No matter what you get at this breakfast-meets-Mexican diner, order a side of the spicy biscuits and gravy. You will not regret it.
1035 Broad Ripple Ave., 202-0410, biscuitscafe.com
Good God, the omelettes! The toast with toppings! The endless coffee! You’ve probably got one of these Indy staples for breakfast and lunch close to you, and lucky you for that.
4901 N. Pennsylvania St., 925-2823; 8697 River Crossing Blvd., 815-0765; 225 W. Washington St., 632-0765; 4733 126th St. (Carmel), 569-0965; 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd. (Carmel), 566-0765; cafepatachou.com
There is brunch food, and then there is mothahfuckin’ brunch food. Yeah, so there are kids there in flannel and sock hats, and there’s a garden out front. Drop your hipster judgy face for five friggin’ seconds and go enjoy a completely different take on the most glorious meal of the day by chef Jonathan Brooks, one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs of 2015. Milktooth ain’t your standard-issue greasy spoon, so bring with you a sense of adventure and a willingness to try something you never have before. Also, get there early to avoid long waits. Actually, don’t: the longer you wait the more you’ll be able to consume amazing coffee and cocktails. This is definitely a “special occasion” kind of brunch.
534 Virginia Ave., 986-5131, milktoothindy.com
Delicious food, a huge variety on the menu, and the smiling faces of their great staff make this an easy choice for weekend breakfast. It’s almost always packed though, so be prepared for a wait.
1001 E. 54th St., 255-3800, goodmorningmamas.com