16 Best Cities for Brunch Lovers

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Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter.

Few things taste better than sweet, syrupy pancakes and crispy bacon after sleeping in all morning — no wonder brunch is the superior meal.

But where in the U.S. can you get top-tier crepes and bottomless mimosas?

To find out, LawnStarter ranked 2022’s Best Cities for Brunch Lovers to mark National Brunch Month in April.

We looked for cities with delicious bites, brunch clubs, deals, events, and high local demand.

For an even closer look at the national brunch scene, we also surveyed U.S. adults’ brunch habits and preferences.

Use our rankings and in-depth analysis to discover where your brunch group should rally for a reservation next weekend.

1. New York, NY

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Overall score: 71.21

Access rank: 13

Quality rank: 5

Community rank: 1

Demand rank: 1

2. New Orleans, LA

New Orleans
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Overall score: 50.56

Access rank: 7

Quality rank: 1

Community rank: 58

Demand rank: 24

3. Chicago, IL

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Overall score: 47.73

Access rank: 65

Quality rank: 10

Community rank: 3

Demand rank: 2

4. Las Vegas, NV

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Overall score: 47.66

Access rank: 2

Quality rank: 27

Community rank: 16

Demand rank: 16

5. Orlando, FL

Orlando, Florida
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Overall score: 47.02

Access rank: 1

Quality rank: 79

Community rank: 18

Demand rank: 22

6. Savannah, GA

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Overall score: 46.43

Access rank: 5

Quality rank: 6

Community rank: 88

Demand rank: 45

7. San Diego, CA

The skyline of San Diego, where median rent is well below median mortgage payments
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Overall score: 46.26

Access rank: 32

Quality rank: 8

Community rank: 6

Demand rank: 14

8. Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado
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Overall score: 44.43

Access rank: 20

Quality rank: 18

Community rank: 10

Demand rank: 10

9. San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, California
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Overall score: 44.12

Access rank: 18

Quality rank: 19

Community rank: 12

Demand rank: 9

10. Tempe, AZ

Tempe Arizona
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Overall score: 43.03

Access rank: 27

Quality rank: 3

Community rank: 75

Demand rank: 66

11. Portland, OR

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Overall score: 41.94

Access rank: 22

Quality rank: 22

Community rank: 15

Demand rank: 17

12. Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington
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Overall score: 41.37

Access rank: 14

Quality rank: 33

Community rank: 23

Demand rank: 6

13. Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins,
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Overall score: 41.36

Access rank: 24

Quality rank: 7

Community rank: 58

Demand rank: 116

14. Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.
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Overall score: 41.23

Access rank: 9

Quality rank: 143

Community rank: 2

Demand rank: 7

15. Kansas City, MO (tie)

Kansas City, Missouri
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Overall score: 40.65

Access rank: 68

Quality rank: 11

Community rank: 22

Demand rank: 40

15. Salt Lake City, UT (tie)

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Overall score: 40.65

Access rank: 12

Quality rank: 51

Community rank: 14

Demand rank: 44


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We ranked 197 of the biggest U.S. cities from best (No. 1) to worst (No. 197) for brunch lovers based on their overall scores (out of 100 points), averaged across all the weighted metrics listed below.

  • Establishments Serving Brunch per Square Mile
  • Number of Brunch Deals at Local and Nearby Establishments
  • Average Consumer Rating for Establishments Serving Brunch
  • Number of Highly Rated Establishments (4.5+ Stars) Serving Brunch (with at Least 10 Reviews)
  • Total Number of Reviews for Establishments Serving Brunch
  • Number of Brunch Clubs
  • Number of Brunch Events
  • Average Monthly Google Searches for “Brunch” or “Brunch near me” Over Past 12 Months

Sources: Google Ads, Groupon, Meetup, and TripAdvisor.

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