It’s there’s one thing we love more than brunch in Pittsburgh… it’s new brunch in Pittsburgh! If you’re wondering where to get piled-high stacks of pancakes or super-stuffed French Toast this weekend, these new spots in town are here to help you out.
Bonfire Food & Drink
Bonfire has only been open for a few weeks, and they just launched their brand-new weekend brunch program last weekend. On the menu at the cozy South Side spot, you’ll find a selection of their snacks (crispy Brussels Sprouts, roasted carrots and Shishito peppers, for example), along with brunch-only menu items, like Eggs Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and their classic burger.
Bonfire Food & Drink (2100 East Carson Street)
The Pennsylvania Market
This newly-opened market, food and wine space in the Strip District houses Bistro 108 on the upper level, serving a brand-new brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. You’ll find dishes like Butternut Squash Banana Pancakes, Three Egg Omelettes, and a vegan quiche, with tofu, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach. And of course, the bar will be open, offering beer, wine and cocktails.
The Pennsylvania Market (108 19th Street)
Ba-Co at the Smallman Galley
Ba-Co just opened in the Smallman Galley a couple of weeks ago, but they’re proving that their brunch game is strong. Their weekend brunch menu includes Chicken & Pancakes, served with Southern Hot Chicken and apple butter, and a Morning Routine Poutine, a dish of fresh-cut fries with brisket or chorizo, red eye gravy, and a fried egg. They also offer their Southern Barbecue-meets-Latin American tacos (like the wildly popular La Gringa, with mojo-marinated chicken, fermented cabbage, and honey aioli) on the brunch menu, too. Plus, you can treat yourself to a mug of their Mexican Hot Chocolate, served with a fresh churro straw.
Ba-Co (54 21st Street)
This pop-up restaurant in Highland Park offers authentic Brazilian cuisine, and a stellar Sunday brunch. You’ll find dishes like smoked sausage with onions and peppers, Pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread rolls), Brazilian-style chicken stroganoff, and a weekend-only feijoada, a black bean stew that’s made with pork, and served with collard greens, and farofa (a vegan option, with eggplant, mushrooms, carrots and peppers is also available).
Casa Brasil (5904 Bryant Street)
Fig & Waffle La Caffe
Shadyside brunch spot Fig & Waffle La Caffe is all about the breakfast foods. They offer a wide selection of waffles (topped with everything from house-made fig jam, apples, and Brie, to peanut butter, banana and maple syrup), omelettes, tartines (Smoked salmon with mascarpone, Portobello mushrooms, spinach and pesto, and a Croque Madame, with Black Forest Ham, Swiss cheese and a fried egg are some favorites), and a selection of fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices. They’re also BYOB, if you want something a little stronger to start your day.
Fig & Waffle La Caffe (735 Copeland Street)
Everyday’s A Sunday
Now in a new Bloomfield location (formerly, the cafe was known as Everyday’s A Sundae, and was located in Shadyside) Everyday’s A Sunday just started serving brunch on Sundays. Expect to find insanely-good breakfast sandwiches, like the Hot Honey, a sandwich consisting of cranberry chicken sausage and scrambled eggs stuffed between two cheddar chive waffles, then drizzled with hot honey, and The Butchie, made with fried Capicola, a fried egg, provolone, and tomatoes on an Asiago bagel. You can also build your own from their wide selection of breads and fillings. In addition to sandwiches, they have breakfast plates, homemade soups, fresh pastries, and lots of sweet treats.
Everyday’s A Sunday (4919 Penn Avenue)
Brunch to go? Here’s your place! North Side’s Mayfly Market, which opened in November, offers sandwiches, baked goods, and other morning treats to start your day off on the right foot. Stop in for coffee, bagels from Pigeon Bagels, salads, soup, and breakfast sandwiches, like their egg, cheddar and house-made Tasso ham, served on a challah roll or a bagel. The deli also serves as market with local goods, so you can load up on Pittsburgh-made food products like Gilligan’s Sorbet, Black Market Jerky, and Commonplace Coffee, too.
Mayfly Market & Deli (1327 Arch Street)
Yes, Onion Maiden has been around for a few years now, but their Saturday brunch program always feels fresh and new… and that’s because it is. The brunch menu at this vegan eatery changes frequently, with new dishes popping on and off every week, so you never know what you’ll get (though they usually post the menu beforehand on social media). A few recent favorites include the Waffles in the Throne Room (matcha waffles with fresh strawberries and coconut drizzle), the Om-Lette (a chic pea ‘egg’ omelette with broccoli and pepper), King Crimson (a red velvet waffle with cashew cream cheese drizzle and walnuts) and the Werewolf A-Taco-Lypse, with tofu scramble and cabbage slaw. They also recently started serving Pigeon Bagels, available with cashew cream cheese.
Onion Maiden (639 East Warrington Avenue)