both Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This intimate wine bar and bistro is a great selection for a casual brunch with friends. Menu favorites include lemon ricotta pancakes with bacon and pears; smoked salmon eggs benedict; and the Marco burger. Dishes range in price from $10 to $15, and reservations are strongly recommended for parties of five or more.
Renowned for its Mediterranean and Northern African cuisine, Casbah also offers a delicious, sit-down weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The brunch menu features adventurous omelets, fluffy pancakes, and many other delicious items made-to-order like the sea scallop fry or braised lamb with eggs. When it is warm enough, try the enclosed patio with electric heaters to take off the chill. Brunch is served prix fixe style where guests are allowed to choose one appetizer, one entree, and one cocktail for $28.
One of several great restaurants in Lower Lawrenceville, Coca Café is a popular Pittsburgh brunch spot that serves seasonal brunches throughout the year.
No matter when you visit, expect to find up five to six seasonal specials along with featured items from the breakfast menu such as mushroom omelets or goat cheese-stuffed French toast. Most items can be made vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free.
Brunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be prepared to wait to get a table.
Cornerstone Restuarant offers an a-la-carte brunch in Aspinwall with an amazing variety of options sourced from local farms. From benedicts and omelets to waffles and French toast, you can browse the extensive seasonal brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Be sure to visit the website for seasonal events and brunches, especially Easter and Mother's Day.
It's hard to do something unique for Sunday brunch, but Eleven Contemporary Kitchen in the Strip District manages it with their usual flair and polished service. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Expect a wide variety of brunch offerings, from sweet to savory, on the prix fixe menu, which allows guests to choose an appetizer, entree, and drink for a $29 flat fee ($15 for kids). Popular dishes include eggs benedict, polenta waffle, the ELEVEN Burger, short rib hash, and a crab linguini.
A favorite of locals, the Grand Concourse is one of Pittsburg's most extravagant brunch spots. The main dining room in the beautifully restored Pittsburg & Lake Erie (P&LE) railroad station is packed each Sunday for its popular brunch, which has seatings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A wonderful place to take out-of-town visitors, the Grand Concourse is awe-inspiring with its beautiful stained glass ceiling and picture-perfect riverfront view of downtown. The all-you-can-eat buffet offers everything from fresh fruit and smoked fish to carved roast beef and made-to-order waffles, omelets, and pancakes. However, the most popular item on the buffet is the Grand Concourses' Banana's Foster.
Kaya's Sunday brunch blends an upscale environment with its Caribbean and Latin American-inspired menu to prove a truly unique and enjoyable dining experience. Served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, the brunch menu features some fairly traditional favorites alongside tropical specialties.
Favorites on the menu include classic huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, tempura avocado Banh mi tacos, tropical paella, and chocolate chip and strawberry waffles. Items are priced individually and range from $5 for starters to $19 for entrees.
This gastropub in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural district serves up giant portions of comfort food for their popular weekend brunch, with items such as stuffed French toast, Croque Madame, short rib hash, and a Korean BBQ burrito. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A cousin restaurant to Point Brugge, Park Bruges in Highland Park offers many of the same Belgian favorites, but with a bit more of a French-inspired twist. The brunch menu also features additional savory items, including mussels and a pork belly sandwich, but the famous Liege waffles are available here, too. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Belgian-influenced menu at Point Brugge in Point Breeze is a perfect match for Sunday brunch, where delicious Liege waffles are a menu favorite. The eatery offers both a-la-carte and prix-fixe brunch menus, with both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch items, and has been rated as one of the best brunch spots in the United States. There are also over 60 Belgian and craft beers on tap, plus a full bar. The brunch menu is available on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The all-vegetarian Zenith Tea Room on Pittsburgh's historic South Side offers a Sunday brunch with salad, fruit, bread, and pastries. Additionally, many selections in this antique store and art gallery restaurant are vegan—including several desserts.
Brunch is served on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Popular menu items include scrambled eggs, vegan cinnamon French toast, vegan "tofishy," vegan spicy penne pasta, and vegan pumpkin pancakes.