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For New Yorkers who love to eat, Brooklyn Heights is one of the best places to get your brunch on. With long-time dining staples and new up-and-coming spots, there an outstanding variety of restaurants with flavors from all over the world. This area also boasts some of the best views Brooklyn has to offer. These restaurants, along with the many after-eating opportunities for walks, art, and sunshine, make Brooklyn Heights a top destination for food lovers. We check out the ten best places to get a spot of brekky in Brooklyn Heights.
Offering an alternative to the typical American brunch, Teresa’s authentic Polish menu makes for a fun internationally flavored dining experience. For over a decade, this restaurant has been serving up some of the best eggs Benedict, blintzes, pierogis, and challah or babka bread Brooklyn has to offer. Owner and Chef Teresa Brzozowska, for whom the restaurant was named after, brings this northern-European country style establishment to life. From the breezy atmosphere inside, to the endless brunch options on the menu, this affordable and tasty restaurant is sure to please.
Teresa’s, 80 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, + 1 718 797 3996
If looking for an upscale brunch option, this Brooklyn Heights favorite is the place to try. The expansive space, filled with long wooden tables and greens growing along the walls, has an open kitchen and if given the chance, guests should try and get a spot at the wrap around counter to watch the Chefs work while they eat. The menu falls into different types of categories, with all the traditional American staples and a few new ones too, like shrimp and grits and decadent duck hash. Be sure to save room to share the Basket O’ Donuts, a basket of five house-made donuts right out of the oven.
Colonie, 127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, + 1 718 855 7500
For the early risers, the Happy Days Diner is a 24 hour diner located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. This affordable menu with an extensive variety of options that can accommodate all kinds of eaters can satisfy everyone. The menu is filled with food that feels like it has been cooked at home—Belgian Waffles, sausage, eggs, bacon, has browns, eggs over easy, and so many more combinations.
Happy Days Diner, 148 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA + 1 718 875 8361
Located not too far from the Brooklyn Bridge, this classic European inspired restaurant boasts a diverse menu of fresh, seasonal items. Head Chef Laurent curates his menu based on his southern French upbringing, infusing the entire menu with a French-American twist. The menu includes three kinds of egg dishes and classics like chicken and waffles and their Black Angus burger. Leave room to check out their peanut butter ice cream and homemade brioche doughnuts. With floor to ceiling windows, walls covered in lush green vegetation, and expansive ceilings, Atrium Dumbo provides an amazing view of the bridge, water and Manhattan, all while eating brunch. In addition, make sure to check in with Master Sommelier Alexander LaPratt for the best pairings of Atrium Dumbo’s hand-crafted cocktails, wine, and beer paired with your dish.
Atrium Dumbo, 15 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, + 1 718 858 1095
Heights Café has all the best qualities of your favorite local hangout spot- fun staff, locally sourced drinks, good seating, and a cozy atmosphere. Serving great food in Brooklyn Heights since 1994, this long-time brunch staple has been a favorite among diners for the last 20 years. The café, a few blocks from the Brooklyn Promenade, sells a variety of American cuisine: the classic Caesar salad, granola with fresh berries, poached and Florentine eggs, buttermilk pancakes and French toast, and Maine lobster roll. In the summer time guests can sit outside and get a better view of all the outdoor action.
Height’s Café, 84 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA + 1 718 625 5555
The Brooklyn Heights location of Caffe Buon Gusto is one of three New York locations. Everything on the menu is well-made with a variety of options, from small and light to big and heavy choices satisfying all kinds of appetites They open early on the weekends if you are an early riser.
Caffe Buon Gusto, 151 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, + 1 718 624 3838