Cozy's Cottage describes itself as having a gourmet menu in a warm, cozy cottage. Try their down-home Poor Man's Skillet of hash browns, ham, green pepper and onions, and three melted cheeses topped with eggs, or have their more sophisticated Lobster and Eggs Benedict featuring fresh lobster, poached egg, Canadian bacon, and an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. If you’re feeling daring, you could even take on the delicious but quirky Ooey Gooey Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, or Fried Bologna and Egg Sandwich! Cozy’s Cottage offers brunch every Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
2. Northstar Cafe 7610 Sloan Way Liberty Township 5 minutes from Springs at Liberty Township
This cafe serves locally grown, organic, and artisan produced foods and is extremely careful about the ingredients they use. While you will find meat at this 'vegetarian friendly' restaurant, your order can be prepared meat- and dairy-free as well.
One highly remarked item from their breakfast/brunch menu is the Cowboy Breakfast, featuring two Ohio organic eggs prepared any style, bacon or sausage, and a warm buttermilk biscuit with Michigan black cherry preserves. If you’re feeling more like lunch, try the Northstar Burger with organic black beans, brown rice and beets, topped with white cheddar, kale, tomato, pickle and onion plus a simple salad.
First Watch is known for their menu’s wide variety of options. Their French Toast makes your mouth water just reading about it, as it includes custard-dipped, thick-cut brioche bread topped with whipped butter and powdered cinnamon sugar.
You can also try some 'not so sweet' brunch entree like Smoked Salmon and Roasted Vegetable Frittata, a classic frittata with Wild Alaska Smoked Sockeye Salmon, house-roasted shallots and tomatoes, topped with Parmesan cheese, a chive cream drizzle, fresh herbs, and served with ciabatta toast.
4. The Mason Grill 124 E Main St. Mason 15 minutes from Springs at West Chester
Not far from West Chester, is a small family-owned restaurant in Mason, Ohio known for great food at reasonable prices. If you’ve just moved to the Greater Cincinnati area, you may have never heard of a local favorite called Goett—a mixture of ground pork, pinhead oats and spices, often formed into patties. At the Mason Grill, they serve this home town favorite with cheese in their Goetta and Cheese Omelet. For a true taste of Cincinnati, be sure to give this dish a try!
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