Reno's 10 Best Brunch And Breakfast Spots

Photo of Marcelina Morfin
19 October 2016

Weekends are meant for relaxation, and nothing begins a great leisurely weekend quite like a delicious brunch. Renoites love their late breakfasts and many restaurants around the city specialize in breakfast or offer weekend brunch. From classic eggs benedict to brunch-inspired pizza, here is a look at some of the morning and late-morning deliciousness found in Reno, Nevada.

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Daughters Café

Restaurant, Cafe, French, $$$
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Crafted Palette
Crafted Palette | © Courtesy of Crafted Palette
Located one block from the Truckee River, Daughters Café is a charming venue serving guests delicious fare inspired by global cuisines. Tucked inside a renovated home, the family-owned joint run by a mother and her two daughters, offers guests breakfast, lunch, Friday night dinner plus Sunday brunch. The menu changes frequently, but breakfast lovers may find tasty edibles such as an omelet with goat cheese, apple and walnuts and the French bread, French toast with chunky apple syrup accompanied by bacon and fresh fruit. As for brunch, Tunisian shakshuka or eggs baked in a tomato-pepper sauce is one recent highlight. Brunch cocktails, such as mimosas and bloody Marys, are also available.

Hi Point Coffee & Cafe

Cafe, American, Tea
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Hi Point Coffee and Cafe is a great venue serving sweet and savory items and espresso drinks to customers, seven days a week. Presenting a welcoming space, complete with an eclectic array of furniture and walls adorned with local art, the café is family-friendly and will delight everyone with its made-from-scratch breakfast, which includes baked goods, and lunch plus Sunday brunch items. Highlights from the breakfast menu include the mustard-crusted pot roast served with two poached eggs, roasted red potatoes plus focaccia toast, and the veggie black bean burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, black bean chili, cheddar and tomatillo salsa. The brunch menu changes every week but may include items such as the California benedict with avocado, bacon and hollandaise.

Midtown Eats

Tucked inside a cozy space, Midtown Eats is a popular eatery serving comfort cuisine with a modern spin. The rustic, chic interior features reclaimed wood and lighting fixtures made from old glass bottles and mason jars, making for a warm and relaxing ambiance in which to sample a variety of brunch dishes, (served on Sundays only). Brunch favorites include the midtown benedict with bacon, Icky baguette and yuzu hollandaise served with home fries, the brioche French toast topped with seasonal fruit and house-made bourbon syrup, and the classic burger with white cheddar, house spread, onion, lettuce and tomato. A host of brunch cocktails are offered as well.

Midtown Eats, 719 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV, USA, +1 775 324 3287

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Noble Pie Parlor

Bar, Restaurant, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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Tucked inside the historic El Cortez Hotel, an Art Deco gem located in downtown, Noble Pie Parlor is a delicious restaurant whose specialty is New York-style artisan oven-fired pizza. Open every day for lunch and dinner, the pizza place also offers the brunch crowd a flavorful selection of plates on the weekends. Procuring the best quality ingredients, including local, organic items, the culinary team creates several enticing options, such as the brunch slice, a piece of pizza topped with all manner of deliciousness. An array of brunch cocktails, including bellinis, mimosas, plus a build-your-own bloody Mary bar, is also available at this lively art-adorned spot.

Old Granite Street Eatery

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Situated in a restaurant building from 1940, Old Granite Street Eatery (Sierra St’s former name) is a friendly, casual establishment cooking up lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday as well as weekend brunch. Featuring seasonal menus, the culinary team sources the best ingredients available, including those from local purveyors, for its creative cuisine. Within a light-filled, rustic-modern space, guests have a choice between sweet and savory selections, including the crispy prosciutto and asparagus eggs benedict with spicy hollandaise, and the amaretto French toast, plus several brunch cocktails. Serving brunch from 10 am to 3 pm, it’s a great place to begin a relaxing day.

Peg’s Glorified Eggs n Ham

A family-owned and operated small chain eatery with four locations in the Reno area plus one in California, Peg’s Glorified Eggs n Ham is a popular breakfast and lunch spot serving hearty portions to hungry diners. Established in 1999, this casual establishment attracts locals and tourists alike seven days a week. Offering a varied menu ensures that everyone from omnivores to vegetarians to those with a sweet craving will find something to tickle their taste buds. Favored choices include the huevos rancheros served with hash browns, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, fresh pinto beans and tortillas and the veggie benedict with avocado, tomato, onion and spinach plus hollandaise.

Peg’s Glorified Eggs n Ham, 420 S. Sierra St., Reno, NV, USA, +1 775 329 2600

Dining room at Squeeze In | Courtesy of Squeeze In
Dining room at Squeeze In | Courtesy of Squeeze In

Squeeze In

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Established in 1974 in Truckee, CA, Squeeze In is a family-friendly, laid-back joint known for their massive omelettes. Purchased by the Young family in 2003, the restaurant expanded to Reno and due to its popularity, continues to grow. A celebrated favorite with the weekend brunch crowd (there is often a wait on the weekends) breakfast starts at 7 am and is served until closing (2 pm) making it the perfect spot for early or late risers. Favorite dishes among guests include the ‘Nebraska Rae’ omelette stuffed with bacon, tomatoes and cream cheese and topped with avocado and the banana and walnut pancakes. For a tasty brunch cocktail, try the top-shelf bloody Mary garnished with a piece of bacon.

Sterling Brunch

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse is an elegant, fine-dining restaurant located inside the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in downtown Reno. Open every night for dinner, the establishment also features an exquisite Sunday champagne brunch that will please the most discerning of tastes and comes with a complimentary choice of bubbly or mimosa or bellini. A brunch buffet that offers a wide variety of options from live-action entrée stations to an omelet station to seafood options and more, including decadent desserts, the choices are diverse, meaning everyone will be satisfied. A culinary experience not to be missed, the Sterling Brunch is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or to relax and indulge a bit.

The Stone House Cafe

Cafe, American, Gluten-free, $$$
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Tucked inside an early-1900s Craftsman-style bungalow built out of river rock, The Stone House Cafe specializes in delicious New American cuisine. Owned by the Abowd family, the lovely café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and is a must-try for any brunch lover. Within a vibrant interior with retro rock posters adorning the walls, or weather permitting, outside on the patio beautified with trees, flowers, and plants, diners can feast upon a host of tantalizing entrées of sweet or savory varieties. The Irish oatmeal pancakes topped with lingonberry maple syrup and the lobster benedict, are two wonderful choices. Pair the meal with a cocktail for the ultimate brunch experience.

Wet Hen Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Wet Hen Cafe, Reno
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Established in 2010 by Jackie and Don Handlin, Wet Hen Café is a charming place serving rustic cuisine with a French spin. Open for breakfast and lunch every day, it is a brunch lover’s dream. Procuring the freshest ingredients available, the kitchen creates everything from scratch daily ensuring a quality product that is sure to satisfy. Within a welcoming environment, diners can savor mouthwatering dishes such as quiche Lorraine with bacon and sautéed onions, strawberry crepes topped with a bit of crème fraîche, and the European omelette with ham, avocado and brie. Be sure to try a slice of their famous apple pie.