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25 Spots For Best Brunch in Brooklyn 

Looking for the best brunch in Brooklyn? We got you. We might be biased, but we think that the dining scene in Brooklyn is not only some of the best in the city, but in the country. The borough is home to some of the best Italian and pizza restaurants in the country (dare I say the world?) and offers an array of options for international cuisine from just about anywhere and everywhere in the world.

Each of the Brooklyn neighborhoods has its own flare and variety of options as well (which is why we offer individual brunch guides to each neighborhood too!).

Whether you are a local to Brooklyn or just visiting and looking for some of the best Brooklyn brunch spots, we got you. This guide to brunch spots in Brooklyn is taste tested and approved! Especially if you’re a pancake lover like myself (don’t worry I include more options – but you’ll see I have a soft spot for pancakes).

Keep in mind, this list is ever-changing. Our picks will change and evolve just as the food scene does here in Brooklyn. Be sure to also see our guide to the best restaurants in Brooklyn too (there’s some crossover on this list) but after a great brunch you’ll need dinner later on in the day and we got you covered.

Best Brunch Spots in Brooklyn

Leland Eating and Drinking House 


755 Dean Street, Prospect Heights

Leland Eating and Drinking House is one of your best go-to spots for neighborhood brunch in Brooklyn. Situated on a corner in between apartments in the beautiful neighborhood of Prospect Heights with a colorful mural you can’t miss out front. It’s homey, aesthetically pleasing, and one of my favorite places to eat and spots for brunch in Prospect Heights.

As far as ordering goes at this Brooklyn brunch spot, do not skip the sourdough cinnamon bun. In fact, you should definitely order one to go because you’re going to want one later. For entrees, you really can’t go wrong with a variety of options but my favorites are the eggs “fra diavolo,” the breakfast sandwich, and the babka french toast.

Leland Eating and Drinking house offer both indoor and outdoor dining. They are open for brunch on the weekends and they accept reservations. 

Agi’s Counter 


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818 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights

Another one of the most incredible and best Brooklyn brunch spots is Agi’s Counter. The minute you arrive you are drawn in with a bright blue facade with florals hanging out front. The restaurant is Hungarian-inspired and takes roots from the owner’s grandmother, whose photo is proudly displayed in the restaurant. 

The menu changes regularly but if you’re there on Sunday, don’t leave without getting a Hungarian donut. The Lebanese breakfast sandwich is the perfect sandwich. Agi’s also has one of my favorite biscuit sandwiches in the city and if you’ve read any of my other guides you know I’m a tough biscuit critic. 

Agi’s is a great place to grab and go but since it is just as aesthetically pleasing on the outside as it is on the inside, you probably want to sit and stay awhile to enjoy your weekday breakfast. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating and accept reservations.

They offer weekday breakfast and brunch daily, aside from Monday and Tuesdays and special items for weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 



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65 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

Often times when I do a “bottomless brunch” I don’t expect much from the food and really just go for the cheap alcohol. Kokomo defies these odds and not only has one of the best bottomless brunches in Brooklyn but they also have some of the best brunch in Brooklyn. 

Located in the Williamsburg neighborhood, Kokomo is a lively Caribbean-American restaurant with a DJ on the weekends, bottomless brunch, and a great outdoor patio. 

As far as food goes the stuffed sweet plantains and the oxtail flatbread are great as shared starters. For mains, don’t skip out on the plantain pancakes or the egg frittata. 

Kokomo accepts reservations and is open on the weekends for brunch. They also have both indoor and outdoor dining. 

Ursula Brooklyn 


387 Nostrand Avenue, Bed Stuy

While there are lots of places in Brooklyn for breakfast burritos, no one does them like Ursula Brooklyn. Re-located in the neighborhood of Bed Stuy (formerly in Crown Heights), this casual spot easily tops the list for top spots for brunch in Brooklyn. 

Influenced by New Mexican flavors, Ursula keeps the menu simple by offering chorizo, bacon, vegan, and vegetarian breakfast burritos, all of which come with either red or green New Mexican chile but do yourself a favor and ask for “Christmas,” which is a combination of both. Make sure you get here early because they will sell out and they often have a line.

If you don’t love a breakfast burrito, Ursula also offers more “lunch” style brunch items including a stuffed sopapilla with pork or beef or the and chili fried chicken or green chili cheeseburger.

Ursula is open every day during the week at 8 am and on the weekends at 9 am and only serve burritos until noon. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. There are only outdoor seating options but there are quite a few tables out front. No reservations are accepted and the lines tend to get long but trust me, it is always worth the wait! 



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284 3rd Avenue, Gowanus

Claro is another one of those places that not only has some of the most beautiful interiors but it also has some dynamite dishes, making it an easy standout as one of the best brunch spots in Brooklyn.

Not only is the interior of Claro incredible but they also have one of my favorite patios in all of New York and we know how much New Yorkers love a good patio. Covered in string lights, blue chairs and tables and surrounded by trees, this is the perfect place to have Mexican brunch food and mezcal flights in those warmer months. For the best seat and view, make sure you request a table by the kitchen so you can watch homemade tortillas being made. 

The tortillas are all homemade and something about watching them made makes them all the desirable. The brunch consists of a three-course menu with different options from each course to choose from. They also have a mezcal tasting flight, which is a great addition to your meal. 

Claro has both indoor and outdoor seating and they accept reservations. Located in the Gowanus neighborhood, they are open for brunch on the weekends. They consistently have earned a one Michelin star for several years running making Claro easily some of the best brunch in Brooklyn. 



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791 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights

Oxalis is definitely one of the best and most unique spots for brunch in Brooklyn. It also only offers brunch on Sunday mornings, making it one you’ll want to plan your visit around. The interior and aesthetic are amazing with plants throughout, white walls and wooden tables, minimalistic design, and a beautiful patio and long bar out back. 

The brunch menu changes each week but always consists of an egg dish, a starch, a vegetable or a salad, and some sort of dessert item/sweet item. Each week the menu consists of different ingredients from different regional cuisines and is served family style. They also have sides that can be added, usually sides of thick-cut bacon or another meat that might not be included in your meal. 

Oxalis accepts reservations and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. They are open every Sunday for their pre-fixe Sunday brunch menu. Earning a Michelin star for several years in a row, this is definitely one of the best Brooklyn brunch spots. 



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367 7th Avenue, Park Slope

Another brunch spot in Brooklyn that tops all the rest is Winner in Park Slope. I walk by Winner at least twice a day on the way to the train and it truly takes a lot of willpower to not stop twice a day for their delicious baked goods, sandwiches, or the best thing of all: malted chocolate chip cookies. 

The lines for Winner get very long on the weekends but the best news is they serve brunch daily! They open at 7 AM and most of the good stuff is gone early. The menu changes regularly but make sure you order multiple pastries and the breakfast sandwich on a croissant (this one sells out very early so make sure you wake up early for this one). 

Winner does not take reservations but has outdoor seating. They also still have window ordering if you have your furry friend with you. In addition to daily brunch, Winner is open for dinner a few nights a week and recently earned a Michelin star for said dinner at Runner Up. 

Five Leaves 


18 Bedford Avenue, Greenpoint

My initial reason for visiting this Greenpoint brunch spot was because it was owned by the late and great Heath Ledger. That, and I heard how incredible the pancakes are. Neither disappointed, in fact, these are some of the best pancakes in New York City

This Aussie-inspired restaurant itself has a nautical theme and is in the shape of a boat mass. The inside is rustic and casual and the outside is lined with wrought iron and flower boxes.

The menu is big with plenty of options for everyone, including all of your basic brunch items but you come for the ricotta pancakes. With the risk of sounding like a broken record, they are definitely some of the best in New York. 

If you want something more typical brunch, the french dip, egg sandwich, and burger are delightful. 

Five Leaves is open for brunch in every day. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating and accept reservations. It does get crowded, especially on the weekends, so a reservation is recommended. 

Sunday in Brooklyn 


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348 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg 

Contrary to what the name states, Sunday in Brooklyn is open 7 days a week for breakfast and brunch. The Instagram famed pancakes are worth every bite (and penny) and alone make this one of the top spots for brunch in Brooklyn. Don’t have a sweet tooth in the mornings? Don’t worry they have savory items like maple cheddar biscuits, shakshuka, scrambles, and more.

Come any time of year and you’re going to automatically feel the cozy vibes of Sunday in Brooklyn. During the winter they have an epic NYC holiday pop-up bar and theme “Snowday in Brooklyn” and have festive drinks and all the comfort food to warm you on a winter day. During the summer, make sure you check out their third-story rooftop garden.

Sunday in Brooklyn accepts reservations and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. It is a great place for weekday breakfast or the perfect spot for weekend brunch with friends. 


view of Manhattan Bridge from Celestine restaurant in DUMBO

1 John Street, DUMBO

Celestine is a Mediterranean restaurant that feels like it should be overlooking the water in Greece. The good news is that it is on the waterfront here (just a little different) and has one of the best views in Brooklyn. With perfect views of the Manhattan Bridge and definitely some of the best brunch in Brooklyn.

Just like with every good Mediterranean restaurant, there is no shortage of good mezze options. At Celestine, you’re definitely going to want one of each but if you can only get a few don’t skip out on the whipped labneh, muhammara, and the hummus. For entrees, the doughnuts and the chicken schnitzel sandwich are delicious. But everything I’ve ever tried here has been exceptional, so you’re in good hands here.

Celestine accepts reservations and is open for brunch on the weekends. 

French Louie 


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320 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill

French Louie transports you immediately to Paris but right here in Boerum Hill. Complete with cafe vibes, low lighting, and wood tables indoors and a garden patio out back. It also happens to be one of the best brunch spots in Brooklyn. 

Coming from the same chef as the delightful (and best spot for pancakes) Buttermilk Channel, this French-American cuisine is not only delicious, but both restaurants are worthy of being included on this list.

Make sure to start with a croissant and end with the creme brulee pancakes. The burger is also one of the best in the borough in my opinion. 

French Louie is open for brunch on the weekends. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining and accept reservations. 

Peaches Hot House 


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415 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy

Peaches Hot House is a classic Bed Stuy establishment that has been around long enough to have one of the best reputations for southern comfort food in the city. The quality has stayed consistent as well as the no-thrills vibes that makes it even better. 

The fried chicken is the must-order at Peaches. You can get it regular, hot or extra hot. The hot is hot but it’s worth the heat if you’re a spicy lover. They also have a great wedge salad, catfish sandwich, and classic shrimp and grits. Pair that with a bunch of sides and you will have one of the best brunches in Brooklyn. 

Peaches Hot House has multiple locations in Brooklyn as well, including nearby in Clinton Hill. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining and they are open daily for lunch and dinner while they do not accept reservations, the wait doesn’t tend to be horrible. 


the bar inside Sisters on Fulton St in Clinton Hill Brooklyn

900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill

Located in Clinton Hill, another awesom eplace for brunch in Brooklyn is Sisters. The ambiance here is incredible, from the skylights offering ample natural light, live plants, and gorgeous bar. Even the front of the building has had me stopping to take photos of the facade because it’s just that beautiful. 

The fried chicken sandwich is my favorite thing on the menu but the egg sandwich is another solid option if you’re feeling more brunchy. Other standout items include the burger, fried pickles and kale cesar salad. They also have delicious cocktails and great coffee. 

Reservations can be made for indoor and outdoor seating (sit inside) through Resy. Sisters is open for brunch on the weekends but you can also stop in for a weekday lunch. 

Rule of Thirds 


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171 Banker Street, Greenpoint

Another great Brooklyn brunch spot with some amazing vibes is Rule of Thirds, and if I’m being honest this is absolutely also one of the best spots for brunch in NYC too. Complete with a giant glass canister of sake in the middle of the restaurant, counter seating where you can watch the chefs go to work, and one of the best outdoor spaces in New York.

There is no question as to what you should order for brunch and that is the Japanese soufflé pancake. It is melt-in-your-mouth amazing and worth a visit alone to Rule of Thirds. Other standout items are the Karaage (fried chicken), smashed potato, and rice with a poached egg. 

Rule of Thirds is open for brunch on the weekends and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. They accept reservations through Resy and is easily one of the top brunch spots in Brooklyn. 



39 Clifton Place & 319 Kent Ave, Clinton Hill & Williamsburg

Guevara’s is from the same people behind Mekelbergs, another delicious place to eat also with dual locations in Clinton Hill and in Williamsburg. It is completely vegan that has some of the best breakfast sandwiches and one of my favorite donuts in the city. Not to mention, great coffee drinks!

The facade itself will make you stop in your tracks. Completely pink and filled with plants, homemade cards, grocery essentials, and some cool home items.

As mentioned the drinks, specifically their chai and matcha are great. One of the best things aside from the donut is the Cuban torta. It’s completely meatless topped with red cabbage, avocado, tomato, eggplant and jalapeno, looking very similar to a rainbow sandwich. 

Get here early because the line tends to get long anytime after 10 AM on the weekends, although it does move quickly. Reservations are not accepted and only outdoor dining is available. 

Vinegar Hill House 


72 Hudson Avenue, Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill House is definitely one of the most beautiful restaurants in Brooklyn and has one of the greatest patios ever. Tucked away as a hidden gem  (IYKYK) in the neighborhood known as Vinegar Hill, a neighborhood somewhere in between Navy Yard and DUMBO, this is definitely a top Brooklyn brunch spot. 

For brunch, order the pancakes. Maybe 2 orders depending on how many people are with you. It might sound basic but their yogurt and granola with a side of sourdough toast is some of my favorite in the city. And you can’t go wrong with their breakfast sandwich. They also have seasonal rotations, all of which never disappoint. 

Vinegar Hill House accepts reservations and offers brunch on the weekends. As mentioned above, they offer indoor and outdoor dining for some of the best brunch in Brooklyn. 

For All Things Good


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343 Franklin Avenue & 314 Grand Street, Bed Stuy & Williamsburg

Recently awarded Michelin Bib status, For All Things Good is one of the best brunch spots in Brooklyn always buzzing on the weekends. The original location opened in late 2020 in Bed Stuy and For All Good things has now expanded and opened its second location in Williamsburg. 

Since you’re here for brunch in Brooklyn, make sure you order the breakfast tlayudita. They also make some incredible chilaquiles and have one of my favorite horchatas outside of Mexico. All of their food is truly beautiful, you’ll be tempted to take a photo.

Both locations have outdoor sidewalk dining and a small space inside to eat at the Bed Stuy location. The Williamsburg location accepts reservations and has a slightly larger menu for drink options. They also sell their tortillas, which I highly recommend purchasing to take some home with you. 

Patti Ann’s Bakery 


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635 Bergen Street, Prospect Heights

Immediately when I started writing this guide I knew that Patti Ann’s had to be included as one of the not to be missed Brooklyn brunch spots. Head chef, Greg Braxtrom, is a chef who spent time in the kitchens of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Alinea, and Per Se, among others and has taken those Michelin Stars and created some of the best brunch in Brooklyn.

No matter what you order, make sure you are trying at least a couple of their different homemade pastries. The maple cruller is definitely one of my favorites and they have a Portuguese egg tart that will keep you coming back for more and more. I am truly hooked.

For more traditional brunch, don’t skip the homemade quiche, bacon egg, and cheese sandwich and what Braxtrom calls “the kitchen sink,” which is the perfect combination of scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and toast. They also just added a mushroom chopped cheese to the menu, which looks to be the perfect vegetarian take on the classic chopped cheese sandwich. 

Patti Ann’s is open every day except for Monday and Tuesday and they accept reservations. Breakfast is served every day they are open but some of the specialty brunch items listed above are only included on the weekends. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining and the perfect corner lot is just another incredible addition to brunch in Brooklyn.

In addition to Patti Ann’s, make sure you check out all of Greg Braxtrom’s other restaurants including Olmsted, Petite Patate and a new spot, Five Acres. 

Cheryl’s Global Soul 


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236 Underhill Avenue, Prospect Heights 

Cheryl’s Global Soul combines everything you need for a great brunch including friendly staff and great vibes. They also have some of the best brunch in Brooklyn and have been serving up incredible soul food for years to prove it. 

I’ll stay consistent and recommend the pancakes as one of my favorite options for brunch, if you haven’t noticed yet. The best part is they stay true to old-school diner vibes and let you order them as either an entree or a side order to complete your meal. Cheryl’s also has delicious egg plates, breakfast sandwiches, and omelets. 

Cheryl’s has both indoor and outdoor seating. They do not accept reservations but even if there is a wait, you are typically seated pretty quickly.

Edith’s Eatery and Grocery 


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495 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg 

Edith’s is definitely not your typical sit-down boozy brunch but that doesn’t matter because it is still by far some one of my top picks for brunch in Brooklyn. Edith’s originally started as a pop-up and had so much support that they opened up a brick-and-mortar in Williamsburg. 

Edith’s serves as both a deli and counter service shop with some of the best breakfast sandwiches in all of New York. Don’t skip out on the classic bacon egg and cheese (BEC for those who know) and if you want a great twist on one of the best, order the BEC&L, and no, the L does not stand for lettuce but for latke. You should also get the iced cafe slushie, which is the perfect cold brew, oat milk, and tahini mix. 

Edith’s has both indoor and outdoor dining. They accept reservations and are open every day from early to mid-afternoon. 

Le Crocodile 


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80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg 

While Le Crocodile is not located on the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, it is the perfect restaurant to enjoy before heading up the rooftop of the Wythe for delicious drinks at Bar Blondeau (which also happens to serve a great rooftop brunch in Brooklyn as well).

Le Crocodile has all of the quintessential Parisian cafe vibes and some of my favorite French cuisine in all of Brooklyn. Their chocolate croissant is one of the best and should be a starter for everyone who dines at Le Crocodile. As far as main entrees go, the French toast, croque monsieur, and quiche are incredible. They also have delicious cocktails and great coffee. 

Le Crocodile is open every day (early) for breakfast and brunch. They accept reservations and offer both indoor and outdoor dining. Of other important notes, the chef at Le Crocodile is the same as that of Chez Ma Tante, once again serving some of the best pancakes I’ve had in the city and another stellar choice for Brooklyn brunch spots – that probably deserves it’s own mention!

La Puerta Roja 


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1120 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park

Even in the city of millions of restaurants I always feel like I have such a hard time finding a good place for brunch on the weekdays. This is where La Puerta Roja steps in as they are open 7 days a week for breakfast and brunch. 

La Puerta Roja has all the typical Latin-American cuisine including chilaquiles and Dominican breakfast. They also have some of the brunch classics as well as french toast and eggs benedict. The brunch menu differs during the week and on the weekends but every day they offer bottomless brunch for an hour and a half, another great option for a bottomless brunch in Brooklyn. 

La Puerta Roja is open for brunch daily. Reservations are not accepted but they offer both indoor and outdoor seating in Ditmas Park. 

MangoSeed + Zurilee 


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755 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Within the last couple years, these two incredible restaurants joined forces to make one of the most awesome Brooklyn brunch spots. Both restaurants (that have now become one) are owned by three Guyanese brothers and make for an incredible collaboration in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush.

Make sure to stick to the Caribbean classics and woodfired pizzas here including jerk chicken and tropical cocktails. They also have an incredible oxtail pizza and jerk fish tacos all made from scratch. As far as sides go, do not skip out on the mac and cheese. 

MangoSeed + Zuirlee is not open for brunch on Sunday but just like La Puerta Roja, they offer brunch throughout the week, often have live music, and offer a daily double happy hour. 

L’Appartment 4F


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115 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights

Made famous despite the circumstances of 2020 and thanks to social media being used for the better, this bakery started off as a couple baking out of their apartment and now has transformed to by far one of the best spots for brunch in Brooklyn. Many times I ordered ahead to pick up their famous croissant and within the last year, they have transitioned out of their apartment to very own brick-and-mortar. 

With it being a French bakery, the best things here are the pastries and the bread but do not sleep on the petit croissant cereal. I know, $50 for a box of cereal is insane but I went against my bank account and ordered it and have to say it was worth every penny. As far as the pastries go, the pain au chocolat, le framboise, and the croissant aux amandes are my favorites. Make sure to grab a chocolate cookie and a baguette (or two) to go. 

L’Appartment 4F opens at 8 am and I recommend getting there as close to 8 as possible as there is usually already a line forming. In fact, each time I have been I have gotten there at 7:55 and I’m usually the 15th or 20th person in line. The line goes quick but they tend to sell out early. 

L’Appartment 4F has seating indoors and a couple tables out front. Seating is upstairs and is first come, first served. Make sure you check out the bathroom while you’re here. It’s great for selfies and perfectly Parisian chic. 



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166 DeKalb Avenue, Fort Greene

Rounding out the list of best brunch in Brooklyn is a neighborhood classic, Walter’s in Fort Greene. It has that crisp, clean feeling the minute you walk in and is a great place for a solo meal at the bar or a casual weekend brunch with friends. The food focuses on American food but is better than your standard American brunch.  

For brunch, there is nothing better than a classic bacon, egg and cheese and Walter’s has such a great one. The oysters are amazing as well as the french dip, artichoke dip and the classic french toast. After brunch, head to the speakeasy in the back for the perfect end to your day. 

Walter’s is open for weekend brunch and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Reservations are accepted. 

About Our Guest Author 

Molly Royce – Originally from Oklahoma, I moved to NYC for grad school and have had a hard time wanting to leave ever since. There really is no better borough than Brooklyn where I live with my boyfriend and our black lab, Frankie. There’s no greater city in the world and I can’t wait to share my love of the city, eating, and drinking with all of you. 

Did we miss your favorite brunch spot in Brooklyn? Let us know in the comments below, as we said this list is always going to change and evolve if we haven’t been we’ll put it on our radar to check out. Happy eating!

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