For many New Yorkers, weekend brunch is a necessity, and while Manhattan is a popular brunch destination, Brooklyn is not to be underestimated. Park Slope, Brooklyn has an eclectic variety of delicious spots to satisfy your hunger for brunch on the weekends. Bringing their own unique flavor to Park Slope’s culinary scene, these ten outstanding brunch spots will help you start your day.
This café’s cuisine captures the heart and soul of Brooklyn. Stone Park Café is the perfect place to enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients in a laid-back atmosphere. When it comes time for weekend brunch, this place is packed and for good reason. You won’t regret the wait once you try Stone Park Café’s amazing selection of brunch items. Diners rave about the delectable Frenchtoast as well as the superb eggs, which are topped with some of the best hollandaise sauce. Anyone who stops here for brunch is bound to leave with a full stomach and a smile.
This restaurant may be named after Colombia’s capital, but it boasts a pan-Latin cuisine, serving dishes native to locations all over Central and South America. Bogota is a must-try for any meal, and brunch is no different. If you’re looking for something different from the typical brunch, you’ll love Bogota’s flavorful menu. From the arepas benedict to the Dominican breakfast, this brunch menu will have your mouth watering. Want something classic with a twist? Try the plantain-stuffed French toast. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Bogota will satisfy your hunger and have you coming back for more!
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Located within walking distance from Prospect Park, Fonda is the place to go for fresh and flavorful Mexican food. Each dish is impeccably made, and the restaurant’s atmosphere is a perfect blend of sophisticated and laid back. Fonda’s head chef and owner, Roberto Santibañez, ensures that every dish has a blend of traditional Mexican flavor and New York’s unique flourishes. Head here for brunch and your taste buds are bound to thank you. From the huevos rancheros to the Texas-style breakfast burrito, Fonda’s brunch menu is brimming with incredibly delicious fare.
Dedicated to serving seasonal American cooking with ingredients from regional family farms, Rose Water is a small and cozy eatery with delectable food. The brunch menu features a variety of unique flavor combinations, adding a new twist to the concept of American comfort food. The peach pancakes are outstanding, and the eggs are poached to perfection. The cinnamon ginger butter is also a crowd favorite. Rose Water also serves delicious scrambled eggs with cheese and chives, applewood smoked bacon, and peppermint tea with honey. In short, get anything on the menu, and you won’t regret it.
This beautiful eatery serves traditional Tuscan cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Scottadito attracts large crowds with their incredible brunch deals, including unlimited mimosas. People may come for the drink specials, but they will stay for the enticing dishes. This brunch is so delicious that you won’t believe what a steal it is. The omelets are tasty and sizable, while the potatoes are perfectly cooked. Scottadito attracts large crowds with its incredible dishes and its warm, inviting, and sophisticated atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation!
If you’re looking for a top-notch, gluten-free brunch option, Café Dada is the place for you. Located not far from Grand Army Plaza, this French-Hungarian café attracts large crowds who leave with full stomachs and satisfied taste buds. Serving an extensive list of breakfast items all day, Café Dada has a warm and homey atmosphere and a friendly staff. While the words ‘gluten-free’ sometimes turn gluten eaters away, this place is not to be missed. From the croissants to the omelets and frittatas, Café Dada is bound to leave any customer satisfied.
Talde is the creation of Chef Dale Talde, David Massoni and John Bush. Head to Talde for a truly unique blend of Eastern and Western culinary influences. Chef Talde uses the influence of his Filipino heritage and his experiences throughout his career as a chef — did we mention he was on Bravo’s Top Chef? — to create delectable Asian-American fare using market-driven ingredients and Brooklyn products. Some of the crowd favorites for brunch include the pretzel pork and chive dumplings as well as the bacon pad Thai. Talde’s out-of-the-ordinary brunch menu is bound to make your mouth water, and the service is impeccable.
This restaurant blends Mexican, American and British fare for a unique taste. Juventino’s extensive brunch menu features classic brunch dishes such as their incredibly fluffy pancakes and perfectly prepared omelets. The Mexican fare is just as delicious, from the flavorful huaraches to the huevos rancheros. Their brunch menu also features a section called ‘More Lunchy,’ which is sure to satisfy the appetite of those looking for a hearty meal. From the pork belly to the duck breast to the mac and cheese, Juventino’s brunch menu certainly has it all.
With this incredible eatery, Chef Mark Simmons brings his love for his homeland of New Zealand to Park Slope. Including native New Zealand ingredients, Kiwiana brings a distinct flavor to the brunch scene. The delicious starters include pulled pork sliders, oysters, and porridge to name a few. Move on to the main course, and the brunch dishes are equally enticing. Kiwiana serves a number of classic brunch foods, such as perfectly cooked egg dishes, while adding its own special twist with dishes like the chai-spiced French toast.
Miriam’s menu is brimming with distinctly Israeli cuisine, some made with grass-fed beef, and many made with ingredients that come straight from Israel. This restaurant defines Israeli cuisine as a unique fare that was born from a blend of many cultures throughout history. From traditional brunch dishes such as eggs benedict to the uniquely Israeli dishes made with labneh cheese, hummus, and pita, Miriam’s brunch menu is sure to please all who dine there. You’ll be sure to leave with a full stomach and a new menu item in mind to try next time. By Zola Ray