What’s the best spot in Columbus for breakfast?
Whether you’re in the mood for traditional favorites, creative dishes or desserts disguised as breakfast, Columbus offers a diverse range of spots to satisfy every craving.
This list encompasses just a few of the best places to start your morning in Columbus. And as for brunch favorites, two Columbus restaurants were listed as the most popular brunch spots in the U.S. by OpenTable last month and would be a good place to start.
From diners with a massive list of dishes to cafes with curated menus, here are 15 of the best restaurants for breakfast in Columbus.
Fox in the Snow
Listed as the number one breakfast restaurant on TripAdvisor, Fox in the Snow, at 1031 N. 4th St., Italian Village is a beloved bakery-café that serves freshly baked pastries and coffee. Try its flaky croissants, sandwiches, avocado toast or cinnamon rolls for a morning treat.
Located at 914 W. Broad St. in Franklinton, Tommy’s Diner offers a cozy retro atmosphere and serves classic breakfast favorites served all day, such as steak and eggs, Belgian waffles, hotcakes and omelets. The menu also features a few twists, such as the breakfast club sandwich and cinnamon swirl french toast.
Nestled at 1715 W. 3rd Ave. near Grandview Heights, DK Diner is known for its mouthwatering donuts, but its all-day breakfast menu also includes indulgent dishes like biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, like the “donut Sandy” on grilled DK glazed donuts, pancakes and breakfast burritos.
Located at 1646 Neil Ave. on campus and 51 Parsons Ave. in Olde Towne East — in addition to spots in Athens, Cincinnati and Perrysburg — Hangover Easy is a popular breakfast and brunch spot. Its menu features creative dishes like oatmeal pie pancakes, chorizo breakfast chili, a sandwich served on a glazed donut called the “walk of shame” and more.
Original Pancake House
With Columbus locations at 1633 W. Lane Ave. in Upper Arlington or 715 Worthington Road in Westerville, Original Pancake House knows pancakes. Of course, it specializes in flapjacks, from classic buttermilk to special flavors like Georgia pecan and Buckeye, as well as potato pancakes, Dutch babies and much more.
Starliner is an eclectic diner with retro space-themed decor located at 4121 Main St. in Hilliard. It serves Cuban-inspired fare, including its breakfast, such as huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and breakfast burritos. The restaurant also serves more traditional breakfast items like omelets and pancakes.
3 Brothers Diner
At 3090 Southwest Blvd. in Grove City, 3 Brothers Diner is a local favorite run by brothers from Oaxaca, Mexico, with a menu featuring Mexican, Cuban and American fusion cuisine. From the chicken fajita and chili cheese omelets, coconut pancakes, cubed French toast, enfrijoladas, sauteed cactus and more, this place satisfies morning appetites with a wide variety of palettes.
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Nestled at 410 E. Whittier St. in Schumacher Place, Skillet is a family-owned farm-to-table breakfast spot that sources ingredients from local farmers. Its ever-changing menu may feature dishes like grilled cinnamon rolls, mushroom pan roast, breakfast sando’, biscuits and gravy and more.
Katalina’s and Katalina’s, Too
With two locations at 1105 Pennsylvania Ave. in Harrison West and 3481 N. High St. in Clintonville, respectively, Katalina’s and Katalina’s, Too are two breakfast spots known for its unique pancake balls stuffed with Nutella, dulce de leche or the restaurant’s own organic pumpkin-apple butter. Katalina’s menu also includes savory options like avocado toast and breakfast tacos.
With locations at 5916 Westerville Road in Westerville, 6150 E. Main St. in Reynoldsburg, 674 Main St. in Groveport and 1105 W. 1st Ave. in Grandview Heights, Delaney’s Diner is a popular eatery. The neighborhood spot features a menu of classics like buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and omelets, plus some uncommon options, including the breakfast conewich.
Found at 2932 E. Broad St. near Bexley, Stav’s Diner features a menu with breakfast served all day, featuring breakfast favorites including french toast, buttermilk pancakes, omelets and breakfast sandwiches. Some breakfast items also come with a Greek twist such as the GEF — gyro, egg and feta on grilled Texas toast — or gyro omelet.
Now at 1376 Cherry Bottom Road in Gahanna, SuperChefs and its superhero-themed menu includes indulgent eats, such as the “Juggernaut” egg, chicken and waffle sandwich; the “Hulk” sandwich with egg and sausage in between waffles; and the “Wakanda Oreo” waffle. There are also dishes such as the breakfast pizza, the veggie scrambler on toast or the chicken bacon quesadilla.
Located at 215 E. Town St. in downtown Columbus, Woodbury is a modern café featuring an all-day breakfast. The menu features classics with a fun twist, such as the French toast casserole, shrimp and grits tostadas, chicken hotcakes tacos, candied bacon crepes and thit kho thom hash. For the less adventurous eaters, there are also items like the homestead breakfast and country fried steak and eggs.
At 657 High St. in Worthington, Joya’s is a Bengali American cafe with dishes unlike any other breakfast spot in Columbus. The menu features a varied and frequently rotating menu, with current items like Joya’s breakfast sandwich and Joya’s “toast-in-a-box” with Bengali omelet, pork roll, pepper jack cheese and fried lotus root.
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Abner’s Casual Dining
Abner’s, located at 4051 Main St. in Hilliard, serves some of the best breakfasts in Columbus. Another all-day breakfast eatery, its menu offers classic breakfast fare in a few different ways, including breakfast wraps, burritos and bowls, with eggs, cheese and meat and veggie add-ons. Plus, find pancakes, croissant sandwiches, pork chop and eggs and more.