This bustling French joint features mirrored walls and ornamental ceilings that will take you back to another time. Their customers rave about the pancakes with mixed fruit, but their omelettes and pulled pork sandwich are also worth a try. Along with the bar and dining room in the front, Café Luluc also has back patio seating, and as one of the busiest places on Smith Street, this is the perfect place to either meet friends or bring kids. Be sure to visit the ATM before you go because Café Luluc only takes cash.
Café Luluc, 214 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 625 3815
Chez Moi is a French restaurant with an intimate atmosphere. They offer familiar brunch dishes like eggs benedict with ham, but they also offer traditional French food, including croque monsieur and quiche Lorraine. Try their chouquettes (pastry puffs) or ask about the pastry of the day. For those trying to perk up, Chez Moi offers bottomless Colombian coffee, and for those looking to simmer down, they also make specialty cocktails with bourbon and sparkling wine.
Chez Moi, 135 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 347 227 8337
If you’re looking for specialty brunch cocktails, Clover Club is the place to be. Come with a group and get a pitcher of their punch for the table. This rustic, romantic haunt features American food with refined accents. Start with deviled eggs, the bacon tasting, or oysters, which are all customer favorites, followed by one of the main dishes, including scrambled eggs with crème fraîche and poached eggs atop steak. Other options include the ham and fingerling hash for a feel-good meal or the quinoa salad with watermelon for something lighter. Be sure to come back for happy hour!
Clover Club, 210 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 855 7939
The wooden backyard patio at White Oak will make you feel at home in Cobble Hill. Featuring a mixture of American and French food, the brunch menu offers a variety of egg dishes with fresh accents, like the duck omelette with brie and eggs over Maryland crab cakes. All of the egg dishes come with herb-roasted potatoes and mixed greens for a well-rounded meal. Try the frisée aux lardon for a lighter option or pulled pork if you’re craving barbecue.
White Oak, 138 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 858 8130
Watty and Meg
For a casual brunch with quality ingredients, Watty and Meg is a must-visit. This farm-to-table restaurant focuses on providing local and seasonal ingredients on their menu, which is full of mouthwatering brunch options, like mac and cheese with gruyère, quinoa kale and avocado salad, and spicy tuna tartare. They also offer vegetarian huevos rancheros, a customer favorite. Inside, the brick walls and wooden chairs will make you feel at home, and if it’s nice out, the restaurant also has outdoor seating in front.
Watty and Meg, 248 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 643 0007
This American bistro will get your attention with just three words: chicken and waffles. Uglyduckling’s menu puts a twist on the typical brunch spread. Start with the ‘Devils on Horseback’ (deviled eggs and deep-fried oysters with spicy aioli). If you want to treat yourself, try the ‘Eggs Ugly Duck,’ which combines steamed lobster, poached eggs, and hollandaise, all on an English muffin. For a wide selection of beers, Uglyduckling is a great option as they have 30 beers on tap. The mixture of wood and brick walls with faded paint makes this brunch spot eclectic and fun.
Uglyduckling, 166 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 451 3825
Hunter’s is another American eatery that puts a fresh twist on brunch. For something sweet, try their ricotta pancakes with seasonal fruit and whipped cream or the Elvis French toast with peanut butter, banana, and pecans. On the savory side, the mussels and truffle fries are an irresistible combination that customers love. Hunter’s also offers sandwiches and salads made with locally sourced ingredients. Mull over your meal with a remixed bloody mary or cucumber mimosa.
Hunter’s 213 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 246 2221
Ted and Honey
Ted and Honey perfectly combines a relaxed atmosphere with quality brunch fare. They have a build-your-own breakfast plate, combining your choice of eggs, cheese, protein, and carbs, the ham and grits dish ‘The Redneck,’ or the house granola with raw honey and fresh fruit. Sample from their lunch menu for even more options, like the lemongrass-smoked brisket or farro salad with cider, basil, and parmesan. With free WiFi and outdoor seating, this neighborhood favorite is also a great place to stop for a coffee and an egg sandwich for breakfast.
Ted and Honey, 264 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 852 2212
For an exotic twist on brunch, try Jolie Cantina. Their glass doors open up to reveal colorful wall murals and eclectic decor, which complements the food perfectly. This brunch spot offers a unique mix of Mexican and French cuisines, from the ‘Cantina Crêpe Bretonne’ to the ‘Croque Señor.’ If you’re feeling adventurous, go for the seared octopus ceviche, which comes with ginger-honey-cilantro salsa. Be sure to watch out for their weekly deals on food and drink combinations.
Jolie Cantina, 241 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 488 0777
Verde on Smith
For unlimited drinks in Cobble Hill, Verde on Smith is the place to go. This Italian restaurant offers a variety of dishes for brunch, including traditional eggs benedict and panini, both served with rosemary potatoes and mixed greens. The frittatas and brioche French toast with fresh fruit are also great options and customer favorites. The atmosphere in the main dining room is romantic and intimate, complete with old-fashioned lighting. In the back, the wood patio feels luxurious with black umbrellas and plants surrounding the tables.
Verde on Smith, 216 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 222 1525