Hey parents! Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious brunch with your kids in Indianapolis? We’ve curated a list of the best family-friendly brunch spots that will delight both you and your kids. Get ready to discover some amazing brunch destinations!
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Best spots in Indianapolis to have brunch with kids:
You’ll feel like you stepped into a different era when you enter Rock-Cola Cafe, a 1950s-themed diner on the southeast side of Indy. On the menu, you’ll find classic breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, french toast, and throwback offerings like pork chops and eggs. Vintage memorabilia line the walls, including many mementos celebrating James Dean, an Indiana native.
Created by the people behind Sahm’s, The Roost has two locations: Fishers, and a new location in Nora right off the Monon Trail. Whether you’re looking for a savory, sweet or healthy brunch, you’ll find it at this American-style restaurant.
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When you’re in the mood for pancakes as big as your head, head to Ruth’s Cafe. Along with big, fluffy pancakes, you’ll also find egg dishes any way you like them, from scrambles to omelets to Benedicts. Their full lunch menu includes salads and sandwiches, too.
And if you want a laugh, check out the description of their four different types of grilled cheese, like Mom’s Choice (cheddar only, because mom had a long day) to Gourmet (Mom’s got an au pair! Goat cheese, brie, and apples!).
Lincoln Square Pancake House
Established in 1989, Lincoln Square Pancake House is a family-owned eatery chain in Indiana, boasting 11 locations throughout central Indiana. Breakfast is served all day making it easy to catch brunch 7 days a week. Kids will be particularly delighted by Lincoln Square Pancake House’s homemade whipped butters, making their pancakes simply irresistible.
Traders Point Creamery
Traders Point Creamery is a farm-to-table dairy and restaurant located north of Indianapolis. They pride themselves on using organic, grass-fed, and locally sourced ingredients in their menu offerings. Plus, their outdoor seating area and farm tours add to the excitement and uniqueness of your brunch experience.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
At Another Broken Egg Cafe, you’ll find Southern-inspired and innovative dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Adults can enjoy spiked cold brews and mimosas with their brunch, while kids can indulge in hot chocolate while dining on kid favorites like chocolate chip pancakes and sugar-dusted waffles.
When Cafe Patachou comes to mind, it’s almost impossible not to think about brunch. With their breakfast and lunch menus available all day, there’s no need to stress about missing those brunch hours. What’s more, Cafe Patachou offers a kid’s menu and the option to “down-size” regular items for the little ones aged 10 and under. This means your kiddos can enjoy smaller portions of yummy favorites like avocado toast or ricotta scrambled eggs. And don’t forget the cinnamon toast!
Big Bear Biscuits
Find all things biscuits at Big Bear Biscuits, with locations in Indianapolis and Brownsburg. You’ll find breakfast biscuit sandwiches, biscuit plates, and sweet offerings, like fried mini biscuits dusted with cinnamon sugar. Come hungry as a bear, because the portions are huge!
There’s no other place like Eggshell Bistro, located in the heart of Carmel. This small, eclectic, globally-focused restaurant is the perfect place to grab brunch when you’re feeling a little adventurous. Choose from any of the carefully crafted dishes on the menu, like the popular Moroccan shakshuka or the shirred dukkah egg. You and your family will feel like you stepped into an exotic cafe.
A European-style bistro, Caffe Buondi features artisanal breakfast, brunch and lunch items with Italian flair. Help yourself to Lavazza coffee at the self-serve espresso bar. Then, peruse the menu, which includes many Italian favorites like frittatas, sweets, galettes, and toasts, as well as classic American fare like waffles. The D.L.I.D (Do Like Italians Do) is a good pick when you just want a little something for breakfast or brunch: This popular menu item includes a cappuccino, a warm homemade croissant, and jam.