Weekends Were Made for Fluffy Pancakes & Bottomless Mimosas
Brunch might just be the perfect meal. You get to enjoy all your favorite breakfast foods without having to deal with that pesky alarm clock. There’s usually bacon involved, and it’s a good excuse to have a cocktail before noon. What’s not to love?
Every weekend, NEPA’s brunch spots whip up a full spread of gourmet treats. French toast piled high with fruit and cream, fluffy omelets made with farm-fresh eggs and hearty breakfast burgers are just the beginning. Kick back with a coffee at a stylish café or sample the local flavor at a classy farm-to-table restaurant. You can even sit down to brunch at the brewery.
Call up your brunch squad and book a table. These local restaurants have your weekend plans covered.
Restaurants That Serve Brunch in NEPA:
Backyard Ale House
Saturdays & Sundays 12-3
Raise a glass to the weekend at this popular craft beer bar in Scranton. Breakfast sandwiches, stuffed French toast, chicken and waffles and more are on special all afternoon. And don’t miss their signature Bloody Marys.
Bank + Vine
Saturdays & Sundays 10-2
This upscale farm-to-table restaurant in Wilkes-Barre serves the freshest seasonal dishes and cocktails. Their chefs put a gourmet flair on beloved brunch classics like biscuits and gravy, lox omelets and Southern fried chicken and waffles.
Café Arielle at the Stabin Museum
Brunch isn’t just a meal—it’s also a feast for the eyes at Café Arielle in Jim Thorpe. From the garden patio to the historic dining room to the whimsical artwork, it’s no wonder this restaurant won the praise of The Washington Post. The creative ambiance and house-made specials make it a dining destination.
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Saturdays 12-3 & Sundays 11-3
Treat yourself to a farm-to-table brunch at Harvest in Moosic. This restaurant at The Shoppes at Montage changes their menu every season to include the freshest local ingredients. Grass-fed brunch burgers, farm-fresh eggs Benedict and wholesome breakfast sandwiches pair perfectly with their seasonal cocktails.
Henry's on Clay
Tuesdays through Sundays 7:30-3
Skillet-baked “Dutch baby” pancakes, French toast churros and fancy avocado toasts are just a taste of what this Dunmore café has to offer. They serve breakfast and brunch all day, every day. And if you’re leaning more toward the savory side, their soups, salads and sandwiches are sure to please
La Malbec Bar & Restaurant
This stylish restaurant in Bloomsburg is known for their Spanish and French cuisine, and their brunch menu is no exception. Their global flavor shines with dishes like fresh-made crepes, refreshing ceviche and cheesy croque monsieur. The drink menu boasts mimosa flights, loaded Bloody Marys and more.
North Slope Brewing Company
Saturdays 12-3 & Sundays 11-3
Move aside, mimosas—it’s time beer earned a spot on the brunch spread. This brewery in Dallas pours craft beers and cocktails that go perfectly with their gourmet pub food. Go the savory route with a breakfast burrito or sweeten things up with a stack of old-fashioned pancakes.
POSH @ The Scranton Club
Make your brunch plans in style at POSH @ The Scranton Club. The upscale menu and warm, casual atmosphere make it a great place to gather with friends. Between the historic venue, full bar and delicious food, we couldn’t ask for more.
PRIME at City Market
Saturdays 11-3 & Sundays 9-3
Rise and shine with continental cuisine and craft cocktails at PRIME in Dallas. They serve decadent crepes, loaded toasts, and creative breakfast features, right alongside tried-and-true favorites like cast-iron waffles and buttermilk pancakes.
Saturday & Sunday 11-3
River Grille in Wilkes-Barre has you covered with a full brunch menu and three bars (all the better for mimosas). Breakfast classics like omelets and steak and eggs pair perfectly with their legendary Bloody Marys. When the weather’s nice, make sure to snag a table on the deck for views of the Susquehanna.
State Street Grill
Say cheers to the weekend at this trendy bar and restaurant in Clarks Summit. You’ll find everything from colorful acai bowls to brunch burgers to deep dish quiches. Plenty of plant-based options are available too. Outdoor seating and seasonal cocktails make this restaurant a “must” for your brunch bucket list.
The Cure Café
Saturdays & Sundays 8-2
Start the morning off right at The Cure Café in Stroudsburg. They serve incredible omelets, frittatas, pancakes and more all weekend long. Pro tip: try house specialties like the Chesapeake Bay Eggs Benedict topped with crab meat, Old Bay, hollandaise and capers.
The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
Saturdays & Sundays 11:30-2:30
This historic hotel in Hawley is home to an elegant farm-to-table restaurant. They put a gourmet spin on omelets, pancakes and other breakfast favorites. Come see what fresh, local fare their chefs are whipping up this weekend.
Originally published on July 31, 2019