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 digital gift 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.
2216 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sat 10am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
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?
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.
3811 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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.
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.
736 Bellefonte St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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.
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.
221 Schenley Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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.”
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.
1711 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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.
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!
711 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Sun 11am-2:30pm, 4pm-9pm
Looking for delicious Sunday brunch options in Pittsburgh’s South Hills?
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.
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 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!