Brunch is the most revered meal of the day, and Indianapolis has some of the best spots to indulge. Boasting a wide variety of food options, including traditional eggs Benedict and lobster benedict, as well as unique brunch dishes such as Korean-style waffle and bánh mì tacos, brunch in Indianapolis is never boring. But exploring all the brunch options in town is no easy task. So, we’ve done the work for you. Below are five local spots to find the best brunch in Indianapolis. From a French-inspired brunch to a farm-to-table spot, these are the spots to try the next time you’re in the mood for some egg-cellent food.
1. Lincoln Square at Irvington
For those looking for a traditional brunch, look no further than Lincoln Square’s Irvington. This classy and elegant hotspot includes all of your favorites—French toast, omelets, Benedicts—and they’re all well done. Irvington is perfect for a date day or family brunch, as there are options for both children and adults alike. Further, if you’re with friends, let them choose what they want and order items à la carte; you get more bang for your buck that way.
2. Cobblestone at Zionsville
Steak, egg, and cheese fans will enjoy brunch at Cobblestone in Zionsville. At first glance, their menu looks like your typical brunchy fare; however, each dish is unique and includes a twist on a classic item. For example, if you like eggs Benedict but aren’t a fan of English muffins or Canadian bacon (both included in most Benedict dishes), then order their eggs Benedict on local Amish bread or brioche French toast instead—you won’t be disappointed! Or go for some Korean-style waffles with bulgogi beef and fried kimchi garnishes. Bluebeard has traditional brunch fare, too; they just offer something different than what you would expect if you typically order breakfast items during brunch hours elsewhere.
3. Revery at Greenwood
All of your traditional breakfast and brunch items are available here—as well as some extra special items like duck confit eggs Benedict and a chicken and waffles dish that includes both a Belgian waffle and fried chicken with bourbon maple syrup. This local gem is upscale yet not stuffy; it’s perfect for a special occasion or just a fun gathering with friends on any day of the week! With multiple locations across Indianapolis, Revery is sure to become your new favorite brunch spot, so be sure to check out their menu before you go for something other than eggs or pancakes. And if you do decide to stick with what’s tried-and-true, then order like no one else is watching—everyone needs a treat from time to time!
4. Granite City Food & Brewery at Downtown
Though most patrons think of Granite City as a popular place for happy hour, they’re missing out if they don’t try their brunch menu items too! From traditional fare (biscuits and gravy) to more unique choices (pork belly adobo), you won’t be disappointed with your food options at Granite City Food & Brewery—they even have a brunch drink menu featuring Bloody Marys and other cocktail favorites! The best part is that all dishes are reasonably priced, meaning you can have both bottomless drinks and a hearty meal without breaking the bank!
5. Tick Tock Lounge at Woodruff Place
This eclectic bar offers an extensive and reasonably priced brunch menu featuring specialties such as pierogies, shrimp and grits, a California omelet, pizza toast (with bacon), hot chicken and waffles, a build-your-own omelet station, pancakes that are made right in front of you, French toast stuffed with apples and cream cheese—just about any breakfast item you could want is available here! Plus, it’s open late, so you can continue your night after brunch is over! If cocktails aren’t your thing, then order from their full bar instead; Tick Tock Lounge have something for everyone here.