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New York’s brunch cult knows that Five Leaves’ extensive breakfast, lunch, and ‘in between’ menus are the perfect fix for those midmorning cravings. Serving both sweet and savory menu items, including ricotta pancakes, duck pot pie, and freshly shucked oysters, Five Leaves offers Instagram-worthy dishes for every appetite. Because nothing says ‘New York’ like oysters for brunch.
Five Leaves, 18 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 383 5345
Milk and Roses
The words ‘brunch spot’ and ‘relaxing’ may seem incompatible to New Yorkers, but Brooklyn’s Milk and Roses delivers creative Italian fare in a Pinterest-perfect environment. Burrata-orange tartines, Italian tea sandwiches and gingersnap pancakes are just a sampling of the restaurant’s decadent menu options. If you’re not hungry, even a small Americano enjoyed in the gorgeous backyard patio feels like an indulgent dining experience.
Milk and Roses, 1110 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 389 0160
Anella has perfected the savory brunch item. From prosciutto and cheddar omelets to country ham, jalapeño-honey fried chicken to skirt steak and eggs, this New American joint hits the sweet or savory spot with each visit. Be sure to come back after hours to experience Anella’s fan favorite dinner menu.
Anella, 222 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 389 8100
Enjoy the taste of summer all year long at Lobster Joint, a Greenpoint gem serving seafood dishes so fresh and flavorful you’ll forget the temperature outside. With the joint’s lobster huevos rancheros, fried oyster scramble, and fluffy crab and asparagus omelet, your mood will be sunny on even the coldest winter day.
Lobster Joint, 1073 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 389 8990
At Jungle Cafe, patrons enjoy a brunch buffet of meat-free fare that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the body. The café’s flavorful tofu scramble, inventive veggie dishes, and good-for-you grains are sure to please even the most devoted carnivore in your crew.
Jungle Cafe, 996 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 987 4981
Known mostly for its generous oyster happy hour, The Bounty also offers a solid brunch menu to make your mornings happy, too. Mascarpone-topped corn cakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, and pineapple-kimchi fried rice round out the restaurant’s exciting menu of unexpected options. Ask one of The Bounty’s loyal locals, and they’ll tell you it’s not just for nights anymore.
The Bounty, 131 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 689 3325
Jumpstart your weekend with flavorful Spanish cuisine from El Born, an intimate neighborhood spot for traditional tapas and Barcelona vibes. With El Born’s crispy Brussels sprouts and Serrano ham, individually-sized paella, and paprika-grilled octopus, the days of plain old pancakes are so passé.
El Born, 651 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 844-9295
Serving up French food with a distinct New York flavor, Le Fond delivers unforgettable fare worth braving the G train for. The restaurant’s pesto soft-scrambled eggs, mussels with house-made ricotta, and fried chicken with polenta are almost too pretty to eat – but we’re sure you’ll find a way. With its innovative menu items, inviting farmhouse interior, and passionate service, Le Fond is a welcome addition to our side of the pond.
Le Fond, 105 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 389 6859
When looking for your next brunch fix, a Korean barbecue joint may not immediately come to mind. At Greenpoint’s Little Dokebi, traditional and offbeat Korean meals are on the menu, which features spicy ginger fried chicken tacos, bulgogi bibimbap, and corn and barley tea.
Brunch like royalty at Glasserie, where a Mediterranean mezze feast awaits each weekend. Hazelnut bread with crème fraîche, lamb pies and yogurt, and olive-feta puff pastries will start your Saturday off right on a decadent and delicious note. With Glasserie’s breathtaking interior and can’t miss brunch and dinner menus, you may have just found your new go-to restaurant.
Glasserie, 95 Commercial Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 389 0640