There's an art to crafting the perfect brunch buffet. Here are five places that prove it.

Union Cafe|Short North

Price:$13

Union Cafe's lively Sunday brunch mixes a buffet, replete with breakfast pizza and eggs benedict, and a series of build-your-own stations. Order a made-to-order waffle filled with your choice of chocolate chips, bacon and other goodies. After that, stroll down the "mile long" bar to choose omelet ingredients. Then wash it all down with more than 40 toppings to fill your bloody marys or mimosas.columbusnightlife.com

Fill up on this first:Build a Buckeye Waffle and a Cbus Omelet

Hilton at Easton

Price:$25

The Hilton's brunch defies the over-cooked reputation of most hotel buffets. The Sunday buffet delights with a mixture of made-to-order goods like eggs, omelets and pancakes, plus prepared dishes like oatmeal, French toast and heaping helpings of chicken and fish. Want to join the buffet line? Reservations are recommended.hiltoncolumbus.com

Fill up on this first:A stack of French toast and a mound of peel-and-eat shrimp

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek|Gahanna

Price:$30 adults, $15 kids

If the words "steak" and "bourbon" pique your interest, then you're in the right place. Brunch big at this Gahanna eatery on an upscale buffet rife with fried chicken, fresh seafood, prime rib, customized mini-omelets and bourbon-based cocktails.thebarncolumbus.com

Fill up onthis first:Fried chicken, an omelet and the Breakfast Flip with bourbon, spiced apple bitters, egg, maple syrup and bacon garnish

Anna's Greek Cuisine|Dublin

Price:$16

The wall murals at Anna's will make you feel like you've escaped to the Mediterranean. You can further persuade yourself by repeat visits to the buffet for Greek comfort foods: spanakopita, lemon chicken soup, rich pasticcio and moussaka and savory lamb.annasgreekfood.com

Fill up on this first:Lemon chicken soup and big helpings of moussaka

94th Aero Squadron|East Side

Price:$20 adults, $11 kids, free 5 and under

Aviation aficionados can enjoy a bit of history with brunch here. The buffet at 94th Aero Squadron includes pricing for adults and kids, and overlooks the runways of Port Columbus airport. It's an eye-catching backdrop while you wing it from station to station, enjoying waffles to stir-fry, roast beef to fajitas.the94thaero.com

Fill up on this first:Smoked salmon California rolls and white cheddar mashed potatoes with country gravy