Cincinnati's 3 best spots to score budget-friendly breakfast and brunch food

Mom 'n 'Em Coffee & Wine

Mom 'n 'Em Coffee & Wine | Photo: Monica H./Yelp

Craving breakfast and brunch food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breakfast and brunch restaurants around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Mom 'N 'Em Coffee & Wine

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Topping the list is Mom 'n 'Em Coffee & Wine. Located at 3128 Colerain Ave. in Camp Washington, the wine bar and breakfast and brunch spot is the highest-rated inexpensive breakfast and brunch restaurant in Cincinnati, boasting five stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp.

On the menu, look for avocado toast, yogurt and granola and egg sandwiches, as well as pastries, coffee and tea.

2. The Bagelry

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Next up is Over-The-Rhine's The Bagelry, situated at 1401 Walnut St. With 4.5 stars out of 61 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. Bagels, egg sandwiches, lox and turkey clubs are all on offer.

We turned to Yelp for an overview of The Bagelry.

"The principal owner, Richard Huff, began baking bagels in 2015 and has been refining his recipe ever since," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "He teamed up with his brother, Kyle Jones, and sister-in-law, Colleen Hert, in early 2017 to make their bagel shop dreams a reality."

3. J & J Restaurant

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Westwood's J & J Restaurant, located at 6159 Glenway Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 48 reviews.

Yelper Rich R., who reviewed J & J Restaurant on December 8 wrote, "Breakfast is piles of buttery, pillow scrambled eggs or perfectly fried if that's your preference, paired with fatty, crispy, greasy bacon, ever so slightly spicy pork sausage, delicious local goetta, perfectly toasted (white bread) toast. All this is served with GIANT piles of home fried potatoes, no peppers or onions here, crispy, light and delicious."

Matt T. noted, "This is a greasy spoon as they should be. No matter what side of the city, we should all be able to agree that J&J's is great!

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