Who doesn’t love brunch? There’s very few things I enjoy more than sleeping in on a Sunday, waking up and getting some yummy food and drinks with friends. Luckily, Syracuse is full of great places to do just that! From stacks of pancakes to mouth-watering benedicts and bottomless mimosas to over-the-top bloody marys, check out these best brunch spots in Syracuse. What’s your favorite?
This article was originally set to be published in March of this year, but then the pandemic hit our area and restaurants were forced to close. I’ve been waiting for the chance to share this with you now that restaurants are able to open again! Current hours may change as the future of restaurants changes, but they will be updated. Sadly, some of the brunch spots included on the original list are no longer. So get out there and support our local places!
Beer Belly Deli
Address: 510 Westcott Street, SYRACUSE Website:Beer Belly Deli Brunch Service: Saturdays & Sundays from 10am til 3pm Reservations? Optional
What makes them unique? Beer Belly features a rotating menu, dependent on the season and fresh ingredients available. The gastro-pub offers creative, flavorful dishes – and their mac and cheese is some of the best I’ve ever had!
Address: 200 Township Blvd, Suite 20, CAMILLUS Website:Brasserie Brunch Service: Sundays from 10am til 2pm Reservations? Optional
What makes them unique? Brasserie is locally owned by a mother-daughter duo. Everything on the menu is made in house, so it’s fresh and delicious! Their breakfast burgers and crabs benedict are customer favorites.
Treat yourself to: a build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar for $10
Address: 7300 E Genesee St, FAYETTEVILLE Website: The Craftsman Brunch Service: Sundays from 10am til 3pm Reservations? Encouraged
What makes them unique? The Craftsman features a French-trained chef who creates amazing dishes with unique flavors. With dining available in the cozy interior or the covered outdoor patio, you can choose from dishes like brown butter pecan waffles or an omelette with duck, caramelized onions, and brie.
Address: 500 S Warren St, SYRACUSE Website:Eleven Waters Brunch Service: Saturdays & Sundays from 11am til 2pm Reservations? Encouraged
What makes them unique? Located in the heart of downtown, Eleven Waters is an excellent choice no matter the day or time. Featuring award-winning recipes made with local New York ingredients, it’s one of the must-try brunch spots in Syracuse.
Due to the pandemic, The Evergreen is not currently offering brunch. But because it is one of my favorite brunch spots, especially for Saturday brunch trivia, I’m including this in the hopes that brunch restarts soon and this information can be updated.
Due to the pandemic, The Fish Friar is also not currently offering brunch. But because it is truly unique in its seafood-inspired brunches, I’m including this in the hopes that brunch restarts soon and this information can be updated.
Address: 79 Albany St, CAZENOVIA Website:Lincklaen House Brunch Service: Sundays from 9am til 1pm Reservations? Optional
What makes them unique? A long-time favorite of mine, it’s no surprise that we chose Lincklaen House to host our rehearsal dinner before our wedding. Their food and their service are always outstanding! Everything you could possibly think of is included in their high-end brunch buffet. Create-your-own omelettes, huevos rancheros, Belgian waffles, French toast, fresh fruit, pastries, you name it!
Address: 304 E Onondaga St, SYRACUSE Website:The Mission
Due to the pandemic, The Mission is also not currently offering brunch. But because I think blue corn waffles with cinnamon whipped cream is one of the best things ever, I’m including this in the hopes that brunch restarts soon and this information can be updated.
Oh My Darling
Address: 321 S Salina St, SYRACUSE Website:Oh My Darling Brunch Service: Saturdays & Sundays from 11am til 4pm Reservations? Optional.
What makes them unique? Owned by a local couple, Oh My Darling definitely has the cutest decor in Syracuse – and amazing dishes to match! Think Joanna Gaines designed a downtown cafe in southern Georgia serving your grandmother’s favorite recipes modernized with 21st century flavors. Everything about the place is incredible. Plus, the lemon ricotta pancakes are one of my favorite items on any brunch menu in Syracuse!
Address: 302 S Salina St, SYRACUSE Website:Original Grain Brunch Service: Saturdays & Sundays from 10am til 2pm Reservations? No.
What makes them unique? Original Grain is the most hipster restaurant, in the best way possible. They embrace all of the latest trends and fads while serving the freshest and most original dishes. Reese’s Puffs on your toast, anyone? They are also one of the most vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free places around.
Address: 206 S Warren St, SYRACUSE Website:Otro Cinco Due to the pandemic, Otro Cinco is also not currently offering brunch. But because it has some indelible Spanish and Mexican inspired dishes, I’m including this in the hopes that brunch restarts soon and this information can be updated.
More Brunch Spots in Syracuse
Of course, this list is not inclusive of all the places you can order brunch in Syracuse. Of course you can get brunch at any diner that serves breakfast all day long. Rise N Shine, Modern Malt, Funk N Waffles, and Stella’s are a few local favorites. All of the restaurants included in this list are locally owned & operated and offer exclusive brunch menus. If you’re still craving some caffeine after brunch, check out these local cafés! Now where are you heading for brunch next weekend?