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16 Best Brooklyn Brunch Spots To Eat At (+ What To Order)

It is without a doubt that within all the hustle and bustle surrounding Brooklyn New York, lots of “must-visit” brunch spots are available to start off your day and satisfy your hunger. 

If that is what you’re looking for – no worries. We have everything for you, from light and hearty spots to unwind at.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in! Here is our list of the 16 best Brooklyn brunch spots in NYC and what to get at each spot:

1. French Louie

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Aptly named from a high-spirited and cheerful modern hermit, French Louie is an ideal brunch restaurant if you’re looking forward to enjoying spot-on food amidst amazing atmosphere and vibes.

The diner offers some of the best brunch mainstays in the borough, which you can consume to your heart’s content on their dedicated outside patio for some added bliss.

French Louie’s menu may be limited, but they excel in culinary craftsmanship in elevating all classic dishes to the next level. For example, their french toast is coated with apple butter and creme fraiche flake to provide a special touch to the standard toast.

You may also get their own twist on breakfast with poached eggs, crab, and croissants slathered in hollandaise sauce. Then there’s the smoked trout with crème fraiche, salade, and multigrain toast, which is a delectable combo you won’t want to miss.

What to order: Creme Brulee French Toast, Eggs Louie, Smoked Trout Scramble

Address: 320 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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2. Sunday In Brooklyn

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Sunday in Brooklyn is a neighborhood restaurant in Williamsburg that cares deeply about food and people, so every delicious dish is made with so much love and care. The three-story sun-drenched corner building offers a multitude of experiences for each season and time of day. Meet your loving family and friends here to enjoy the warm welcome, like neighbors, on a beautiful Sunday morning. 

There’s no doubt why Sunday Pancakes is always the top option for every customer. The thick, buttery, and fluffy pancake is topped with a unique maple taste to the syrup creating a very balanced and addictive sweetness that makes you feel so pleasant just like a Sunday morning. 

Another crowd-fav is Cheddar Scramble – a standard nutritious and delicious breakfast for everyone. The smooth, flavorful scrambled eggs are served with some fries, multigrain toast to give that nutty flavor to the dish, and some crispy, savory bacon and sausage.

There a very good reason why this is a top brunch spot in NYC!

What to order:  Sunday Pancakes, Cheddar Scramble, Smoked Salmon Toast, Shakshuka

Address: 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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3. Five Leaves

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Five Leaves is a well-known GreenPoint brunch place recognized for its cool and hipster-ish atmosphere as well as notable cuisine offerings. Feast your eyes on delectable breakfast and lunch options!

There are a lot of stellar choices from the star-studded menu, but Five Leaves’ ricotta pancakes wonderfully sums up what we anticipate of an out-of-this-world pancake with honeycomb butter, banana, strawberries, blueberries, and maple syrup. Heavenly!

Or you may go for their Moroccan scramble, which is a phenomenal dish you can get when Merguez sausage marries into a family of spiced chickpeas, avocado, and grilled sourdough.

Their veggie burger is also another choice you cannot simply ignore. The signature patty made from barley, mushroom, and black bean is perfectly made to leave everyone, meat lovers included, in awe.

What to order: Ricotta Pancakes, Moroccan Scramble, Veggie Burger, Cocktails

Address: 18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States

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4. Pies ‘n Thighs

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First opened in 2006 in Williamsburg, Pies ‘n Thighs is a mecca for comfort food, particularly biscuits, Chicken thighs and everything pies! The owners believe that ”comfort” and “food” must absolutely go hand-in-hand without exception.

As a result, the restaurant has amassed a loyal base of hungry visitors providing truthful testaments of their acclaim. Among their can’t-miss offerings are the buttermilk biscuits smothered in a sausage gravy from a secret recipe and the catfish sandwich with tartar, pickles, hot sauce, and mayo you can enjoy with a salad or fries.

They certainly live up to their reputation of having some of the best pies in Brooklyn, and we couldn’t agree more! We’re crazy about the apple pie and the bourbon pecan pie. Both are insanely wonderful and taste like heaven in every bite!

What to order: Biscuits & Gravy, Fried Catfish Sandwich, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Apple Pie

-DDK-Brooklyn: 383 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY, United States
-S 4th Street: 166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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5. Chez Ma Tante

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Having your brunch in white-washed brick walls and cozy ambiance while eating some European fare redefined to American taste is dreamy, yes? Chez Ma Tante wants you to have that experience so that you can fully appreciate the flavorsome meal, serene setting, and warm service.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to enjoy their highly prized pancakes, which are a timeless tribute to the stacks of fluffy cakes with maple syrup. They also have great falafel made of hummus, harissa, cucumber, and za’atar dressing.

Chez Ma Tante’s chips and aioli has amassed its own loyal base of followers for how the duo is made extremely delicious by a best-kept-secret recipe. Then, have a drink of their mimosa or boulevardier for a taste of a successful finish!

What to order: Pancakes, Falafel, Chips and Aioli, Wine or Cocktails

Address: 90 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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6. Reunion

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Reunion is a love letter to Tel Aviv. Get off the L train and feel like you’re in the middle of the most iconic Israeli city to enjoy the absolute best brunch you’ve ever had. Dive in and get ready to experience warm Middle Eastern hospitality in the heart of Williamsburg, where you are offered irreplaceably tasty dishes and a cozy atmosphere. 

Their Shakshuka is absolutely bomb. It’s a very flavorful dish that comes with juicy tomato sauce with a kick of spice from the pepper creating a smoky flavor overall. The bread that comes along is so puffy and complements the shakshuka perfectly.

We’re not gonna lie but their dessert is top-notch, especially the Malabi, which is a rose water ice cream with strawberry coulis and pistachio. It’s no surprise, the ice cream is super flavorful, fragrant, and refreshing. combination of the light sweetness is the perfect end to the meal. The best part? They make the syrup and the ice cream with their own in-house recipe!

What to order: Shakshuka, Malabi, Yemenite Pancake

Address: 544 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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7. Cafe Luluc

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Cafe Luluc is a community-loved diner known for its affordable yet high-quality and extraordinarily delicious food and impeccable service. Proof of their greatness is the long queues of customers you can normally see outside the restaurant — talk about famous!

Don’t pass up Luluc’s famous pancakes with mixed fruits and Black Bear maple syrup. The flavors will be carved on your memory for a long time with just one taste – that’s how amazing their fluffy and fresh yet crunchy on the edges pancakes are!

Who could say no to eggs benedict a la Luluc, cooked unbelievably delicious with their signature Hollandaise sauce? This is the ideal budget-friendly benny, whether you’re a ham or a bacon person!

Another meal not to be missed is the croque madame. Enjoy a delicious ham and cheese sandwich with sunny side up eggs and fries or salad.

What to order: Pancakes, Croque Madame, Eggs Benedict

Address: 214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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8. Meadowsweet

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At Meadowsweet, you are offered to enjoy good food, friendly service, and a comfortable atmosphere to start your day. The ambiance here is the perfect combination of rustic without feeling pretentious, giving you that home-like feeling with a scent of freshly made brunch in the kitchen. 

The Crispy Baby Artichokes are a must-have! It is the perfect combination of the acidic taste from the lemon balanced nicely with the umami sense from the parmesan. Amazingly refreshing, this dish promises to be a party in your mouth texturally with explosive and unforgettable flavor. 

Always ask for Brown Butter-Almond Muffins when you come to Meadowsweet since their muffins are so famous for being one of the lightest, fluffiest ones you’ll have ever tried. The delightful sweetness is created with a perfect amount and balanced with the blueberries, and the light crunchiness on the outside gives the muffins an even more flavorful taste. 

What to order: Crispy Baby Artichokes, Brown Butter-Almond Muffins, Burrata & Delicata Squash

Address: 149 Broadway Brooklyn, NY, 11211

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9. Piquant

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From their name alone, Piquant needs no introduction. The restaurant is the essence of a hidden gem, offering a distinct take on traditional French and Latin dishes. Patrons are perplexed as to how each visit is identical to their first — Piquant just does not disappoint!

Some people enjoy steak for dinner, but you should definitely try Piquant’s steak and eggs for brunch. Depending on your desire, the steak is cooked to perfection and is delicious enough to leave you wanting more.

Piquant’s chicken and waffles are a lethal indulgence that perfectly complements one another — a nod to the classic Southern dish! Seal your Piquant deal with an order of mimosa or sangria. Make it bottomless for an hour and enjoy an overflow of cocktails while talking over anything under the sun!

What to order: Steak and Eggs, Chicken and Waffles, Bottomless Mimosa

Address: 259 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

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10. Buttermilk Channel

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Weekend brunch never goes wrong at Buttermilk Channel, sister resto of French Louie. This popular brunch establishment is well-known throughout Brooklyn for its superb food, quick service, and welcoming atmosphere.

You’ll be satisfied with anything from the expertly-crafted menu, but their french toast is out of this world! Huge servings and extremely flavorful tastes enhanced by a rich pecan sweetness — prepare to be blown away!

Another standout is the eggs Huntington with buttermilk biscuit, country ham, and hollandaise. How did they transform this traditional egg dish into something so flavorful?

Cap everything off with their classic bloody mary cocktail that is garnished with a house-made dill pickle. Thank us later!

What to order: Pecan Pie French Toast, Eggs Huntington, Classic Bloody Mary

Address: 524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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11. Bonafini

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In most circumstances, a newly opened restaurant finds it difficult to compete with well-known establishments. However, Bonafini proved to be a worthy contender, gaining popularity in a couple of months thanks to its modest yet exceedingly tasty menu!

At first glance, you might think Bonafini is just another restaurant selling standard brunch fare. But that’s where you’re mistaken. You’ll agree with us once you have their avocado toast – olive bread, fried egg, and fresh greens on the side. Fantastic!

Other highlights include the salmon pastrami with cream cheese and fried egg, as well as the classic french toast with baked raspberries and pineapple. Brunch will never be the same at this popular foodie haven!

What to order: Avocado Toast, Hash Brown, Salmon Pastrami on Olive Toast, French Toast

Address: 663 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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12. OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen

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The ultimate hidden gem in Williamsburg that you can’t miss out on! OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen is a neighborhood Japanese kitchen with a focus on regional seafood and Mottainai cuisine. And what is special about this restaurant is, every day they offer a traditional Ichiju Sansai set meal for breakfast and lunch so you don’t have to worry if you don’t know what to choose. 

In the Ichiju Sansai Standard Set, the Tamagoyaki Tsukemono is TO DIE FOR! It’s simply their signature Japanese omelet that is fried perfectly and cut into a beautiful rectangle shape. The warm egg is nicely seasoned and still maintains its smoothness and silkiness. 

The Roasted Fish Seven is highly recommended with the soft and moist fish made to perfection with a light touch of smoky scent. Some Miso Soup with a savory and lightly sweet taste in the broth to complete the hearty and warm brunch is not a bad idea at all! 

What to order: Ichiju Sansai Standard Set

Address: 150 Ainsle Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

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13. baba cool Williamsburg

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Established in 2014, baba cool opened its first location as a vibrant and airy all-day café just steps away from Fort Greene Park and now developed into a place that serves both good coffee and brunch, makes it the perfect spot to waste away a morning. 

Nothing’s better than a light start with Warm Chia Pudding for brunch – a top-notch combination of soft bananas, and juicy blueberries with some coconut flakes, cacao nibs, and a kick from cinnamon creating a lovely sweet meal to start your enjoyable day!  

If you’re looking for something more hearty and flavorful, ask for the Oven-Roasted Turkey Sandwich and experience the delicious flavor from the juicy and tender chicken meat, topped with some caramelized onions, green apple, and fig jam. No words can describe how good it is! 

What to order: Warm Chia Pudding, Oven-Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Choux Bowl, Asada Bowl

Address:  47 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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14. Seven

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White is the face of elegance; pair it with another color for a simple yet stylish look. This attitude is wonderfully embodied by Seven’s sleek and sophisticated interiors, and their inventive organic menu is equally fantastic!

Seven’s farm-to-table approach, combined with their innovative brunch menu, will have you daydreaming for days! Seven’s crab cakes are served with remoulade and avocado salsa for a taste of happiness.

Don’t miss their salmon cake with eggs and the shrimps and grits. Seven’s chef accomplished every meal so flawlessly that we were virtually dumbfounded. Oh, and their freshly baked biscuits will make you grin!

Handmade soda is the ideal way to cap off a satisfying brunch. The black tea cola and ginger ale are highly recommended!

What to order: Corn Bread Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Salmon Cake, Cajun Style Shrimps and Grits, Fresh Biscuits, Black Tea Cola, Ginger Ale

Address: 470 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY, United States

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15. Terrace Restaurant & Bakery

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Who doesn’t love Mexican food in large portions? If you’re looking for real Mexican fare for a homestyle brunch, look no farther than Terrace Restaurant & Bakery.

Quesadillas, burgers, tostadas, burritos, and other favorites are available on their extensive menu. However, their enchiladas, nachos, and waffles are so delicious that you should not pass them up!

Begin your gastronomic adventure with their Terrace nachos, heated tortilla chips dipped in chipotle sauce and topped with guacamole and cheese. The enchiladas are constructed with fresh-made soft corn tortillas, homemade black beans, cotija cheese, avocado, and other ingredients, all on top of shredded chicken. Yum!

What to order: Terrace Nachos, Enchiladas, Waffle

Address: 280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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16. Leland Eating and Drinking House

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Leland Eating and Drinking House is a family-owned restaurant continuing generations of traditions that was rooted in the original restaurant way back in 1930s Oregon. 

Their fusion cuisine is expertly made using fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably. You may rest assured that every meal is freshly prepared with love and care!

Leland’s brunch menu is limited in comparison to others on the list and is only available on weekends. 

But every dish is skillfully executed, especially the smoked pollock fritters with potato that’s brought up a delicious notch with horseradish tzatziki and the skillet mussels with garlic, parsley, grilled lemon and toast. Truly a taste of heaven!

Leland’s cocktails are equally fantastic! We’re obsessed with their Cider House, which is brewed with bourbon, apple, lemon, and maple.

What to order: Smoked Pollock Fritters, Charred Lemon Skillet Mussels, Cider House

Address: 755 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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There you go, that sums up our favorite brunch spots in Brooklyn! Now, that’s just a glimpse of what the city has in its arsenal of culinary treasures. Here’s a list of the best restaurants in New York you should definitely visit soon!