In New York City there is only one place to be on the weekends: brunch. There is nothing like spending the weekend afternoon dining with family and friends, sipping on mimosas, reading the paper, and catching up after a long week. Some of the best brunch spots in New York City are in Brooklyn. The borough has something for everybody from a boozy brunch in Sunset Park to a meat lovers paradise in Carroll Garden. Many of these places are so good, they attract a crowd. Get there early or later to avoid the masses.
Attention all brunch and breakfast lovers. If you’re visiting Brooklyn, you must have a meal at Egg. Although Egg doesn't have an official brunch menu, they have a weekend breakfast menu. You can enjoy their classics including Eggs Rothko, homemade biscuits, and granola before 1 pm. After 1 pm, you can dine on their weekend lunch menu. As a bonus all the food is locally sourced and fresh. It's also a great place for people watching.
You don't have to fly to Tel Aviv for an Israeli breakfast; just head to Miriam's in Park Slope. The popular Mediterranean restaurant has a brunch filled with Israeli classics including shakshuka, which consists of two poached eggs in a tomato pepper sauce with a side of hummus & pita. You can also get a traditional Israeli breakfast that comes with two eggs with Labneh cheese, home fries, Israeli salad & pita. The falafel platter is also tasty. It's located a short walk from Barclays Center, making it the perfect pre-event spot.
In a borough where new restaurants seem to pop up daily Mayfield Restaurant is a staple. Located on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, it's in a buzzy neighborhood full of people in the weekends. The restaurant has a quirky decor, and many people love looking at the eccentric doorknobs.
Their specialty is the Eggs Atlantic, which is poached eggs and salmon on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce. They also have a fantastic cocktail list. Be sure to snag a table outside in the warmer months.
If you're in search of a boozy brunch look no further than Maria's Bistro Mexicano in Sunset Park. They offer an unlimited Bloody Mary and Mimosa brunch. The combo of liquor and Mexican staples like Huevos Rancheros and Tamales, make Maria's Bistro Mexicano the perfect place to start a decadent weekend. You'll be making friends with the next table before you know it.
Since the 90's folks have been enjoying comfort food classics at this beloved Park Slope diner. With two locations in Park Slope, Dizzy's is the ideal breakfast spot all week long. But on weekends they serve a lavish prix-fixe brunch. Pair up your strawberry and banana buttermilk flapjacks or steak and eggs with a bottomless cup of coffee or a mimosa, both are included in your prix-fixe brunch. Did I forget to mention the complimentary basket of muffins? Just to note, Dizzy's is cash only.
This casual French restaurant on Smith Street in Boerum Hill has a moderately priced and extremely tasty brunch and has been a local favorite for years. Choose a seat in the backyard patio in the warmer months. Their menu is filled with brunch favorites including Brioche French Toast, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche, Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, it's no wonder this neighborhood haunt attracts quite a crowd. Just to note, go to the cash machine before you head to Cafe Luluc, because it's cash only.
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This quaint brunch spot near Domino Park serves brunch until 4 pm on the weekdays. That means you can linger in bed as long as you want before getting up to indulge in avocado toast and wood-fired fried eggs. The space is perfect for every season. In the summer you can sit at a table on the sidewalk and watch the hipsters walk by. In the winter there are wood-burning ovens in each room making it super cozy. And note: At this spot brunch is served seven days a week. So you don't even have to wait until the weekend.