See Circle City: Places to Brunch in Indianapolis

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Brunch in Indianapolis Photo Credit: Yolk

Mimosas. Waffles. Eggs Benedict. Coffee. These are some of my favorite things. And they all have one thing in common – brunch! Indianapolis has a long list of restaurants offering delicious breakfast and brunch dishes. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you my favorite See Circle City list to date – the best places to brunch in Indianapolis and around the city.

Yolk. – Multiple Locations

Located at IronWorks, Monument Circle, and City Way, Yolk offers both traditional breakfast options and “new culinary innovations” on their menu. They also offer specialty juices and their own private label premium coffee. When you check them out, be sure to try their pancake of the month!

Wild Eggs – Multiple Locations

Located in Fishers, Carmel, and downtown Indianapolis, Wild Eggs is one of my go-to’s for brunch. Their large menu will satisfy whatever breakfast mood you’re in, whether it’s the basics or if you are feeling “wild” and want the Mad Platter. I tend to judge my brunch places on their mimosas, and with Wild Eggs, I approve.

Le Peep Indy – Multiple Locations

With nine locations around the city, Le Peep Indy is committed to local. As a part of the Indianapolis community for over 30 years, they provide a warm and inviting space for brunch with a delicious menu. Plus a kids menu that you can’t beat! You can’t go wrong with the Rambler Egg Skillet or a Dutch Baby Pancake.

First Watch – Multiple Locations

First Watch, known as the “Daytime Cafe,” serves traditional breakfast dishes with a unique flair. They change their menu seasonally and their current menu “brings shaved pastrami and braised barbacoa together with lighter fares to transport you to new frontiers.”

Cafe Patachou – Multiple Locations

One of my brunch goals (because of course, I have a brunch goal) is to visit each Cafe Patachou location around Indy and enjoy brunch with mimosas. Five locations down, two to go! Cafe Patachou has seven locations around the city. Do me a favor and try the cinnamon toast if you haven’t yet. Delicious!

Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles – Downtown

“A Taste of Love in Every Bite” is the first thing you see when you pull up Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles website. This downtown restaurant was created to make you feel like you’re at grandma’s house. The origin story for this restaurant is worth a read, as well as trying out this menu.

Mornings Breakfast & Brunch – Multiple Locations

Mornings Breakfast & Brunch, located in McCordsville, Fishers, and Indianapolis. Order online or head to one of their locations for a Build Your Own omelette or skillet. Their website makes me smile and their About page says, “Our purpose at Mornings is not just to sell food, but to build a strong community and consume locally. We look forward to serving you and your family!”

Milktooth – Fountain Square

Milktooth has a very cool eclectic style with a menu filled with unique breakfast dishes. They use local ingredients for their meals and have a rotating cocktail menu. Their Instagram page describes them as a “globally inspired fine diner in Fletcher Place” and I am here for it. When you’re planning your visit, remember their seating is walk-in only!

The Garden Table – Multiple Locations

Known as a “local eatery and fresh juicery,” The Garden Table is located in downtown, Broad Ripple, and Carmel. Their menu includes dishes made with ingredients by local farmers (a list of which you can find on their website) and cold-pressed juice. They even have a cold-pressed juice flight, which I would like to try on my next visit!

A2Z Café – Indianapolis

Serving the suburbs north of Indianapolis, A2Z Cafe has breakfast, brunch, and lunch as well as Hawaiian food on their menu. I really want to try their Aloha Benedict! This husband-wife duo has been in business for over 10 years, and their unique “mom & pop” diner is definitely worth a visit.

Rize – Multiple Locations

Rize is located in Ironworks, Fishers, and Carmel and another fabulous option for brunch around Indianapolis! Their menu serves farm-to-table dishes with fresh ingredients from local Indiana farms. I’m eyeing their egg tarts on their menu, planning my next visit.

Root & Bone – Meridian Kessler

This southern-style restaurant opened in January 2020 and has taken the community by storm. A very cool story, Root & Bone was originally opened by two Top Chef contestants in New York City in 2013. Their fan favorites are the fried chicken or deviled eggs. The restaurant’s most special dish is the meatloaf because it’s part of the love story behind the two chefs’ meeting. I’m already planning a day date in my head looking at this menu!

Lincoln Square Pancake House – Multiple Locations

With several locations in Indianapolis and surrounding areas, Lincoln Square Pancake House is a first-generation family-owned business. Their menu includes Breakfast Nachos, the Indiana Benedict, and of course, Lincoln Square Pancakes.

Gallery Pastry Bar – Downtown

Hello, bottomless mimosas! Gallery Pastry Bar, a sister site of the Gallery Pastry Shop, is located across from Gainbridge Fieldhouse downtown. It has a beautiful interior design and a menu to match. Check out their Instagram page for specials, both daily and weekly.

Another Broken Egg Cafe – Indianapolis

Another Broken Egg Cafe, conveniently located on the northside at 96th & Meridian Street, has a southern-inspired menu and I can tell you firsthand, it’s delicious. Not only do they have seasonal selections, but they have yummy brunch cocktails! I want to try the spiked cold brew at my next visit.

Good Morning Mama’s – Meridian Kessler

This adorable cafe is a former gas station turned 1950s brunch diner, and I love the vibe. They seat folks first-come, first-serve and their menu is making my mouth water. They make their own strawberry jam as well!

Share with us! Where is your favorite place for brunch in Indianapolis?

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Brunch in Indianapolis Photo Credit: Garden Table



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