The Best Brunches in Brooklyn

After copious food comas, many lattes tasted and embarrassing flat lay photos of every meal – here are my favorite Brunches in Brooklyn. 

Sorry for most of them being in Williamsburg – I know there are amazing places in the Flatbush and outer areas as well.

Five Leaves

Number 1 on my list because it never fails me! Even after two hours of waiting, the cafe is packed and I still get the best food my tastebuds have ever tasted. It was also the first brunch place I ever went in NY.


My go-to is the Ricotta Pancakes and the Moroccan Scramble. Here we also got the Bruleed Grapefruit, Blueberry Chia Pudding and Big Brekkie.

Cafe Colette

I have been meaning to dine here for months and finally was able to get a table on a quiet Tuesday morning. The interior is straight from a 1950’s diner, with a tin ceiling and zinc bar adding that vintage vibe. We ordered a special of the French Toast with Poached Apples and the Breakfast Sandwich. Paired with a Bloody Mary and a La Pinata.


The French Toast was delicious but was a little soggy because it was sitting in the poached apple sauce (I just like my french toast to be crunchy) and the Breakfast sandwich was great also. PS. Best bloody mary I’ve had YET!

Cafe Mogador

I was hesitant to try here because I don’t usually associate Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine with my breakfast or brunch. I was certainly proven wrong. The food and decor was incredible.


We ordered the Moroccan Eggs (poached eggs in spicy tomato sauce, home fries, pita bread) and Buttermilk Pancakes. Also must get the Pot of Moroccan Tea (green tea, mint leaves & sugar).


Juliette I must admit is better in Summer only because their rooftop is open, but it doesn’t stop me from brunching. Inside is covered in green vines, with an outdoor terrace area you can sit at too.


You can’t go past the Juliette Burger, I actually get it every time. But one of the girls got the Eggs “Forestiere” (Sourdough Garlic Toast, Wild Mushrooms, Creamed Tuscan Kale, Artichokes & Fried Farm Eggs) and loved it. Paired with four glasses of champagne, and you have a party.


Dillinger’s was probably the most diverse Brunches I’ve tried. Think honeycomb shelving, good coffee, all the Dough Doughnuts and Russian influenced food… YES, Russian influenced food!


I’ve never tried Russian influence, let alone in my Brunch. We got the Buckwheat Bowl with Grilled vege’s, Egg and Avocado, as well as the Lappi Sandwich which was filled with grilled cheese, brussel sprouts and a spicy sauce. So different yet delicious, and literally a block from my house – I’ll be back!

Milk Bar

Two buses and one hour later, I’m finally at the Milk Bar in Flatbush (I live in the most inaccessible area!). I’m kicking myself I didn’t get a photo of what we ate, it just looked so good I mustn’t have been able to wait… (unintentional rhyme).

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But hey, it’s part owned by an Australian and they use free range eggs and all locally sourced produce where possible. Now that’s my kind of restaurant. We ordered the Breakfast Salad and Winter Vegetable Hash paired with a Long Black Au Lait. Both came in a ceramic bowl with good portion sizing.

House of Small Wonder

Walking into a lush greenhouse, this quaint little hideaway certainly lives up to its name. The menu is simple yet has a japanese influence through some of the items. What you will notice here is quality over quantity, which is what I choose every time.


We ordered the Fig, Brie & Apple Sandwich,  Croissant French Toast and Croque Madame. Matched with a Fresh OJ, a Lavender Latte and Strawberry Hibiscus Tea.

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