6 Sunday Brunches in Pittsburgh You Should Check Out This Weekend

February 7, 2019
Food & Drink
jason wolfe

Pittsburgh is a busy city.

Between cheering on champion sports teams, making huge strides in the fields of medicine and technology, and molding the next generation of great thinkers at its world class universities, Pittsburghers can really use some good old fashioned rest and relaxation when the weekend rolls around.

Whether you call Pittsburgh home or are just passing through, there are plenty of delicious Sunday brunches in Pittsburgh to help you get your morning of to a great — and delicious — start.

We’ve pulled 6 of our favorite Sunday brunch spots in Pittsburgh, including restaurants in some of our favorite boroughs:

Once you settle on the perfect brunch spot, be sure to pick up a GiftYa egift card to give the gift of Sunday brunch to your favorite yinzer. GiftYa cards link with your debit card, which means your loved one doesn’t have to worry about forgetting a physical gift card at home.

Bar Marco

You know it for the cocktails — now it's time to give their brunch a try!

Brunch at Bar Marco
The Bar Marco team sets it apart from other brunch spots in downtown Pittsburgh. Bar Marco’s knowledgeable staff is ready to help you have your best brunch experience ever this Sunday. Image courtesy of Yelp
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Strip District
2216 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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412-471-1900

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Tue-Fri 5PM-11PM
Sat 10AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM
Sun 10AM-3PM

You may know Bar Marco as one of the hottest places to grab a cocktail in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, but did you know they actually serve some of the best brunch in Pittsburgh as well?

“Just THE BEST. Staff, ambiance, and food is simply delightful. The bacon is a MUST if you dine at Bar Marco. It might be the best bacon in the history of brunch.” - Yelp Review

Bar Marco opens its doors early (but not too early! It is brunch after all) on Sundays for an experience that is very different from its usual dinner fare.

Fans of Bar Marco can’t quit raving about its delicious brunch options, particularly anything with bacon.

Coca Cafe

Lawrenceville's finest for a unique brunch experience

Coca Cafe
If you like to live your live on the quirky side, you’ll feel right at home at Sunday brunch served by Cocoa Cafe. The unique little shop is a fun brunch option in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville neighborhood. Image courtesy Yelp
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Lawrenceville
3811 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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412-621-3171

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Tues-Fri 8AM-3PM
Sat 9AM-3PM
Sun 9AM-2PM

Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood has quickly become a trendy borough with its own thriving foodie scene, but you don’t have to wait until dinnertime to get a taste of Lawrenceville’s incredible eats.

The food was so tasty, the staff was so incredibly friendly the cafe felt like I just jumped into a 1950s time warp...Their menu is huge and their specials are changing up all the time. Their presentation of food is wonderful... - Yelp Review

Coca Cafe is a unique restaurant located in Lower Lawrenceville, and it’s the ultimate spot for a unique brunch experience.

Be sure to try their Challah french toast with strawberries and fig jam, or perhaps fried eggplant benedict with basil pesto and hollandaise is more your style. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, you’ll be sure to love Sunday brunch at Coca Cafe.

The Yard Gastropub

A wonderful brunch in a lovely Pittsburgh neighborhood

The Yard Gastropub
Late night, The Yard Gastropub is known for its cheesy creations, but they offer plenty of delicious options for your Sunday morning brunch as well. Image courtesy of The Yard
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Shadyside
736 Bellefonte St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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412-709-6351

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Mon-Thur 3PM-1AM
Fri 11-2AM
Sat 10-2AM

Sun 10AM-12AM

Now a popular local chain, this location of The Yard Gastropub is the original and — many die-hard fans of The Yard would argue — the best.

Loved it. Went in for Happy Hour Friday night and brunch the next morning...Loved the bloody Mary bar at brunch and the food was again excellent. - Yelp Review

If you like to start your Sunday brunch with amazing mimosas, The Yard Gastropub is the place for you! Nestled in the cozy Pittsburgh neighborhood of Shadyside, The Yard’s brunch offerings include bottomless mimosas and a crowd-pleasing Bloody Mary Bar.

Plus, it’s just a few steps off of Walnut Street, so when you’ve had your fill you can continue your relaxing Sunday with a stroll through the nearby shops and boutiques.

The Porch at Schenley Plaza

Yes, Oakland is more than just a college town

The Porch at Schenley PLaza
The Porch is a refined Sunday brunch option with a gorgeous view of some of Pittsburgh’s best-known landmarks. Looking out over Schenley Plaza and the nearby Cathedral of Learning, The Porch offers the epitome of brunch with a view. Image courtesy of Yelp
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Oakland
221 Schenley Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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412-687-6724

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Mon-Fri 11AM-11PM
Sat 10AM-11PM
Sun 10AM-9PM

Though it is home to some of Pittsburgh’s major universities — including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University — the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh is much more than simply “a college town.”

What an INCREDIBLE stop for brunch. The restaurant was very crowded with a decently long wait, but it was all worth it...I will definitely be back - one of the best brunches I've ever had. - Yelp Review

Every weekend, and particularly when the weather is nice, Schenley Plaza becomes a hub of activity.

Grab your Sunday morning brunch at The Porch at Schenley Plaza to put yourself right in the middle of the action. As you munch, you can people-watch or just soak in the scenery, which includes incredible views of the famous Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Memorial Chapel.

Pamela’s Diner

A Pittsburgh classic for breakfast and brunch

Pamela's Diner
Pamela’s Diner is known for its hotcakes, but you don’t earn the title of “best breakfast in Pittsburgh” with a single good item on the menu. Everything at Pamela’s is sure to please, making it a great option for Sunday brunch in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Pamela’s Diner
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Squirrel Hill
1711 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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412-422-9457

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Mon-Sat 7:30AM-3:30PM
Sun 8AM-3:30PM

The original Pamela’s Diner opened in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1979, and since then its incredible popularity has made it possible for the owners to open restaurants in several other neighborhoods as well.

There are diners and then there's Pamela's. There are no diners like it. If you only want to eat once day - this is it.  You won't be hungry for 24 hours.  Everything you order is so freakin' good.  This is carbs overload... - Yelp Review

Pamela’s prides itself in serving “the best breakfast in Pittsburgh,” but we think their hotcakes and omelets make an amazing brunch option as well.

If you find yourself in search of the ultimate Sunday brunch in Pittsburgh, make sure you check out this classic. You won’t be sorry!

Bistro 19

The perfect spot for a delicious brunch, hands down

Bistro 19 brunch fare
South of the city in Mount Lebanon, Bistro 19 offers a refined Sunday brunch option and a cozy atmosphere. Image courtesy of Trip Advisor
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Mount Lebanon
711 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

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412-306-1919

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Mon-Thur 11AM-10PM
Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM
Sun 11AM-2:30PM, 4-9PM

Looking for delicious Sunday brunch options in Pittsburgh’s South Hills?

I have been going here 10 years, the food and service has always been excellent!...It is always clean and a perfect environment to have a nice meal in... - Yelp Review

Consider your search over. Bistro 19 is a Pittsburgh favorite all week long, but it’s particularly popular for brunch on Sunday mornings.

Be sure to check out their Bananas Foster Pancakes and Prosciutto and Gruyere Panini.

A couple sharing brunch
Start your day off right with delicious food and great company at one of the best Sunday brunch locations in Pittsburgh.

The people of Pittsburgh take their Sunday brunch very seriously. Once you find your favorite brunch spot in Pittsburgh, be sure to pick up a GiftYa egift card and share your go-to brunch with a friend.

Did your favorite Pittsburgh brunch spot make the list? Let us know if we missed any incredible restaurants in the comments section below!

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