By: Vivienne Machi, Staff Writer
You all really know your brunch! When we gave you our list of the 9 best brunch spots in Dayton, you quickly set us straight with the ones we neglected on the list. Who’d have thought that we would have so many restaurants with delicious weekend brunch grub in such a small radius? This list stretches a little further out into the Greater Miami Valley, proving that no matter where you live in the area, you have access to a glorious weekend brunch.
Central Perc European Café
Central Perc's gluten free coconut chocolate chip bars. Photo source: Facebook
2315 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood. (937) 299-5282. Find them on Facebook.
You may have come to this little café for afternoon or high tea, but those tea sandwiches and delicious scones are also perfect for a fancy-feeling brunch. Treat yourself, British-style.
Williams' oatmeal is a delicious brunch option in the winter. In the summer, lobster scrambled eggs rule. Photo source: Facebook.
101 Corry St., Yellow Springs. (937) 319-6200. williamseatery.com
Lobster scrambled eggs. We repeat: lobster scrambled eggs. Admittedly, there’s a whole host of other delicious items on their menu, but we just keep going back to the sweet lobster meat, red onion and bacon-packed egg deliciousness. In the winter, savor their hearty and heart-warming oatmeal.
Spinach, bacon and feta Eggs Benedict from One Bistro. Photo source: Facebook.
110 S. Second St., Miamisburg. (937) 859-1165. onebistro.org
Brunch for a cause: When you eat at One Bistro, you’re supporting a business that keeps its prices low for its less fortunate or low-income community members, who can pay what they can afford even if they can’t foot the whole bill. Make some new friends, feel good about eating out while you indulge in some spinach, bacon and feta Eggs Benedict.
Emporium Wines and the Underdog Café
Savory scones from the Underdog Café in Yellow Springs. Photo source: Facebook.
Emporium and the Underdog Café practically has everything you need to live in their restaurant full time, from a well-stocked library, to ample seating space, to a full wine store. And on an overcast weekend morning, grabbing a cappucino with a farm-fresh frittata or home-baked scones and curling up with Tess of the D’Urbervilles or engaging in conscientious discussions with friends is a real highlight of the weekend.
George’s Family Restaurant
Hot chocolate from George's Family Restaurant. Contributed photo by Sheri Sine
5216 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton. (937) 275-0705. georgesdayton.com
George’s motto really is accurate — you feel like family every time you order a decadent hot chocolate with a country fried steak and eggs. For the hometown, classic breakfast and brunch diner feel, there’s no better spot.
The Breakfast Sandwich at Savory Skillet in Spring Valley
3291 Old U.S. 42, Spring Valley. (937) 862-3001. Find them on Facebook.
A little bit off the beaten path in Spring Valley, this skillet earns its name with hearty breakfast sandwiches and delicious French Toast combinations: we opt for the stuffed Peanut Butter and Jelly or the raisin bread filled wih cream cheese, banana and blueberries. And definitely save room for the salmon croquettes.
Chappys Tap Room and Grille
Chappys' brunch menu is small but fierce: Pictured is the Bad A** Beer Biscuit Bowl and the Po Boy Breakfast Sandwich. Photo source: Facebook
2733 W. Alex Bell Road, Moraine. (937) 299-7427. chappystaproom.com
Chappys opened up for brunch last March with a small but savory menu, and boy, are we glad they did. If you can’t decide between their three brunch entrees — though the “Big A** Beer Biscuit Bowl” is a particular treat — create your own brunch and mix n’ match. Their chicken and waffles (as reviewed by our friend Stephanie Precht) are also available on the dinner menu, so brunch all day every day if you like!
De'Lish's Jazz Brunch is worth waiting for every month. Photo source: Facebook.
139 N. Main St., Dayton. (937) 461-2233. delishdayton.com
Delish’s only serves brunch on the first Saturday of the month, but their Jazz Brunch buffet brings it every month. Come for the live Jazz accompaniment, stay for the create-your-own-waffle bar.