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, August 25th, 2023
Best of Brunch
Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen: From 9 AM – 2 PM, enjoy a special weekend brunch menu and cocktails including hotcakes, chicken & waffle sandwich, shrimp and grits and more at this elevated hotel bar and kitchen. Breakfast offered daily from 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM. View menus. Make a reservation online.
Batson River Brewing & Distilling: Next up to bat? It’s Batson River located in the Bayside neighborhood. Sweet and savory brunch is available in their spacious indoor dining Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM -2 PM.
Casco Bay Custom Charters: Book a Bottomless Mimosas & Croissant Brunch Charter now and experience luxury and relaxation on the water! As you cruise through Casco Bay, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of iconic New England landmarks, unlimited bottomless mimosas, made-from-scratch croissants, fresh fruit, and local cheese selections. You can also upgrade your brunch with optional Salmon Gravlox, Carved Hickory Ham, or a 4 Cheese Quiche. And if you want to elevate your bubbly, you can choose from their premium wine selection. Book online!
Harbor Bistro & Terrace: Begin your day with healthy starters (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 available for overnight guests! View menu here.
Inkwell Lounge: Located inside The Press Hotel in the Old Port, Inkwell Lounge has coffee and breakfast available Monday – Sunday 7 PM – 11 AM. Their coffee bar will fuel your satellite office by serving up espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and more. Nosh on small plates, snacks and rewarding pastries.
Three Dollar Deweys: Sunday brunch at Portland’s Original Ale House runs from 9 AM – 2 PM. Enjoy a Farmhouse Burger, Avocado Toast, Corned Beef Egg Sandwich, Ham and Cheese Omelet, and more! View menu.
The Porthole: There’s only one Porthole! The beloved waterfront staple is open at 7 AM daily for brunch indoor during the winter season, and on their expansive deck in warmer months. View the menu here.
The Regency Hotel & Spa: The Regency’s signature restaurant, Eighteen95 Restaurant, specializes in modern American dishes with a New England flourish. Breakfast is served Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM and Saturday starting at 8 AM. Brunch is served Sunday 8 AM until 1:00 PM. Menu can be viewed online.
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 – 11 AM Monday – Friday, and brunch on Saturday + Sunday until 2 PM.
... And the List Goes On
Bayside American Cafe: Well known and always enjoyed, this Portland brunch spot is serving specialty brunch for indoor and seasonal outdoor dining Wednesday – Monday 7 AM – 2 PM. Reservations are not accepted and takeout is limited. You can see the menu here.
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 6 AM and runs until 4 PM. They are currently offering indoor and outdoor dining (during the warmer months), 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. Vegan menu available!
Cafe Louis: This small café serves up Costa Rican and Caribbean brunch fare in the beautiful neighborhood of Knightville in South Portland every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 AM – 3 PM, and Saturday + Sunday starting at 10 AM – 3 PM. View the menu here. Walk-ins only.
CBG Bar & Grill: This Congress Street gem serves brunch from 11 PM – 3 PM every Saturday and Sunday, as well as, all-day brunch on Mondays (Industry Brunch) from 11 AM – midnight. Biscuits, french toast, breakfast potatoes, bacon… do we need to say more? View menu here.
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 8 AM- 2 PM. 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 4 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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9 AM – 2:30 PM; Sunday 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 8 AM – 2 PM, 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.
Local 188: Brunch is currently available Saturday + Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM, 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 9 AM – 2 PM. 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, 7 AM – 1 PM, for indoor dining, takeout and delivery.
Miss Portland Diner: Portland Maine’s landmark diner, serving up classic American breakfast and lunch in an authentically restored diner car, is open early for breakfast/brunch 6 days a week (every day exepct Wednesda7) starting at 7 AM. Menu can be viewed online.
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 9 AM – 2 PM, Saturday + Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM. View menu.
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 8 AM – 11 PM.
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 7 AM -2 PM. 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 8 AM-1 PM 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.
Stars & Stripes Brewing: If you like the sound of a bottomless mimosa brunch then head on over to this veteran-owned brewery every Sunday from 10 AM – 1 PM. Must purchase a meal + first mimosa, and then they will happily top off your glass as it becomes empty.
Taco Escobarr: Offering authentic Mexican in a fun, casual, and affordable atmosphere, Taco Escobarr runs brunch Friday – Sunday 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Try out a selection of breakfast favorites such as Huevos Rancheros, Migas con Huevos, Fajita Skillet, Breakfast Tacos and more. Belly up to the bar for festive cocktails – Champagne Margarita, Tequila Sunrise, Bloody Maria, and even a rotating Coffee & Cereal Cocktail. Menu online.
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.
Top of the East: You asked and Top of the East listened! Every Sunday enjoy Grazing Brunch at this iconic rooftop bar and lounge! Running from 10 AM -2 PM, and $25 per person for an array of delish brunch stations. Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas will also be available for purchase.
Wilson County Barbecue: Yeehaw! Round up your gang for this brunch rodeo every Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM. Menu features southern staples such as Chicken and Waffles, and a Pork Belly Benedict.