Brunch, a dream for the indecisive who can’t choose between breakfast and lunch – the perfect marriage of sweet and classic breakfast treats and savory lunch options! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just catching up with friends, check out these 16 PA hot spots for your next reservation in brunch heaven.
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Local Spirits + Brews
1. Rusty Rail Brewing Company
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a meticulously restored circa 1910’s era carriage and car factory along with a great Sunday brunch at Pennsylvania’s largest brewpub, the Rusty Rail. Afterwards, play a game of pool, shuffleboard, foosball or darts or take in a game on one of the brewpub’s six big-screen TVs while sipping one of Rusty Rail’s artisanal brews. Better yet, make a weekend of it and book one their luxury suites.
2. Shy Bear Brewing
Bring your appetite but check your inhibitions at the door of Shy Bear Brewing. Served every Saturday, brunch options include Monte Cristo, southwestern omelets, and French toast. Complete your dining experience with their Hair of the Bear Bloody Mary, mimosas, Bellini’s, michelada or a hot or cold coffee with a shot Talleyrand Cream Bourbon distilled by Bellefonte’s Big Spring Spirits. In warmer months, savor your brunch selections outdoors on the patio surrounded by the sights of the lush wilderness and sounds of live music.
3. Jackass Brewing Company
The all-day Sunday brunch at Jackass Brewing Company in Lewisburg features unique takes on traditional brunch fare. Master Chef Brian and his team reinvent simple food with complex tastes, also known as “wickedly good food” that is sure to please. Every meal is house-made with the freshest local ingredients – so fresh they don’t even have a walk-in freezer! Dine outdoors around the fire pit for tons of fun and tons of laughter!
4. Paris 66 Bistro
Enjoy the best of Paris in Pittsburgh with Sunday brunch at Paris 66 Bistro in East Liberty! Local, fresh ingredients stand out at this authentic, cozy French bistro. Sweet and savory French classics including crepes, croissants, croque monsieur, and filet mignon are fixtures on the menu. Pair your meal with a tasty Bellini and cap it with an authentic French macaron or three from Pittsburgh’s-own Gaby et Jules.
5. Seven Mountains Winery Bar and Stonefly Café
Wine down with brunch Stonefly Cafe’s at Seven Mountains Wine Cellers. It is served Saturdays until noon and shines with dishes such as orange blossom French toast, house-made fritters, toasted smoked salmon bagels, bananas foster, and cheesy bacon grits. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail, mimosa, Bloody Mary, chocotini, Irish coffee, or an espresso martini.
6. Murph’s Bar
Murph’s Bar, known as “A Comfortable Place to Be," is an Irish bar serving amazing Italian food in the popular Fishtown area. Come in for a pint or relax with a glass of wine and a plate of homemade pasta as you catch a game or two on one of the four TVs located around the bar. Complete your Murph’s experience with perhaps a digestif and dessert!
7. Franklin Street Bar & Grill
Before spending the day exploring downtown Johnstown and its environs, stop by the cozy Franklin Street Bar & Grill for brunch! Their menu will satisfy those looking for a sweet or savory meal. They boast that their food is always “made with love”.
8. Grand Concourse
History, with a side of bacon! Step back in time with an elegant Sunday brunch at The Grand Concourse in Station Square. Housed in the beautifully preserved Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, the Grand Concourse is a true testament of grandeur and elegant dining. Bask in the sunlight streaming in through the stained-glass vaulted ceiling while enjoying delectable delights such as lobster & brie omelettes or bananas foster waffles and, don’t forget the homemade donuts!
9. Mela Kitchen
Mela Kitchen at Jack’s Hard Cider House takes a simple, fresh, and rustic approach to American-Italian inspired dishes. Their comforting Sunday brunch is made complete with staple libations, including their Cidermosa made from Jack’s Hard Cider.
10. Founding Farmers
King of Prussia
The all-you-can-eat Farmers Market Buffet at Founding Farmers is a brunch lover’s dream come true! With a carving station and tables dedicated to eggs, French toast, and supper options, you’ll have a wide selection of sweet and savory options from which to choose. Enjoy classic brunch cocktails or unique libations including the Corpse Reviver or Strawberry Fizz at this King of Prussia hot spot!
11. Mansion House 1757 Boutique Inn, Restaurant, and Tavern
Mansion House 1757 offers a mouth-watering Sunday Brunch menu filled with beloved classics, such as Sourdough Grand Mariner French toast and Eggs Benedict, perfectly paired with a hand-crafted beverage from the Bloody Mary menu. Sunday Brunch in a picture-perfect historic inn has never tasted so good!
12. Nomad Distilling Co.
End your weekend on a high note with Sunday Brunch at Nomad Distilling Co. Each week Chef Shawn Guay prepares a delicious new menu using fresh, local ingredients. Top off your meal with a craft cocktail, Bloody Mary or mimosa!
13. Hello Donuts + Coffee
While specializing in traditional and vegan donuts, the Hello Donuts is so much more! Their unique and creative flavors rotate weekly and each weekend you can find specials, such as Fritters or Cinnamon Buns on Fridays, and Egg + Cheese or Mushroom Savory Buns on Saturdays and Sundays. They also offer an extensive beverage menu that includes a variety of espressos, lattes, hot chocolate, and hot drip and iced coffees.
14. Pressed Coffee & Books
Pressed Coffee & Books is a delightfully quaint and relaxing, independently owned coffee shop and used bookstore. Their menu features sweet and savory crepes, special seasonal creations, and delicious coffee creations crafted by expert baristas. Enjoy one of their fresh made daily baked goods or yummy parfaits in their cozy atmosphere.
15. John Williams European Pastry Shoppe
A small town gem, John Williams European Pastry Shoppe is a charming and quaint waterfront café run by Master Pastry Chef, Joe Frombach. Enjoy their delicious brunch offerings on their outdoor patio along the Community Park Trail with a selection of fresh baked goods with a French influence.
16. Hope & Coffee
Hope and Coffee’s Café-Coustic brunches are like no other with local live music! This unique coffee house offers a complete array of delicious authentic coffees from around the world, teas, and smoothies! Enjoy a fresh made daily baked good combined with excellent service in a welcoming, laid-back environment.
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