Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA
A favorite of locals, the main dining room in the beautifully restored P&LE railroad station is packed each Sunday for its popular brunch. A wonderful place to take out-of-town visitors, the Grand Concourse is awe-inspiring with its beautiful stained glass ceiling and picture-perfect riverfront view of downtown. The all-you-can-eat buffet offers everything from fresh fruit and smoked fish, to carved roast beef and made-to-order waffles, omelettes, and pancakes. The most popular item? Banana's Foster.
229 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Renowned for its Mediterranean and Northern African cuisine, Casbah also offers a delicious, sit-down Sunday brunch with adventurous omelets, fluffy pancakes, and many other delicious items made-to-order. When it is warm enough, try the enclosed patio with electric heaters to take off the chill.
1150 Smallman St., Pittsburgh (Strip District)
It's hard to do something unique for Sunday brunch, but Eleven Contemporary Kitchen in the Strip District manages it with their usual flair and polished service. Expect a wide variety of brunch offerings, from sweet to savory, on the a la carte menu, or you can choose an appetizer, entree and drink for a $25 prix fixe.
146 Sixth St., Pittsburgh (Downtown)
This is Sunday brunch at its most indulgent, with a yummy a la carte menu featuring items such as tempura-fried bacon, Boston cream beignets, cheesecake stuffed brioche Franch toast, coffee frites, and delicious eggs benedict. If you're in the vicinity of downtown, don't miss this special Sunday treat (brunch menu served 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).
86 South 26th Street
Don't care for bacon, sausage, or roast beef? The all-vegetarian Zenith Tea Room on Pittsburgh's historic South Side offers a Sunday brunch with salad, fruit, bread, pastries. Many selections in this antique store/art gallery restaurant are vegan - including several desserts!
5124 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (Shadyside)
Located in an elegant 19th century Shadyside home transformed into hotel and restaurant, brunch at Sunnyledge is a dining experience. First courses of smoked salmon, cold tortellini salad, quiche, breads and other items are appealingly arranged in the library. Entrees, ranging from omelets and French toast to spinach and goat cheese strudel or lobster club sandwich are then served directly to your table. The setting is small and intimate and reservations are required.
1125 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (Highland Park)
Try the European cafe-style brunch at this great coffeehouse in Highland Park and you won't be disappointed. Choose from the expected selection of delicious breads and pastries or something a bit more hearty like an Italian frittata or breakfast panini. And don't forget the coffee - it's about the best you'll find in Pittsburgh.
2000 Smallman St., Pittsburgh (Strip District)
When upscale Caribbean/Latin American cuisine meets Sunday brunch, you're definitely in for an experience! Kaya's Sunday Brunch offers up some fairly traditional favorites, such as eggs benedict and huevos rancheros, alongside tropical paella and fish tacos.
9. Quiet Storm
5430 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (East End)
Sunday brunch at this popular vegetarian/vegan cafe features a dozen entrees, including breakfast burritos, frittata, low country grits, hangover hash, and stuffed French toast. The food is fairly typical vegetarian breakfast fare, but it's relatively inexpensive.
10. Café Phipps
One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh (Oakland)
Known for its organic, local and seasonal fare, Café Phipps now offers a weekly gourmet, buffet-style Sunday brunch in the Phipps Special Events Hall, located in the Tropical Forest Conservatory. Menu items include made-to-order omelets, specialty crêpes, chef’s choice carved meat, roasted vegetables, quiche, salad, fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available. Reservations required. Phipps members receive a 10-percent discount.
11. Meat & Potatoes
649 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown)
This gastropub in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural district serves up giant portions of comfort food for both Sunday and Saturday brunch, with items such as Irish eggs benedict, salmon flat bread, short rib hash, and a Korean-spiced brisket and eggs.