The Top Brunch Spots In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Baked pastry with fruits and cream
Baked pastry with fruits and cream | Photo by Casey Chae on Unsplash
Candice McCleggan

As New York City evolves, so do its people’s favorite pastimes. Brunch has replaced baseball, and more and more restaurants are adding brunch menus. Until a few years ago, Manhattan was the go-to spot for delicious brunches, but no longer. The new hot spot is Fort Greene, Brooklyn: here’s our guide to some of the best spots.

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Walter’s

Eggs Benedict with little salad, milk and fresh herbs

This hipster venue is a spin-off of the flagship Walter’s. The menu is all-American, with the highlights being the blackened catfish sandwich served with red cabbage slaw and fries; and the smoked trout salad made with pickled onion, chicories, apples, and topped with walnut vinaigrette.

Olea

This Fort Greene favorite serves an organic egg brunch, but Olea’s menu also features other brunch staples with a Mediterranean twist. For those who like a little spicy flavor with their sweets, Olea offers savory parmesan French toast. If you’re looking to discover new flavors, the Turkish breakfast has a combination of cilantro, tomato, red onion, fattoush, eggplant salad, and herbed yogurt.

No. 7 Restaurant

Broccoli Taco

With delicious options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, No. 7 Restaurant puts a unique spin on more traditional bunch dishes, such as the double decker broccoli tacos and the pulled pork grilled cheese. They even have a dish called the ‘Chuck Norris,’ loaded with Brussels sprouts, tomato, scallions, feta, and fried garlic.

Il Porto Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante

A great Italian option in Fort Greene is Il Porto Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante. In addition to the pizza, Il Porto offers multiple brunch options with an Italian spin, such as the pesto and mozzarella omelette. There’s also a complimentary mimosa with any brunch item purchased.

Miriam

Miriam’s menu features the usual brunch favorites but with Mediterranean accents such as Labneh cheese, Israeli salad, challah bread and mango chutney. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a new brunching experience.

Baba Cool Cafe

Baba Cool, Lafayette Avenue

Baba may not have an official brunch menu, but there are plenty of brunch-worthy dishes including vegetarian options. A recommended dish is the brisket sandwich, with Italian sausage and oven roasted garlic peppers on toasted brioche.

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