It may have had the art, it may have had the music, but once it took over the brunch scene, Brooklyn could no longer be avoided. Between yoga and vintage shopping, weekends in the cooler borough are all about indulgent meals in Instagrammable locations. After all, if you didn’t hashtag #EEEEEATS, well, did you even eat?
A third of the New Orleans-inspired Loosie Rouge trifecta, Loosie’s Cafe is a whimsical all-day outpost that recently took over the Loosie’s Kitchen patio space. Free wifi and an early happy hour make it the perfect weekday spot for matcha-loving millennials, but the soul food leaning brunch on the weekend is where it’s at. We’re talking Creole shrimp and grits and of course, chicken and waffles. Plus you can hang out in a vintage bathtub while you eat.
Loosie’s Cafe, 93 S 6th St, Brooklyn
The name pretty much says it all. Head to this Williamsburg eatery while the weather’s still warm for an open-air dining experience from the ground floor to the rooftop garden. Sure, the space is gorgeous, but the food is why you’ll keep coming back. Seriously, get a load of these pancakes.
Sunday In Brooklyn, 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
This trendy Nolita brunch spot has finally landed in Williamsburg – and it’s sure to become a cult-favorite there, too. All egg everything is served in a crisp, white space complete with stocked bar. Bring on the Bloody Marys!
Egg Shop, 138 N 8th St, Brooklyn
Transport yourself to a quaint French farmhouse at Maman’s Greenpoint location and you’ll never be able to brunch anywhere else again. Opt for the Croque ‘Maman’ or the famous deconstructed avocado toast. Who doesn’t love a build-it-yourself moment in the morning?
Maman Greenpoint, 80 Kent St, Brooklyn
Sisters may be a bustling hot spot full of live music once the sun sets, but don’t miss the opportunity to see the brilliantly-designed space in all its daytime glory. Saturday and Sunday brunch includes menu classics like smoked salmon, french toast, and frittata. And you can bet the cocktails are on point. Order a Mother Have Mercy as your morning-after hair of the dog and you’re set.
Sisters, 900 Fulton St, Brooklyn
There’s not a line out the door of this place every Sunday morning for nothing. The shabby-chic and vaguely Euro vibes are a huge draw for the neighborhood, and everyone wants one of the coveted sidewalk seats to people-watch while they enjoy (and Instagram) their fluffy ricotta pancakes.
Five Leaves, 18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
Whenever Chef Andrew Carmellini is involved, you know it’s going to be good. Suffice to say that Leuca, the sunken restaurant inside The William Vale hotel, lives up to expectations. Though the rustic menu makes it a favorite for dinner, we can’t resist an indulgent Italian take on brunch. Duck egg and bacon pizza, anyone?
Leuca, 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn
Since Paris is always a good idea, so is Juliette. The très French bistro boasts extravagant greenery in its main dining room as well as a sunny rooftop terrace. You can never go wrong with a classic Eggs Benedict, but we dare you to resist the roasted banana stuffed french toast. To. Die.
Juliette, 135 N 5th St, Brooklyn
Written by Stephanie Maida via Guest of a Guest
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