Best Brunch Spots In Cleveland

May 27, 2011 7:28 PM

Cleveland’s brunch scene ranges from simple dishes like pancakes and sausage to roast leg of lamb. Diners of all tastes will likely find a brunch favorite among these popular spots. – LeeAnn Mullen

Lucky’s Café

777 Starkweather Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 622-7773

Voted best brunch in Cleveland by Metromix, Lucky’s Café is a small, eclectic eatery located in the Tremont neighborhood on Cleveland’s west side. Its menu is filled with local produce, meats and dairy products and also caters to vegans and vegetarians. Items like cheddar-scallion biscuits with scrambled eggs and sausage gravy, vanilla bean buttermilk waffles with strawberries and caramel sauce, homemade granola with fresh fruit and honey, and corn griddle cakes with elderberry syrup make appearances on the brunch menu. Lucky’s Café is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sweet Melissa’s

19337 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-6357

Sweet Melissa’s, a quaint upscale café located in the heart of Rocky River, features a unique and extensive brunch menu that is very popular among locals. Favorite brunch offerings include pancakes with cinnamon butter and 100 percent maple syrup; the ABC omelet with apples, bacon and cheddar cheese; house-made salmon or corned beef hash; a breakfast burrito featuring black beans, roasted corn, scrambled eggs and charred tomato; and mozzarella-tomato strata with basil. Sweet Melissa’s is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

pierw Best Brunch Spots In Cleveland

The dining room at Pier W is cantilevered out over Lake Erie. (Credit:

Pier W

12700 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 228-2250

Situated in one of the area’s most easily identifiable buildings is Pier W, an upscale restaurant that juts out over Lake Erie on a platform that looks like a pier. In addition to breathtaking lake views, the restaurant also features an extensive brunch on Sundays. Pier W’s brunch menu features items like roast leg of lamb, sautéed pierogi with onions, eggs Benedict, grilled free range chicken and even a raw bar with Gulf shrimp and oysters in the half shell. A variety of domestic cheeses, fruits and salads are also available. Pier W is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (brunch) and 4:30 to 10 p.m.