As far as we’re concerned, brunch is the most important meal of the day. It’s the perfect blend of breakfast foods, sandwiches and whatever else you’re craving at that late morning hour. There are no rules with brunch—and that’s the best part about it. Fortunately, Ohio is home to several amazing breakfast and bunch spots and
one list just isn’t enough to cover them all. The following are 12 more of our favorite places for brunch in Ohio.
1. The Blueberry Cafe (Bellbrook)
After you find yourself stuffed from the most satisfying brunch of your life, "The Muffin Man" comes around to entice you with warm, homemade muffins you simply can't resist—no matter how stuffed you are. The Blueberry Cafe is located at 72 Bellbrook Plz, Bellbrook, OH 45305.
2. Tommy’s Diner (Columbus)
For some of central Ohio's best breakfast, lunch and brunch options, be sure to check out Tommy's Diner, where you'll feel right at home. (Pictured is the sticky bun waffle.) Tommy's Diner is located at 914 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222.
3. Sleepy Bee Cafe (Cincinnati and Blue Ash)
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With two locations in the Cincinnati area, this popular brunch joint is particularly crowded between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All of the speciality sandwiches, salads, soups, smoothies and breakfast options feature fresh, local ingredients. (Pictured is The Beekeeper with a Leaf Cutter Salad.) Sleepy Bee Cafe is located at 3098 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209 and 9514 Kenwood Rd., Blue Ash, OH, 45242.
4. Nutcracker Family Restaurant (Pataskala)
This family favorite 50s style diner features authentic jukeboxes, breakfast served all day and some of the best omelettes and eggs Benedict around. Nutcracker Family Restaurant is located at 63 E. Broad St., Pataskala, OH 43062.
5. Lucky's Cafe (Cleveland)
This beloved cafe serves exceptional breakfast, lunch and dessert. Be sure to try the sausage gravy and biscuits and the pecan crusted bacon here. (Pictured is the popular dish, "Shipwreck.") Lucky's Cafe is located at 777 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
6. Golden Nugget Pancake House (Dayton)
You can definitely expect a wait on a weekend morning at the Golden Nugget, but their large signature omelets and hearty pancakes make the wait worth it. Golden Nugget is open until 3 p.m., (and 3:30 p.m. on the weekends,) and is located at 2932 S Dixie Dr. Dayton, OH 45409.
7. Mom's Restaurant (Franklin)
Nobody does it better than mom, right? Connected to a gas station, this unsuspecting restaurant is a hidden gem that serves up exceptional, home-cooked breakfast food. We recommend ordering the biscuits and gravy (pictured) here. Mom's Restaurant is located at 1111 William C Good Blvd., Franklin, OH 45005.
8. Star Diner (Maumee)
Hidden in a strip mall, Star Diner features amazing breakfast food that keeps Toledo area locals and visors alike coming back for more. (Pictured: Banana Foster French Toast.) Star Diner is located at 457 W Dussel Dr., Maumee, OH 43537.
9. Taste of Belgium (Cincinnati)
This local favorite downtown Cincinnati eatery features "traditional Belgian food with a twist." It is arguably one of the best places in the state to grab brunch. Taste of Belgium is located at1133 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
10. Hamburger Inn Diner (Delaware)
Don't be fooled. This popular burger joint also serves up exceptional breakfast food. The cinnamon rolls (pictured) will blow your mind. Hamburger Inn Diner is located at 16 N Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015.
11. Le Petit Triangle Café (Cleveland)
Petit but delicious, this lovely little cafe features exceptional brunch, soup and salad options. (Pictured is Croque Monsieur.)
It is located at 1881 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113.
12. Starliner Diner (Hilliard)
This Cuban inspired menu features some award-winning breakfast you have to try. Pictured is The Farmer's Omelette with Cuban toast. Starliner Diner is located at 5240 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026.
Have you been to any of these restaurants? What (and where) is your favorite place to have brunch in Ohio? Let us know!