The Oh My! Omaha Facebook community knows good food. I recently asked where I could find the best breakfast in Omaha and they did not disappoint with recommendations.
Here are some of the breakfast recommendations:
11-Worth had a few votes for best breakfast. Jamie N. and Nicole B. both suggested it. The food is ample and the service is friendly, and as a bonus for kids, they get a balloon. 11-Worth Cafe, 2419 Leavenworth St.
Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch
Mishl P. recommended one of my go-to local restaurants for breakfast: Bailey’s. If you like benedicts, you’ll love the variety offered there. Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch, 1259 S. 120th St.
Gaby H. recommended this Old Market greasy spoon. Gaby actually recommended a couple, but The Diner is her first choice. The Diner, 409 S. 12th St.
FarmHouse Café & Bakery
Harold’s Koffee House
Harold’s, a Florence staple, was recommended by Diane P. Ask for one of their homemade donuts to go with your meal. Harold’s Koffee House, 8327 N. 30th St.
Just off the main strip of Maple Street in Benson, you’ll find a little restaurant called Joe’s Café. Valerie L. recommends trying it out. Joe’s Café, 6564 Maple St.
Don M. recommended Keystone Café, one I’m not too familiar with. Keystone Café, 7805 Military Ave.
Leo’s Diner is a Benson neighborhood staple.Barb W. and Diane T. both recommended Leo’s. I love the breakfast there, maybe not so much the coffee… Leo’s Diner, 6055 Maple St.
Lisa’s Radial Café
Here’s a place you should probably expect a wait. It’s really good. Jennifer G. recommended Lisa’s, and she shared the stuffed french toast and an omelet (“fastastic!”). Violet M. suggested a dish I haven’t tried yet, but she may have convinced me to order it next time: “The butterscotch pancakes are AMAZING!!!” The decorations at Lisa’s are fun to look at, as well. Lisa’s Radial Café, 817 N. 40th St.
Louie M.’s Burger Lust
It might not sound like a place for breakfast, but it is. Rebekah P. recommended Louie’s for breakfast. Louie M.’s Burger Lust, 1718 Vinton St.
Over Easy is a favorite around these parts. Gaby H., Ashley P. and Erin F. recommended the cute little West O. restaurant, for breakfast. Order a homemade poptart to accompany your breakfast. You’re welcome. Over Easy, 16859 Q St.
Pitch Pizzeria West Omaha
Looking for brunch? Mishl P. said Pitch (the West O. location) has a great brunch. “Fabulous bloody Mary’s and creme brûlée French toast and sausage ragout.” Pitch Pizzeria West Omaha, 17808 Burke St.
The Special Restaurant
Melissa N. and Jen S. both recommended a restaurant in Bellevue, Neb., that’s a new one to me. She said try the chicken fried steak or french toast at The Special Restaurant. The Special Restaurant, 303 Fort Crook Rd. N., Bellevue, Neb.
Summer Kitchen Café
Tim T. suggested Summer Kitchen, particularly the potato casseroles. Summer Kitchen Café has three locations: 1203 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, Neb.; 12010 Giles Road, LaVista, Neb.; and 1130 Sterling Ridge Drive.
Taxi’s Grille & Bar
Reader Alisha L. recommended the brunch at Taxi’s. I haven’t dined there for any meal, so I think I’ll make their brunch my first meal there. Taxi’s Grille & Bar, 1822 N. 120th St.
Upstream Brewing Co.
Jen S. recommended Upstream Brewery for its brunch buffet, which I have to chime in and say it is the best brunch buffet around. There are two locations for this brew pub, and while I like the Old Market location for sitting outdoors enjoying the brunch, the buffet at the West O. location is so great. Upstream Brewing Co., 514 S. 11th St. and 17070 Wright Plaza
Vidlak’s Brookside Café
Several people recommended Vidlak’s. Emily and Julie S. both recommended Vidlak’s for breakfast, with Julie recommending the cinnamon rolls. Randy A. recommended bringing some patience with you: “If you decide on going to Vidlak’s go early or you’ll have a wait time to a table……trust me it’s worth the wait!” Vidlak’s Brookside Café, 15668 W. Center Road
Elise H. recommended the One Pacific Place location (there are a couple other locations). I’ve never been disappointed at Wheatfields – their coffee is great and their menu is extensive. Nicole B. recommended Wheatfields, as well, but didn’t single out which location. Don’t miss out on trying a baked good! Wheatfields, 1224 S. 103rd St.
There are several chain restaurants in Omaha that have great service and food. Here are some that were recommended by readers: The Egg and I, Le Peep, and one of my favorites, First Watch.
Family-Friendly Breakfast Spots
Have little ones? Check out this list of kid-friendly restaurants with a great breakfast!
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