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22 great brunch restaurants to try in Indy

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Indy, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

Pancakes with strawberries and chicken and waffles

The INDYtoday team chose Morning’s Breakfast & Brunch for a team outing with its Summer 2022 intern.

Photo by INDYtoday team

In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (22 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Rize | 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (3 p.m. on weekends) | Rize offers a selection of farm-to-table breakfast + lunch options that feature fresh ingredients from Indiana farms.

The Garden Table | Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Menus at the Broad Ripple + Mass Ave. locations may differ, but one thing worth trying — The Garden Table’s cold pressed juices.

Cafe Patachou | All locations open daily until 3 p.m. | Cafe Patachou prides itself on serving dishes made from scratch with local premium ingredients — we highly recommend the cinnamon toast with your meal.

3 Sisters Cafe | Every day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | As Broad Ripple’s oldest breakfast spot, 3 Sisters knows how to make some brunch staples.

Milktooth | Fri.-Mon. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | You’ll find a unique and globally-inspired menu + an atmosphere perfect for brunch.

Mornings Breakfast & Brunch | Every day 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | It’s not a trip to Mornings without its Instagram-worthy mimosa flight.


Willow and Star Flowers created this arrangement ahead of Valentine’s Day + it’s still up. | Photo via @petitechoubistro

Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar | Sun.-Tues. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | A tightly packed + aesthetically pleasing patio serving up classic bistro fare earned it recognition as one of Travel & Leisure’s Top French Restaurants in the US.

Public Greens | Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-8:00pm, Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | This modern, farm-inspired eatery serves a rotating series of seasonal bowls, grilled, and handheld items + is also a working urban microfarm.

Lincoln Square Pancake House | Every day 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | This classic first-generation family business (established in 1989) has 10 different locations across central Indiana.

Love Handle | 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Closed Wednesday | Find breakfast + lunch sandwiches with local, artisanal ingredients and enjoy its vintage ambiance.

Rock-Cola 50’s Cafe | This classic retro diner serves up brunch options like steak and eggs, pancakes, waffles, and french toast — in addition to the burgers and shakes that you would expect.

Gallery Pastry Bar | Sun.-Tues. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | A chic, bohemian venue offering European fare for brunch + dinner, plus pastries, coffee, and a full bar.

Amelia’s | Every day 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | For a quick grab-and-go option, stop by Amelia’s for coffee + a pastry. Dessert for breakfast? Try the gelato.

Croissant sandwich with egg and bacon and a side of fruit

Back in 2020, City Editor Nicole got the waffles with a side of fruit and bacon at Rize + still thinks about it.

Photo via @rize.restaurants

Leviathan Bakehouse | Wed.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | This bakery was named the best bread in the state by Food & Wine.

Good Morning Mama’s Cafe | Tues.-Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | We recommend sitting on the back patio at this SoBro brunch spot serving up homemade breakfast and lunch.

Eggshell Bistro | Wed.-Fri. 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. | Located in Carmel City Center, this spot is all about fine brunching from the vision of Chef Hanes, who has been nationally recognized + awarded throughout his career.

Ruth’s Cafe | Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | This casual cafe has all kinds of egg-citing menu options.

Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles | Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Get nostalgic with this homegrown family restaurant serving up southern comfort food.

Landlocked Baking Company | Tues.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | This Irvington gem serves up coffees, pastries, and brunch with vegan options.

Canal Bistro | Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | This family-owned and operated restaurant serves fresh + authentic Mediterranean food you can get without a passport.

Root & Bone | Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | A trendy restaurant with an industrial vibe plating thoughtfully sourced, farm-fresh mains + sides.

The Oakmont | Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | A trendy spot with retro-style decor offering elevated versions of comfort classics and weekend brunch.

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