The Best Mornings Start With Champagne
From bottomless mimosas to Insta-worthy waffles, NEPA’s restaurants know how to do brunch right.
Brunch is 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?
NEPA’s brunch spots offer a full spread of gourmet treats. We’re talking French toast piled high with fruit and cream, fluffy omelets made with farm-fresh eggs, and breakfast-themed burgers and pizzas. 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 for brunch at the brewery.
Whether you’re gathering the family or meeting up with friends, NEPA’s restaurants have your weekend plans covered.
Rise and Shine at These Brunch Spots:
Backyard Ale House
Saturday & Sunday 11-2
Mimosas get all the glory—it’s time that beer earned its place on the brunch menu. Backyard Ale House in Scranton raises a glass to the weekend with their Backyard Bloody + Beer Brunch. Just $10 gets you an entrée and your choice of a draft beer or a Bloody Mary.
Café Arielle at the Stabin Museum
Take your brunch game to a new level at Café Arielle at the Stabin Museum in Jim Thorpe. From the garden patio to the underground stream to the whimsical artwork, it’s no wonder this bar and restaurant won the praise of The Washington Post. And the extended hours mean you can sleep in and still get your fair share of French toast.
Carmen’s 2.0 Restaurant
At Carmen’s, they don’t call it the “Grand Sunday Brunch” for nothing. Held in the lobby of the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, this brunch buffet has everything from made-to-order waffles to a carving station to an Asian noodle bar. There’s even a chocolate fountain (because no meal is complete without a little dessert).
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Saturday 11-3 & Sunday 10-3
Brunch at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar in Moosic is like a foodie paradise. This farm-to-table restaurant at The Shoppes at Montage changes their menu every season to include the freshest local ingredients. Pair a farm-fresh omelet or a brunch burger with one of their seasonal cocktails or cold-pressed juices.
Henry's on Clay
Saturday & Sunday 7:30-3
You better come hungry to Henry’s on Clay, a cool cafe in Dunmore. They take brunch seriously with dishes like skillet-baked pancakes, French toast churros and chicken and waffles. Pair it with a mug of La Colombe coffee to start the day off right.
Nothing hits the spot like your favorite breakfast foods made from scratch. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Martin’s Restaurant in West Hazleton. Try their amazing omelets or the BMW pancakes topped with bananas, maple syrup and walnuts.
North Slope Brewing Company
Saturday 12-3 & Sunday 11-3
Traditional breakfast dishes meet gourmet pub food at North Slope Brewing Company in Dallas. Go for the funnel cake French toast or the truffle mushroom Benedict. While you’re at it, crack open one of their cold craft beers.
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.
State Street Grill
Saturday & Sunday 10-3
Say cheers to the weekend at State Street Grill, a trendy bar and restaurant in Clarks Summit. From egg bowls to French toast to burgers, they have tons of creative takes on brunch classics. Visit on Saturday to make your own mimosa or hit up the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar on Sunday.
The Beaumont Inn
Make Sunday brunch plans with the family at The Beaumont Inn in Dallas. The restaurant is located on 50 stunning acres of land, complete with their own gardens. Relax in their elegant dining room or kick back on the outdoor patio and terrace.
The Big A Italian & American Grillehouse & Tavern
Start Sunday off right at The Big A in East Stroudsburg. Check out the omelet station or load up on toppings at the Belgian waffle station. They also have classic Italian dishes and pastas, which go great with the mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys.
The Blind Pig Kitchen
Try brunch with a NEPA flair at The Blind Pig Kitchen, a farm-to-table restaurant in Bloomsburg. They source all their ingredients from local, sustainable farms and put together stunning seasonal menus. It’s BYOB, and reservations are strongly recommended.
The Canning House
The artsy vibe at The Canning House at 900 Rutter makes it the perfect spot for brunch. From avocado toast to handcrafted smoothies, their delicious dishes will help you get a jump start on your day. Pro tip: grab some of the fresh-baked brioche donuts to take home.
The Crimson House
The Crimson House in Pottsville is a tapas restaurant by night and a brunch spot by Sunday morning. Check out their specialty Bloody Marys and dress up your pancakes with tons of toppings from their build-your-own brunch menu.
The Cure Café
Saturday & Sunday 7:30-2:30
Even if you’re not a morning person, you can’t resist waking up for homemade brunch at The Cure Café in Stroudsburg. They serve up amazing omelets, frittatas and pancakes all weekend. Their gourmet coffees hit the spot. It’s also BYOB.
The Plate d’Azure
From crepes to quiche and everything in between, The Plate d’Azure in Carbondale serves a decadent brunch every Sunday morning. This cute and cozy restaurant is a great place to celebrate the weekend.
The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
Saturday & Sunday 11-2:30
Start your morning with farm-to-table treats at the restaurant at The Settlers Inn in Hawley. They use fresh, local ingredients to make incredible omelets, pancakes and more. There’s always something new to try on their seasonal menus.
The Wandering Hen Café and Market
Check out new brunch specials every week at The Wandering Hen in Scranton. Embrace your inner locavore at this farm-to-table café, which sources all of their ingredients from area farms. We’re talking omelets made from fresh, local eggs and French toast topped with seasonal fruit.
Saturday & Sunday 10-4
403 Broad in Milford is combining two of our favorite things: brunch and Italian food. They bake all of their own bread and pastries, make their own pasta and smoke their own meats. Everything is locally sourced, from their creative twists on breakfast favorites to their brunch pizzas.