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The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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Known for its tree-lined streets, old brownstones, and know-your-neighbor vibe, Carroll Gardens has emerged as one of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods for restaurants with a casual vibe, and it’s one of our favorite NYC areas for brunch. We list 10 great spots to try here.

Buttermilk Channel

Cafe, French, American, $$$
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Buttermilk Pancake at Coupa Cafe, Palo Alto
Buttermilk Pancake at Coupa Cafe, Palo Alto | © Jun Seita/Flickr
Nestled on Carroll Garden’s popular Court Street, Buttermilk Channel is considered one the best brunch spots in all of Brooklyn. Known for its Southern-inspired menu and hearty, homestyle dishes, the atmosphere is casual and interactive. If you’re feeling especially indulgent, try the pecan pie French toast with bourbon, molasses and toasted pecans.
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Prime Meats

Restaurant, Italian, Steakhouse
Prime Meats, the Italian farm-to-table restaurant, is known for hearty, rustic dishes. Standouts on the brunch menu are the spicy Bloody Mary and Bloody Maria, a mix of tequila, lime, fresh horseradish, spices, tomato juice, and Stumptown espresso. The ambience is casual and hip, and there’s al fresco seating along the street.
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Bar Bruno

Bar, Mexican, $$$
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Giraffe review Islington Essex Road huevos rancheros | © London Chow/Flickr
Ideal for Mexican-food lovers, Bar Bruno is modeled 
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1960s. The menu offers classic Mexican brunch plates like huevos Rancheros and huevos a la Condesa, but is best known for its ensenada fish tacos. Wash it all down with their famous Micheladas while sitting at one of the hip sidewalk dining tables, and you’re in brunch heaven.
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Caputo's Fine Foods

Bakery, Deli, Italian
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Caputo’s Fine Foods is Carroll Gardens’ beloved, family-owned Italian specialty foods store and deli. And while it’s most famous for its fresh mozzarella, you can also grab an on-the-go ‘brunch’ from Caputo’s. Think: filled-on-the-spot cannolis or meaty sandwiches made with fresh bread from the Italian bakery down the street.
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The Park Bench Café & Crêperie

Cafe, Creperie, French
Carroll Gardens may be known as one of Brooklyn’s oldest Italian enclaves, but The Park Bench Café & Crêperie adds a Parisian café experience to the neighborhood. The casual atmosphere is especially welcoming to families, and it’s a great spot for a quick bite. Offering an ample selection of crêpes, both sweet and savory, as well as Liege waffles, croissants, donuts, and gelato for dessert, there’s something for every one here.
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Dover

Restaurant, American, $$$
Large windows span from floor to ceiling offering an airy and light-filled atmosphere at Dover, one of Carroll Gardens more upscale dining options. Most meal portions are on the smaller side but are cooked to perfection. The cocktail list is plentiful and boasts a deliciously ice-cold-yet-spicy Bloody Mary to keep you cool on hot summer days.
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Café 11231

Cafe, American
Passersbys are lured in by the mouthwatering scent of freshly baked scones and the adorable storefront of Café 11231. If you’re in the mood for delicious pastries served with fresh fruit and a dollop of whip cream or an organic ice cold smoothie, this is the spot for you. While a hit with vegetarians and health-conscious diners, Café 11231 also has plenty of delicious options for the meat lovers in your party.
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