Top 6 Brooklyn Brunch Spots

As much as Manhattan is (rightfully) lauded for its shockingly abundant selection of impressive restaurants, a Brooklyn breakfast feast can often times be just as delicious and charming. As a champion of all of New York’s fine boroughs, I’m pleased to recommend six truly worthwhile Brooklyn brunch havens that are sure to satisfy. Scroll down for a full list of where Jenny and Dan Humphrey likely enjoyed a welcome reprieve from their father’s waffles:

1. Seven Point Espresso

located at 637 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

An Australian spot that serves breakfast and only breakfast all day? Count me in! This spot offers the same menu all day long, so there’s no chance of missing out on your breakfast cravings.

What to get:

The avocado toast, ricotta pancakes, and acai bowl are the perfect brunch trio. This spot also has a fantastic selection of coffees, including matcha lattes!

What to do after:

Make sure not to gorge yourself too much, because after brunch, it’s in your best interest to stop at Ample Hills Creamery for ice cream. Just go and thank me later. You’re welcome. Afterwards, hit up the Brooklyn Museum or Prospect Park.


2. Cheryl’s Global Soul

located at 236 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

What to get:

Pancakes – and ask for a side of Nutella! My boyfriend always likes to order a sandwich and the pea soup, while my mom typically goes for an egg dish. Their choices are both silly and wrong. GET. THE. PANCAKES. With Nutella. That’s all.

What to do after:

This is super close to Seven Point Espresso, so options are fairly similar – you can visit the Brooklyn Museum, head to Prospect Park for a walk or bike ride, venture to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (free admission Friday mornings!), visit the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park or the Prospect Park Zoo, or walk a bit further to the Old Stone House and Washington Park.


3. Mango Seed

located at 757 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What to get:

Chicken + waffles, side of sweet plantains, and bottomless mimosas

Pro tip:

There’s a cute outdoor area in the back! ♡ There are unlimited drinks (sadly now up to $22 instead of $15 per person), but the MangoSeed Mimosas are notably delicious and worth it. There are five flavors – mango, guava, hibiscus, pineapple, and classic – so you can mix and match with friends and try a bunch.

What to do after:

Take a boat ride around Prospect Park or head down south to explore old Victorian neighborhoods like Ditmas Park



4. Sweet Chick

located at 164 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The famous chicken and waffles from Sweet Chick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Known for their soul food and delicious chicken and waffles, this famous outpost also has locations on the LES and in LIC, Queens. This spot tends to get busy quickly and also gets a bit too loud for my liking (which is sad because I love eating there!), so be sure to be there on the early side if you have similar elderly woman tendencies.

What to get:

Chicken and waffles, because duh, and mac & cheese, because theirs is bomb, and now I’m craving it

What to do after:

Head over to Crossroads and check out some local shopping, see a movie at Nitehawk Cinemas



5. Five Leaves

located at 18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Five Leaves burger in Williamsburg, Brooklyn


What to get:

Five Leaves is most famous for their pancakes, which I tried on my first visit here; they were honestly nothing to write home about. Maybe I’ll give them another chance someday. I do come here often, and find it quite delicious – I almost always get the burger. The “Five Leaves Burger” is a burger with egg, if that’s your cup of tea, but as I do not like eggs in my burgers, I just get the regular plain one and devour it like the nobody’s business. It’s a great burger and I make all of my friends try it.

What to do after:

Go around the corner to Beacon’s Closet and check out some Williamsburg thrifting and to relive your fave episode of Broad City, cover your ears as you walk by Spritzenhaus33 because it’s always soooooo loud (or maybe I’m just a grandma), head over to McCarren Park for some dog-watching and hipster-watching, get a froyo from 16 Handles, or head to Yoga to the People in a half-hearted attempt to burn off 1/3 of those burger calories (I’ve tried and it didn’t help but I did feel good after)


6. reunion

located at 544 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

What to get:

The shakshuka is delicious and comes with a soft, yummy challah bread, the Yemenite pancake (not pictured here) as an appetizer, pancakes, and yogurt with granola

What to do after:

Go for a walk in East River Park for a view of the city

Have you been to any of these Brooklyn brunch spots? How did you like them? Sound off in the comments below!

These are just six spots I really do enjoy and frequent, and there are so many more I’m excited to share with you in future posts! Let me know if these tips were helpful and what else you’d like to see in reviews – interior shots? Food closeups? Reviews of each dish featured in the photo?

Thanks for reading! xx


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Yana is a New York-based self-proclaimed sybarite and gourmand with a passion for fashion, museums, and travel.


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