By Rachel Barber

Published on June 19, 2015

Photography by Donny Tsang

Allswell

124 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
This old fashioned neighborhood spot offers a casual, homey brunch every day of the week. The
menu changes often, but the fried chicken, biscuits, and cocktails are consistent favorites.

What to Order:

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

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egg


109 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn New York 11249
Another find for a weekday brunch, Egg, offers comfort food made with artisanal ingredients. Egg’s minimalist decor reflects its short but sweet menu. A Williamsburg brunch staple.

What to Order:

Eggs Rothko → Easy-cooked egg in a slice of Amy’s brioche and topped with Grafton cheddar.
Served with broiled tomatoes and a side of meat or seasonal vegetables

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brooklyn star


593 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A friendly southern eatery with innovative takes on traditional brunch cocktails, including the Bloody Bull and the Bourbon Bonbon.
Brooklyn Star

What to Order:

Hot Meatloaf Sandwich → with fried egg, chips, Pullman loaf

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Reynard


Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Known for its stunning interior that will transport you to Paris, Reynard is a popular date spot. Head
upstairs to the Wythe Hotel’s trendy rooftop afterwards for creative cocktails and an unbeatable
view of the Manhattan skyline.

What to Order:

Duck Confit → beets, creme fraiche, ramp

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House of Small Wonder


77 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Inspired by the coziness of small European cafes, this tiny neighborhood find serves brunch options
and sandwiches all day. Stop in and sip a lavender latte underneath their whimsical greenhouse
roof.

What to Order:

Croissant French Toast → served with fruit salad and maple syrup

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Le Barricou

Love pancakes? Head to this hip bistro in East Williamsburg for some of the thickest pancakes
you’ve ever seen. Le Barricou serves a wide selection of other brunch dishes as well, even on
weekdays.

What to Order:

Pancakes → topped with berries, strawberry butter, and pure maple syrup

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Okonomi


150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
For the adventurous eater, try this tiny Japanese spot focusing on regional seafood. A great place if
you’re looking for a light brunch without a long wait.

What to Order:

Choice of fish of the day, egg omelette square, lightly sweetened miso, selection of vegetables,
pickles, rice

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Pies ‘n’ Thighs


166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The place to go when you want to indulge! An incredibly popular fried chicken joint in South
Williamsburg. Don’t miss their specialty pies for dessert. Often crowded but worth the wait. Check
out the Lower East Side location as well.

What to Order:

Chicken Biscuit →  crispy chicken cutlet on a buttermilk biscuit slathered in hot sauce and honey
butter
Apple pie →  with cheddar

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Five Leaves


18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A laid back bistro with Australian-inspired American fare. Go for a unique brunch spread with
options like Black Rice & Coconut Pudding, the Moroccan Scramble, or a Toasted Farro Bowl.

What to Order:

Ricotta Pancakes → probably Five Leaves’ most instagrammed meal, honeycomb butter, banana,
blueberries, strawberries, 100% pure maple syrup

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Adelina’s

159 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Charming (and affordable!) Italian brunch. All entrees are $10. This lovely local spot also
hosts vintage movie screenings on sunday nights.

What to Order:

Pissed Off Eggs → garlic, onion, tomato, basil, grana padano cheese

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The Rookery


425 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
This hip Scottish gastropub serves a West Indian influenced menu in a cool industrial space. Brunch
starts at 12pm.

What to Order:

The Joseph → sauteed oxtail beef ragu with cheddar cheese and topped with an over-easy egg,
served open-faced on homestyle white bread

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Roberta’s

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Stop into this Bushwick favorite for its famed pizza or one of its tasty brunch options. Can’t decide?
Add egg to your pizza.

What to Order:

Guanciale & Egg Pizza → tomato, mozzarella, guanciale, egg

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Cafe Ghia


24 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
This place is so serious about brunch and cocktails, they don’t serve anything else. Choose a unique
drink like the Emergen-C Cocktail (add vodka for the Crisis Cocktail), Mega-mosa, Kimchi Bloody
Mary, or the Bees Knees Honey Latte. Brunch served all day, every day. Cash only.

What to Order:

Potato Bowl →  herbed potatoes roasted with cheddar cheese and scallions, optional addition of
fried egg, bacon, jalapenos, avocado, and/or tomato chutney

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Buttermilk Channel


524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Beyonce has been spotted at this popular spot for comfort food lovers. Order a cheddar waffle on
the side and try one of their variations on the bloody mary.

What to Order:

Pecan Pie French Toast → bourbon, molasses, toasted pecans

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Frankie’s 457


457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Founded by two friends both named Frank, this warm neighborhood find provides Tuscan cooking
in an intimate, cellar-like space. Boasts a large and beautiful garden for al fresco dining.

What to Order:

Frittata → prosciutto, potato & red onion or wild mushroom & pecorino, served with mixed greens

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Colonie


127 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
They don’t take reservations at Colonie, but their lively brunch is worth the wait. The American fare
focuses on sustainability and buying local. Check out their lush garden wall and open kitchen.

What to Order:

Basket o’ Donuts → cinnamon sugar donuts, seasonal jam, nutella, salted caramel custard, peanut
butter

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Rose Water
787 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Rose Water, a cozy and mellow eatery known for its brunch, is a Park Slope favorite. The menu
focuses on seasonal ingredients. Can only seat groups of 5 or less. Brunch is $16 prix fixe and
includes an entree and drink. Try their refreshing rose water lemonade.

What to Order:

Challah French Toast → topped with fresh fruit, raisin chutney, creme fraiche, and roasted hazelnuts

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Alice’s Arbor


549 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
A down-home gem for farm-to-table, authentic American food. Check out the art on their walls,
which regularly changes.

What to Order:

Alice’s Sister → turkey breast, gruyere, tomato, lettuce, cranberry aioli