15 Favorite Brunch Spots | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Brunch just makes sense, am I right? The perfect combination of comforting breakfast food (that you don’t have to wake up to make) coupled with uplifting drinks like mimosas or Bloody Mary’s. *chef’s kiss*


1. Midtown Station

Breakfast served all day? Yep! From Rumchata French toast to build your own Bloody Mary’s, this is a casual place for brunch and beyond.

2. Goldfinch Tap + Eatery

Calling upscale breakfast lovers! Enjoy everything from eggs benedict and avocado toast to smoked salmon naan bread. Pair it with bottomless Bloody Mary’s or mimosas!

3. Cedar Ridge Distillery

Grab a few mom friends and head to brunch for a beautiful brunch buffet complete with chilled salads, smoked bacon, donuts, cinnamon vanilla pancakes, and more.

4. Granite City Food & Brewery

The “lawless” brunch – complete with a carving station, creation stations, brunch faves, and unique chef specials, it’s an all-day affair. There’s something for the entire family!

5. Brewhemia

Rated one of Iowa’s best breakfast burritos, this is a must-eat café! From sandwiches and wraps to exquisite coffee drinks, it’s a NewBo heartthrob.

6. Lucky’s on 16th

Their menu is as big as your stomach! Generous portion sizes and a cozy environment, this brunch spot has any and everything you could want – plus more!

7. The Morning Story

A flight of bacon? Vegan coconut chia bowls? Chicken & waffles? This brunch joint serves up classic breakfast foods with a twist.

8. West End Cafe

Kick up and relax with this inviting atmosphere and cheery staff. From strawberry poppy seed salad and breakfast sandwiches to brisket nachos, you can indulge – and then browse The Shops at West End.

10. Lightworks Cafe

Handcrafted, honest food & drinks. Made from quality, local ingredients, their menu includes classic diner and cafe fair with a refreshing modern twist.

11. 30Hop

Brunch is hoppin’ at 30Hop. Enjoy a savory brunch of breakfast paninis or tater tot breakfast bowls on the outdoor patio while sipping a brunch punch.

12. Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery

How about a pastry board for two? Maybe a prosciutto and herb goat cheese panini? Enjoy freshly curated foods, drinks, and pastries made with culinary flair.

13. Breakfast House

A classic, family-owned Iowa brunch spot that’s been around for 30 years! And for good reason – it features Iowa breakfast favorites in addition to sandwiches, soups, appetizers and more.

14. Cruz’s Cafe

Come hungry, leave full! From hearty steak & eggs and shipwrecks to benedicts and breakfast sammies, the brunch options are limitless!

15. American Skillet

Family-owned since 2018! Experience what a true home cooked Iowan breakfast is all about. Cozy atmosphere and “down home” cooking is what this restaurant does best.

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