Do you like to sleep in? Tummy growling? Guests in town? Need a special meal for a special day, such as Mother's Day? A bit like breakfast, a bit like lunch, Sunday brunch is a popular Pittsburgh tradition. 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.
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2216 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (Strip District)
Lemon ricotta pancakes with bacon and pears. Pork belly eggs benedict. Shallot, shitake, and thyme quiche. What's not to like? Brunch at Bar Marco on Penn Avenue in the Strip District is offered on both Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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229 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh (Shadyside)
Renowned for its Mediterranean and Northern African cuisine, Casbah also offers a delicious, sit-down weekend brunch with adventurous omelets, fluffy pancakes, and many other delicious items made-to-order. When it is warm enough, try the enclosed patio with electric heaters to take off the chill. Open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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3811 Butler St., Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville)
One of several great restaurants in Lower Lawrenceville, Coca Café is a popular Pittsburgh brunch spot, serving up 5 to 6 seasonal specials, along with featured items from the breakfast menu such as smoked-salmon omelet or goat cheese-stuffed French toast. Most items can be made vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free. Brunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m, Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Be prepared to wait to get a table.
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301 Freeport Rd., Aspinwall
A-la-carte brunch at this family-friendly restaurant in Aspinwall offers an amazing variety of options, from benedicts and omelettes to waffles and French toast. There are plenty of savory options as well, including hash, risotto, salads, and sandwiches. The fresh, seasonal brunch menu is available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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1150 Smallman St., Pittsburgh (Strip District)
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. Expect a wide variety of brunch offerings, from sweet to savory, on the a la carte menu, or you can choose an appetizer, entree and drink for a $25 prix fixe ($15 for kids). Sunday brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Station Square, Pittsburgh (South Side)
A favorite of locals, the main dining room in the beautifully restored P&LE railroad station is packed each Sunday for its popular brunch. 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. The most popular item? Banana's Foster. Open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday.
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2000 Smallman St., Pittsburgh (Strip District)
When upscale Caribbean/Latin American cuisine meets Sunday brunch, you're definitely in for an experience. Kaya's Sunday Brunch offers up some fairly traditional favorites, such as eggs benedict and huevos rancheros, alongside tropical paella and fish tacos. Enjoy brunch between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.
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5105 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh (Shadyside)
This luxurious hotel in a restored turn-of-the-century mansion in Shadyside offers a special buffet brunch experience on select Sundays with omelet and carving stations; French toast and pancakes; a variety of fish, vegetarian and vegan offerings; fresh salads made with local ingredients; and delicious homemade desserts. Fun for families. Children under 4 eat free. Brunch served Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., reservations required.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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649 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown)
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 Irish eggs benedict, salmon flat bread, short rib hash, and a Korean-spiced brisket and eggs. Brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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401 Hastings St., Pittsburgh (Point Breeze)
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. There are also over 60 Belgian and craft beers on tap, plus a full bar. The brunch menu is available on Sundays between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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5801 Bryant St., Pittsburgh (Highland Park)
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 offers additional savory items, including items such as mussels and a pork belly sandwich, but the famous Liege waffles are available here too. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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86 South 26th Street (South Side)
Don't care for bacon, sausage, or roast beef? The all-vegetarian Zenith Tea Room on Pittsburgh's historic South Side offers a Sunday brunch with salad, fruit, bread, and pastries. Many selections in this antique store/art gallery restaurant are vegan including several desserts! Brunch served on Sundays between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.