They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day; that is, of course, unless you include brunch. Who doesn't love the delicious breakfast/lunch hybrid that combines all the best parts of both daytime meals? Yelp Indy has you covered with the list of the Top 10 Brunch Spots in Hamilton County. From locally roasted coffees and savory egg dishes to pastries that will satisfy your sweet tooth, there are bunches of brunches to explore in HamCo.
Methodology: This is an all-time list of restaurants in Hamilton County according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the breakfast or brunch category that are not part of a national chain, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. We only included businesses with multiple locations on the list once. This list was updated in January 2023.
11640 Brooks School Rd., Ste 100, Fishers
Ohanalulu, formerly Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream, was created out of a love for the amazing Hawaiian islands and all things sweet.
Breakfast sandwich, maple bacon donut
"These donuts are AMAZING. The actual donut is super good, with the edges being almost crispy. You can choose just about any toppings you want too." - Yelper Kayte H.
2. Rivet Coffee Bar & Roastery
337 Jersey St., Westfield
Rivet Coffee Bar & Roastery was born from the owner's decade-long obsession with roasting the best coffees.
Matcha, avocado toast, egg and pesto bagel sandwich
"This is the best coffee shop/brunch spot north of Sunday. Love all the food, great coffee, amazing service." - Yelper Erin D.
4733 E. 126th Street, Carmel
Rad’s puts a fresh spin on the traditional American brunch. The name honors the owners’ grandfather, WWII veteran Rad Bailey.
Challah French toast, confetti pancakes and avocado toast.
“I have been now a dozen times or so and have sampled their many of their breakfast, lunch and bakery items. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. Chef Josh, Steve, Dillon and co. go out of their way to make your experience friendly, personable and delicious. I have not even had an average meal. Every item has been top shelf.” – Yelper Jamie G.
9705 Fishers District Dr., Fishers
Rize is located in Fishers District and offers a selection of farm-to-table breakfast and lunch options.
Farmhouse waffle, benny burger and garden frittata.
“The vibe here is perfect for a casual meet-up or a brunch date. There's a nice variety of things on the menu but please--I beg of you! Do not miss the potatoes. Do not skip the homemade pop tart with rotating flavors. Don't skip the latte. Don't skip the mimosa. I have such a hard time deciding what I want that I usually order a couple of sides and just roll with it. I am a huge fan of their food, but the service is always amazing too.” – Yelper Kelli J.
5. Sunrise Café @ Uptown
809 Conner Street, Noblesville
The loveable local diner Sunrise Café Uptown has been serving customers since the 1930s on the Historic Noblesville Square.
Cowboy benedict, Miller bowl and homemade strawberry jam.
“It's that small town café where everyone looks up, smiles and nods. I've loved coming to this café since I was a little girl, and while it has changed owners, the current owners have done an excellent job of maintaining that comfortable feeling. The food has never let me down, and I give them major props for catering to many types of dietary needs and appetites.” – Yelper Janice B.
6. Caffè Buondí
11529 Spring Mill Road Ste. 250, Carmel
Andrea and Emilio of Convivio opened a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant next door. Caffè Buondí features authentic European dishes and Italian coffee.
Frittatas, crepes and Nutella mascarpone French toast.
“I had no preconceived notions before I stepped into Caffè Buondí, but I still was pleasantly surprised. There are plenty of gluten free options, especially for a café! The Italian influenced breakfast/lunch options were interesting and tasty. I went with a Buckwheat Galette with ham, Swiss and an over easy egg, with a side of roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes.” – Yelper Ellie T.
7. Rosie’s Place
68 N. 9th Street, Noblesville
Ever since it opened in 2010, Rosie’s Place has been a favorite in downtown Noblesville. We dare you to leave without trying their famous ooey gooey butter cookies.
Pork tenderloin benny, eggs blackstone and gooey butter cookies.
“Rosie's is an absolute staple. An institution. A must. There's no better brunch in Noblesville. And that's not just my bias speaking because my family goes here every Saturday....Rosie's Place is the boutique brunch spot you didn't realize you were missing out on. Their bakery is outstanding–the front glass cases and pie dishes filled with goodies will be a constant temptation.” – Yelper David M.
8. Erika’s Place
654 Logan Street, Noblesville
Erika’s Place has an old-school diner feel that will remind you of home. Note than in January 2021, Erika's moved from its previous location on State Road 32 in Westfield to downtown Noblesville on the northwest side of the square.
Country fried steak and fried bologna.
“I love Erika's and feel it is one of the best kept breakfast secrets in town! My husband comes in here almost every weekend and we can't get enough. Neither can anyone that comes in from out of town to visit, Erika's is always a must visit on our guests' to-do lists. If you are a fan of GOOD biscuits and gravy, this is where it is at!!! I am incredibly picky about this type of dish and have never been disappointed.” – Yelper Laura B.
9. Café Patachou
5790 E. Main Street, Carmel
Branded as a “student union for adults since 1989,” Café Patachou remains a Central Indiana favorite.
Hippie with a Benz omelette, Cuban breakfast and cinnamon toast.
“Patachou has been my go-to breakfast and lunch café for 7+ years. The consistency is always spot-on, and I am continuously impressed by the freshness and high quality of the food, especially the fruit and greens.” – Yelper Melissa S.
10. Eggshell Bistro
51 W. City Center Drive, Carmel
Chef Larry Hanes brings his design and innovation background to the restaurant scene with his unique and Instagram-worthy dishes at Eggshell Bistro.
Shakshuka, caprese strata and the polar opposite coffee drink.
“This isn't a place where your going to get served a grand slam, its more fine breakfast dining. Coffees are crafted, ingredients are important and the plates/flavors are complex. I took my family there for my birthday and we ordered 4 different plates, everything was amazing.” – Yelper Gabriel S.
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