Pancakes, bacon, waffles, eggs and, my personal favorite, mimosas. I think everyone can get on board with breakfast (or brunch if you’re a late riser) as being the best meal of the day. Fort Wayne is truly gifted with places that serve some pretty impressive breakfast/brunch plates. We at Living Fort Wayne are BIG fans of the morning grub, so we’ve compiled a list to help you pick the perfect spot to enjoy a nice mimosa or to recover from the night before.
Jade Kelsey picks…
Ted’s Market (12628 Coldwater Rd.)
I don’t mind driving across town to Ted’s Market for their weekend brunch! The cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are large enough to share, if you are feeling generous. They also offer an omelet bar for dine-in or take out. The omelet bar includes pretty much anything you can think of to fancy up your eggs. Add some Utopian coffee and it’s perfection!
Also if you need to pick up any ingredients for dinner, Ted’s has you covered!
Tim Zink picks…
Cosmos Restaurant (3232 St. Joe Center Rd. & 9807 Lima Rd.)
This is coming from someone who used to work at a national breakfast chain in my younger days. Whenever I want to grab a hearty breakfast, I like to head over to Cosmos Restaurant. They have huge (I mean HUGE) omelets people should really eat in two sittings, not to mention their terrific pancakes! They have two locations, but I usually travel to the one in the Marketplace at Canterbury.
Rachelle Reinking picks…
Klemm’s Candlelight Café (1207 E. State Blvd.)
Its “mom and pop shop” feel adds to the quaintness. The service is always fast and friendly, and my staple of two eggs with corned beef hash and rye toast is perfectly complemented by the classic diner coffee. Plus, they have muffins, pies, and cakes that are made in-house. I would recommend you try their famous “Garbage” plate.
Travis Bartlett picks…
JK O’Donnell’s Irish Pub (121 W. Wayne St.)
My favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings when I don’t have to work is grab breakfast down at my favorite bar. They serve the best Irish breakfast I have ever had and have an amazing staff that keeps me going back. Not to mention that their Bloody Marys are also a top notch item that I pair with my breakfast every time. They also serve a stellar cup of coffee from Utopian Coffee Company as well with cream and the fixings.
Klemm’s Kafé (1429 N. Wells St.)
When I’m thinking of breakfast places in Fort Wayne, I instantly think of Klemm’s Kafé on Wells St. This place is my staple for every morning breakfast or brunch. When you walk in, it seems very small, but there’s always a few bar seats open for my boyfriend and I to grab breakfast before work. You never have to wait more than ten minutes for your food and the staff is quick to serve your needs. When I say quick, I mean it. I once timed them from when I ordered my food to when I received it. It was exactly six minutes, and that’s impressive for what I ordered and how many people were with me. If you need a quick pick-me-up, seriously consider this place.
Becca Bell picks…
Dash-In (814 S. Calhoun St.)
The Dash-In is my standard brunch staple. You can’t go wrong with eggs benedict. I typically add smoked salmon to anything I order and accompany it with the brunch beverage “holy trinity”—a tall glass of water, a strong cup of coffee, and a mimosa.
Sarah Pine picks…
Granite City (3809 Coldwater Rd.)
If you woke up on a Sunday morning to a growling stomach, then I suggest you satisfy it with a delicious brunch from Granite City. They have a huge brunch buffet that includes anything from fluffy French toast to a carving station with tender prime rib. There is a little bit of something for everyone! If you choose to take my advice and take on the Granite City Brunch Buffet, then I also suggest you top it off with one of their delicious mimosas or Bloody Marys! Gather all of your friends and start out your Sunday right!
Lynn Altevogt picks…
Hall’s Restaurants (2005 E. State Blvd. & 1313 W. Washington Center Rd.)
You can’t go wrong with any of the Hall’s Restaurants for a good breakfast. My personal favorite is the Hall’s Prime Rib on State, but part of that may be because it’s less than a mile from my house. Great menu, welcoming staff, and a cozy environment make it a no-brainer for my boyfriend and I to get our Sunday morning fix. His favorite is the “Hoosier Boy Breakfast”—if you want just about every breakfast food you can think of, you’ll probably love it too. If we’re trying to be a little fancier or have something to celebrate, we’ll hit up the Hall’s Guesthouse location instead. They have Bloody Marys and a stellar buffet with an omelet station.