Rise & Shine with the Best Breakfast in Pittsburgh!

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Get ready for a breakfast experience unlike any other. The Steel City has the culture, beer, and personality that any city craves for anyone to come and enjoy what they have to offer. Exploring a city as cool as this will require energy…and lots of it! Check out these places for the best breakfast in Pittsburgh before your next adventure!

Best Breakfast in Pittsburgh

First on the list is the most famous breakfast joint in the 412, The Dor-Stop Restaurant. With three decades in the game and continuing to serve up hot fresh diner food, your heart will warm while the cheese from your omelet melts in your mouth. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, this hot and fresh classic American breakfast diner is what your stomach needs to be filled with. If you’re going to do breakfast right, then The Dor-Stop is your stop for the best breakfast in Pittsburgh.

Monday – Tuesday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Wednesday | Closed 
Thursday – Friday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Saturday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍1430 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Make sure to put some pomade in your hair and grab a leather jacket because this breakfast diner will have you back in time as you walked into the set of Grease. Pamela’s is known for serving hot and fresh diner delights all in a classic 50s retro style that will make you feel right at home. Since opening their first location, they have expanded to a few locations throughout the Burgh. Over 40 years in the breakfast game, Pamela’s continues to serve up and beat out anybody who dares to rival their diner delicacies for best breakfast in Pittsburgh. 

21st St. Location 
Sunday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍 60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Forbes Location 
Sunday – Monday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Tuesday – Wednesday | Closed 
Thursday – Saturday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

📍3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Walnut Street Location 
Sunday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍5527 Walnut St #2, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Washington Location 
Monday – Tuesday | Closed 
Wednesday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍427 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

If you could eat the best breakfast in Pittsburgh and feel like making a difference at the same time, come on down to Square Café. A passion for bringing seasonal and regional food to East Liberty, plus a vision for community outreach, make this breakfast joint a top choice. Patrons are served delicious home fresh food and while gazing at local talented artists galleries displayed at the café. Not to mention all the nonprofits, fundraisers, promotions, and special events Square Café puts on to serve the community. So you will be able to eat well and feel good all at the same time.

Monday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Tuesday | Closed 
Wednesday – Saturday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 


📍134 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 

Get ready to pour the syrup and melt some butter all over what this delicious breakfast eatery has to offer. Waffles INCaffeinated is your place for everything sweet, with their staple being gourmet waffles that even Shrek wouldn’t be able to refuse. Catered to the people by their affordable prices and boutique dining experience, you can enjoy their tasty treats at any of their five locations. Get out of your swamp and get down to Waffles INC ASAP!

Monday – Friday | 8:00AM–2:00PM
Saturday – Sunday | 8:00AM–3:00PM

Carson St. Location 

📍 2517 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Wexford Location 

📍10339 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 

South Side Location

📍 134 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Fifth Ave Location 

📍456 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Beaver Location 

📍453 3rd St, Beaver, PA 15009

Travel between two continents for your next breakfast outing because Gepetto Café can fly you to where you want to go! Featuring authentic European-style crepes, and don’t think you have to choose between savory or sweet because Geppetto’s got both. Plus, their menu doesn’t just stop at crepes, they serve up timeless classics of omelet’s, French toast, and tons more to eat. You have to try it because making it on the list of “best breakfast in Pittsburgh” wouldn’t be possible if they only catered to one act.

Sunday – Sunday | 9;00 am – 3:00 pm 


📍 4121 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

More Breakfast

DeLuca`s Diner | Cash only and serving food since 1950, the Strip District`s true old fashioned diner

Café Raymond | Delicious catering service with sit down breakfast, pastries, and lots of baked goods 

Eggs-R-Us | Family-owned diner serving up eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus lunch items and dinner specials daily

Caffe Mona | Decorated café with local artists’ works styled between European décor serving up breakfast diner classics 

Kelly O`s Diner in the Strip | Woman-owned and operated classic diner that Pittsburghers have come to know and love to eat at

Café Moulin | Cozy café atmosphere with delicious crepes and classic breakfast fare for all to enjoy 

More Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Make your next breakfast date or outing that much more delicious, and make sure to check out one of these top places to chow down on good steel city food.

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