Boerum Hill, the ‘Bo’ in ‘BoCoCa’ (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens), is located between Gowanus and Park Slope in Brooklyn
. ‘The’ destination for the perfect brunch, this charming neighborhood is filled with an assortment of delightful haunts, offering everything from brunch classics to the exotic. We profile the 10 best brunch spots in Boerum Hill.
Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus specializes in French cuisine. Come here for a traditional quiche Lorraine or ‘L’Omelette,‘ but be sure to try their cassolette d’agneau. It’s a red wine lamb stew with a hearty amalgam of carrots, celery, Cipollini onions, Shiitake mushrooms, and country bread toast. Bacchus has a massive wine selection that comes directly from the vineyards of France. Choose from light, fruity or full-bodied wines. No matter what, you are in for a treat.
Bacchus, 409 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 852 1572
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Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo, the same team that brought you Buttermilk Channel, opened French Louie in 2014. This French-American bistro is home to the always pleasurable chicken cordon bleu: a tower of fried chicken, mornay sauce, and country ham. For the vegetarians and gluten-free folks, the brunch socca (chickpea flatbread topped with veggies and grains and sunny-side-up eggs) is for you. Drinks are little unconventional, with options such as the bagel-flavored Bloody Mary.
French Louie, 320 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 935 1200
Cordon Blue | Courtesy of French Louie
The Little Sweet Cafe
As soon as you walk into The Sweet Little Cafe, you’ll be greeted by an incredible, sweet aroma. The Sweet Little Cafe is a quaint haunt located on Hoyt Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street. If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive, and delicious breakfast, this café is for you. Pop in for your morning’s iced coffee, and be sure to try one of their crêpes.
The Little Sweet Cafe, 77B Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 858 8998
Banana Nutella Crepe | Courtesy of The Little Sweet Cafe
Bar Tabac is a charming French bistro located right on the corner of Smith and Dean Street. The French toast is simple yet delicious, served with fresh fruit and spices. All of the juices and syrups for the cocktails are made fresh and on the premises. While the brunch menu is amazing, this bistro comes alive on Sunday through Thursday evenings with live music. Prepare to become a repeat customer, this is not a place you will visit only once.
Bar Tabac, 128 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 923 0918
Bakery, French, American, $$$
This Smith Street bakery is home to some of the most scrumptious, mouthwatering bread you will ever taste. Bien Cuit has dedicated itself to making simply delicious bread. For the croissant aficionado’s out there, this bakery is king. Try traditional, almond or the chocolate almond croissants, all lip-smackingly good. The bread is warm and melts in your mouth. Let’s just say you have never had bread this good.
Bien Cuit, 120 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 852 0200
Hunter’s has all of the traditional brunch entrées you love: pancakes, huevos rancheros, and ‘Hunter’s Benedict,’ but the real treat is their Elvis French toast. The twist on this brunch classic is the addition of peanut butter, which makes for a truly rich experience you won’t soon forget. Cocktails are a solid choice here; for all of the Game of Thrones fans, try the ‘Direwolf.’ Other great choices include the ‘Boba Fett,’ made with Brooklyn Republic Vodka, pear nectar, Grand Marnier, fresh lemon and lime juice.
Hunter’s, 213 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 246 2221
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Two 8 Two Bar & Burger
Two 8 Two is not your average burger and bar. Their breakfast burger is comprised of fresh beef that is grounded daily by a local butcher, a fried egg, cheddar cheese, bacon and the delicious (yet secret) Two 8 Two sauce. Pair that with any of their signature cocktails or the Bourbon limeade, and you are in for a real treat.
Two 8 Two, 282b Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 596 2282
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61 Local is a public house where everything on the menu is sourced locally. With gluten-free and vegan options, this is a great stop for anyone and everyone. If you are a lover of avocado, then be sure to try the avocado toast, made with avocado spread, sheep’s milk feta, hard-boiled egg, and Sriracha on pepita multigrain toast. Or opt for the Brooklyn breakfast sandwich: a hardboiled egg, cheddar, kale, butter, and hot soppressata on a challah roll topped with creamy harissa dip. Hungry yet?
61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY, USA, +1 718 875 1150
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This is your go-to for traditional, all-American cuisine; everything from the ingredients to the décor is Americana. Grandma’s House is designed to make you feel like you are back home in grandma’s all-American kitchen, and here, she is known for her ribs. The barbecue ribs are tender, marinated in a homemade barbecue sauce. They are gratifying, and quite literally fall off the bone. You may be thinking, ‘ribs for brunch?’ Once you try it, you’ll understand.
Grandma’s House, 364 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 623 3872
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Come for the best pancakes in Brooklyn, and quite possibly the best pancakes you will ever have! Fluffy and crispy with just the right amount of butter, Café Luluc offers the ideal pancake for all of your brunch needs. Brunch is served all day Sunday, until 3 pm Monday through Friday, and until 4 pm on Saturday.
Café Luluc, 21 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 625 3815