Brunch in Indy
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Brunch is more than a meal; it’s an event. Here’s a list of our favorite spots to catch up with old friends, enjoy local grub, and mend that ever-so-awful hangover from the night before.

 

New in 2014, this auto repair shop turned hip bistro has already has jumped to the top of our must-try list for visitors. Their barista station is state-of-the-art, complete with drip, Chemex, V60, cold brew and espresso. Must try items include their sorghum glazed bacon and the dutch baby cornmeal pancake.


Topping the list as one of Gourmet Magazine’s healthiest restaurants in the nation, Patachou reigns as one of Indy’s biggest breakfast and lunch staples. Patachou seems to steal its notoriety mostly from the menu’s cinnamon toast or broken yolk sandwich. Owned by restaurateur maven Martha Hoover.


Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Granite City Food and Brewery has been winning over Indy residents with banana bread fresh toast since they opened in summer 2013. Drop in for their weekly brunch open from 9 am to 2 pm on Sundays.


The chefs at Hoaglin start with red velvet pancake batter. Then they sprinkle chocolate chips into the mix. After cooking the cakes to perfection, they finally dollop them with cream cheese frosting before presenting them to you, the lucky diner. Don’t have a sweet tooth so early in the morning? This hip downtown eatery is known for its savory dishes, like classic Eggs Benedict, slabs of the quiche du jour, and massic big O omelets.


With a menu sourced directly from Indiana’s rich farmland, Mesh on Mass offers nothing but the freshest ingredients. Take your pick of homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with decadent sausage gravy, or walk on the lighter side with a selection of fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola trifle.


This South Broad Ripple (SoBro) neighborhood favorite will take you back in time to an era of juke boxes and neon lights. Pulling from their Italian heritage, you’ll find Eggs in Purgatory, an Indy favorite featuring eggs simmered in Mama’s homemade Pomodoro sauce, mimosas by the pitcher, and out-of-this-world Java French Toast.


This polished gem offers an assortment of farm-to-fork favorites, including truffle egg toast, deep-dish strata, and house-made granola. This power breakfast pairs perfectly with Indy favorite Spanish hot cocoa!


This quaint and hip cafe located in Broad Ripple serves up some of the best vegan and vegetarian cuisine around. Everything on the menu is fantastic, but some of our personal favorites include the house-made granola, lemon corncakes with fresh berries, and the plate-sized multi-grain pancakes.


Located in the historic Fountain Square Theater Building, End of the Line can be the last stop on your morning bike ride along the Cultural Trail. Refuel and find the perfect brunch pairing with one of the 15 local beers on tap.


You will be hard pressed to find another brunch destination with the high level of service that is offered at Yolk. Yolk’s friendly and attentive staff make each dining experience one to remember. Yolk has a number of brunch classics, but are known for their five egg omelets. They have five variations, including “The Works Omelet” and “My Big Fat Greek Omelet.”


French toast and meatballs? That’s right. New brunch offerings from Mimi Blue Meatballs are now served from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy classic favorites like buttermilk biscuits and gravy or try fresh new recipes like the Lemon Thyme Pancake Balls or Eggs Gerry – the chefs take on Eggs Benedict.


Two words: king cakes. These creamy, ultra-thin pancakes are as good as it gets. The omelets at Le Peep’s nice choice for the indecisive. They offer seven signature omelets including The Sailor Man, Mount Olympus, and the Country Morning. The skillet dishes are also a signature at Le Peep’s and is the most-sold menu item.


Open Society

Open Society serves up coffee, wine, and classic Latino culture, all while staying true to their Indiana roots. With South American inspired dishes, you can find Croquettas, Tortas, and anything in between. Grab yourself a Bloody Mary and enjoy the cozy industrial interiors.

The Garden Table

The Garden TableWith two Indy locations in Broad Ripple and Mass Ave, The Garden Table conveniently offers fresh local ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for a cold pressed juice or Hummingbird Mush, this place is your spot. Don’t know what juice you would like? No worries -  get yourself a flight of juices to try them.


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