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The Top 10 Brunch Spots In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Strawberry waffles | © manray3/Flickr
Strawberry waffles | © manray3/Flickr
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

Restaurant, American, $$$
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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.
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Sun:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun:
9:00 am - 1:00 am

Olea

Restaurant, Mediterranean, French, Turkish, Tapas, $$$
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French Toast
French Toast | © snowpea&bokchoi/Flickr
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.
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Sun:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat:
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Caffe e Vino

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Just a few steps away from The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Caffe e Vino is tasty and wallet-friendly. The reasonably prices Breakfast Special includes a choice of prosecco, wine, mimosa, or orange juice with your meal. The restaurant also provides outdoor seating for summer days.
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Sun:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Pink Tea Cup

Restaurant, Soul Food
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Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake | © Jonathan McIntosh/Flickr
The first thing that you notice when you walk into the Pink Tea Cup is the cozy decor. Most of the chairs and booths are plush and brightly colored. This restaurant serves delicious Southern-style dishes such as buttermilk-fried chicken as well as waffles and shrimp and grits. Even the sweet options have a twist of great flavors such as toasted coconut, honey, and carrot cake.
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No. 7 Restaurant

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Broccoli Taco
Broccoli Taco | Courtesy of No. 7 Restaurant
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.
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Sun:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Broccoli Taco Courtesy of No. 7 Restaurant

Il Porto Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante

Restaurant, Pizzaria, Italian, American, $$$
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Il Porto bread and relish
Il Porto bread and relish | © Krista/Flickr
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.
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Sun:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Il Porto bread and relish © Krista/Flickr

ICI Restaurant: French Country Kitchen

Restaurant, French, American
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ICI French Country Kitchen keeps things interesting with their ever-changing brunch menu. The menu is seasonal, so there’s always something new and exciting to expect from your visit. Highlights of the current offerings include the pork confit hash and the poached eggs with herb truffle aioli, cheddar grits, and breadcrumbs. For a vegetarian option, try the kale veggie burger with caramelized onion and blue cheese.
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Miriam

Restaurant, Israeli, $$$
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Challah bread
Challah bread | © Edgar Zuniga Jr./Flickr
Miriam’s menu features the usual brunch favorites but with Mediterranean accents such as Labneh cheese, Israelisalad, challah bread and mango chutney. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a new brunching experience.
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Sun:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Baba Cool Cafe

Cafe, Vegetarian, Italian, $$$
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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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Sun:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 9:30 pm