Yelp’s Family-Friendly Brunch in Cincinnati Guide

It’s a well-known fact that breakfast foods are the best. After all, who can resist a plate of fluffy waffles or crispy bacon? And “breakfast for dinner?” That’s every parent’s favorite trick. Yelp’s family brunch in Cincinnati guide features 5 kid friendly restaurants in Cincinnati. But be warned: this roundup will result in serious pancake cravings.

School’s out for summer! The house is a wreck, there’s no food in the fridge and it’s officially the weekend. What’s a family to do? Give yourself a break, skip the clean up and head out to one of Cincinnati’s best brunches — kiddo approved!

Sleepy Bee Cafe

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Location: Oakley & Blue Ash
A healthier alternative for the whole family — and the best part? They even have a ”Food for the Brood” menu just for kids to go along with their Sleepy Bee coloring kit.

Pro Tip: Order the Shape Cakes. These pancakes arrive in three different shapes and they can use their toppings to make fun friends. Educational and delicious, who doesn’t love that?

Half Day Cafe

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Location: Wyoming
Hectic work week? Sleep in if you can as Half Day Cafe serves breakfast until 2 p.m. daily — and they even have a carry out window dedicated to feeding busy families on the go! This small town cafe takes pride in sourcing local ingredients and their menu rotates seasonally.

Sugar n’ Spice

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Location: Avondale
There is no finer diner in Cincy. This quirky, creative, family-run establishment is known for their wispy-thin pancakes. Be sure to have the kiddos grab one of their signature rubber duckies from the “duck bucket!” Duck FTW!

Taste of Belgium

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Locations: OTR, Clifton, Rookwood
Little Yelpers swoon over their signature waffle topped with fresh fruit or Nutella. And adults can recharge with the full service espresso bar, pastries — and if you’re up for it, opt for the waffle and chicken. It will change your life!

The National Exemplar

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Locations: Mariemont
Breakfast is served 7 days a week from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Their menu ranges from steel-cut oats and fruit to omelettes and frittatas. Enjoy their 5-star patio and afterwards take a stroll around the square.

For more of Yelp’s favorite spots in Cincy, be sure to check out Yelp’s Top 5 Vintage Candy Shops and Yelp Cincy Packs a Picnic. To find more family friendly brunch spots in Cincinnati, visit or download the app!

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