February 12, 2024

Akron's Best Brunch Spots: Where to Arouse Your Appetite in the Rubber City

From bottomless coffees to stacks of pancakes that challenge gravity - discover Akron's brunch spots that turn your average Sunday into a feast of epic proportions.

Richard Gargan
Richard Gargan
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Akron's Best Brunch Spots: Where to Arouse Your Appetite in the Rubber City
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From cozy diners that have mastered the classic egg scramble to chic cafés serving up globally inspired plates, Akron's brunch spots are more than just a place to eat — they're a destination to experience.

Chameleon Cafe Akron

23 S Main St, Akron

(234) 334-3603

Reviewed by:

Doris Laird

Great place for a quick bite. Had a sandwich and salad delivered for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the spice in my grilled cheese. It's not every day you find a place that serves white French dressing, which adds a nice touch. For anyone looking for a quick meal, this spot comes highly recommended. The vegetarian options, like the Cilantro Lime Veggie Panini, are among the best in Akron. The sweet potato and black bean wrap with kale is also super good, and the 23 sauce is always a nice addition. The convenience of online ordering and curbside pickup is a huge plus. The food is consistently good, and the cilantro-lime chicken panini along with the refreshing drinks are a must-try. Whether you're picking up, dining in, or ordering through DoorDash, it's a great place for lunch. The Cobb Quesadilla was really good, though I wish there was an option for Bleu cheese dressing instead of ranch. The Fall Pumpkin Chai was just perfect, offering a cozy vibe that's hard to beat. Inside, it's very cozy, and the café tables on the sidewalk add a nice touch for those who prefer outdoor dining.

Fred's Diner

930 Home Ave, Akron

(330) 535-3733

Reviewed by:

Ifeoma Del Cid

Found my new favorite breakfast spot in town. The home fries were the best I’ve ever tasted, and the same goes for the country fried steak with sausage gravy. My dad also thoroughly enjoyed his corn beef hash. Everything we tried was top-notch. It was my first visit here, but I'll definitely be back. The food, service, and diner atmosphere were all fantastic. Plus, the prices are unbeatable, especially with the offer of a free drink with breakfast between 6:00 am and 9:00 am. Arriving just 15 minutes after opening, the front room was already nearly full, which is always a good sign. It didn't disappoint at all. Today was particularly cold, but the warm comfort and food inside were very welcoming. The staff were exceptionally gracious, handling a busy rush, a large party, and even a rude customer with professionalism. They maintained a five-star atmosphere and customer service throughout, which was highly impressive. Fred's Diner is clearly a local institution for good reason. Despite it being a small and simple place, it's clean, busy, and has a welcoming feel even well past lunchtime. The staff were friendly and efficient to both regulars and a first-timer like me. Waiting for my carryout order, which was prepared fresh since I hadn't called ahead, gave me a moment to observe the lively environment. The burgers and fries, just like the breakfast, were served in generous portions and were absolutely delicious. This visit confirmed why Fred's Diner has such a stellar reputation. Definitely planning to keep coming back! Thanks, Fred's!


21 Furnace St, Akron

(330) 286-1315

Reviewed by:

Isaac Varela

Visited NOMZ for brunch and had a great experience overall. The vegan pesto chicken I ordered was simply amazing, though the simple salad was a bit too lemony for my taste. However, when I added it to the sandwich, it balanced out nicely. The food here is consistently phenomenal, with everything seeming to be fresh and, I believe, locally sourced. This place is tucked away in a cute market area filled with other vendors and shops, adding to its charm. Despite a slightly awkward interaction with the staff and the tight seating arrangement, the visit was enjoyable, making me consider takeout for future visits. Both the soup and the avocado toast were well-seasoned and tasty, though the portions seemed a bit on the smaller side for the price. The bar area was a highlight of the visit, especially since it was a Saturday and we managed to find seating. The bartender, Cheyenne, was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, enhancing our experience. The blueberry lemonade and the buy one get one free mimosas were delightful. I had the egg and cheese croissant breakfast sandwich with bacon, which was outstanding, possibly the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. My sister greatly enjoyed her baked Brie as well. In summary, NOMZ offers an inviting atmosphere, delicious food, and exceptional service. It's a perfect spot to enjoy a meal, especially on a nice day when you can also explore the surrounding market area. Highly recommend giving it a try for a unique and satisfying dining experience.

Valley Café Restaurant

1212 Weathervane Ln, Akron

(330) 865-0101

Reviewed by:

Ivida Siyam

The food at Valley Café Restaurant in Akron is phenomenal. On my visit for brunch, I ordered shrimp and grits and was pleasantly surprised by how they served it in little cut-out grits squares with a creamy sauce, seasoned French bread, and delicious shrimp. It’s a must-try spot. The flavors had me repeatedly expressing how good everything tasted to my friend. I also enjoyed the country fried steak with gravy, scrambled eggs, home fries, and rye toast. The portions were generous, especially the potatoes and eggs which stood out for me. Though the gravy was a bit too peppery for my liking, the steak itself was more than satisfying. The waffle and coffee also deserve a mention for being especially delicious. Despite them being a little understaffed, the servers remained super friendly, which added to the overall positive experience. They even have a cute patio, although it's good to know beforehand that the parking lot is on the smaller side. After a refreshing run through the towpath in Cuyahoga Valley, stopping at Valley Cafe for breakfast was a great choice. I particularly love their Benedict eggs and the fluffy pancakes, which are a personal favorite. The service here is always friendly and quick, making it a lovely spot to visit if you find yourself in the area.

Boathouse Cafe

2215 E Waterloo Rd, Akron

(234) 231-1556

Reviewed by:

Daquan Max

Visited Boathouse Cafe for brunch in Akron and was immediately struck by the cleanliness of the restaurant and the efficiency and friendliness of the staff. The menu offered a nice array of choices, and dishes were plated attractively and prepared well. However, initially, the flavors didn't quite meet expectations, as nothing on the plate really tasted exceptional and often found myself reaching for salt and pepper. Despite this, a later visit to try the breakfast tacos changed the perspective slightly. They were well cooked, attractively served, and had a decent flavor, especially when served with real brand name sauce. While still adding a bit of seasoning out of preference, it wasn't as necessary as before. The home fried potatoes served alongside were a highlight, crispy without being greasy, and left wondering if a custom addition like onions would be possible. It’s these little things that make one consider returning. The potato pancakes have been consistently outstanding across visits. The portion sizes and prices are more than reasonable, aligning well with the overall dining experience. From walking in and seeing the cleanliness and welcoming faces, to the attentive service provided by staff members like Shelly, it's a welcoming atmosphere. However, it's important to note that the experience might not be as positive for those with food sensitivities or allergies. Encountering service that appeared less accommodating and somewhat frustrated by questions regarding food preparation methods did impact the overall experience. Despite the quality of the food, this aspect was a significant downside. The interior of the cafe is quite appealing, with an open layout, plenty of windows, and even a bar seating area that offers a view into the kitchen, adding to the ambiance. Ended up trying an avocado bowl and a Spanish omelette, both of which were delicious, except for the slightly undercooked hash browns. Despite the hiccup with handling food sensitivities, Boathouse Cafe remains a charming spot for brunch in Akron, offering a broad menu likely to encourage return visits. The atmosphere is inviting, and the majority of the staff go out of their way to ensure a pleasant dining experience.

Akron Family Restaurant

254 W Market St, Akron

(330) 376-0600

Reviewed by:

Elizabeth Camacho

Visiting Akron Family Restaurant for brunch was a delightful experience. The fact that it's a family-owned establishment really shines through in the effort they put into their service and food. The menu is impressively vast, catering to all kinds of cravings. The cappuccino here is among the best I've ever had, and the hot chocolate didn't disappoint either. My husband opted for the chicken n waffle, and he couldn't stop praising it. We also tried the veggie omelette and decided to venture into their lunch menu with a burger, both of which were delicious. But what really stood out was their biscuits and spicy gravy – an absolute must-try. The atmosphere was welcoming, perfect for the business meeting and luncheon we attended. The special luncheon menu they prepared was excellent, and their Avocado BLT with regular fries was a hit. Noteworthy was the attentive service from the staff, making sure our meeting went smoothly without any disruptions. Also, the restaurant itself is quite accommodating with ample space for a large group or meeting, and the parking lot can easily handle a busy day. Even when the place was bustling, the quality of service and food remained top-notch. On asking locals for a lunch recommendation, their suggestion to visit this restaurant was spot-on. The place was clean, the staff friendly, and our meals were exceptionally good. Not to mention, the helpful directions we received from the staff that were better than what our phones gave us! Based on this experience, it's a given that we'll be returning whenever we're back in Akron. The combination of delicious food, attentive service, and a welcoming atmosphere made our visit memorable.

Wally Waffle

845 W Market St, Akron

(330) 374-4915

Reviewed by:

Michael Jaddy

My family and I popped into Wally Waffle for brunch on a bright Friday morning, landing a table with no wait around 10:30am. Both my wife and I decided on the chicken and waffle combo - she opted for the bone-in wings while I went with the tenders, quickly realizing the bone-in wings were the superior choice with their remarkable flavor and texture. Our daughter chose the Elvis, a unique combination of bacon and peanut cooked into the waffle, topped with bananas and honey, sans the whipped cream. Each dish stood out, showcasing the quality and creativity we hadn't expected but were delighted by. The dining atmosphere was inviting, adding to the overall pleasant experience. Although initially a spur-of-the-moment decision, our meal turned out to be more than satisfactory. The classic breakfast options didn’t disappoint, and the service was notably friendly and attentive. While the $3 coffee seemed a bit pricey, this was a minor point when considering the satisfying portion sizes and the exceptional quality of the food. The waffles and pancakes were honestly some of the best we've had, and the chorizo patties, loaded fries, and the grit - reminiscent of comforting homemade porridge - were all must-tries. But what truly made our visit unforgettable was our waitress, Andrea A. Her vibrant energy and unwavering attention to detail were beyond what we've experienced anywhere else. Despite the bustling environment, our drinks were never neglected, and her ability to maintain such high service standards effortlessly was nothing short of impressive. Waitstaff like her are a rare find, making our brunch not just a meal, but a memorable experience. It's not often I'm compelled to write a review, but Andrea's exceptional service deserves every bit of recognition. Wally Waffle shines not just for its delightful menu but also for having such a dedicated team member. It's safe to say, we'll be returning not just for the food, but for the warm welcome that awaits.

First Watch

3265 W Market St, Akron

(330) 835-4076

Reviewed by:

Sameerah Tsang

Visiting First Watch in Akron for brunch has always been a pleasure, and my recent visit was no exception. While the service could feel a bit distant at times, the servers, including Isaac, were genuinely nice, ensuring our orders were correct and accommodating our needs with a smile. This really added a warm touch to our dining experience. The food, as always, was fresh. Although I found the "the works" omelet a tad underwhelming with its slightly raw onions and cooler temperature, the overall quality of the dishes served remained high. The dessert-style breakfast offerings, though pricier and less substantial than I'd hoped, were visually appealing. Despite the higher price points noted across the menu, the culinary experience still felt worth it, thanks to the creativity and flavor of the dishes. The coffee, albeit more acidic than my usual preference, turned drinkable with a bit of cream and sugar. Meanwhile, the rest of my family enjoyed their meal thoroughly, praising everything from the hearty breakfast options to the delightful service. Exploring the menu is always an exciting part of the visit, thanks to its vast selections and the kitchen's flexibility with substitutions. Everything sounds so tempting that deciding what to order becomes a challenge. Having visited First Watch multiple times, I continue to be impressed with their consistency in delivering amazing culinary experiences. It's a popular spot, especially in the mornings, so waiting for a table is common but well worth the patience. If there's one thing I'd recommend to first-timers, it's the million-dollar bacon – it's nothing short of spectacular. In summary, despite a few minor hiccups with food temperature and pricing, the visit to First Watch for brunch was enjoyable. The welcoming service, combined with the delectable food options, ensures I'll be returning for more delightful brunch experiences.

Molly Brown's Country Cafe

518 Canton Rd, Akron

(330) 784-4711

Reviewed by:

نوره Macias

This lovely woman runs this place like a well-oiled machine!❤️ This was our first visit here... with family events bringing us close to the area. It's real close to the hospital and worth every penny!!!!! The service was great, the food outstanding, and the atmosphere just so welcoming and warm🥰 They're open for breakfast and lunch, and let me tell you, the food is truly fantastic!!! Definitely, we will be back❤️ Thank you so much!!!! The cozy restaurant has reasonable prices, and the portions are super big!! The facilities are clean, and the staff is friendly. Loved the decorations, so cute!!! There was a cute Birthday party happening there that day...for a granny celebrating her 100th birthday!! So sweet...and it just showed me this is a perfect place to celebrate with family!!

Eye Opener

1688 W Market St, Akron

(330) 867-1114

Reviewed by:

Issachar Nicole

Just had an absolutely delightful brunch at Eye Opener in Akron, and I'm already planning my next visit! The food was not only delicious but also affordable. The bacon was the perfect balance of meaty and crispy, while the potatoes were clearly fresh cut, a nice change from the usual frozen fare at other places. The eggs Benedict? Couldn't have been more perfectly cooked if they'd tried. Definitely a must-repeat experience for me when I'm back in the area. The breakfast options really hit the spot, and the service was fantastic throughout our stay. For anyone who's a fan of combining potatoes and onions with their eggs, I'd highly recommend giving the Cozy Browns a try. Trust me, you'll end up pleasantly surprised. While usually, my experiences here are spot-on, there was a slight hiccup this time around. We ended up waiting a bit longer than usual without service, despite the place being busy. It was clear my usual server was overwhelmed, doing her best while others seemed less attentive. The brunch this time was around 9:45 am on November 8th. The food was okay, though portions seemed a bit on the smaller side than what I'm accustomed to here. The country fried steak, in particular, was noticeably smaller, and the potatoes weren't as hot as I'd prefer. While the initial service was quick, there was a bit of a wait for coffee refills, which was a letdown. Also, I noticed a 4% credit card charge added to my bill, which wasn't clearly posted anywhere I could see. It seems a bit off since the charge doesn't match what credit companies usually ask for; it feels a bit like an unnecessary profit margin on their part. Despite the small issues this last visit, my overall experience with Eye Opener's brunch has been overwhelmingly positive. Fantastic food and usually stellar service make it a place I'll continue to go back to. Can't wait for my next visit!

A Walk In The Park Cafe

1491 Aster Ave, Akron

(330) 536-9255

Reviewed by:

Tony De Jager

Discovering A Walk In The Park Cafe for brunch in Akron was a delightful experience. This place is a hidden gem! The food is not only affordable but also scrumptious. The staff here are incredibly friendly and show a genuine passion for what they do, which adds to the overall welcoming atmosphere of the cafe. What truly sets this place apart is its quirky yet inviting ambiance, filled with artistic touches like paintings and uniquely designed chairs and tables. The opportunity to paint while waiting for food is a novel idea that I haven't encountered anywhere else. Visiting from out of town and deciding to stop here was a decision well made. The art and atmosphere were absolutely captivating. Though time constraints prevented participating in painting, it's something that sounded like a fun activity to engage in. The kindness and friendliness of not just the staff but also other guests enhanced the experience even further. The food was, without a doubt, fantastic. Wishing for closer proximity to frequent this cafe more often feels natural after such a positive experience. My first visit coincided with the Fourth of July, and the experience was nothing short of amazing. The process of ordering was straightforward, the food reasonably priced, and everything tasted exquisite. The breakfast options, including quesadillas, burritos, biscuits & gravy, not to mention the mimosas, were all fantastic. A special shoutout to Spencer for his helpful and positive attitude during our visit. The commitment to maintaining great food, ambiance, and the addition of more owls by 2023 keeps the place charmingly unique. On a separate note, the cafe's cozy setup, decorated with numerous owls, appealed to me greatly, as owls are among my favorite animals. Although the first visit was for takeout, the impressions left were indelible. The food, particularly the Grandma's in Town plate, was so good that it was devoured before a thought to snap a picture occurred. My daughter enjoyed her kid's breakfast immensely, which speaks volumes about the quality of food served here. In summary, A Walk In The Park Cafe is more than just a place to eat; it's a wonderful experience wrapped in good food, art, and warmth. Definitely deserving of repeated visits and a solid recommendation for anyone looking for a unique brunch spot in Akron.

Farmer Boy Restaurant

610 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron

(330) 928-4727

Reviewed by:

Arafath Bryant

Visited Farmer Boy Restaurant for brunch in Akron and had a fantastic experience. This place feels like a delightful down-home, family-friendly spot. Noticing a lot of older customers around made it clear that this joint is a local favorite for good reasons. The service was top-notch; our waitress was superb, offering great recommendations. One such suggestion was the chicken stir fry, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint – absolutely loved it and plan to have it again when back in the area. Everything we tried was delightful. They had this egg benedict special with a unique twist - a cheese sauce instead of the traditional Hollandaise, and it was a game-changer. Also, the juices were very rich in flavor; even my daughter, who isn’t a fan of onions, ended up enjoying their onion rings. The fish was another hit, perfectly crunchy. It’s a place I’d definitely recommend due to the quality of food and the attentive, helpful service. The staff there are the friendliest you'll meet, which really added to the warm atmosphere of the place. Stopped by with my brother and a buddy on a trip to Southern Ohio, and decided on the country fried steak. Best decision ever - it was the best rendition of the dish I've had. Not to mention, the music and overall vibes were just impeccable. A great spot to kick start your day with a hearty meal. In summary, if you're in Akron looking for a place to enjoy a fantastic brunch, Farmer Boy Restaurant should be on your list. Great service, delicious food, and the warmest staff - you can’t go wrong here. Definitely looking forward to my next visit!

The Lamp Post

2146 E Market St, Akron

(330) 733-5308

Reviewed by:

Magdala Paz

Overall, my brunch experience at The Lamp Post in Akron was pretty good. It’s a relief to find a place that’s open 24/7, especially when most places seem to shut down early. This diner is your quintessential greasy spoon, and that’s exactly why I like it. Everything from the food to the service was solid, without room for complaints. The only hiccup might be the prices. They’re a bit higher than what I’m accustomed to at similar diners. But when you’re craving late-night eats at 11pm, you’re not exactly in a position to be choosy. One quick tip if you’re visiting in the summer: bring something warm to wear. They had the AC cranked up to maximum, making it quite chilly if you’re just in short sleeves. We found ourselves eating quickly just to escape to the warmth outside. Despite this minor inconvenience, I’d still recommend The Lamp Post and plan to return. It’s a must-visit, especially after catching a late show. It’s the epitome of a comforting diner experience. The He-Man breakfast platter is my usual choice, and although I can never finish it, it’s always a delight. It’s like stumbling upon a hidden gem in Ellet. During my visit, I had the chance to meet the cook, and our waitress, Angie, was fantastic. Her service really stood out. Visiting from out of town and craving breakfast, my family decided to try this place based on glowing online reviews. Opting for the He-Man platter to share with my little ones, it was more than enough for us and the kids. My son’s choice of pancakes, eggs, and bacon hit the spot for him too. Everything was reasonably priced, and based on this visit alone, I’d urge anyone to stop by. The rest of the menu looked tempting, and I’m eager to try out more of their offerings.

Oldies & Goodies Family Diner

641 Massillon Rd, Akron

(330) 733-3878

Reviewed by:

Courtland Virgo

Definitely, this place is a must-try! Ordered carryout for dinner previously and it was absolutely delicious, but decided to dine in for brunch this time and it did not disappoint either. The classic burger with potato wedges and the smothered chopped steak were standouts. Everything from the flavorful green beans that tasted like they had been cooked all day, to the tender meat smothered in a tasty gravy with peppers and onions, was spot on. The burgers here are a real treat, so don't overlook them. They offer a decent variety of sandwiches, wraps, and dinner options. Plus, their fries and onion rings are just irresistible. The prices are unbeatable for the quality of home cooking you get. The diner itself has a cozy, classic 50s vibe which adds to the charm. The staff is always pleasant, making you feel welcomed and treated like family. And if you have a sweet tooth, their shakes and desserts are a delightful bonus. On this visit, the service was fantastic, and the food arrived quickly. The smothered chicken dinner and the B.E.L.T burger on rye bread were the picks for the day. The broccoli salad was a highlight, incredibly delicious, and reminded me of home. According to my dining partner, it was "The best burger ever had." Having tried their omelets and mushroom swiss burgers before, I can vouch for their consistency in serving delicious meals. This little family diner is highly recommended not just for its amazing service and delectable food but also for the delightful dining atmosphere it offers. The decor is fascinating, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the meal. They often have good Groupon deals, making it an even more attractive option. Having eaten here numerous times across breakfast, lunch, and dinner, breakfast remains my favorite. And for anyone with a penchant for desserts, their milkshakes are thick, creamy, and utterly satisfying. The quick and kind service only adds to the reasons to come back again. Indeed, a gem worth visiting for anyone looking for good home-style cooking.

Michael's AM

1562 Akron Peninsula Rd #120, Akron

(330) 929-3447

Reviewed by:

Catherine Johnson

My first visit to Michael's AM for brunch in Akron was definitely a memorable one. Despite a lengthy wait of over an hour and a half, which initially had us second-guessing our decision to stay, the experience turned around completely once we were seated. Our waitress, Stormie, was a standout, managing our large party with patience and efficiency, making perfect menu suggestions that catered to everyone's tastes. The food, without a doubt, made every minute of the wait worth it. A standout dish for me was the shrimp & grits, a newer addition to their menu that I can't recommend enough. It was well-prepared, flavorful, and simply delicious. The stuffed French toast also made a lasting impression, striking the perfect balance between sweet and savory. Not to overlook, on a separate occasion, I opted for The Classic breakfast - scrambled eggs, choice of meat, toast, and hashbrowns, alongside a regular coffee. The meal was delightful, served with warmth and hospitality by another wonderful waitress, which made the dining experience all the more pleasant. Despite the initial hiccup with the wait time, everything following that was nothing short of excellent. The atmosphere, the quality of food, and the warm service have made Michael's AM a new favorite of mine for brunch in Akron. The staff's friendliness and the overall vibe of the place have me eagerly looking forward to my next visit. Michael's AM has truly mastered the art of making patrons feel welcomed and satisfied, ensuring that they leave with plans to return.

The Daily Pressed

323 S Main St, Akron

(330) 535-4000

Reviewed by:

Maria Chitalia

Brunch at The Daily Pressed in Akron turned out to be a delightful surprise. Walking into the place, there's an immediate sense of peace that washes over you, setting a perfect tone for what's about to come. The food was nothing short of superb. I followed the recommendations, and each dish exceeded my expectations. What made the experience even more remarkable was the service. It was top-notch, making me feel like a valued guest throughout my visit. However, there was a significant downside to the visit, primarily concerning the owner's behavior towards staff and customers, which was far from welcoming or professional. It's one thing to manage a business, but another to truly lead with respect. This was notably evident when I ordered a margarita, only to receive a disappointing mix that hardly resembled the cocktail. The situation was only made worse by the owner's response when I brought it to his attention, displaying a lack of basic customer service skills that are crucial in the hospitality industry. It's a shame, really, because the ambiance and quality of food and other services offered by the establishment suggest that it could be a fantastic spot if not for these glaring issues in management and drink quality. On a brighter note, the evening was saved by some unexpected entertainment. The comedy show provided a lively and enjoyable end to the night, showcasing the versatility of The Daily Pressed as more than just a brunch spot but also a place to unwind and be entertained. Additionally, the variety of coffee drinks and the decor of the place stood out. The attention to detail in the freshly pressed coffee and the ambiance it's enjoyed in shows a level of care that one wishes was consistent across all aspects of the business. In summary, while The Daily Pressed shines in several areas like food quality, atmosphere, and entertainment, it's significantly let down by key aspects of customer service and management attitude. It's a hidden gem that could truly shine if these issues were addressed, especially given its convenient location with free parking right behind the establishment. Hopefully, in time, it will reach its full potential.

Ann's Restaurant

1604 S Hawkins Ave, Akron

(330) 836-9000

Reviewed by:

Mike Rube

Wow, where has this place been all my life? Ann's Restaurant in Akron just served me the best omelette I've ever had, and believe me, I've tried a lot over the years. It might sound simple - eggs, cheese, and sausage - but there's something about the way they make it here that just blows every other omelette out of the water. After hearing so much about this spot, I finally decided to check it out and, let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed. Not only was the food out of this world, but the staff were incredibly friendly too. The whiting fish caught my eye, perfectly seasoned and absolutely delicious. I loved it so much that I've come back three times just for that. Service here is quick and efficient, with no waiting around, which is a huge plus. It's not just a breakfast place either; they serve breakfast all day and have a fantastic variety on the menu. I couldn't resist trying the rib sampler on one of my visits, and it's safe to say those ribs are something special - tender, flavorful, and coated in a seriously good sauce. The highlight of my visit? The presidential breakfast - scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, toast, and orange juice. Everything was fresh, tasty, and made just how I like it. The staff made sure I was well taken care of, their kindness and hospitality shining through with every interaction. As a first-timer, they treated me to a sample of their signature ribs, and wow, were they impressive. I've been to my fair share of rib places, but Ann's ribs could easily take the top spot at any rib festival. It's rare to find a place that hits the mark on food, service, and atmosphere, but Ann's Restaurant does just that. It's brought back so many memories and created new ones that I'll cherish. From the stuffed omelette to the warm welcome from the staff and the owner, everything has been exceptional. This isn't just a stopover; it's a place that feels like home. I'm definitely making this my regular spot.

Bob Evans

2449 Gilchrist Rd, Akron

(330) 784-4421

Reviewed by:

Geneßiß Tanner

As a longtime fan of Bob Evans, I was thrilled to have brunch there once again. Deciding to go for takeout, I placed my order through the app for the biscuit and sausage gravy breakfast. The app was straightforward to use, and it provided me with a pickup time, which I found convenient. Upon arrival, even though there was a bit of a wait to get my order, the staff were cordial throughout the process. I understand that delays can happen, especially during busy hours, and appreciated their efforts to bring my order out to me as soon as they could. Taking my breakfast home, I was eager to dive in. Bob Evans has always been a go-to for me because of the quality and taste of their food. The restaurant itself has always presented a clean, cozy atmosphere every time I dine in, which adds to the overall experience. As someone who also works as a DoorDasher, my experiences picking up orders from Bob Evans have generally been positive. The efficiency in getting orders ready allows me to be in and out quickly, which is crucial given the nature of the job. Overall, Bob Evans remains our top choice for brunch in Akron. The great food, service, and atmosphere never fail to impress. It's a place I always find myself returning to, whether for dining in or takeout.


1681 Home Ave, Akron

(833) 585-1665

Reviewed by:

Jerry Lucio

Just had a fantastic brunch experience at Denny's in Akron. Cheryl S was my waitress, and despite being busy, she constantly made sure I had everything I needed. It's not my first time enjoying the Lasagna here, and it was great as always. It was a filling meal, and Cheryl's attentiveness added to the positive experience. The customer service overall was impressive. The server was incredibly nice, and the food was delicious. For anyone looking for a tasty late-night snack or a hearty breakfast, this is the place to come. I tried the cinnamon roll pancake, and it was absolutely delightful. The atmosphere was very peaceful, which made the dining experience even more enjoyable. Also had the chance to order as a group while working the third shift. We kept it simple with 3 orders of pumpkin pancakes, sided with bacon and sausage. Though I must say, the bacon was a letdown as it felt undercooked for my liking. However, our waitress was phenomenal, especially being the only one on duty during a rush. Her efficiency, calmness, and overall cordiality were commendable. She's the kind of staff member any restaurant would be lucky to have. We made sure to leave a $20 tip to show our appreciation for her hard work. All in all, despite the small hiccup with the bacon, the experience was very positive. Would definitely recommend Denny's in Akron for anyone in need of a satisfying meal in a welcoming environment.

Urbean Cafe

631 S Broadway St, Akron

(330) 252-1633

Reviewed by:

Shelly Dewar

Urbean Cafe for brunch in Akron was such a delightful experience! The ambiance of the place was cozy and inviting, making it the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch. The menu offered a variety of options, ensuring there was something for everyone. Personally, I found the food to be absolutely delicious. It was clear that high-quality ingredients were used, and the dishes were prepared with care. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, adding to the overall positive vibe of the cafe. The prices were reasonable, especially considering the quality of the food and service. It's definitely a place I would recommend to others looking for a great brunch spot in Akron. The Urbean Cafe has certainly earned itself a repeat customer in me!

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