Treat Yo’ Self to Breakfast Around Omaha—A Mom’s Brunch Guide

Breakfast in Omaha

It’s a new year, and it’s time to take a deep breath, relax, and unwind. What better way to treat yo’ self than by trying some new breakfast nooks around Omaha. It was a hard task to force myself to try all these tasty spots around the city—French Toast is my love language—but I was up to the job! 


This restaurant is so cute. Nestled within the city college students were dining and talking over study notes, families like ours, and moms’ groups gathered for brunch. The menu was pretty extensive with creative twist options such as Cereal Killer Pancakes, PB&J French Toast, or Chicken & Donut. They also have café options and cocktails available for purchase.

My go-to order is almost always french toast, and the OG french toast did not disappoint. It was so fluffy and delicious. The Traveler’s Omelette also got rave reviews from our table. 

Another fun aspect of Early Bird is the seating. There were tables along the window for smaller parties, and circular tables throughout the middle of the restaurant. I couldn’t help thinking those tables would contain my kiddos!

There was also a Narnia wardrobe situation going on where people would go in groups to what appeared to be just the restrooms. After some investigation, I discovered that through the passageway to the bathrooms, was an entrance to the neighboring restaurant, Eat Bob’s Donuts. While I didn’t save any room for their artisan donuts, I will definitely be back because they looked delectable!    

3824 Farnam Street, Suite 120
Omaha, NE 68131

(402) 934-5535


This is a great local spot in town with classic, tasty menu items.

Our whole family enjoyed their food, and the prices were fair. I suspect this café has pretty full tables most of the time. It has a hometown, “everybody knows your name” feel when you walk in. There are a few areas in the restaurant, and the staff was super friendly.

The pancakes were bigger than the kids, and their Magic Mouse pancake for the kids was a huge hit! The french toast was delightful, and the portion of the chorizo skillet was quite large. This was a great family-friendly spot, and I see us returning soon.

817 N 40th St
Omaha, NE 68131-1828

(402) 551-2176


What a charming location downtown! I went mid-morning. Several people were working quietly while enjoying a coffee or their breakfasts, friends catching up, and my littlest guy and me enjoying our breakfast. The sun was hitting the tables just right, and it was so cozy. There was a beautiful waiting/seating area, high top seating along with the large windows, and smaller tables throughout the restaurant.

My son tried the cotton candy donut, can you go wrong? The beignet was so warm and fresh. I felt like I was on the streets of New Orleans at Café Du Monde. And the French toast was plated beautifully. It was served with praline butter, granola, and rosemary maple syrup-yum! It would be an excellent spot for a brunch date or a one-on-one outing with one of your children.

1603 Farnam St. 
Omaha, NE 68102

(402) 505-3897


Kitchen Table was an adorable location downtown that offers a full menu. My favorite thing was the atmosphere…and the bacon. The owners try to work with local farmers to get fresh products throughout the year. The bread is made in house and is served warm. I tried the everything bagel cheese balls with a side of bacon. Next time I will definitely try the French Toast.

While I was waiting for my food, a couple came in to order their food and said they had just gotten off a flight from Florida, and Kitchen Table was their first stop. Wow! If that’s not a positive review, I don’t know what is. I could have sat and read a book in the space all day. There was a small vase with greenery on each table, greenery along the wall, and a whole wall with potted plants. It was a beautiful contrast against the red brick.

1415 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68102

(402) 213-7319


Let me tell you…Wheatfields Express almost derailed my breakfast mission. I went to the downtown express location, and when you enter their doors, you can’t help but want to reach for the HUGE slices of cheesecake and cake. Plus, the soups looked delicious! But, I stuck to my breakfast mission and ordered a giant cinnamon roll and the quiche Lorraine. OMG. That quiche was worth the wait. It smelled amazing, and it was so tasty. The gooey cheese layer and crispy bacon pushed it over the edge. I had to fend off my kids from the giant cinnamon roll. When I saw the baker scoop a giant ice cream scoop of frosting on that bun…I knew it was going to be heavenly.

The downtown location had a take-out area with fresh bakery and lunch options, and there was an attached sit-down dining area. They have some prepackaged items and bread, and plenty of quick to-go options. There was also a unique display with treats for your doggies. Oh yes, a free sample area that my three-year-old enjoyed. One lady came in and got a slice of cheesecake which she quickly enjoyed on the outdoor patio…it’s December folks, so it must be can’t-wait-until-I’m-home-good. Confession, I dove into the quiche in my car.

1202 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68102

 (402) 991-0917


There you have it.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and all of these brunch spots are winners in my book! There’s so much yumminess right here in our town. 

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Ellen Kehs was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Mason. Together they’ve traveled the world, most recently touching down in Omaha in June 2019. She’s a mom to three little boys, Theodore (nine), Woodrow (seven), and Maximus (four). Life is never boring with her boys! Ellen loves being a military spouse and she embodies the “bloom where you are planted” mentality. In addition to soaking up whatever current city she’s living in, she is passionate about reading and getting books in the hands of children, as well as helping other mamas connect with each other. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, a master’s degree in adolescent literacy and technology, and she teaches 6th-12th grade English online full-time, but is primarily a stay-at-home mom. Her hobbies include, exploring, reading, swimming, napping, snapping pictures, playing games, baking, and loving on the little men in her life.


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