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Brunch Spots in Spokane
Spokane has a lot of great brunch spots, but sometimes it can be hard to find one that is kid-friendly.
We’ve compiled a list of the best kid-friendly brunch spots in Spokane for you and your family (including the surrounding areas!) These are all places where kids will have fun while parents enjoy their meal – without any “looks” from the other dining patrons (you know what I mean!)
Whether you want pancakes or eggs benedict, these restaurants offer delicious food and an environment that welcomes children with open arms. After all, just because the brunch spot is kid-friendly doesn’t mean it has to offer mediocre food!
Also, don’t forget to bookmark this page! We’ll be updating our best brunch spots in Spokane article soon with more brunch spots, including patios, fancy options, and more.
Best Brunch Spots in Spokane: Kid-Friendly Options
Crimson Hearth (Dine-In and Drive-Thru)
Location: 11003 E. Sprague Ave. , Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.
Rick Pedersen and son, Kaston, have a long family-history of cooking. It’s their shared passion to bring people together over a freshly-cooked meal. Fun fact: Rick opened the Old European Breakfast restaurant chain with his daughter and worked on them until 2008.
Crimson Hearth has always been their dream restaurant. Upon sitting down at a table at Crimson Hearth, I realized that every recipe on the menu has a story behind it— “This Lavender Chicken recipe is my mother’s, and the homemade Tomato Soup is in the style of my Danish grandmother,” said Kaston. It’s Rick and Kaston’s wish to make fresh and delicious dishes from scratch and to create an inviting dining experience. Crimson Hearth is an extension of the Pedersen’s home and they’re excited to welcome you in.
The ingredients used in cooking were obviously fresh, and many things are cooked in an open hearth oven, making for unmatched flavor in their super-unique dishes. Kaston has been working with Rick to learn all tools of the trade to run the family business.
Excelling in his people management skills, the employees all smile at one another, laugh at each other’s jokes, speak politely to customers and give off a general vibe of genuinely caring about the quality of their food. Three different employees stopped at my table to check on me during my meal and the hostess practically chased me out the door in order to thank me for visiting.
I highly recommend trying their mimosa with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Their Mango French Toast, Crimson Burger (with Bacon, Ham, Onion Rings, and our home-made Bourbon Bacon Jam), Chicken Caprese Sandwich (on homemade Sourdough with grilled Chicken, fresh Tomato, Herbs, Mozzarella, Balsamic Glaze, and scratch-made Pesto) are some of their most popular menu items.
If you’re looking for a “Kid-Friendly” place for brunch, Crimson Hearth had you in mind. They let all kids choose a “lunch box” with toys, play dough, and coloring utensils for the duration of their stay. Kids love their Teddy Bear Hotcakes!
Location: 1011 W. Broadway Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
Open daily from 7a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bruncheonette is simply NOT your average brunch spot. There’s a reason they’re mentioned on almost every “best brunch spots in Spokane” list – they are that good! Bruncheonette has flavors you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the city of Spokane.
With a warm, welcoming, and relaxed atmosphere they happily serve a brunch-crowd of all ages, including the young ones! Offering brunch seven days per week, they hope you’ll stop by soon.
A food truck owner in 2016, Bruncheonette founder Joile happily expanded her company into her first brick and mortar—Bruncheonette. In 2019, she took full ownership of Bruncheonette and is proud to be a woman-owned and minority-owned business.
Coming in on a Sunday means you’ll be joining them for their busiest day of the week. If you’re coming with little ones, assume you’ll have to wait for a table on Saturdays and Sundays.
You’ll be given a kid’s menu featuring their most popular items: the “Kid’s Pancake Breakfast” and “Kid’s French Toast Breakfast.”
On their regular (adult) menu, start by ordering a Bacon Sticky Bun (made from scratch) to share with your table. Their Tamale Waffle (pictured), Shrimp & Grits, Verde Hash, and Chicken & Biscuits have all come highly recommended by other frequenters of Bruncheonette.
Most definitely (especially when dealing with squealing little ones) order one (or two) of a variety of their mimosas!
Locations: DOWNTOWN SPOKANE
1516 West 2nd Ave.
10929 North Newport Highway
Frank’s Diner is open from 6:00a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day.
All Aboard! Serving 30,000 jumbo eggs and 2.5 tons of hashbrowns to the Spokane community monthly, it’s no wonder that Frank’s Diner has proudly been the recipient of Spokane’s Best Diner for decades. Owners believe Life is a journey and encourage customers, family and friends to savor each moment over a great meal at Frank’s.
Frank’s Diner has long been one of Everyday Spokane’s favorite brunch spots! Check out our full review of Frank’s Diner in Spokane.
In 1906, Barney Smith manufactured Frank’s downtown train-car as an “observation car” that was purchased by the Northern Pacific Railroad and remodeled as a private car for the raid road’s president in 1909. This car served the president of the railroad until 1931, when Frank Knight found it stranded in Seattle. He bought the train car and converted it into the cutesy diner it is today.
Franks Diners and railroad cars are a favorite to many (including a great educational experience for the kiddos). They have guests that have become family, with warm “Hellos” heard all along down the train car. They love receiving creative input on ideas for dishes and feedback from their guests.
For the little-ones, Frank’s is very active in the local school system with their “Amazing Kid Program.” Each year, thousands of gift cards are supplied to local teachers to help encourage good classroom behavior. Gift cards handed out are good for a free ice cream sundae at Franks Diner. They successfully delivered over 10,000 gift cards in 2011 alone.
Making Frank’s one of the best brunch spots in Spokane? The ability to get incredible breakfast or lunch fare whenever you go! Frank’s doesn’t just have great breakfast food, they also have unique and tasty lunch food – it’s the perfect spot to take a family that can’t make up its mind between “breakfast” and “lunch”!
Location: 15 S Howard, Spokane WA 99201
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday gets a little busy at People’s Waffle, but happiness and sunshine they serve up on a platter makes it totally worth the trip.
People’s Waffle all started as an idea, you know, the way magic usually happens. Bryan and Alyssa moved back to Spokane (their hometown) and were missing all the options for waffles they had in Portland. In the midst of 2021, one of the craziest years for the restaurant industry (and most other industries for that matter), the two poured their heart and soul into the idea.
The original recipe that’s still used in their waffles today has been handed down through the generations by Alyssa’s Great Grandmother, “GeGe.” During the height of the pandemic, they served out of a food truck and the dream kept growing. In April, People’s Waffle officially opened its first café’s doors in central downtown Spokane.
They have three “future Wafflers” (their children) who are excited to test virtually any waffle combination that could be thought up. Their friendly team is happy to serve delicious and gluten-free waffles using only the freshest and finest local ingredients. Join them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or pretty much any time a waffle sounds like it would “hit the spot.”
If you’re looking to try something totally out-of-the-ordinary, go on and order their Banh Mi Waffle, London Fog Earl Grey Waffle, South of The Border Pulled Pork Waffle, or their Eggs Benedict Waffle. I personally guarantee their waffle selection is unlike anything else you’ve ever tasted.
Location: 1248 W. Summit Parkway, Spokane, WA 99201
Stop by with the kiddos (or sneak away by yourself!) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.
Welcome home! The Yards Bruncheon offers all day brunching every day of the week. Here, you can enjoy comfort food rearing from all areas of the world from the beautiful city of Spokane, Washington.
They are part of the Eat Good Group’s list of restaurants that use fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. Their dishes are all prepared seasonally, in a thoughtful way that spotlights foods that are in season and growing naturally in our area of country.
Kids are welcome into this friendly diner and given coloring pages and crayons with their kid’s menu. Colorful brunch-based art surrounds the walls, the booth seats are super comfy and springy for kids, the lighting and atmosphere is fun and bright, and the neighborhood is super great and ultra-safe for walking with the family before or after your meal.
The Breakfast Poutine, Rainbow Bowl, Brunch Burger, and Yard’s Fried Rice with Kimchi came highly recommended.
More Brunch Spots in Spokane Coming Soon!
If you’re looking for a family friendly brunch spot, you won’t go wrong with any of the places listed above! Stay tuned for more of our favorite brunch places, too – make sure to bookmark this for later!