Best Breakfast Spots In Lexington, KY

There’s nothing quite like that perfectly fluffy pancake, full-to-bursting omelet, or gravy-drenched biscuit when you’re craving breakfast. Lexington has no shortage of great breakfast restaurants to meet your needs. Whether you want to start your day right or enjoy all the delights of breakfast late into the afternoon, we have you covered. These Lexington restaurants include a little of everything. You can enjoy a memorable breakfast with outstanding fare at these popular destinations.


Josie’s offers unbeatable southern hospitality and an all-day breakfast menu with mouthwatering made-from-scratch delights. The menu includes omelets, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, and the quiche of the day. You can enjoy your eggs benedict in one of two ways: Either opt for the traditional preparation with poached eggs, an English muffin, Virginia ham, and hollandaise sauce, or dress things up with the Florentine version, which features sautéed spinach, roasted red peppers, and smoked cheddar in place of the ham.

If you can’t decide what to order, go with the Chevy Chase Special. This includes two eggs, breakfast potatoes or cheese grit casserole, your choice of meat, and a biscuit with sausage gravy. Diners who prefer to keep it light can opt for the organic granola with low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Josie’s offers an abundance of sides, so it’s easy to dress up your meal just the way you like it by adding extras like sausage links, bacon, toast, biscuits, and more.

Location: 821 Chevy Chase Pl, Lexington

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily


Doodles describes its fare as “comfort food with a conscience.” Here you’ll find fresh, local ingredients in a friendly dining space that invites the community to gather. The menu is filled with items sourced from nearby Kentucky farmers, makers, and purveyors like Bluegrass Baking Company, Kentucky Honey Farm, Elmwood Stock Farm, Cacklin’ Hen, Clark Family Farm, Lexington Coffee & Tea, Weisenberger Mill, and many more.

The all-day breakfast menu includes options like johnny cakes, omelets, huevos rancheros, breakfast quesadillas, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast sandwiches. You’ll also find some innovative options like the Pigs & Puffs, which features bacon atop beignets dressed in fresh fruit, or Lillie’s Egg Doodle, which includes two grilled biscuits filled with eggs and your choice of fried potatoes or cheese grits.

Doodles also offers libations if you want to pair your brunch with a Bloody Mary, mimosa, simple Pimm, or milk punch. Seasonal and specialty cocktails are available as well.

Location: 262 N Limestone, Lexington

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Lexington Diner

Lexington Diner is a wildly popular local restaurant. If you’re set on getting your breakfast in a timely manner, make sure to secure reservations for your meal. You can order breakfast at any time of the day, which is welcome news to anyone who’s sampled the diner’s mouthwatering menu selections. You’ll find a little of everything here, including avocado toast, country fried steak and eggs, overstuffed omelets, French toast, and breakfast burritos.

If you have a sweet tooth, try the churro French toast tossed in cinnamon and sugar and topped with whipped cream and your choice of berry cream cheese or caramel sauce. If you prefer a savory meal, go for the New Mexican breakfast complete with black beans, diced tomatoes, onions, cheddar, tortilla strips, guacamole, eggs, and a drizzle of enchilada sauce. Lexington Diner also features a bar with a selection of brunch cocktails, including Bloody Marys, Irish coffee, mimosas, and a few creative offerings like the French toast shot and breakfast shot.

Location: 841 Lane Allen Road, Lexington

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday

Great Bagel & Bakery

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast, Great Bagel & Bakery is the perfect spot. You can find easy grab-and-go options to keep your day moving. Enjoy your breakfast at your desk, on the way to school, or as an energizing morning picnic at one of the area’s great local parks. Choose from over a dozen hand-crafted bagels in flavors like asiago, vegetable, maple bourbon, chocolate chip, and French toast. Then, add flavored cream cheeses or spreads. For something heartier, opt for a breakfast sandwich with toppings like eggs, cheese, breakfast meats, tomatoes, and more.

Great Bagel & Bakery also serves a variety of coffee drinks to get your day started right. You’ll find options like cold brew, café au lait, Americano, cappuccino, mocha, and more, with a selection of flavored syrups to make any drink just the way you like it.

Location: 396 Woodland Ave, Lexington & 3650 Boston Road Suite 108, Lexington

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at Woodland Ave, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Boston Road

Tack House Pub

You’ll find the Tack House Pub in an 1800s tack shop. The rustic environment and hearty breakfast menu pair together perfectly, offering a warm and welcoming dining experience. Breakfast is served till 11 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. The menu includes made-to-order omelets, pancakes, Belgian waffles, breakfast tacos and burritos, egg sandwiches, and more. If you want something sweet, don’t miss the Bourbon Bun, an oversized cinnamon roll topped with a homemade bourbon glaze. For a savory breakfast, try the “soon to be famous” Giacomo featuring corned beef hash and three eggs your way.

This is a great choice to kick off a family fun day thanks to the kid-friendly menu. Children 10 and under can choose pancakes, half of a Belgian waffle, or an egg any style with bacon or sausage, potatoes, and toast or an English muffin.

Location: 4401 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington

Hours:  8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Did we include your favorite Lexington breakfast spot on our list? If we missed an outstanding option, contact our team at Dan Cummins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Paris and let us know. We’ll update our listing to make sure we always have the best recommendations in the area for customers who are hungry when they drive off the lot.

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