February 7, 2017

19 Great Places To Get Breakfast In Omaha

Updated: Sept. 25, 2018

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:

Best places to get breakfast in Omaha - Locals share their favorite breakfast spots, and suggest what to order #eatlocal #omaha #restaurants #brunch

11-Worth Café

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.

AJ’s Café

Here’s a new diner (new to me, that is) that was suggested by Cee W.: AJ’s Café. Find AJ’s at 5146 N. 90th 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.

The Diner

UPDATE: The Diner’s original location has closed, but the restaurant has moved to be a part of Billy Frogg’s Grill & Bar in the Old Market.

Gaby H. recommended this Old Market greasy spoon. Gaby actually recommended a couple, but The Diner is her first choice. The Diner/Billy Frogg’s Grill & Bar, 1120 Howard St.

Early Bird Brunch

New to the Omaha dining scene is Early Bird Brunch. This Blackstone District restaurant has been recommended on several Facebook threads, each usually ending with at minimum two exclamation points. Early Bird Brunch, 3824 Farnam St., suite 121

FarmHouse Café & Bakery

Melissa F. recommended this popular restaurant, suggesting their cinnamon rolls and County Smoked Ham ‘n Eggs. This is a great place for a group. FarmHouse Café & Bakery, 3461 84th St.

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.

Joe’s Café

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.

Keystone Café

Don M. recommended Keystone Café, one I’m not too familiar with. Keystone Café, 7805 Military Ave.

Leo’s Diner

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.

Ever heard of Nitehawkes Cafe? It’s the oldest restaurant in Omaha that serves breakfast. Read about it here!

Over Easy

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.

Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

Expect a wait at this popular, new restaurant! It’s worth the wait, though, to enjoy delicious food in a hip atmosphere. Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, 1540 N. Saddle Creek

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 sadly, in 2017, the location with the wonderful brunch buffet has closed. Still, the downtown location of Upstream Brewery serves a great breakfast, and if you time it right, you can sit outside and watch the Saturday morning farmers market shoppers while sipping your mimosa. Upstream Brewing Co., 514 S. 11th St. and 17070 Wright Plaza (second location closed)

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.

Notable Chains

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!

You’ll find some breakfast ideas on the Family-Friendly Dining in Omaha Pinterest board:


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  1. I’d say you could add The Downtown Coffee Shop and B&B Classic Dogs!

  2. Two More For Omaha:

    1.Petrow’s! Not only is their down home traditional breakfast goodies tasty; but they have a very fancy European Coffee Machine (I asked) that produces barista-quality drinks.

    2.The Fair Deal Cafe has a FABULOUS brunch on weekends that is to-die-for! Be sure to go hungry!!

  3. Another great breakfast place is Shirley’s Diner in Millard. Ultimate comfort food place!

  4. Justin Craig says

    Shirley’s Diner is another great breakfast spot located in Millllard! The new location also has a dinner menu now!

  5. New favorite Mar Cafe 46 & Dodge. Great Mexican food!

  6. The Diner isn’t permanently closed! They moved in with billy frogs right around the corner!

    • Really? That’s good news. I must have missed that announcement. Thanks for the heads up – I’ll look into it and update the post.

      • Definitely is good news! May not be the same esthetics but traditions carry on with the people and food anyways. They posted it on their Facebook page “the diner-omaha”

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