They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but we say brunch is a little more fun and always a good idea! Thus, we have created a list of current local brunch offerings in Portland.
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Last updated Friday, March 24th, 2023.
Best of Brunch
Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen: Starting weekend brunch officially on Easter Sunday! From 9 AM – 2 PM, enjoy a special brunch menu and cocktails including hotcakes, chicken & waffle sandwich, shrimp and grits and more at this elevated hotel bar and kitchen. View menu. Make a reservation online.
Batson River Brewing & Distilling: Up to bat first? It’s Batson River located in the Bayside neighborhood. Sweet and savory brunch is available in their spacious indoor dining Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-2pm.
Harbor Bistro & Terrace: Begin your day off with healthy starts (i.e. avocado toast, fruit bar, and more) or dine in on delectable house specials such as Blueberry Pancakes, French Toast and Smoked Salmon. Open seven days a week for breakfast starting at 7 AM. Room service availabe for overnight guests! View menu here.
Maine Craft Distilling: Sunday Funday all day! Washington Avenue distillery is offering brunch on Sundays from 10 AM – 8 PM with special menu items like their Brunch Burger, Deviled Eggs, and Basic Brekky. View menu.
The Porthole: There’s only one Porthole! The beloved waterfront staple is open at 7am daily for brunch indoor during the winter season, and on their expansive patio in warmer months. View the menu here.
Rigby Yard: A light brunch menu is available in the week (Monday – Friday) during their coffee bar and workspace hours of 9AM – 4PM. Menu can be viewed here.
... And the List Goes On
Artemisia: An easygoing eatery with a warm ambiance offering locally sourced new American fare, plus beer and wine. Brunch runs Saturday + Sunday. View the brunch menu here.
Bayside American Cafe: Well known and always enjoyed, this Portland brunch spot is serving specialty brunch for indoor and seasonal outdoor dining Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 AM- 2 PM, Saturday and Sunday 7 AM – 2 PM. Reservations are not accepted and takeout is limited. You can see the menu here.
Bayside Bowl: More than just bowling, Bayside Bowl runs brunch 10 AM – 2 PM Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy Chicken and Waffles, Breakfast Poutine, Breakfast Pizza, Pancakes and more.
Becky’s Diner: There’s nothin’ finah! A staple in the Portland scene, Becky’s offers an extensive breakfast/brunch menu featuring all the classics. Breakfast starts bright and early at 6am and runs until 4pm. They are currently offering indoor dining, as well as, takeout.
Bird & Co.: Woodford Corner’s neighborhood taco spot offers weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Current menu can be viewed here and includes breakfast tacos, churro french toast, Huevos rancheros, plant-based eats and more.
Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Bar: Boone’s brunch runs from every Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM with reservations accepted for indoor dining. Check out their menu here.
Cafe Louis: This small café serves up Costa Rican and Caribbean brunch fare in the beautiful neighborhood of Knightville in South Portland every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11 AM – 3 PM, and Saturday + Sunday starting at 10 AM. View the menu here. Walk-ins only.
CBG Bar & Grill: This Congress Street gem serves brunch from 11pm – 3pm every Saturday and Sunday, as well as, all-day brunch on Mondays (Industry Brunch) from 11am-midnight. Biscuits, french toast, breakfast potatoes, bacon… do we need to say more? View menu here.
Central Provisions: This well established eclectic restaurant serves up brunch Saturday – Monday 11 AM- 2 PM. You can find their current menu online here.
Crispy Gai: Keeping it extra crispy, brunch runs 11-3 Saturday and Sunday at this Thai influenced bar. Check out the menu online.
The Danforth: Join West End’s neighborhood restaurant and bar for Sunday brunch from 11am-3pm. Menu includes weekend classics (Johnnycakes! Garibaldis! Biscuits and gravy!) and Danforth favorites. Can’t-miss dishes and cocktails.
Dutch’s: If you are from around here, then you know the saying…”If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much!” Serving homemade breakfast and lunch, Dutch’s is known for their crispy hash browns, their sticky pastries and their fried runny eggs. Easy walking distance from anywhere on the peninsula, Dutch’s is currently open for dine-in and takeout Wednesday – Sunday 8am- 2pm. View the menu here.
The Friendly Toast: The Friendly toast is a popular all-day brunch and bar spot with a menu that features over 70+ items – including their signature favorites like the Avocado Toast, Chicken Cordon Bleu Benedict, and the Highway Strawberry. Open Monday – Friday 8 AM – 3 PM, Saturday + Sunday until 5 PM.
The Front Room: One of the many local eateries to adorn the crest of Portland’s Munjoy Hill, The Front Room offers re-imagined American staples and home-cooked meals. Open for brunch Monday, Wednesday, Thursdsay + Friday 9 AM-2:30 PM, and Sunday starting at 8 AM. You can view their most recent menu here.
Hot Suppa: This Southern kitchen + bar’s renowned breakfast is served 7 days a week from 8am-2pm, so you can get that corned beef hash fix whenever you’re jonesing. They will be open for limited takeout, patio dining during warmer months, and indoor dining year-round. They do not accept reservations. Find their menu here.
Inkwell Lounge: Located inside The Press Hotel in the Old Port, Inkwell Lounge has coffee and breakfast available Monday – Sunday 7 PM – 12 PM. Their coffee bar will fuel your satellite office by serving up espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and more. Nosh on small plates, snacks and rewarding pastries.
Little Tap House: Visit this gastropub for brunch Sunday 11AM-3PM. Menu includes Eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, Biscuits and Gravy, and more.
Local 188: Brunch is currently available Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm, for indoor dining and patio dining during the warmer seasons. This local Spanish cuisine and Tapas restaurant has been known as a go-to brunch spot for years as it never disappoints! On a walk-in basis; call for larger party info.
The Maker’s Galley: Portland’s unique retail and culinary experience offers Pajama Brunch every Sunday from 9am-2pm. Menu includes a Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosa Flights, delicious local food and good vibes! Reservations recommended and 5% off your food bill when you wear your PJs!
Marcy’s Diner: This beloved diner is open Wednesday -Sunday, 7am-1pm, for indoor dining, takeout and delivery.
Nom Cafe: Nom Cafe offers breakfast/ brunch with a pinch of Balkan and Middle Eastern influence. Mimosa flights, waffles, Shaksuka, Zaara Toast and more. Open Thursday, Friday + Monday 9am-2pm, Saturday + Sunday 9am-3pm. View menu.
Other Side Diner: Classic Diner fare with some of their Greek specials. Open 7 days a week from 8am-2pm. Served all day on a walk-in basis only! View menu here.
Petite Jaqueline: Oh la la! Offering comforting and classic French fare Petite Jacqueline’s brunch runs on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Reservations available to book.
Ruski’s Tavern: Open since 1892, this traditional pub and American diner located in the West End offers all-day brunch (because why limit something so delicious?) every day from 8am-11pm.
Salt Yard: Serving up a warm and welcoming hub of approachable, eclectic food and drink in the Canopy Hotel’s first floor, Salt Yard Cafe + Bar runs breakfast and brunch daily from 7am-2pm. View the most current menu.
The Sinful Kitchen: With food so good it should be a sin, The Sinful Kitchen is open in their new larger location seven days a week from 8am-1pm with both indoor seating and takeout available to order online. For those with a gluten allergy, The Sinful Kitchen is well versed in the preparation of gluten-free options and does offer an alternative gluten-free menu. Reservations highly recommended.
TIQA: Brunch is available 10 AM – 2 PM Saturday and Sunday. Menu includes Baba Ganoush, Lamb Confit, and classic brunch cocktails and mocktails. To see the full menu head here.
Tomas’s Canteen: Down-to-earth brunch in a down-to-earth atmosphere includes a rotation of creative and delicious bites, breakfast sandwiches, burritos, has and more – all for a great deal. Walk-in basis 7 days a week.
Union: Since 2015, UNION has been creating fresh takes on seasonal dining in their open kitchen which hums with the warm, friendly energy you can’t find anywhere but Portland. They currently offer breakfast 7:30 AM – 1 PM, and brunch on Sunday until 2 PM.
Wilson County Barbecue: Yeehaw! Round up your gang for this brunch rodeo every Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm. Menu features southern staples such as Chicken and Waffles, and a Pork Belly Benedict. View the menu here.